June 13, 2017

Teriyaki Chicken Bacon Skewers

Teriyaki Chicken Bacon Skewers: grill your skewer dinner of chicken wrapped in bacon with a side of pineapple to make a fresh summer meal.

Summer brings lots of adventures and cooking shouldn’t be one of them! We love using the grill to make dinners and there are many different variations to make unique meals all summer long. One of our very favorites are Teryaki chicken bacon skewers. They are such a simple combination leave you full and satisfied.

I love how quick they are to make and how many compliments I receive when I make them. They are the perfect thing for any summer gathering and will disappear faster than you can grill them.

Teriyaki Chicken Bacon Skewers

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces bacon
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken tenders
  • 1 (16 oz) can pineapple chunks
  • Teriyaki sauce
  • 1/2 c sugar
  • 1/2 c soy sauce
  • 1/4 c cider vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 t ground ginger
  • 1/4 t black pepper
  • 1 T cornstarch
  • 1 T water

Instructions

  1. Make teriyaki marinade.
  2. Combine sugar, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, and black pepper in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat.
  3. While the soy sauce mixture is heating, whisk together cornstarch and cold water. When soy mixture comes to a full boil, whisk cornstarch mixture into the soy mixture until sauce becomes thickened and clear. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  4. Cut bacon strips in half. Cut the chicken tenders into equal pieces.
  5. Drain the pineapple and set aside.
  6. Set up work station with kabob skewers, chicken, bacon, and pineapple.
  7. Have a tupperware ready to place skewers in to marinade.
  8. Wrap a piece of bacon around a piece of chicken and secure with skewer. Add pineapple and repeat until skewer is full.
  9. Cover skewers with teriyaki sauce and marinade for 4-6 hours.
  10. Cook on grill over medium heat for 7 minutes each side.
  11. To cook in the oven, preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with foil and bake 10 minutes on each side.
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Don’t let summer pass without making these! You won’t be sorry!

Chicken Teriyaki Bacon Skewers by A Teaspoon of Home

April 10, 2017

Hidden Agenda Meals

Hidden Agenda Meals: bruschetta chicken pasta salad, roasted lemon garlic parmesan asparagus and oatmeal chocolate chip coconut cookies.

Hidden Agenda Meals by A Teaspoon of Home

I never thought I’d be sneaky in preparing meals but now that I’m a mom I have to be smart in my preparations. Getting my family to eat healthy is a priority but sometimes takes some creativity. I’ll add fresh ingredients into dishes or make substitutions to create a healthier option to a regular meal.

This bruschetta chicken pasta salad is one that I love to make. I can toss in fresh tomatoes and spinach and my children don’t make a fuss. It’s part of the meal, not an extra meal item made to keep them healthy. Plus the recipe is so simple, an easy throw together meal!

I love finding easy side dishes. I grew up with the mindset that a meal isn’t complete unless it contains food from every food group. Vegetables are the hardest to vary in the dinner planning arena. But this simple roasted lemon garlic parmesan asparagus will be something you make over and over again.

Growing up I had one cookie recipe that I made all of the time! Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. They were delicious in every way, especially the dough. It was a treat that everyone in my family loved and I was always willing to make them.

Little did anyone know that I had a hidden agenda behind making them though. My mom was amazing and had a little breakfast schedule each weekday. Cold cereal, eggs, oatmeal, pancakes, etc. I ate most breakfasts but I strongly disliked eating oatmeal. So anytime I could make a batch of oatmeal chocolate chip cookies I’d take it. The cookies took up 4 cups of my moms morning meal and the more cookies I made the less oatmeal I would have to eat.

Whatever your agenda, this meal will make everyone happy!

Hidden Agenda Meals by A Teaspoon of Home

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Menu:

Bruschetta Chicken Pasta Salad

Roasted Lemon Garlic Parmesan Asparagus

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookies

April 7, 2017

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookies

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookies: A classic cookie with a sweet coconut twist.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookies by A Teaspoon of Home

Growing up I had one cookie recipe that I made all of the time! Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. They were delicious in every way, especially the dough. It was a treat that everyone in my family loved and I was always willing to make them.

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April 6, 2017

Roasted Lemon Garlic Parmesan Asparagus

Roasted Lemon Garlic Parmesan Asparagus: A simple side dish that will keep you making it over and over again.

Roasted Lemon Garlic Parmesan Asparagus by a Teaspoon of Home

I love finding easy side dishes. I grew up with the mindset that a meal isn’t complete unless it contains food from every food group. Vegetables are the hardest to vary in the dinner planning arena. But this simple roasted lemon garlic parmesan asparagus will be something you make over and over again.

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April 3, 2017

Bruschetta Chicken Pasta Salad

Bruschetta Chicken Pasta Salad: the ultimate Italian dish of fresh tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, chicken and noodles.

Bruschetta Chicken Pasta Salad by A Teaspoon of Home

I love simple dinners and this basic bruschetta chicken pasta salad is one of my favorites. The flavors are explosive and the dinner so basic. It will leave everyone wanting more!

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