Our recent “Quick and Easy” recipe contest garnered a wide variety of speedy and delicious entries. From main dishes, to sides and even desserts. The winning recipe from “DFrosty41” is an effortless meal with a few carefully selected ingredients and little prep and clean-up time. Hurry to the store, because you will want to try this “Speedy African Peanut Chicken!”
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Last week we held a recipe contest celebrating “dark meat” chicken – specifically legs and thighs. These rich and flavorful cuts of chicken are not only delicious, but also budget-friendly! Be sure to check out the gallery of entries in the “Best Chicken Legs or Thighs Recipe Ever” contest for mealtime ideas.
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This week, we are looking for the best chicken recipes that specifically use the “dark meat” in our “Best Chicken Legs or Thighs” Recipe Contest. These cuts of chicken are full of flavor and tend to be a little less expensive at checkout. What more could you ask for!
While you are working on your contest entries, I decided to assemble a few of my favorite ways to prepare chicken thighs at mealtime. Pick your favorite for dinner this week!
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This weekend, don’t make reservations, make a restaurant-style recipe at home!
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The winning dish in our “Best Chicken Breast Recipe Ever” contest is a fresh and healthy meal with a flavorful international twist! Congratulations to “egadsby2″ for her creative “Chicken Bulgogi Lettuce Wraps with Asian Pear-Cucumber Salsa.” These low carb wraps are bright and colorful with a satisfying crunch.
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We are always on the lookout for new and exciting ways to prepare chicken breast for dinner. This lean protein is incredibly versatile and always a crowd pleaser! Today I have assembled 10 of my favorite ways to enjoy chicken breast at mealtime. Pick your favorite or share your best recipes with all of us by entering the “Best Chicken Breast Recipe Ever” contest!
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Last week, Better Recipes put out the call for the “Best Italian Recipe Ever” and once again, our readers did not disappoint! I traveled to Italy back in October and I fell in love with the cuisine all over again. Especially the rustic, family style dishes made with simple, beautiful ingredients. The winning recipe from our Italian contest showcases olives, lemons, tomatoes and basil.
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Football season is underway and you know what that means…Game Day Foods! This ooey gooey cheesy dip earned top honors in our recent “Game Day” recipe contest. If you love chicken enchiladas, wait until you try this Chile Chicken Enchilada Dip!
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I am always on the lookout for new ways to prepare chicken for dinner. Easy recipes using seasonal ingredients are a must! That’s why I love this recipe for Roasted Peach Chicken. It’s perfect with a fresh garden salad and a glass of iced tea!
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Tomorrow is National Noodle Day! In honor of this “food holiday” I received this special delivery yesterday…
Believe it or not, that is a unique piece of wall art featuring the Better Recipes logo made entirely out of noodles! How cool is that?!
It was sent over as an official invitation for the Better Recipes readers to join P.F. Chang’s celebrate National Noodle Day with a Twitter party. Tonight from 8-10 EST you can join @PFChangs and follow the hash tag #noodlenight for a chance to win prizes and get the Noodle Day celebration started right. They are launching a new line of noodle entrees to the P.F. Chang’s Home Menu including: Garlic Chicken with Dan Dan Noodles, Pepper Steak with Chow Fun Noodles, Grilled Chicken Teriyaki with Lo Mein Noodles, Firecracker Shrimp with Yakisoba Noodles. You can even enter to win one of their VIP noodle tasting kits, chef-quality skillets to prepare your meal, and a grand prize trip for two to spice up your weekend in Las Vegas! Check out their facebook page for more info.
I decided to kick off National Noodle Day with this fast and flavorful recipe for “Five-Spice Chicken with Shiitake Mushrooms and Lo Mein Noodles.” Chinese 5-Spice powder is an aromatic blend of ground cinnamon, cloves, Szechuan pepper, star anise and fennel. If you are looking for a flavor punch without using a lot of ingredients, definitely keep a jar of 5-spice on hand. It pairs perfectly with chicken as well as the earthy flavors of mushrooms. Serve over lo mein noodles and garnish with sesame seeds!
By the way, don’t forget to enter the blog giveaway this week for a chance to win the amazing Wok Set and accessories! Simply follow this link and leave a comment to win!
1 box Chinese Lo Mein noodles
1 pound thinly sliced chicken cutlets
2 teaspoons Chinese five-spice powder
3/4 pound shiitake mushrooms
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon Sesame oil
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
Prepare Lo Mein noodles according to package directions. While the noodles are cooking, prepare the chicken.
Sprinkle both sides of the chicken cutlets with the five-spice powder, rubbing it in well. Trim and slice the mushrooms.
Heat 3 tablespoons of the oil in a large frying pan. Add the chicken and cook over medium-high heat until browned and cooked through, about 1 1/2 minutes per side. Remove to a plate, leaving the drippings in the pan.
Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil in the pan. Add the mushrooms and cook over medium-high heat, stirring, until lightly browned and quite tender, about 3 minutes.
Add 2/3 cup water and the soy sauce to the pan. Boil, uncovered, until the sauce is slightly reduced, 1 to 2 minutes. Return the chicken to the pan and heat through.
Toss noodles with sesame oil. Serve chicken over noodles and garnish with sesame seeds. Serves 4.