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The Creamy BLT Chicken

One pot meals are magical. Personally I don’t like to make a big mess with dishes or stand in the kitchen too long. It’s days i love being in the kitchen all day but sometimes I need a one and done meal!

My boo came into town and cooked me this meal. I got on his nerves hovering over him and trying to tell him what to do lol! So I ran off with the recipe and tweaked it.

This skillet meal is so good! Bacon is involved and bacon grease! Cooking chicken or veggies in bacon grease is so magical. It steps up the flavors in so many ways! The fresh components of the spinach, onions and tomatoes. The fatty components of the bacon and heavy cream balances it out. Oh! Plus this meal makes for leftovers. Who doesn’t love good leftovers!?

I like to call this pasta meal The Creamy BLT Chicken. Enjoy!

 

 

The Creamy BLT Chicken

Ingredients

  • 5 strips bacon, chopped
  • 3 boneless chicken breast, chopped
  • 2tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup Italian blend cheese
  • 16 ounce rotini pasta, cooked

Instructions

  1. Start by preparing everything as far as chopping, dicing and cooking the pasta. So this recipe can go along swiftly!
  2. Heat your skillet to medium-high heat and crisp your bacon. About 5 minutes.
  3. Remove a few pieces of bacon and set aside. (Keep your bacon grease in skillet!) Add your chicken, seasoning and turn heat to medium. Cook about 5-7 minutes. Stirring occasionally.
  4. 3 minutes in add your onion.
  5. Stir everything real good. Chicken should be fairly cooked and onions translucent.
  6. Add your tomatoes and spinach. Cook until spinach wilt.
  7. Add your cream and reduce 6-8 minutes or until slightly thick.
  8. Turn heat OFF add your cheese. Stir then add your pasta. Mix well!
  9. Top with bacon and enjoy!
http://thegrocerygoddess.com/the-creamy-blt-chicken/

 

*I like buying pre-diced tomato and onions for this recipe. Makes it hassle free. Less dishes to wash!
**I cut my bacon and chicken with kitchen shears. So simple and affective.
***I reserve some of the pasta water just in case my pasta sauce gets too thick.
****This meal is freezer friendly. Don’t add your cheese yet, if you want to freeze this meal.

Henny Peach Turnovers

So as I’m here eating these Henny Peach Turnovers and getting crumbs everywhere! I had to share this recipe. Peach season is almost over so I grabbed a few at the Farmers Market and wanted to elevate the sweetness of the peach! Had a bottle of some Hennessey and a few spices plus some puff pastry. Perfect combination of sweet guilt. I wish I had some brown sugar and next time I might add some fresh herbs. Have fun making these!

Henny Peach Turnovers

Ingredients

  • 1 sheet of puff pastry
  • 4 peaches, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1tbsp pumpkin spice
  • 1tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup cognac
  • 1/2 cup water

Instructions

  1. Start by making sure your puff pastry is thawed. Follow instructions on box! Go ahead and place your peaches, sugar and pumpkin spice in a pot over medium high heat.
  2. Cook for about 4 minutes, stirring so your sugar won't burn. Add your cognac*, stir and cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Start smashing your peaches but not too mushy. Your mixture should be thick.
  4. Add your water and cook for about 6-8 minutes. You want your peaches to break down easily.**
  5. Most of your water should be gone. Turn off heat, set aside and cool.
  6. Mean time preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Roll out your puff pastry and cut out squares.
  7. Once your peach mixture cooled, add a spoonful in the middle of your puff pastry. Don't do that to all of them leave the other half empty to cover the mixture.
  8. Take the empty puff pastry to cover the mixture. Press a fork on the sides to close it and cut a slit in the middle. Sprinkle with sugar.
  9. Pop in your 350 degree oven for 15 minutes.
  10. I broiled them for a few for a slight browning and to caramelize the sugars.
  11. Enjoy with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or alone!
  12. *You can add more if you need to
  13. **Add more water if it evaporates too fast
http://thegrocerygoddess.com/henny-peach-turnovers/

Snapchat Meal

I normally Snapchat me making some food. So now I’m going to edit those videos and make small clips to share with you all on my site and IG. This here is my first of many! I will do better with editing and keeping it clean. Im trying to figure out now how to upload the video here on the site. But enjoy this simple weeknight pasta meal!

 

 

Chicken Ragu

Ingredients

  • 1 cup mushrooms
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 2 chicken thighs, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup white wine
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 2 tbsp salt + pepper
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter

Instructions

  1. Start by melting 2 tbsp butter. Adding your mushrooms, onions and salt + pepper. Cook for 3-5 minutes.
  2. Toss in your chicken add some more butter. Cook 5-7 minutes.
  3. Add your garlic, stir. Pour in your wine and scrap up the brown bits from the bottom of your pan.
  4. Add your tomato sauce, stir and simmer for 10 minutes. I added some water to loosen up the sauce.
  5. Last 5 minutes add in your spinach. Mix in well and until wilted.
  6. Serve this over pasta or rice. Top with cheese and enjoy!
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