Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Southwest Egg Rolls

Saw this Recipe on {Sisters Stuff} and I've had the appetizer at Chilis and really liked it, so I gave it a try.  They are REALLY good and REALLY easy!  I like them better than Chilis, because they actually seem healthy, too. :)

Southwest Egg Rolls
1 chicken breast
1/2 red bell pepper, minced
2 tsp dry minced onion
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 can corn, drained
1 small can green chilis
1/2 tbsp parsley
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp salt
dash cayenne pepper
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Cook and dice chicken.  Mix all ingredients except cheese and tortillas in a large bowl.  Saute in frying pan until warm.  Move back into bowl and stir in cheese.  Warm tortillas.  Place 1/2 - 1 cup of mixture in each tortilla.  Fold well so mixture can't escape.  Place in panini or George Forman grill and toast.  Serve with this sauce:

1 avacado
1 cup ranch
1 tsp minced onion
salt and pepper

Mash or blend all ingredients together.


Monday, May 24, 2010

Chicken Coconut Curry

Ok, so I'm a huge fan of indian food, and I saw this recipe on {My Kitchen Cafe} and HAD to try it. 
It. Is. Divine!!
  So flavorful, but not too hot and spicy.  The coconut calms the heat down.  My son even likes it!!

Chicken Coconut Curry

2 lbs ckicken breasts, cut in 1/2" cubes
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 1/2 tbsp vegetable oil
2 tbsp curry
1 1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 onion, thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 sweet potato, cut in 1/2" chunks
1 can coconut milk
1 can stewed tomatoes
1 can tomato sauce
6 tbsp sugar
Jasmine rice, cooked

Season chicken with walt and pepper.  Heat oil, curry, and paprika in a large skillet over med-low head for 2 minutes, or until it's fragrant.  Do not let it burn.  Turn heat to medium and add onions and garlic.  Cook 10 minutes, until onions are clear.  Add chicken and toss to coat.  Cook 7-10 minutes (I actually just put the chicken in with the onions and garlic to save time)  Add potatoes, coconut milk, tomatoes, tomato sauce, and sugar.  Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally for 30 - 40 minutes - until sauce thickens.  Serve over rice.  Garnish with cilantro.

You'll love it!