Archives for October 2017

October 19, 2017

Chicken Broccoli Alfredo

Chicken Broccoli Alfredo: chicken, broccoli and bacon spread with creamy Alfredo and served with pasta.

Chicken Broccoli Alfredo by A Teaspoon of Home

A simple twist to a classic meal.

Everyone loves chicken Alfredo! I mean seriously, chicken with the creamy Alfredo sauce is a major comfort food. I think it was the first meal I requested at a restaurant once I moved up from chicken nuggets.

Chicken Broccoli Alfredo by A Teaspoon of Home

Chicken broccoli Alfredo is a favorite meal at our house.  My kids love it! I decided to add broccoli to make sure my kids ate something healthy. Sometimes the only healthy they eat is if it’s hidden in their meal. So this is a major win.

Chicken Broccoli Alfredo by A Teaspoon of Home

Chicken Broccoli Alfredo

Rating: 51

Ingredients

  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1 lb chicken breast, boneless and skinless
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (8oz) bottle Alfredo
  • 8 oz pasta of your choice
  • 2 c cooked broccoli
  • 7 strips cooked bacon

Instructions

  1. Heat olive oil and garlic on medium-high heat in a large skillet. Season chicken breast with salt and pepper. Cook chicken breast on high heat for 2-4 minutes on each side, until browned, then remove from the heat and keep covered to continue cooking on its own. Cut chicken into slices.
  2. Add Alfredo to chicken and warm.
  3. Cook pasta according to instructions. Drain.
  4. Add cooked pasta, cooked bacon, cooked broccoli and mix everything in. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Top with sliced cooked chicken Alfredo sauce.
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Use any pasta you like.

Chicken Broccoli Alfredo by A Teaspoon of Home

Any type of pasta works with this dish but my kids love bow ties. You can add this dish to your menu and it is sure to be eaten by all. Add these delicious breadsticks to your dish.

Chicken Broccoli Alfredo by A Teaspoon of Home

October 18, 2017

Our Favorite Sugar Cookies

Our Favorite Sugar Cookies: Soft and delicious sugar cookies are the perfect way to celebrate any occasion or holiday.

Our Favorite Sugar Cookies by A Teaspoon of Home

Sugar Cookies are for any occasion.

There are a few traditions that we are sure to make happen around the holidays. Making our favorite sugar cookies is one of them. This recipe is soft and delicious and adjusts perfectly for every occasion.

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October 17, 2017

Chicken Mushroom Madeira

Chicken Mushroom Madeira: juicy chicken topped with a creamy mushroom sauce and melted cheese.

Chicken Mushroom Madeira by A Teaspoon of Home

The perfect copycat meal.

This is one of the recipes I’ve been seeing all over the internet. I thought I’d give it a try. It is labeled as a Cheesecake Factory Copycat version of their Chicken Madeira. I’ve had the real thing and get it just about every time I go. If I don’t order this I get their BBQ Chicken Salad.

Chicken Mushroom Madeira by A Teaspoon of Home

Chicken Mushroom Madeira has great flavor! The chicken is nice and juicy. The creamy mushroom sauce and melted cheese add to the perfect bite. It seriously is so good! I will definitely be making it again.

Chicken Mushroom Madeira

Ingredients

  • 2 large chicken breasts, halved lengthwise and pounded to 1/4" thickness
  • 1 lb asparagus, blanched
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 T butter
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 16 oz mushrooms, thickly sliced
  • 1 small yellow onion, finely diced
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 T fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 c white wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 c beef broth
  • 1/2 c heavy whipping cream
  • 1 c mozzarella cheese, shredded

Instructions

  1. Blanch asparagus: remove fibrous stems from asparagus by snapping them off. Fill a medium pot with 6 cups of water, bring to a boil and add 1 T salt. Add asparagus and boil uncovered until crisp tender and bright green (2-3 minutes then remove from hot water and set aside).
  2. Place a large oven safe, pan over medium/high heat and melt in 2 T butter and 1 T oil. Add sliced mushrooms and cook 5 minutes until soft. Stir in diced onion and cook 3 minutes. Add minced garlic cloves then season with 1/4 t salt, 1/4 t pepper and 2 T parsley. Cook another 2 minutes then remove mixture to a plate and wipe skillet clean with wet paper towel.
  3. Slice chicken breasts in half lengthwise and pound each cutlet between plastic wrap until no more than 1/4 inch thick. Season chicken all over with ½ tsp salt and ¼ tsp black pepper. Place same pan over medium/high heat and add 2 Tbsp butter and 1 Tbsp oil. When butter is finished foaming, add chicken breasts and sauté 3 to 4 min per side or until golden and cooked through. Remove chicken from pan to the same plate with mushrooms.
  4. In the same pan, add 1½ cups Madeira and boil until reduced by half (5 minutes vigorous boiling), scraping the bottom of the pan to deglaze. Add 1½ cups beef broth and boil until ? cup liquid remains or about ¼ of it's original volume (10 min). Reduce heat to medium, add ½ cup cream and simmer until sauce thickens (2 min). Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Return chicken to the pan, turning it to coat in the sauce. Top with mushrooms, asparagus and sprinkle with 1 cup of mozzarella cheese over the top. Broil 3-4 minutes or until cheese is melted. Remove from oven, garnish with fresh parsley.
  6. Similar Recipe: Natasha's Kitchen
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Pair it with some mashed potatoes.

Chicken Mushroom Madeira by A Teaspoon of Home

The recipe is quite simple just a little time consuming to make. However when you are finished, you have the entire dinner complete. I love making these simple Prepare Ahead Holiday Mashed Potatoes. They are the best because I can literally make them the night before, refrigerate and bake them the next day for dinner. It’s the perfect side for this delicious meal.

So give it a try! This chicken mushroom madeira will get five stars at your table. You will love the results.

Chicken Mushroom Madeira by A Teaspoon of Home

October 16, 2017

Fresh Tomato Basil Soup

Fresh Tomato Basil Soup: garden fresh tomato basil soup topped with parmesan cheese.

Fresh Tomato Basil Soup by A Teaspoon of Home

Tomato Basil Soup is perfect with grilled cheese.

There is nothing better than a bowl full of warm tomato soup on a chilly day. This fresh tomato basil soup is my go to recipe when I am feeling under the weather. It is the best comfort food and always tastes great with grilled cheese sandwiches.

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October 13, 2017

Friday Faves: FIVE years of loving you

Friday Faves: FIVE years of loving you

A Teaspoon of Home

Five years ago today my life changed forever! You know how you dream of finding the perfect fit for you? The person who makes you feel more beautiful than you ever thought possible. The one who believes in you when you can’t believe in yourself? Your one and only, your absolute best friend. Well five years ago, I married that man!

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