Category: Chicken

Air Fryer Chicken Breasts

Simple spices and butter provide wonderful flavor for these easy air fryer chicken breasts! Use your air fryer to make this tasty main dish quickly!
Simple spices and butter provide wonderful flavor for these easy air fryer chicken breasts! Use your air fryer to make this tasty main dish quickly!

This past summer I received a Cosori air fryer for my birthday. It’s fun to cook foods with hot air, and with only a minimum amount of oil! I’ve been having fun with it ever since, trying out recipes for both main dishes, muffins, side dishes and desserts!

I’ve already posted a few delicious air fryer recipes, including:

Last month I made air fryer chicken breasts.  I knew I wanted to experiment with our family favorite sauce we use for grilling chicken breasts outside, but wanted to re-create it using my air fryer! Guess what? It turned out fabulous, so I want to share the recipe for this EASY dish.

Make The Basting Sauce For The Chicken Breasts

The basting sauce recipe for the chicken breasts came from my Mom. It was how we ate our grilled chicken while growing up. We use it all summer long when we grill chicken on our BBQ, and have used the same recipe for almost 50 years. I thought it would be a perfect seasoning for these air fryer chicken breasts! And it WAS!

To make the sauce, combine the seasonings (garlic powder, celery salt, seasoning salt and coarse black pepper) with melted butter. Stir, until fully combined. Easy, right?

Sauce for chicken is made with combining melted butter and a few common spices.

Brush the sauce over 1 side of the boneless, skinless chicken breasts.

Seasoning sauce is brushed over one side of the chicken breasts.

Ready To Cook Air Fryer Chicken Breasts!

Preheat your air fryer to 370° (this usually takes about 3-4 minutes). TIP: To save time, preheat the air fryer while making the sauce and basting the chicken.

Place the chicken breasts, with the sauce side down in the basket of the preheated air fryer. Now brush the remaining sauce over the top of the chicken.

The chicken is placed in preheated air fryer, and other side is basted with sauce.

Cook the chicken breasts in the air fryer for 4 minutes, and then pause the air fryer and flip the chicken to the other side. Continue cooking for 4-5 additional minutes, or until chicken is golden brown, cooked through and is at a safe internal temperature of 165° F.

Your cooking time may vary a little bit, due to two factors: the size and weight of the chicken breasts you are using, and the ambient temps with air fryers. Because air fryer temperatures can vary, make sure to check the chicken while cooking to make sure you know when it is done.

The photo below shows the chicken breasts about halfway through the cooking time. You can see that the pieces are already beginning to brown.

Halfway through cooking time, air fryer chicken breasts are turning golden brown.

When the air fryer chicken breasts are finished cooking, carefully remove them from the hot basket, and serve immediately! BOOM! See how easy that was?

Now it’s time to enjoy one of the air fryer chicken breasts with some home canned green beans, and some orzo with Parmesan on the side. YUM! It was a good dinner!

Air fryer chicken breasts were served with orzo and green beans.

The air fryer chicken breasts were fully cooked and juicy inside, had a bit of a browned, crunchy crust on them, and had GREAT flavor! They were soooo good!

One of the air fryer chicken breasts in a close up photo.

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Recipe source: my brain, and my mom’s recipe for basting sauce

Air Fryer Chicken Breasts
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
8 mins
Total Time
13 mins
 

Simple spices and butter provide wonderful flavor for these easy air fryer chicken breasts! Use your air fryer to make this tasty main dish quickly!

Category: Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer chicken breasts
Servings: 2
Calories Per Serving: 295 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 12 ounces chicken breasts
  • 2 Tablespoons butter , melted
  • teaspoon garlic powder
  • teaspoon celery salt
  • teaspoon seasoning salt
  • teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat your air fryer to 370° (this usually takes about 4-5 minutes). TIP: To save time, mix the sauce and baste the chicken while the air fryer preheats.

  2. Combine garlic powder, celery salt, seasoning salt and coarse black pepper in a small bowl with the melted butter. Stir, until fully combined.

  3. Brush half of the sauce over 1 side of the boneless, skinless chicken breasts. When air fryer is at temperature, place chicken breasts, sauce side down in the basket of the air fryer. Brush remaining sauce over the top of the chicken.

  4. Cook at 370° F. for 4 minutes; pause the air fryer and turn chicken to the other side. Continue cooking for 4-5 more minutes, or until chicken is golden brown, cooked through and has an internal temperature of 165° F. When done, remove chicken, serve, and enjoy!

    NOTE: Your cooking time may vary, due to two factors: the size and weight of the chicken breasts you are using, and the ambient temps with air fryers. Because air fryer temperatures can vary, be sure to check the chicken while cooking to make sure you know when it is done.

Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Chicken Breasts
Amount Per Serving (1 chicken breast)
Calories 295 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 139mg46%
Sodium 588mg26%
Potassium 629mg18%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 36g72%
Vitamin A 401IU8%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 9mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Simple spices and butter provide wonderful flavor for these easy air fryer chicken breasts! Use your air fryer to make this tasty main dish quickly!

Easy Chicken Rice Casserole

Making this easy chicken rice casserole is a cinch, with only 10 minutes prep work before baking! Rice and mushrooms cook in the same dish! YUM!
Making this easy chicken rice casserole is a cinch, with only 10 minutes prep work before baking! Rice and mushrooms cook in the same dish! YUM!

My mom is moving from Southern California to Georgia, and recently sent me some of her old cookbooks, as she was “downsizing”. I found this easy chicken rice casserole in one of her old cookbooks, and decided to give it a try.

The casserole was incredibly easy to make, and I loved that it was a one dish meal! Rice, mushrooms, and sauce are cooked in the same pan as the chicken breasts, so it really is “no fuss”! The prep time is only about 10 minutes (or less), and then you can sit back while this dish bakes! Perfect for busy nights. Here’s how to make this delicious casserole:

Prepare The Chicken Breasts

Preheat the oven to 350° F. and get out an 11 3/4″ x 7 1/2″ baking dish. This casserole is quite economical, because you only need TWO large chicken breasts and only a few other ingredients to serve 4 people.

Slice two large boneless skinless chicken breasts in half horizontally to create 4 thin breasts total. Set the chicken aside while you make the simple sauce.

Two large chicken breasts are cut in half horizontally, to create 4 thin pieces of chicken.

Make The Baking Sauce For The Casserole

Okay… this sauce is super easy to make! Mix a can of cream of chicken soup (YES- you can substitute cream of mushroom) and milk in a medium sized bowl. Whisk until fully combined.

IMPORTANT: MEASURE OUT AND RESERVE 1/2 CUP OF THIS SAUCE FOR LATER!

Cream of chicken soup and milk are combined to start making the sauce.

Now mix HALF an envelope of dried onion soup mix in with the remaining soup mixture left in the bowl. Add uncooked white rice, and the mushroom pieces (including the liquid from can) into the sauce mixture. Stir until completely blended.

A packet of dried onion soup mix is used in this recipe.

Pour the sauce into an (ungreased) baking dish, and spread it out to fully cover the bottom of the dish. Lay the 4 chicken breasts on top of the sauce in a single layer.

BEFORE BAKING: Pour the reserved soup/milk mixture over the top of the chicken pieces. Sprinkle the chicken with the remaining 1/2 of the dried onion soup mix left in the envelope.

Sauce for the easy chicken rice casserole is spread into a baking dish.Four pieces of chicken breast are placed on top of the sauce.

Bake The Easy Chicken Rice Casserole

Cover the easy chicken rice casserole with aluminum foil before baking. Bake the casserole in a preheated 350° F. oven for 1 hour.

After 1 hour, remove the foil from the dish. Place casserole back in the oven and continue baking (uncovered) for 15 more minutes. Carefully remove the casserole from the oven once done, and let it rest for 3-4 minutes before serving.

The chicken casserole is baked, and is now ready to serve.

Time To Serve The Easy Chicken Rice Casserole!

To serve this easy chicken rice casserole, spoon out the creamy rice from under the chicken and portion it out onto plates. Top each serving with one of the chicken breasts.

Now you have a perfectly cooked chicken breast, served atop a creamy bed of fully cooked rice in a delicious mushroom and onion sauce. Serve a veggie or salad on the side, and it’s time to eat!

Easy chicken rice casserole is served on plate, with vegetables and rolls.

I truly hope you enjoy this easy to prepare casserole! The leftovers were wonderful heated up in the microwave, too! Have a fantastic day!

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Recipe adapted from: “Betty Crocker’s Meatless-Main Dishes” cookbook, published 1973, by Golden Press NY and Western Publishing Co., Inc. Racine, Wisconsin, page 8.

Easy Chicken Rice Casserole
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 15 mins
Total Time
1 hr 25 mins
 

Making this easy chicken rice casserole is a cinch, with only 10 minutes prep work before baking! Rice and mushrooms cook in the same dish! YUM!

Category: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken rice casserole
Servings: 4
Calories Per Serving: 379 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts , sliced horizontally (approx. 14 ounces)
  • 10¾ ounces cream of chicken (or mushroom) soup (1 small can)
  • 10¾ ounces milk (use soup can -fill with milk)
  • ¾ cup uncooked white rice
  • 4 ounces mushroom stems and pieces (1 small can), drained
  • ounces dry onion soup mix (1 envelope) I used Lipton's, divided
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Slice chicken breasts in half horizontally to create 4 thin breasts total. Set chicken aside.

  2. Mix cream of chicken soup (YES- you can substitute cream of mushroom) and milk in a medium sized bowl. Whisk until fully combined. IMPORTANT: MEASURE OUT AND RESERVE 1/2 CUP OF THIS SOUP/MILK MIXTURE FOR LATER!

    Mix HALF an envelope of dried onion soup mix in with the remaining soup mixture in the bowl. Add the uncooked rice, and can of mushroom pieces (including liquid from can) into the sauce mixture. Stir until completely blended.

  3. Pour sauce into an (ungreased) 11¾" x 7½" baking dish, and spread to fully cover bottom of the dish. Lay chicken breasts on top of sauce in a single layer. BEFORE BAKING: Pour the reserved soup/milk mixture over the top of the chicken pieces. Sprinkle the chicken with the remaining 1/2 of the dried onion soup mix left in the envelope.

  4. Cover the casserole with aluminum foil before baking. Bake at 350° F. for 1 hour. After 1 hour, remove the foil. Place casserole back in the oven and continue baking (uncovered) for 15 more minutes. Carefully remove casserole from oven when done, and let it rest for 3-4 minutes before serving. to serve, spoon out the creamy rice from under chicken and portion it onto plates. Top each serving with one of the chicken breasts. Serve, and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Easy Chicken Rice Casserole
Amount Per Serving (1 serving (chicken/rice))
Calories 379 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 73mg24%
Sodium 1659mg72%
Potassium 672mg19%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 318IU6%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 139mg14%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Making this easy chicken rice casserole is a cinch, with only 10 minutes prep work before baking! Rice and mushrooms cook in the same dish! YUM!

Marinated Baked Chicken Thighs

Need an easy, yummy entree? Try Marinated Baked Chicken Thighs! Chicken is dry-rubbed with spices, marinated in a sweet soy & garlic sauce, and baked.
Need an easy, yummy entree? Try Marinated Baked Chicken Thighs! Chicken is dry-rubbed w/ spices, marinated in a sweet soy & garlic sauce, and baked.

Easy and delicious is the way I would describe this recipe for Marinated Baked Chicken Thighs! I you’re looking for a new chicken recipe, may I suggest this one? It’s yummy, and ridiculously EASY to prepare!

You can season the chicken thighs with the spice rub and let it marinate in the fridge early in the day, and then all you’ll need to do is throw it in the oven before dinner! Easy Peasy! Here’s how to make this dish:

Make A Dry Rub for The Chicken Thighs

Measure smoked or sweet paprika, dried rosemary, thyme, and basil into a small bowl. Mix these ingredients together. This is the dry rub spice mixture that will be used to season the chicken. See how easy that was?

Paprika, thyme, basil, salt, pepper and rosemary are crushed for chicken seasoning mix.

Rub the spice mixture over the chicken thighs, until well coated on all sides. Sprinkle the chicken very lightly with salt and pepper. Place the chicken in a single layer in a 9×13″ baking dish, and set aside.

NOTE: Please note that this recipe is written using 6 chicken thighs, but I only used 4 when I took these photos.

Four chicken thighs are rubbed on all sides with dry seasoning mix.

Make The Marinade For The Chicken

Now it’s time to make the marinade for the chicken! Measure soy sauce, maple syrup, olive oil, Worcestershire sauce, apple cider vinegar and minced garlic into a small bowl.

Whisk the ingredients until the oil is fully incorporated into the marinade. Ta Da! It’s done, and you hardly broke into a sweat, right?

A sweet soy and garlic sauce is whisked together for marinating chicken thighs.

Marinate And Bake The Chicken Thighs

Pour the marinade sauce over the chicken thighs in the baking dish. Cover the dish, and place it in the refrigerator for one hour, to marinate the chicken.

TIP: If necessary, the chicken can be marinated for up to 8 hours, so if it is more convenient to marinate the chicken early in the day, it will be ready to bake later!

The chicken thighs are marinated in the sauce before baking.

Time To Enjoy Some Marinated Baked Chicken Thighs!

When you are ready to cook the marinated baked chicken thighs, preheat the oven to 425° F. While the oven preheats, remove the chicken from the refrigerator, and let it sit on the counter (to take the chill off).

Bake the chicken thighs (uncovered) for 35 minutes, or until they reach a safe internal temp. of 165° F. HALFWAY through the baking time, spoon some sauce (in the dish) over the top of the chicken.

Garnish And Serve!

Once the chicken bakes for 35 minutes or reaches an internal temperature of 165° F, it’s done. If you want to brown the chicken more, turn on the oven broiler and let it cook for a couple more minutes. Keep an eye on it, though, so it won’t burn.

Remove the chicken from the oven, and let it rest for 4-5 minutes before serving. Transfer chicken to plates, spoon a little sauce over the top, and garnish with sliced green onions. Serve, and enjoy! Doesn’t it look good?

Two pieces of marinated baked chicken thighs, served with rice, bread and broccoli.

I really hope you enjoy this simple, yet delicious recipe! The chicken is juicy and full of flavor, and hardly takes any effort to make! That’s a win-win, in my book. Have a great day!

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Original recipe source: Katrina, at: https://diethood.com/oven-baked-chicken-thighs/

Marinated Baked Chicken Thighs
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Marinating Time (inactive time)
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 45 mins
 

Need an easy, yummy entree? Try Marinated Baked Chicken Thighs! Chicken is dry-rubbed w/ spices, marinated in a sweet soy & garlic sauce, and baked.

Category: Entree
Cuisine: American
Keyword: marinated baked chicken thighs
Servings: 6
Calories Per Serving: 202 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 6 chicken thighs (skinless, bone-in)
  • salt and pepper , to season chicken to taste
For Dry Rub
  • ½ teaspoon smoked or sweet paprika
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon dried rosemary
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
For Marinade
  • ¼ cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 3 Tablespoons maple syrup (regular or sugar-free)
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 4 cloves garlic , minced
  • green onions (scallions)- OPTIONAL , sliced for garnish
Instructions
  1. Measure paprika, dried rosemary, thyme, and basil into a small bowl. Mix these ingredients together. Rub the spice mixture over the chicken thighs, until well coated on all sides. Sprinkle the chicken very lightly with salt and pepper. Place the chicken in a single layer in a 9x13" baking dish, and set aside.

  2. Measure soy sauce, maple syrup, olive oil, Worcestershire sauce, apple cider vinegar and minced garlic into a small bowl. Whisk until the oil is fully incorporated into the marinade. Pour marinade over the chicken. Cover dish, and place in the refrigerator for one hour, to marinate. TIP: If necessary, the chicken can be marinated for up to 8 hours, so if it's more convenient to marinate the chicken early in the day, it will be ready to bake later!

  3. When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 425° F. While the oven preheats, remove chicken from refrigerator, and let it sit on the counter (to take the chill off). Bake the chicken (uncovered) for 35 minutes, or until the thighs reach a safe internal temp. of 165° F. If you want to brown the chicken more, turn on the oven broiler and let it cook for a couple more minutes. Keep an eye on it, though, so it won't burn.

    NOTE: HALFWAY through baking time, spoon sauce from dish over the top of the chicken.

  4. Once done, remove chicken from oven, and let it rest 4-5 minutes before serving. Transfer chicken to plates, spoon a little sauce over the top, and garnish with sliced green onions. Serve, and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Marinated Baked Chicken Thighs
Amount Per Serving (1 thigh)
Calories 202 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 97mg32%
Sodium 474mg21%
Potassium 322mg9%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin A 107IU2%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 30mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Need an easy, yummy entree? Try Marinated Baked Chicken Thighs! Chicken is dry-rubbed w/ spices, marinated in a sweet soy & garlic sauce, and baked.

Traeger Chili Smoked Chicken Breasts

Cook delicious chili smoked chicken breasts on a Traeger or pellet grill. Chicken is basted with a simple seasoning, then smoked and grilled to finish!
Cook delicious chili smoked chicken breasts on a Traeger or pellet grill. Chicken is basted w/ a simple seasoning, then smoked and grilled to finish!

Here’s another easy smoked and then grilled chicken breast recipe for the ol’ pellet grill. We love to try new recipes on our Traeger, and really enjoyed this one, that uses boneless, skinless chicken breasts!

This past summer we enjoyed making Smoked Chili Rib-Eye Steaks, and so I decided to use the same chili-flavored basting sauce on boneless skinless chicken breasts. The result? Some really good tasting chicken! Here’s how easy this recipe is to make!

Make The Chili Basting Sauce

It’s very easy (and quick) to make the chili basting sauce that will be applied to the chicken. The ingredients are chili powder, worcestershire sauce, olive oil, brown sugar, ground cumin, minced garlic and salt (I used sea salt).

The ingredients used to make the chili rub seasoning.

Start by placing finely chopped fresh garlic and the salt into a small bowl. Use a fork, and mash these two ingredients together until it forms a thick, paste-like mixture.

Garlic and salt are mashed together into a paste for the spice rub.

Add the other chili sauce ingredients to the bowl of garlic and salt mixture, and stir well, to fully combine. That’s it… your basting sauce is now ready. See? That’s how quick the sauce comes together!

The chili basting sauce for chicken breasts is mixed together in a bowl.

Brush the chili sauce over all sides of the boneless, skinless chicken breasts. Use all of that tasty seasoning sauce!  Once done, cover the chicken and let it refrigerate for 1 hour.

NOTE: The chicken can be refrigerated for up to 24 hours, if necessary. Remove chicken from the fridge about 30 minutes before putting it on the grill, to take the chill off of the meat.

Sauce is brushed onto the chicken breasts before putting them in the smoker.

Time To SMOKE The Chicken Breasts!

Okay… now it is time to smoke the chicken! Set the Traeger grill to the SMOKE setting. Keep the lid open and let it go for about 4-5 minutes, until the fire is established and the grill is smoking. We used mesquite pellets in the hopper, but use whatever you have on hand!

Now turn the temperature gauge to 225°F, and preheat (lid closed), for about 10-15 minutes (or until it reaches temperature). Once the grill is at 225°F., you’re ready to smoke the chicken! Place the chicken breasts directly on the grill grate, and let them smoke (lid closed) for 25 minutes.

Chili smoked chicken breasts on the Traeger grill.

Once the chili smoked chicken breasts are done “smoking”, remove them from the grill (and wrap to keep them warm). Turn the temperature setting on the grill to HIGH (450°F), and preheat for about 10 minutes (or until it reaches temperature).

The Traeger chili smoked chicken breasts are removed after smoking and before grilling.

Time To GRILL The Chili Smoked Chicken Breasts!

Once the grill is at the HIGH grill setting (450°F), place the chili smoked chicken breasts back onto the grill.  Grill the chicken for 5 minutes on High, then flip the pieces over, and grill the other side for 5 minutes. This will help sear the chili basting sauce to the chicken.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Since pellet grills often vary quite a bit temperature-wise and have fluctuating heat levels, it is best to check the internal temperature of the chicken breasts once you flip them. Place the temperature probe into the thickest part of the chicken. Remove the chicken once it reaches 165°F  (it will continue to cook a bit as it rests off the heat).

Let the chili smoked chicken breasts rest for 3-4 minutes before serving, to let the juices redistribute inside the meat.

After grilling, the chili smoked chicken breasts rest before they are served.

I hope you enjoy this simple, but delicious recipe for chili smoked chicken breasts. We sure did! They are not too spicy, but have a great depth of flavor from the mesquite pellet smoking, and the chili basting sauce.

Any leftover chicken will keep for a few days in the refrigerator. The leftover smoked chicken tastes great sliced and added to the top of a mixed green salad or added into quesadillas! Yum! Hope you enjoy this recipe, and trust you will have a good day!

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Original recipe source for chili seasoning sauce: https://www.traegergrills.com/recipes/beef/chili-rib-eye-steaks

Traeger Chili Smoked Chicken Breasts
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Refrigeration (included in total time, but inactive time)
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 45 mins
 

Cook delicious chili smoked chicken breasts on a Traeger or pellet grill. Chicken is basted w/ a simple seasoning, then smoked and grilled to finish!

Category: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chili smoked chicken breasts
Servings: 6
Calories Per Serving: 220.06 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts , fairly thin (approx. 5 ounces per piece)
For Chili Seasoning:
  • 2 large garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 Tablespoons worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar (packed)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
Instructions
  1. Place finely chopped garlic and salt into a small bowl. Use a fork to mash these ingredients together until it forms a paste-like mixture. Add remaining chili sauce ingredients to mixture, and stir well, to combine. Brush sauce over all sides of chicken. Cover chicken and refrigerate for 1 hour.  NOTE: Chicken can be refrigerated for up to 24 hours, if necessary. Remove chicken from fridge about 1/2 an hour before putting on grill, to take the chill off the meat.

  2. Set temperature gauge to SMOKE setting. Keep lid open and let it go for about 4-5 minutes, until fire is established and grill is smoking. Now turn temperature to 225°F, and preheat (lid closed), for 10-15 minutes (or until it reaches temperature). Once grill is at 225°F., you're ready to smoke the chicken! Place chicken breasts directly on grate, and let them smoke (lid closed) for 25 minutes.

  3. Once done "smoking", remove chicken from grill (and wrap to keep them warm). Turn temperature setting on the grill to HIGH (450°F), and preheat for 10 minutes (or until it reaches temperature). Once grill is at 450°F, place chicken back onto grill.  Grill for 5 minutes, then flip over, and grill other side for approx. 5 minutes. This helps sear the chili basting sauce to the chicken.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: Since pellet grills often vary quite a bit temperature-wise and at times have fluctuating heat levels, it is best to check the internal temperature of the chicken breasts once you flip them. Place the temperature probe into the thickest part of the chicken. Remove chicken from grill once it reaches 165°F  (it will continue to cook a bit as it rests off heat).

    Let the chili smoked chicken breasts rest for 3-4 minutes before serving, to let the juices redistribute inside the meat. Serve, and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

NOTE: If using large chicken breasts (thick), you may need to adjust the grilling time (cook longer) to bring to internal temperature of 165° F.

Nutrition Facts
Traeger Chili Smoked Chicken Breasts
Amount Per Serving (1 piece)
Calories 220.06 Calories from Fat 79
% Daily Value*
Fat 8.8g14%
Saturated Fat 1.52g10%
Cholesterol 90.72mg30%
Sodium 652.28mg28%
Potassium 627.76mg18%
Carbohydrates 3.56g1%
Fiber 0.93g4%
Sugar 1.43g2%
Protein 30.58g61%
Vitamin A 833.19IU17%
Vitamin C 2.75mg3%
Calcium 26.86mg3%
Iron 1.51mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Cook delicious chili smoked chicken breasts on a Traeger or pellet grill. Chicken is basted w/ a simple seasoning, then smoked and grilled to finish!

Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan

Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan is a quick and easy way to make this classic Italian dish (cooks in 10 minutes)! Tender inside, & crispy on the outside.
Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan is a quick and easy way to make this classic Italian dish (cooks in 10 minutes)! Tender inside, & crispy on the outside.

Several months ago I purchased an air fryer (Cosori), using a gift card I received from my family. I’ve sure had fun trying out and experimenting with using this time saving (and calorie cutting) small appliance!

This recipe for an air fryer chicken parmesan is one of my experiments that tastes absolutely fantastic! The dish is delicious, and the cooking time is only 10 minutes! How can you beat that? I wanted to share the recipe for this simple dish with you today. I tweaked one of my own recipes and came up with this one, because it turned out pretty great!

Prepare The Chicken Breasts For Cooking

Place a chicken breast between 2 pieces of plastic wrap. Use a meat mallet (flat side), to pound the breast in order to flatten it (this helps chicken to cook faster).

When done, repeat process with the other chicken breast. Lightly season each piece of chicken with salt and pepper.

Boneless, skinless chicken breasts are flattened with a meat mallet before cooking.

Prepare The Chicken Parmesan For Cooking

Preheat your air fryer to 400° F.  While the air fryer is preheating, beat a large egg in a small bowl, and coat each of the chicken breasts in it, covering both sides. Let any excess egg mixture drip back into the bowl.

Place the chicken breasts, one at a time, into a small bowl filled with a bread crumb and Parmesan cheese mixture. Dredge the chicken through the bread crumbs, covering both sides of the breast. I used my homemade bread crumbs for this recipe!

Repeat with the other piece of chicken. You can also use your hands to press additional crumbs onto the chicken. You want all pieces for the air fryer chicken parmesan well-covered!

Each chicken breast is covered with a beaten egg mixture.Egg covered chicken breasts are dredged in bread crumbs before cooking.

Cooking The Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan

Once the air fryer is preheated, quickly remove the basket, and gently lay each of the chicken breasts in the basket, leaving some space between each piece.

Cook the chicken parmesan for 5 minutes, then turn the chicken over to the other side. You can already see after 5 minutes, how golden brown and crispy the chicken is!

Bread crumb coated chicken breasts cook in an air fryer for 5 minutes.Chicken breasts are flipped over, after cooking in an air fryer for 5 minutes.

Quickly spread the marinara sauce over each piece of chicken. Top the sauce with grated Parmesan cheese, and then add the mozzarella cheese!

You can use a whole slice of mozzarella for each piece OR you can thinly slice string cheese pieces to fit. I ended up using 2 string cheeses, thinly sliced, when I made this the first time and took photos.

Place the basket back into the air fryer, and continue to cook at 400° F. for 5 more minutes. When done, the chicken will be nice and crispy, and all that glorious cheese on top should be well-melted and bubbly!

Air fryer chicken parmesan is topped with sauce, Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses.

Time To Eat The Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan

This is what the air fryer chicken parmesan looked like when it was done. Just look at that melted, gooey cheese on top!

The cheese has melted over the air fryer cooked chicken parmesan, and is ready to serve!

Carefully remove the chicken parmesan from the air fryer, serve, and enjoy! This dish goes especially well with a little pasta on the side! The chicken is moist and tender on the inside, crisp on the outside, and tastes wonderful!

Two pieces of air fryer chicken parmesan on a plate, ready to eat!

Hope you have the opportunity to try this wonderful classic Italian air fryer chicken parmesan! We really enjoyed it, and trust you will, too!

If you prefer a traditionally cooked chicken parmesan, I hope you will check out my recipe for Mom’s Chicken Parmigiana. It tastes amazing, as well!

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Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan is a quick and easy way to make this classic Italian dish (cooks in 10 minutes)! Tender inside, & crispy on the outside.

Category: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: air fryer chicken parmesan
Servings: 2
Calories Per Serving: 325 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 2 chicken breasts (boneless, skinless)
  • 1 pinch salt and pepper
  • 1 large egg , beaten
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 Tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons marinara sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 slices mozzarella cheese (or 2 pieces string cheese, cut into strips)
Instructions
  1. Place a chicken breast between 2 pieces of plastic wrap. Use a meat mallet (flat side), to pound the breast, to flatten it (this helps chicken to cook faster). When done, repeat process with the other chicken breast. Lightly season chicken with salt and pepper.

  2. Preheat air fryer to 400° F.  While it preheats, beat egg in a small bowl; coat each of the chicken breasts in it (one at a time), covering both sides. Let excess egg drip back into the bowl. Mix bread crumbs and 2 T. Parmesan cheese in a separate small bowl. Dredge egg-coated chicken through the bread crumbs, covering both sides. Repeat for remaining chicken, making sure all pieces are well-covered!

  3. Once air fryer is preheated, remove basket, and place each chicken breast in the basket, leaving a space between each piece. Cook the chicken at 400° F. for 5 minutes, then pause machine. Turn chicken over to the other side. Spread marinara sauce over top of each piece of chicken. Top the sauce with grated Parmesan cheese, and then finish with mozzarella cheese! Place the basket back into air fryer, and continue to cook chicken at 400° F. for 5 more minutes. When done, the chicken will be cooked through, nice and crispy, and all that glorious cheese on top should be well-melted and bubbly! Serve hot, and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 325 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 187mg62%
Sodium 626mg27%
Potassium 560mg16%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 35g70%
Vitamin A 338IU7%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 190mg19%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan is a quick and easy way to make this classic Italian dish (cooks in 10 minutes)! Tender inside, & crispy on the outside.

Air Fryer Chicken Chimichangas

Enjoy delicious, easy to make air fryer chicken chimichangas, with chicken, salsa, black beans & cheese! They cook in 10 minutes, using an air fryer!
Enjoy delicious, easy to make air fryer chicken chimichangas, with chicken, salsa, black beans & cheese! They cook in 10 minutes, using an air fryer!

I came up with this delicious recipe for air fryer chicken chimichangas while experimenting with our Cosori air fryer. I bought it using some gift cards I was given this summer, and have been having fun trying recipes using it, ever since! NOTE: If you don’t have an air fryer, see my note at the bottom for baking directions.

The first time I tried making chimichangas, it did NOT go well! I cooked them too long in the air fryer, and they came out ultra crispy, and hard as bricks! NO GOOD! Needless to say, I kept experimenting, until I got it right with this version, so I want to share it with you.

The chimichangas are very filling, and are stuffed with shredded chicken (homemade or rotisserie), black beans, jack cheese, spices and salsa, mixed with sour cream (or plain Greek yogurt).

Prepare The Chimichanga Filling

Stir the shredded cooked chicken, grated jack cheese, salsa, black beans, spices, and sour cream (or plain Greek yogurt) together, in a large bowl. Season the chicken to taste with salt and pepper, and then stir until the ingredients are fully combined.

Shredded chicken, beans, cheese, sour cream and seasonings are mixed together for chimichangas.

Filling The Tortillas

Fill the chimichangas one at a time, by spraying one side of a flour tortilla with non-stick cooking spray. Lay the sprayed side DOWN on a flat surface, and spoon the chicken chimichanga filling down the middle of the tortilla.

Roll the tortilla TIGHTLY around the filling, tucking in the edges, if desired. You MUST roll these tightly, so they don’t unroll during the air frying. Place them seam side DOWN, and repeat process for the remaining tortillas.

Chimichanga filling is placed in middle of a flour tortilla, and then tightly rolled up.

Here are all eight of the air fryer chimichangas, ready to be cooked. Once they are filled and rolled, the cooking oil sprayed side is now on the outside. This cooking spray is what will help the tortillas to crisp up in the air fryer.

Eight rolled chicken chimichangas on pan are ready to cook.

Cook The Air Fryer Chicken Chimichangas

Preheat your air fryer to 370° F. This usually takes about 5 minutes. Place 4 chimichangas (seam side down) into the basket of the air fryer. Cook the air fryer chicken chimichangas in two batches, because you don’t want to overcrowd them.

Let the chimichangas cook for 9-10 minutes, or until they are lightly browned and crispy on the outside. I recommend checking them at 8 minutes, because temps can vary quite a bit in these appliances.

The chimichangas are crispy and browned when done cooking.

Serve The Air Fryer Chicken Chimichangas

Once they are done (to your liking, color-wise), they’re ready to serve! Carefully remove the chimichangas from the air fryer, and add the remaining ones to the basket to cook them, too!

Place the the air fryer chicken chimichangas on individual plates, when you’re ready to eat. Garnish them with some salsa and a dollop of sour cream, for added color and flavor!

Salsa and sour cream garnish one of the air fryer chicken chimichangas.A chimichanga is served, topped with salsa and sour cream, and a side salad.

I sincerely hope that you enjoy these air fryer chicken chimichangas! We’ve had them several times already, and really love them! They are at their best when served immediately (while really crispy), but can be reheated in the air fryer or in a microwave.

NOTE: If you do not own an air fryer, you can still make these! Prepare the chimichangas exactly as written. Bake the chimichangas in a preheated 400° F. oven for about 20-25 minutes, until they are golden brown. Garnish and serve!

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Air Fryer Chicken Chimichangas
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

Enjoy delicious, easy to make air fryer chicken chimichangas, with chicken, salsa, black beans & cheese! They cook in 10 minutes, using an air fryer!

Category: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: air fryer chicken chimichangas
Servings: 8
Calories Per Serving: 225 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • cups cooked, shredded chicken breast
  • 1 cup canned black beans , rinsed and drained
  • cups jack cheese, shredded
  • cup salsa
  • cup light sour cream OR plain Greek yogurt
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • salt/pepper, to taste
  • 8 medium flour tortillas
Instructions
  1. Stir shredded cooked chicken, grated jack cheese, salsa, black beans, chili powder, cumin, and sour cream (or plain Greek yogurt) together in a large bowl. Season filling to taste with salt and pepper, and then stir until ingredients are fully combined.

  2. Fill chimichangas one at a time, by spraying one side of flour tortilla with non-stick cooking spray. Lay sprayed side DOWN on a flat surface, and spoon chimichanga filling down the middle of the tortilla. Roll tortilla TIGHTLY around filling, tucking in edges, if desired. You MUST roll these tightly, so they don't unroll during the air frying. Place seam side DOWN, and repeat process for remaining tortillas.

  3. Preheat air fryer to 370° F. This takes about 5 minutes. Place 4 chimichangas (seam side down) into the basket of the air fryer. Cook the chimichangas in 2 batches, because you don't want to overcrowd them. Cook for 9-10 minutes, or until they are lightly browned and crispy on the outside. I recommend checking them at 8 minutes, because temps can vary in these appliances.

  4. When done, carefully remove chimichangas from the air fryer, and add remaining ones to the basket to cook them, too! To serve, place chimichangas on individual plates. Garnish with some salsa and a dollop of sour cream, for added color and flavor! Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Chicken Chimichangas
Amount Per Serving (1 chimichanga)
Calories 225 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 37mg12%
Sodium 501mg22%
Potassium 282mg8%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 265IU5%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 189mg19%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Enjoy delicious, easy to make air fryer chicken chimichangas, with chicken, salsa, black beans & cheese! They cook in 10 minutes, using an air fryer!

Easy Chicken Pot Pie

If you enjoy family-friendly comfort food, then you will love this easy chicken pot pie, filled with chicken breast and veggies in a delicious gravy!
If you enjoy family-friendly comfort food, then you will love this easy chicken pot pie, filled with chicken breast and veggies in a delicious gravy!

My husband and I have a fondness for chicken pot pies. Especially my husband. Nine times out of ten, my hubby will buy Marie Callender’s pot pies when he makes a Costco run. BUT… when I want to make a homemade chicken pot pie, THIS is the recipe I use!

Filled with chicken breast chunks, gravy,and all the standard pot pie veggies like potatoes, carrots, peas, onions and celery, this is one yummy and easy chicken pot pie! Best part is that it doesn’t require too much work to make, especially if you use store-bought pie crusts! Here’s how to make this delicious dinner!

How To Make Easy Chicken Pot Pie

Prepare the veggies and chicken, but cutting them into bite-sized pieces (note: the potatoes are not shown in this photo).

Place the prepared celery, carrots, frozen peas, potatoes and chicken into a large saucepan. Add the chicken broth to the pan. Bring this mixture to a rolling boil, and then continue boiling for 15 minutes. Once done, drain the veggies, reserving 1¾ cups of the broth to use later!

Chicken, celery, frozen peas and sliced carrots are part of the filling for this dish.The veggies and chicken pieces cook in chicken both for 15 minutes.

Pre-Bake The Bottom Pie Crust

While the veggies and chicken are being cooked, pre-bake ONE bottom 9″ pie crust in a preheated oven (recipe requires TWO crusts). You can use already made pie crusts OR make homemade crusts like I did.

Prick the crust with the tines of a fork (on bottom and sides of crust). Bake in a preheated 425° F. oven for 5-7 minutes. Try to time this so the crust is done when the chicken pot pie filling is thickened.

Pre-baking the bottom pie crust for a few minutes.

Make The Easy Chicken Pot Pie Filling

Now it is time to make the chicken pot pie filling!  Make sure to have the cooked, drained veggies and chicken in a large saucepan.

Drained veggies and chicken in saucepan, waiting for thickened sauce.

In a separate skillet (or pan), cook the chopped onions in butter (on medium-low heat) for 3-4 minutes until they are translucent in color and cooked through.

Add the flour, celery seed, salt and pepper to the skillet, and stir well, to fully combine the ingredients.

Onions are cooked, then flour and spices are added to skillet.

Now stir in the reserved chicken broth (1¾ cup) and milk. Stir or whisk these ingredients into the onion mixture.

Continue to cook the creamy filling on medium-low heat, stirring or whisking often. The filling will thicken fairly quickly as it cooks.

Chicken and milk are added to the cooked onions, flour and spices.The sauce has thickened, and is ready to add to the veggies and chicken.

Once the gravy filling has thickened, pour it into the pan with the drained chicken and veggies. Stir gently, to thoroughly combine these ingredients. This is the filling for your easy chicken pot pie (and it really was easy, wasn’t it?).

Finish Making This Easy Chicken Pot Pie

Okay… now take the pie crust you pre-baked out of the oven. Turn the oven down to 375° F. Pour all of the chicken pot pie filling into the pre-baked bottom crust, and spread it out evenly on the crust.

The easy chicken pot pie filling is now ready!The chicken pot pie filling is spread into the pre-baked pie crust.

Place the second pie crust (uncooked) onto the top of the filling. Seal up the edges, and crimp the crusts together.

Make a few slits in the top of the chicken pot pie with a sharp knife, because this will let the steam escape from the pie as it bakes! Nobody wants their chicken pot pie to explode, right?

Another pie crust is added to the top of the chicken pot pie and sealed before baking.

Bake The Easy Chicken Pot Pie

Place the chicken pot pie on the middle rack of the oven. Bake it at 375° F. for approximately 30 minutes. Because oven vary greatly in temperature ranges, I recommend checking it at 25 minutes, then continue baking until the pot pie is golden brown on top.

You might also see some of the filling bubbling to the top. I ended up letting mine cook for 35 minutes total. When done, remove the easy chicken pot pie from the oven, and be sure to let it “rest” for 10-12 minutes, before slicing and serving.

A peek at the inside of this easy chicken pot pie after removing a slice.

We really enjoyed this easy chicken pot pie! The leftovers were fantastic, as well! Cover the leftover pot pie with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator, and it will “keep” for 3-4 days.

The filling really sets up nicely after being refrigerated (for leftovers), which makes slicing into the filling even easier. A quick pop into the microwave oven to reheat, and the leftovers are ready for a quick lunch or another dinner!

A single serving of chicken pot pie on a white plate.

We really enjoyed this simple, but delicious chicken pot pie! I would encourage you to give it a try, and hope you and those you love, will be pleased with the results, like we were! Have a great day!

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Easy Chicken Pot Pie
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
55 mins
 

If you enjoy family-friendly comfort food, then you will love this easy chicken pot pie, filled with chicken breast and veggies in a delicious gravy!

Category: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy chicken pot pie
Servings: 8 slices
Calories Per Serving: 444 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts , cut into bite-sized cubes
  • 1 large potato , peeled and cubed
  • 1 cup sliced carrots
  • ½ cup sliced celery
  • ½ cup frozen green peas
  • cup butter
  • cup chopped onion
  • cup all purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon celery seed
  • 32 ounces chicken stock (or broth) , for boiling - (reserving 1¾ cup for filling)
  • cup milk
  • 2 9" unbaked pie crusts (purchased or homemade)
Instructions
  1. Prepare the veggies and chicken. Place the cut, sliced celery, carrots, peas, potatoes and chicken into a large saucepan. Add chicken broth to the pan. Bring this mixture to a rolling boil, and then continue boiling for 15 minutes. Once done, drain the veggies, reserving 1¾ cups of broth to use later!

  2. While veggies and chicken are being cooked, pre-bake the bottom 9" pie crust in a preheated oven (recipe requires TWO crusts). You can use already made pie crusts OR make your own. Prick the crust with the tines of a fork (on bottom and sides of crust). Bake in a preheated 425° F. oven for 5-7 minutes.

  3. In a skillet, cook chopped onions in butter (on medium-low heat) for 3-4 minutes until translucent in color and cooked through. Add flour, celery seed, salt and pepper to skillet, and stir well, to combine ingredients. Stir or whisk in reserved chicken broth (1¾ cup) and milk. Cook on medium-low heat, stirring or whisking as it cooks. The filling will thicken fairly quickly. Once filling has thickened, pour it into the pan with the drained chicken and veggies. Stir gently, to thoroughly combine these ingredients. Take the pre-baked pie crust out of the oven. Turn oven down to 375° F. Pour pot pie filling into pre-baked bottom crust, and spread it out evenly. Place other pie crust (uncooked) on top of the filling. Seal up edges, form crust, and crimp the crusts together. Make a few slits in the top of the pie with a knife, because this lets the steam escape as it bakes!

  4. Place pot pie on the middle rack of the oven. Bake at 375° F. for approximately 30 minutes (mine ended up taking 35 minutes). Because oven temps vary greatly, I recommend checking it at 25 minutes, then continue baking until pie crust is golden brown on top. When done, remove chicken pot pie from the oven, and let it "rest" for 10-12 minutes, before slicing and serving. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Easy Chicken Pot Pie
Amount Per Serving (1 slice (1/8th of pie))
Calories 444 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 62mg21%
Sodium 718mg31%
Potassium 692mg20%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 3057IU61%
Vitamin C 11mg13%
Calcium 65mg7%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!If you enjoy family-friendly comfort food, then you will love this easy chicken pot pie, filled with chicken breast and veggies in a delicious gravy!

Chicken Sausage and Spinach Pasta

Chicken sausage and spinach pasta is an easily made dish, flavored with seasoned chicken sausages, fresh spinach, onions, garlic, and Parmesan cheese!
Chicken sausage and spinach pasta is an easily made dish, flavored with seasoned chicken sausages, fresh spinach, onions, garlic, and Parmesan cheese!

Do you enjoy cooking with chicken sausages? I’ve come to enjoy the variety of flavors available, and the reduced calories over the past year. Recently I came up with this simple recipe for chicken sausage and spinach pasta, and want to share it here on the ol’ blog!

The recipe in itself is very easy to make. Basically, chicken sausage links are cooked, pasta shells are cooked, and baby spinach, onions, and garlic are cooked. Combine them, along with Parmesan cheese, butter, and light seasoning, and you’ve got yourself a great tasting meal! Here’s how to make this dish:

Cook The Chicken Sausages

Seen below are the chicken sausages I used. You can use any variety you enjoy, but this time we had this meal with Roasted Garlic & Gruyere Cheese links. YUM!

Cook the sausages per package directions. For this brand, I cook the sausages in a cup of water for 8-10 minutes on medium heat, until the water has cooked away. Then the sausages are cooked for 2-3 minutes until lightly browned on all sides.

After cooking, let the chicken sausages rest for 5 minutes, then slice them in 1/2″ rounds, and set aside. Do not clean out the skillet (you will use it to cook spinach later).

The chicken sausages are cooked according to package instructions.

Cook The Pasta Shells

Cook the small pasta shells in boiling water until done. Follow package instructions for length of time (about 9-11 minutes usually). Once pasta is finished cooking, drain, reserve the cooking water, and keep the shells warm.

IMPORTANT: Do not pour out the starchy water from the pasta. You will need some later!

Pasta shells are cooked to add to this dish.

Cook The Spinach, Onions and Garlic

Cook the chopped onion in the same skillet (with any leftover sausage “grease”) used to cook the sausages. If there was no “grease” leftover, simply add just a tiny bit of oil (1/2 teaspoon or so). Continue to cook the onions on medium heat, for 1-2 minutes, stirring often.

Add the baby spinach one handful at a time to the skillet. Continue to cook as the spinach wilts down. Once the spinach has cooked down, add more spinach, and continue until all spinach is in skillet. Season the spinach with salt and pepper, to taste.

Add the minced garlic, and cook for an additional minute or two, stirring often to prevent the garlic from burning. It is done when all of the spinach has cooked down considerably.

Spinach, onions and garlic cooking for the pasta dish.

Finish The Chicken Sausage and Spinach Pasta

Place the chicken sausages back into the skillet, and gently toss to mix the ingredients. Add the Parmesan cheese, and toss gently to combine.

Cook on medium heat, and then add the drained pasta to the skillet. Pour in 1/4 cup of the reserved starchy water (from the pasta), and the butter. Toss the chicken sausage and spinach pasta together.

Stirring often, continue to cook the chicken sausage and spinach pasta until the water has been absorbed into the pasta, butter has melted, and the dish is heated through.

Cooked chicken sausage slices are added to the skillet with the spinach.

The chicken sausage and spinach pasta is almost ready!

The Chicken Sausage And Spinach Pasta Is Ready To Eat!

Once all the starchy water has been absorbed and the dish is heated through, the chicken sausage and spinach pasta is ready to serve! Taste test the pasta, and add additional salt and pepper, to suit your taste buds.

Dish up the portions onto serving plates, and if you want, sprinkle the top with additional finely grated Parmesan cheese!

Chicken sausage and spinach pasta, on a plate with roasted veggies.

Each portion of chicken sausage and spinach pasta is sprinkled with Parmesan cheese.

I really hope you enjoy this dish! We really did, and trust you will, too. Have a wonderful day, and thanks for visiting.

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Chicken Sausage and Spinach Pasta
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

Chicken sausage and spinach pasta is an easily made dish, flavored with seasoned chicken sausages, fresh spinach, onions, garlic, and Parmesan cheese!

Category: Entree
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken sausage and spinach pasta
Servings: 4
Calories Per Serving: 326 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 4 links chicken sausage
  • 1 cup pasta shells (small) , uncooked
  • 3 cups baby spinach
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • Salt and Pepper , to taste
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 cup starch water (from cooking pasta)
  • Additional Parmesan cheese for garnish , optional
Instructions
  1. Cook chicken sausages per package directions. After cooking, let sausages rest for 5 minutes, then slice into 1/2" rounds, and set aside. Do not clean out skillet (you will use it to cook spinach later).

  2. Cook pasta shells in boiling water, following package instructions for length of time (about 9-11 minutes usually). Once pasta's done, drain, reserve cooking water, and keep shells warm. IMPORTANT!: Do not pour out the starchy water from the pasta. You will need some later!

  3. Cook chopped onion in the same skillet (with any leftover sausage "grease") used to cook sausages. If there is no "grease" leftover, simply add just a tiny bit of oil. Continue to cook the onions on medium heat, for 1-2 minutes, stirring often. Add baby spinach (one handful at a time) to skillet. Continue to cook as spinach wilts down. Once spinach has cooked down, add more spinach, and continue until all spinach is in skillet. Season spinach with salt and pepper, to taste. Add minced garlic, and cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring often to prevent garlic from burning. It is done when all spinach has cooked down considerably.

  4. Place chicken sausage slices back into skillet, and gently toss to mix with spinach. Add Parmesan cheese, and toss to combine. Add drained pasta to skillet. Pour in 1/4 cup of the reserved starchy water (from the pasta), and butter. Stirring often, continue to cook until the water has been absorbed into the pasta, butter has melted, and the dish is heated through.

  5. Taste test pasta, and add additional salt and pepper, if necessary. Dish up portions onto serving plates, and sprinkle with additional grated Parmesan cheese, if desired! Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Sausage and Spinach Pasta
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 326 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 73mg24%
Sodium 1010mg44%
Potassium 196mg6%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin A 2550IU51%
Vitamin C 8.7mg11%
Calcium 97mg10%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Chicken sausage and spinach pasta is an easily made dish, flavored with seasoned chicken sausages, fresh spinach, onions, garlic, and Parmesan cheese!

Garlic Ginger Sesame Marinated Chicken

Garlic Ginger Sesame Marinated Chicken is delicious and easy to make! Chicken breasts are marinated in sauce, and cooked on a BBQ or indoor grill pan!
Garlic Ginger Sesame Marinated Chicken is delicious and easy to make! Chicken breasts are marinated in sauce, and cooked on a BBQ or indoor grill pan!

We eat a lot of chicken in our home. It is such a versatile type of food, because it can be fixed in so many different ways, with so many different flavor combos!  Recently I made this delicious, but incredibly SIMPLE recipe for Garlic Ginger Sesame Marinated Chicken, and wanted to share it here.

This marinade I found in a cookbook was created for flank steak, but I thought it would taste great on chicken, as well, so I tried it! YUM! The recipe is super easy to make, and the end result is deliciously flavored chicken breasts! Boneless, skinless chicken breasts are marinated for at least an hour in an easy to make marinade.

After the chicken has marinated, all you do is cook the chicken on a bbq grill or on a griddle pan in the kitchen. EASY PEASY, right? For the photos below, I cooked the marinated chicken on a cast iron grill that was placed directly over a flame on my stove.

Make The Garlic Ginger Sesame Marinade For The Chicken

Making the marinade is very simple to do. Place grated fresh ginger, toasted sesame oil, vegetable oil, minced green onion (scallions), and minced garlic cloves into a blender.

Blend these ingredients for about 30 seconds, or until the mixture is fully blended and fairly smooth.

The ingredients for the marinade are placed in a blender.Marinade ingredients for chicken are blended until well combined.

Pour (scraping the blender clean) the marinade into a large re-sealable bag or a shallow container.  Add the boneless, skinless chicken breasts to the marinade, and turn to coat them completely with marinade.

Seal or cover chicken, and place in refrigerator to marinate for AT LEAST 1 hour. I made mine up in the morning, so it marinated all day!

NOTE: The recipe, as written below in the printable recipe card, makes enough for 4 chicken breasts. As you can see from my photos, I only cooked 2 pieces of chicken, so I cut the marinade amount in half.

Chicken pieces are place in zip loc bag, along with the marinade.The chicken pieces are coated with the marinade, then refrigerated.

Cooking The Marinated Chicken

After marinated chicken has been in the refrigerator for at least an hour (or when you’re ready to cook it), spray a grill (off heat) with non-stick baking spray or brush with vegetable oil generously. Heat grill on medium-high temperature until it’s really hot, but not smoking.

Once the grill is really hot, carefully transfer the marinated chicken to the grill. You should hear it sizzle when it hits the grill. Once you place the chicken on the grill, do not disturb or move it. After about 8-10 minutes, carefully flip the chicken over to the other side.

How Long Do I Cook The Garlic Ginger Sesame Marinated Chicken?

For THICK chicken breasts: After 8-10 minutes, the bottom of the chicken breast should be nice and golden brown. After you flip the chicken over, set a timer for 8 minutes and check for internal temperature. I used thick breasts and they took 18 minutes total to fully cook.

For THIN chicken breasts: Thin cutlet type chicken breasts will obviously cook a LOT faster than thicker ones (they may only take 3-4 minutes per side).

Marinated chicken is grilled on a hot, well-oiled grill pan.The garlic ginger sesame marinated chicken is turned over halfway through grilling time.

TIP:**Cooking times will vary due to different thicknesses of chicken breasts. Check the internal temperature by inserting a meat thermometer into the thickest part of the breast. Chicken is done when the internal temp. is at 165° F.

Two pieces of garlic ginger sesame marinated chicken cooking on indoor grill pan.The meat thermometer says the chicken is fully cooked at 165 degrees F.

Once the marinated chicken was fully cooked, I let it “rest” for a couple minutes, to let the juices redistribute within the meat.

When it was time to serve, we had the chicken with steamed broccoli, red peppers, and cauliflower, and some rice on the side. The meal was simple, satisfying, and we loved the subtle marinade flavor on the chicken! It tasted delicious!

Flavorful garlic ginger sesame marinated chicken on plate with rice and steamed veggies.

I really hope you will consider trying this recipe for garlic ginger sesame marinated chicken. It’s an easy chicken dish to make, especially if you marinade the chicken early in the day! Hope you enjoy a truly wonderful day.

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Garlic Ginger Sesame Marinated Chicken
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
16 mins
Marinating Time (minimum)
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 21 mins
 

Garlic Ginger Sesame Marinated Chicken is delicious and easy to make! Chicken breasts are marinated in sauce, and cooked on a BBQ or indoor grill pan!

Category: Entree
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: marinated chicken
Servings: 4
Calories Per Serving: 230 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 4 medium boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup toasted sesame oil
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 Tablespoons fresh ginger , finely grated
  • 2 stems green onion , minced
  • 3 Tablespoons garlic cloves , minced
Instructions
  1. Place grated fresh ginger, toasted sesame oil, vegetable oil, minced green onion (scallions), and minced garlic cloves into a blender. Blend these ingredients for about 30 seconds, or until mixture is fully blended and fairly smooth.

  2. Pour (scraping blender clean) the marinade into a large re-sealable bag or shallow container.  Add the chicken breasts to the marinade, and turn to coat them completely with marinade. Seal bag or cover container, and place in refrigerator to marinate for AT LEAST 1 hour.

  3. After chicken has marinated for at least an hour, spray a grill (off heat) with non-stick baking spray or generously brush with oil. Heat grill on medium-high temperature until really hot, but not smoking. Transfer chicken to the grill. It should sizzle when it hits grill. Once chicken is on grill, do not disturb or move it. After about 8-10 minutes, flip chicken over to the other side. TIP:**Cooking times will vary due to different thicknesses of chicken breasts. Check the internal temperature by inserting a meat thermometer into thickest part of the breast. Chicken is done when internal temp. is 165° F. Remove chicken from grill and let it "rest" for a couple minutes, to let juices redistribute within the meat before serving.

    For THICK chicken breasts: After 8-10 minutes, the bottom of the chicken breast should be nice and golden brown. After you flip the chicken over, set a timer for 8 minutes and check for internal temperature. I used thick breasts and they took 18 minutes total to fully cook.

    For THIN chicken breasts: Thin cutlet type chicken breasts will obviously cook a LOT faster than thicker ones (they may only take 3-4 minutes per side).

  4. Serve... and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Garlic Ginger Sesame Marinated Chicken
Amount Per Serving (1 piece)
Calories 230 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 72mg24%
Sodium 133mg6%
Potassium 464mg13%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 35IU1%
Vitamin C 3.5mg4%
Calcium 16mg2%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Garlic Ginger Sesame Marinated Chicken is delicious and easy to make! Chicken breasts are marinated in sauce, and cooked on a BBQ or indoor grill pan!

 

 

 

Baked Asian Chicken Wings

Baked Asian Chicken Wings are seasoned with spice rub, baked, then glazed with a sticky soy/Sriracha/sesame sauce before serving as an appetizer or main dish!Baked Asian Chicken Wings are seasoned with spice rub, baked, then glazed with a sticky soy/Sriracha/sesame sauce before serving!

Okay… seriously… these baked Asian chicken wings are wonderful! They have GREAT flavor, thanks to the spices used AND the delicious Asian-inspired sauce they are coated in. YUM!

I have loved traditional hot buffalo wings for a long time, but I’m telling you… sticky Asian wings are a force to be reckoned with! Chicken wings are seasoned, baked, then broiled for crispness, then coated in a yummy sauce, and served.  Believe it or not, baked Asian chicken wings are also very easy to make.  Here’s how to make these lip-smackin’ appetizers:

Make Spice Rub For The Baked Asian Chicken Wings

Mix the ingredients for the spice rub together in a small bowl. The ingredients in the spice rub are ground ginger, baking powder, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper. Set aside. See? Not too hard at all!

Spices are mixed to apply to chicken wings, before baking.

Prepare The Wings For Baking

Lay the chicken wing pieces on several layers of paper towel, and pat them dry. Place the dried chicken wings into a large mixing bowl (or freezer bag), and sprinkle with the dry spice rub. If you are doubling the recipe, make sure to do this step in two batches.

Toss the chicken several times until all the wings have been evenly coated on all sides with the spices.

Chicken wings are patted dry, then coated with dry rub spices before baking.

Cover a baking sheet with foil, and spray with a non-stick baking spray. Lay the seasoned chicken wings out on the foil, in a single layer, with a bit of space between each one.

Baked Asian Chicken Wings are then cooked (on the middle rack) in a preheated 400° F. oven. Bake the wings for 45-50 minutes, until they are nice and golden brown.

Baked Asian chicken wings are ready for the oven.

Prepare Sauce For The Baked Asian Chicken Wings

While the chicken wings are cooking, prepare the Asian-inspired sauce that will cover the wings, once they are done.

Whisk together soy sauce, dry sherry (or Japanese sweet rice wine/mirin), water, sesame seed oil, grated ginger, Sriracha sauce, minced garlic cloves, salt, pepper and cornstarch in a small bowl. Set the sauce aside, while you make a simple syrup.

Sauce is mixed to put on baked Asian chicken wings, after they finish cooking.

Make Simple Syrup For The Sauce

A few minutes before the wings are done, you will need to make a sticky simple syrup that will be added to the Asian sauce.  To do this, place water and sugar in a large skillet. Stir to combine.

Bring this mixture to a boil on medium heat, and once boiling, let it cook for one minute, stirring often. IMPORTANT: Make sure to only cook it for ONE minute, otherwise it might harden up!

Finishing The Asian Sauce

Once the syrup has cooked for one minute, immediately add the reserved Asian sauce into the skillet. Stir to combine, and cook this sauce on low heat for about 2 minutes, stirring often, until it has thickened.

Sticky syrup is cooked, then Asian sauce is added to skillet for chicken wings sauce.

Broil Wings After Baking, To Desired Crispness

As soon as the baked Asian chicken wings are done baking, turn on the broiler element for the oven. Move the chicken wings on the baking sheet up in oven until they are about 6-8 inches from the broiler.

Let the wings broil until they become crispy, but make sure to keep your eye on them so they won’t burn.  Turn the wings over and crisp up the other side under the broiler, then remove from oven. This step will only take a few minutes total! Remove from oven once done.

Prepare Baked Asian Chicken Wings For Serving

Place the baked and broiled chicken wings into a large bowl. Pour the warm Asian sauce over the top, then toss gently, to fully coat the wings with the sauce.

The photo on the left (below) is how the chicken looked after broiling. The pic on the right (below) is how the baked Asian chicken wings looked, once the yummy sauce had been added to coat them!

The wings come out of oven and are tossed in sauce to become Baked Asian Chicken Wings.

Now all that is left to do is to serve the wings!  Place the baked Asian chicken wings onto a serving platter, and sprinkle lightly with sesame seeds. You can also add some fresh cilantro (optional) if you want, for extra color!

The baked Asian chicken wings are served, garnished with sesame seeds.

That’s it! This recipe, as written below, will make a dozen YUMMY baked Asian chicken wings, but can be easily doubled!  We enjoyed these wings while watching the super bowl, along with a delicious batch of Buffalo Honey Hot Wings!

A green plate, with baked Asian chicken wings, is ready to serve and eat!

Hope you have an opportunity to make these delicious appetizers for a family get together, a party, or just a “lay on the couch in sweat pants and watch sports all afternoon” day. I really think you will enjoy these wings… they taste wonderful!

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Recipe Adapted From: http://carlsbadcravings.com/recipe/baked-sticky-general-tsos-chicken-wings/

Baked Asian Chicken Wings
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
55 mins
 
Baked Asian Chicken Wings are seasoned with spice rub, baked, then glazed with a sticky soy/Sriracha/sesame sauce before serving as an appetizer or main dish!
Category: Appetizers, Main Dish
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: baked Asian chicken wings
Servings: 24 wings
Calories Per Serving: 136 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 24 chicken wings , skin on, rinsed and patted dry
  • Sesame seeds, to garnish when serving wings
For Spice Rub:
  • 2 Tablespoons baking powder
  • 2 Tablespoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon (EACH) salt, garlic powder and onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
For Asian Sauce:
  • 1/3 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup dry sherry
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 Tablespoon sesame seed oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon Sriracha sauce (or Asian hot chili sauce) , can double amt. if you like the heat
  • Tablespoons ginger, freshly grated
  • 3 garlic cloves , minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • black pepper (a pinch)
  • 1 Tablespoon corn starch
For Sticky Simple Syrup
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons water
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400° F. Mix ingredients for spice rub in a small bowl, then set aside.

  2. Lay chicken wings on several layers of paper towels; pat them dry. Place wings into a large mixing bowl (or freezer bag), and sprinkle with spice rub. If you are doubling the recipe, make sure to do this step in two batches. Toss the chicken several times until all wings have been evenly coated on all sides.

  3. Cover a baking sheet with foil; spray with non-stick baking spray. Lay seasoned wings out on the foil, in a single layer, with space between each one. Bake at 400° F. on the middle rack in oven for 45-50 minutes, until nice and golden brown.

  4. While wings are cooking, prepare the Asian sauce that will cover the wings, once done. Whisk together soy sauce, dry sherry, water, sesame seed oil, grated ginger, Sriracha sauce, minced garlic cloves, salt, pepper and cornstarch in a small bowl. Set the sauce aside, while you make a simple syrup.

  5. A few minutes before wings are done, make a sticky simple syrup that will be added to the Asian sauce.  To do this, place water and sugar in a large skillet. Stir to combine. Bring this to a boil on medium heat; once boiling, let it cook for one minute, stirring often. IMPORTANT: Make sure to only cook it for ONE minute, otherwise it might harden up! Once it has cooked for one minute, immediately add the reserved Asian sauce. Stir to combine, and cook on low heat for about 2 minutes, stirring often, until it has thickened.

  6. As soon as the wings are done baking, turn on the broiler element for the oven. Move the chicken wings on the baking sheet up in oven until they are about 6-8 inches away from the broiler. Let the wings broil until they become crispy, but  keep your eye on them so they don't burn.  Turn the wings over and crisp up the other side under the broiler. This step will only take a few minutes total! Remove from oven, once done. 

  7. Place hot chicken wings into a large bowl. Pour warm Asian sauce over the top, then toss gently to fully coat the wings with sauce. Transfer wings onto a serving platter, and sprinkle lightly with sesame seeds. You can also add some fresh cilantro (optional) if you want, for extra color! Serve, and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Baked Asian Chicken Wings
Amount Per Serving (1 wing)
Calories 136 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 37mg12%
Sodium 260mg11%
Potassium 100mg3%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 80IU2%
Vitamin C 0.6mg1%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Baked Asian Chicken Wings are seasoned with spice rub, baked, then glazed with a sticky soy/Sriracha/sesame sauce before serving as an appetizer or main dish!