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Super Crispy Chicken Tenders

Crispy Chicken Tenders marinaded in buttermilk then fried (or oven baked!) golden brown are juicy and flavorful with southern seasonings. Truly crispy fried chicken tenders are a dinnertime staple you’re whole family will love.

Super Crispy Chicken Tenders

The Best Ever Chicken Tender Recipe

I literally cracked a secret code in making chicken tenders crispy, juicy and flavorful. These Homemade Chicken Tenders are soaked in buttermilk and fried crisp are super flavorful, moist and extra crispy on the outside. Plus with spices like the kinds you’d get at KFC they are perfect for replacing fast food cravings and even game day parties. Plus I have directions for an oven baked version too, so there can be no feeling guilty about indulging in this awesome chicken fingers recipe.

The addition of the KFC spices that I use in my potato wedges recipe takes these chicken fingers over the top. KFC always said their chicken was finger licking good, you will want to because this chicken, like my Ultimate Fried Chicken Recipe (oooh, or my Oven Fried Chicken) is that good.

Super Crispy Chicken Tenders

They’re golden brown fried chicken tenders made with either chicken breasts (make sure you use skinless chicken breasts) that you can slice into thinner chicken strips or you can use chicken tenderloin pieces and skip an extra step in the preparation.

If you’re using a chicken breast you will cut it along it’s long side to make chicken strips the right length for these chicken tenders. If you cut the chicken strips the shorter way they’ll be about 2-3 inches long and be closer to the size of an average fish stick.

How to keep Chicken Tenders Crispy once fried:

Once fried you can keep the chicken tenders crispy on a baking sheet or a cookie sheet in a low oven at 250 degrees while you finish frying the remaining chicken tenders or keep them warm until your even starts.

The low temperature will ensure the chicken fingers stay juicy too, it isn’t hot enough to dry them out unless you leave them in there for hours. Do not cover the chicken though as it will create steam which will ruin the texture of the crispy chicken.

Super Crispy Chicken Tenders

With the big game coming up we are looking for fun finger foods and chicken tenders are the perfect finger food. If you’re looking for more game day food look no further!

Dipping Sauces for Chicken Tenders

  • Honey Mustard
  • Ranch
  • Chick Fil A Sauce
  • Buffalo Sauce
  • Fry Sauce

Super Crispy Chicken TendersWhy Marinate in Buttermilk?

The buttermilk acts as a tenderizer which makes the chicken juicy. Even just a half an hour soak will help with flavor and it also acts as a binding agent for the first coat of seasoned flour.

Even if the chicken tenders are going to be oven baked they should still be marinaded in buttermilk before baking.

Panko Breadcrumbs and Regular Breadcrumbs

If you would like to use panko breadcrumbs or regular breadcrumbs in this recipe to add more of a texture or crunch, like in a tempura recipe, you will have to reduce the flour to make up for the additional coating. Using breadcrumbs also allows you to bake this recipe instead of frying it (see baked chicken tenders recipe below).

If you fry the recipe with the use of the panko be aware the fat content (and saturated fat) of the recipe may be slightly higher as breadcrumbs tend to absorb more total fat than a flour based coating. Serve this meal up with some roasted vegetables for some additional dietary fiber to make up for it!

Super Crispy Chicken Tenders

Oven Baked Chicken Tenders (Healthy Chicken Tenders)
After the buttermilk marinade add the spices to panko crumbs or breadcrumbs instead of flour.
Dredge the chicken from the buttermilk into the breadcrumbs then add to a baking sheet coated with cooking spray.
Brush with just 2 tablespoons of melted butter or spray with cooking spray (melted butter will give better flavor).
Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes.

Super Crispy Chicken Tenders

Super Crispy Chicken Tenders

Crispy Chicken Tenders marinaded in buttermilk then fried (or oven baked!) golden brown are juicy and flavorful with southern seasonings. Truly crispy fried chicken tenders are a dinnertime staple you’re whole family will love.
Prep Time 40 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 16 Servings
Calories 138 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 4 chicken breasts boneless skinless
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • canola oil for frying

Instructions
 

  • Cut the chicken breasts into four tenders each and soak them in a bowl with the buttermilk and hot sauce for 30 minutes.
  • Add the eggs to one bowl and the flour and spices to a second bowl.
  • Dip each piece of chicken from the buttermilk bowl to the flour mixture.
  • Dip it into the eggs then back into the flour mixture.
  • Shake excess flour gently off and put the chicken onto a baking sheet.
  • Repeat with all the pieces.
  • Heat the oil (three inches deep) in a dutch oven on medium high heat to 350 degrees.
  • Fry the chicken in small batches for 5-7 minutes or until golden brown.

Notes

click on times in the instructions to start a kitchen timer while cooking.
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Amazing Honey Garlic Chicken Wings Recipe

Honey Garlic Chicken Wings are perfectly sweet and savory at the same time! Better than take-out, try this dish for a finger-licking good meal! Everything you’d ever want in a chicken wing, plus they’re baked, not fried!

Amazing Honey Garlic Chicken Wings Recipe

They are my guilty pleasure! They are flavorful, fun to eat, and they make for a good appetizer, just like Crispy Potato Wedges, BLT Potato Salad, and Pear Salad! Serve this dish along with these other recipes and you get yourself a nice quick meal!

This Honey Garlic Chicken Wings recipe requires no frying, unlike other recipes. In this recipe, the chicken wings are seasoned and baked to perfection, then, tossed in a sweet and savory sauce.

 

What comes out are tender pieces that are moist on the inside and perfectly caramelized and sticky on the outside. They make for a great finger food which you can snack on or turn into a complete meal by pairing with carbs and fiber.

Amazing Honey Garlic Chicken Wings Recipe

Unlike breasts, this part of the chicken is easier to cook as it dries out much slower. Also, though the breasts have fewer calories, the wings have more flavor, thanks to the fat content. A piece has roughly around 43 calories, with 36% attributed to fat.

Aside from that, it contains zero carbs and the rest of the calories are attributed to protein.

How to make honey garlic sauce:

This is quite easy! All you need to do is combine all the sauce ingredients in a pan. Allow the mixture to boil and then, let it simmer steadily over lower heat for about 10 minutes until it thickens.

Remove it from the heat when it starts to coat the back of a spoon. Set it aside until later use.

How to make honey garlic chicken wings

Amazing Honey Garlic Chicken Wings Recipe Amazing Honey Garlic Chicken Wings Recipe

  • Prep the oven: Preheat it to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. The high temperature is needed to crisp up the chicken.
  • Season: Get the wings and pat them dry completely. Season them with the spices and seasonings listed in the
  • recipe card below, then, brush them with olive oil.
  • Bake: Bake them for about 35 minutes, turning them at the 20th-minute mark to cook evenly on both sides.
  • Toss: Prepare the sauce and toss each piece in it until fully coated.
  • Bake again: Put them in the oven again for 10 minutes, turning at the 5th-minute mark to cook evenly on both sides.
  • Serve: Allow the dish to cool, tossing from time to time to coat each piece with the sauce that starts to thicken as it cools. Then, serve with your favorite dip.

How long to bake honey garlic chicken wings?
This recipe prescribes that the oven be set at 425 degrees Fahrenheit and baking will take roughly around 25 to 30 minutes. The skin will crisp up in this setting.

 

But if you want to bake with a sauce, then, you can lower the temperature to 350- or 375-degrees Fahrenheit. In these settings, the baking will be longer at around 50 to 70 minutes.

Amazing Honey Garlic Chicken Wings Recipe

Recipe tips:

Amazing Honey Garlic Chicken Wings Recipe

  • When reheating, simply bake them again using the original recipe settings. The only requirement is that the thickest part of the meat must reach 165 degrees Fahrenheit for it to be safe for consumption. If you are reheating frozen ones, thaw them first and allow them to rest at room temperature for about 15 minutes before baking again.
  • Serve them with oven-roasted sweet potato fries, mashed potatoes, or brown sugar roasted carrots for a complete meal.
  • If you want the skin to crisp up when you make this dish, make sure to dry the pieces. Aside from patting them dry and salting them, refrigerate the meat overnight in the fridge to further allow any moisture to dissipate.
Amazing Honey Garlic Chicken Wings Recipe

Honey Garlic Chicken Wings

Honey Garlic Chicken Wings are perfectly sweet and savory at the same time! Better than take-out, try this dish for a finger-licking good meal! Everything you’d ever want in a chicken wing, plus they’re baked, not fried!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Dinner
Servings 6 Servings of 5 Wings
Calories 710 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 30 chicken wings
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Rub:

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Honey Garlic Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons Mirin
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes optional
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

Garnish:

  • Sesame seeds

Instructions
 

Wings:

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Pat dry wings with paper towels until completely dry.
  • Combine all the rub ingredients in a large bowl, add the wings and toss to combine. Brush with olive oil.
  • Line a baking sheet with foil and then place parchment paper on top, arrange chicken wings in one layer, if needed use two baking sheets. Bake for 35 minutes turning at 20 minutes on the other side.

Sauce:

  • In the meantime, combine sauce ingredients in a small pan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for about 10 minutes or until slightly thickened and sauce coats the back of a spoon.

Combine Wings with the Sauce:

  • Take wings from the oven, toss with sauce and return to the oven for another 10 minutes, turning after 5 minutes on the other side.
  • Broil for a few minutes.
  • Allow cooling for 10 minutes. As the sauce cools, it thickens. Stir the wings every few minutes to coat in the sauce as it thickens.
  • Serve the wings with your favorite dipping sauce and garnished with sesame seeds.
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Lasagna Roll Ups Recipe

Lasagna Roll Ups combine the best of classic Lasagna but are much easier to serve, bake faster and can be enjoyed right away – no resting time required! Rolled lasagna noodles are filled with a flavorful spinach and ricotta mixture and baked with a quick homemade meat sauce.

Lasagna Roll Ups Recipe

We love comforting pasta dishes like Chicken Tetrazzini, traditional Spaghetti and Meatballs and Mom’s Chicken Alfredo. These are among the most requested meals in our family. Try this Lasagna Roll-Ups recipe and you will make it over and over.

Lasagna Roll-Ups:

We love lasagna in all forms including Skillet Lasagna, make-ahead Slow Cooker Lasagna, and of course Classic Lasagna. These Lasagna Roll-ups are beefy, saucy, cheesy and definitely satisfy the craving for lasagna, but they are way easier to serve. No more messy lasagna squares sliding apart as you struggle to remove them from the pan.

Lasagna Roll Ups Recipe

The Ultimate Cheese Sauce:

We make a 3-cheese sauce with ricotta cheese, shredded mozzarella, and parmesan cheese. Once the sauce is baked, it tastes almost like an alfredo sauce – rich, creamy, and cheesy.

Beefy Lasagna Meat Sauce:

The best meat sauce for lasagna is essentially a ragu – a meat sauce with ground beef, onion, seasonings, and marinara. We don’t skimp on the meat and use a full pound of ground beef which makes this lasagna supremely satisfying. You can use homemade marinara or your favorite store-bought marinara.

Lasagna Roll Ups Recipe

Can I Substitute the Ground Beef?
You can swap out the ground beef for Italian sausage or use ground turkey or ground chicken if you want a leaner lasagna.

How to Make Lasagna Rolls:
The process here is simple and you have all the elements of a classic lasagna but they are rolled rather than layered. This results in 12 perfectly portioned servings of lasagna. It’s brilliant for parties! The process for lasagna rolls is simple:

Cook the noodles
Make the meat sauce and spread 1/2 cup in a 9×13 casserole
Make the cheese sauce
Spread cheese sauce and meat sauce on each noodle.
Roll up noodles, transfer to the casserole dish, spread with remaining meat sauce and mozzarella, then cover and bake.

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Tips for Assembling Lasagna Roll-Ups

Cook 2-3 extra noodles as some may break while boiling.
Cook noodles according to package instructions in salted water until al-dente (do not over-cook). We use about 3 Tbsp salt for a large soup pot of water.
Drain cooked noodles then cover them with cold water until ready to use so they don’t stick together.
To contain the mess, arrange the noodles 6 at a time on a rimmed non-stick baking sheet (keeping remaining noodles in cold water until ready to use).

Lasagna Roll Ups Recipe

Lasagna Roll Ups Recipe

Lasagna Roll Ups Recipe

Lasagna Roll Ups combine the best of classic Lasagna but are much easier to serve, bake faster and can be enjoyed right away – no resting time required! Rolled lasagna noodles are filled with a flavorful spinach and ricotta mixture and baked with a quick homemade meat sauce.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 42 mins
Total Time 1 hr 12 mins
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 12 lasagna roll ups
Calories 333 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 12 lasagna noodles cooked to package instructions
  • 24 oz marinara sauce
  • 16 oz ground beef 85% lean
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper or to taste
  • 1 tsp sea salt or to taste for red sauce
  • 15 oz ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese shredded
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup parsley chopped plus more to garnish
  • 3 cups mozzarella cheese shredded divided

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375˚F. Cook noodles in a large pot of salted water according to package instructions then drain and fill pot with cold water to stop the cooking process and keep noodles from sticking together.
  • In a deep pan or dutch oven, over medium-high heat, cook ground beef until no longer pink, breaking up with a spatula (2 min). Add onion and cook until softened (3 minutes). Add garlic, 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepper and 1/2 tsp oregano and sautee another minute. Add marinara, bring to a simmer and turn off the heat. Spread 1/2 cup meat sauce over the bottom of a casserole dish
  • In a large bowl, stir together: ricotta, 1 egg, 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese and 1/4 cup parsley.
  • To contain messiness, arrange noodles over a large baking sheet in a single layer. Spread 1/4 cup (1 scant ice cream scoop) of cheese mixture over the top of each noodle. Add a heaping Tbsp of meat sauce in a strip down the center of the noodle. Roll noodles up and arrange in the prepared casserole dish.
  • Spread remaining meat sauce over the tops of roll-ups and sprinkle on the remaining 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese. Cover with foil, making sure foil isn't touching cheese (if your pan is on the shallow side, you can put toothpicks into rolls to keep the foil away from cheese.
  • Bake covered at 375˚F for 40 minutes. Remove foil and broil another 2-3 minutes or until cheese is lightly golden. Garnish with parsley to serve.
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Perfectly Seared Pan Scallops

Learn how to make Seared Scallops with a perfectly golden brown crust, just like at the restaurants! They’re incredibly simple to make at home and much cheaper than dining out.

Perfectly Seared Pan Scallops

Learn how to make perfectly seared scallops with this easy recipe! You only need 5 simple ingredients to make this impressive recipe. Follow this foolproof method for perfectly seared scallops to nail the technique.

How to cook Scallops

Scallops are one of those things that are SO simple to cook, and yet, so simple to screw up. I have to admit I botched a few batches myself back in the day (it was like eating rubber!), but with their hefty price tag, I quickly made it my mission to learn the key to a perfectly seared scallop. And by perfect, I mean a scallop with a flavorful crust and an interior so tender it basically melts in your mouth. That’s perfection!The good thing about this whole post is that perfectly seared scallops are easy as 1-2-3. I totally was going to type “easy as pie”, but ya know, these little guys are so much easier than that whole situation.

Perfectly Seared Pan Scallops

The first thing you want to do is make sure you have good quality scallops. I know they’re pricey, but I think that if you’re going to put in the effort – especially with seafood – freshness and quality are always key. So get the best you can.

Once you’ve selected your scallops, all you need to do is pat them dry, sprinkle them well with salt and pepper (freshly grated is always the best!), and toss them in a buttered hot skillet.

Perfectly Seared Pan Scallops

Now! Here’s where you need to pay attention – do not over cook these babies! I repeat: DO NOT OVERCOOK. Pardon the yelling; but that part is so crucial!!!

Perfectly Seared Pan Scallops

Perfectly Seared Pan Scallops

Oh, and serve these sensational scallops right away!!! They shouldn’t wait more than a few minutes before entering a mouth. And just a heads up – they always taste best fresh from the skillet, so I’d suggest stealing one or two straight from the pan before serving.

Perfectly Seared Pan Scallops

Learn how to make Seared Scallops with a perfectly golden brown crust, just like at the restaurants! They’re incredibly simple to make at home and much cheaper than dining out.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer, Dinner
Cuisine Seafood
Servings 4 Servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound sea scallops patted dry
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Freshly ground sea salt
  • Lemon for squeezing optional

Instructions
 

  • Remove tiny side muscle from the scallops if they have them, then rinse with cold water and pat dry with a paper towel.
  • Add the butter and oil to a large saute pan over high heat.
  • Generously salt and pepper the scallops. Once the butter/oil combo begins to smoke, gently add the scallops, making sure they are not touching. Sear scallops for 1 1/2 minutes on each side - not touching them at all while they're searing. The scallops should have a nice golden crust on each side and be translucent in the center. Serve right away!!!
Keyword scallops, seared scallops
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Sweet and Spicy Asian Noodles

These Sweet and Spicy Noodles are a Thai inspired fast, easy weeknight dinner that can be ready and on the table in just 20 minutes!It’s the best quick noodle bowl.

Sweet and Spicy Asian Noodles

How about a dinner that is super easy, super quick AND will leave you wanting to lick the pan clean? You’ve got to try these Sweet & Spicy Asian Noodles! I love any dinner that incorporates veggies and still has the kids gobbling it up! This is so versatile, you can just add so many different veggies that you either A. know your family will love or B. that you want to get them to eat so you add them to this super amazing sauce.

I’m not usually much into noodles, but I really loved this meal. I think the sauce won me over plus I packed it full of zucchini which I happen to love.

Sweet and Spicy Asian Noodles

Sweet and Spicy Asian Noodles

I also love things like this that have the competing flavors that offset each other so well. If this was just spicy or just sweet there’s not way it would work (isn’t there a commercial about that?). Anyway, I just love the pineapple juice/Sriracha combo. I’m going to be putting this idea to work on some other dishes as well.

The longest part of this recipe is waiting for the water to boil to cook the noodles. Then it’s just heating some oil in a pan, tossing in your sauce to give the garlic a quick cook, and then adding your cooked noodles and then the cilantro, peanuts, green onions, and carrots. You could also add a protein like chicken or shrimp!

Sweet and Spicy Asian Noodles

 

I usually gauge how good a meal is by how long the leftovers last. When my husband said they don’t last past breakfast the next day, I knew they were really freakin’ good. These are right up there with our 15 minute Garlic Fried Noodles and now that I know my family has a deep love for Sriracha like her parents, we’ll definitely be making these noodles on the regular. I’m sure it’ll be on my list this week as I get back home and back into the regular routine!

Sweet and Spicy Noodles

These Sweet and Spicy Noodles are a Thai inspired fast, easy weeknight dinner that can be ready and on the table in just 20 minutes!It’s the best quick noodle bowl.
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 16 oz linguine rice noodles or regular pasta
  • 3 tablespoons hoisin
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons chili garlic sauce
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 1/8 - 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes to taste
  • 2 cups shredded carrots approximately 2 large
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons green onion chopped
  • 1/4 cup sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1 cup roasted salted peanuts
  • Sriracha to taste

Instructions
 

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook noodles until al dente, approximately 6 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, prep your veggies / garnishes. In a small bowl mix soy sauce, hoisin, honey, chili garlic paste, garlic, and red pepper flakes.
  • A couple of minutes before the noodles are done, in a large saute pan, heat sesame oil over medium heat and add sauce and stir, cooking garlic.
  • When noodles are done, drain and add immediately to pan with sauce and stir until the noodles are well coated.
  • Top with carrots, peanuts, cilantro, green onion, and Sriracha. Mix and serve!
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Steamed Dumplings Recipe

Delicious Chinese dumplings steamed at home. Just like you would find at dim sum!

Steamed Dumplings Recipe

Steamed Dumplings – The tastiest morsels of pork and shrimp steamed in a bamboo steamer. Learn how to make the best Chinese dumplings just like Chinatown!

PERFECT STEAMED DUMPLINGS

There is no secret that I love not only steamed dumplings, but all kinds of dumplings—such as potstickers, pork and leeks dumplings, pan-fried dumplings, or xiao long bao.

Steamed Dumplings Recipe

HOW TO MAKE STEAMED DUMPLINGS

Making dumplings is really not so hard and you can get all the ingredients from regular stores: dumpling wrappers, ground pork, etc.

To me, the slightly difficult part is the folding or pleating of dumplings, an easy skill that just requires some practices and training.

Steamed Dumplings Recipe

 

If you are new to making homemade dumplings, you can just fold the dumplings into half moon shape. Soon enough, you will become more comfortable with the folding.

Don’t forget, practice makes perfect for folding these dumplings.

THE BEST FILLING FOR STEAMED DUMPLINGS

I love my dumplings filled with ground pork and some shrimp. If you don’t eat shrimp, you can always make the dumplings with ground pork only.

Steamed Dumplings Recipe

Most Chinese dumplings are made with pork only, but since I love shrimp, I added some shrimp. However, not everyone eats shrimp dumplings so feel free to add the protein of your choice!

HOW TO TELL WHEN DUMPLINGS ARE FINISHED?

If you need a way to test if your dumplings are done, run a toothpick through one. If it comes out clean, your healthy dumplings are ready to be eaten!

Steamed Dumplings Recipe

Do try out my Asian dumpling recipe. These dumplings make a great and refreshing lunch or afternoon snack, especially with Chinese tea. Enjoy!

Steamed Dumplings Recipe

STEAMED DUMPLINGS RECIPE

Delicious Chinese dumplings steamed at home. Just like you would find at dim sum!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine Asian
Servings 6 people
Calories 332 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 8-10 medium-sized shrimp peeled, deveined, and cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 1 stalk scallion finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Shaoxing wine or sherry (optional)
  • 3 dashes white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 inch ginger peeled and grated
  • 1/4 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 pack pot sticker/ dumpling wrappers

Instructions
 

  • Combine the ground pork, shrimp, chopped scallions, ginger, and all the seasonings together. Mix well and set aside.
  • To make dumplings, place a small spoonful of the filling in the center of a wrapper. Dab a little water with your finger and circle around the edge of the skin, and then fold and pleat the dumpling accordingly. Repeat the same for the rest. (Please refer to this video to learn how to fold/pleat dumplings.
  • Arrange the dumplings in a bamboo steamer (lined with parchment paper at the bottom) and steam for 8-10 minutes. Serve immediately with black vinegar dipping sauce.
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Simple Sheet Pan Sesame Chicken and Veggies

This Sheet Pan Sesame Chicken and Vegetables is a complete one pan meal that is super quick and simple. Perfect recipe for your Sunday meal prep too!

Sheet Pan Sesame Chicken and Veggies

You’re going to love this all-in-one meal that cooks in a single pan. It’s not only tender and flavorful but clean-up is effortless. Sheet pan Sesame Chicken and Veggies is a wonderful way to serve your family a wholesome dinner in under an hour.

I know that most of you can relate, especially those that have kids, so having the convenience of throwing a complete dinner all on one pan definitely makes life much more bearable. Easy clean up, delicious flavor and so many leftovers that you won’t even need to worry about what to eat for lunch the next day!

Sheet Pan Sesame Chicken and Veggies

You can easily prep this the day before too by chopping up all your veggies and marinating the chicken, but if this is a last minute recipe you decided to throw together in a pinch then that’s okay too. Prep time takes just a few minutes and the sauce only requires 5 simple ingredients so it really is that easy! Then just toss everything together on the pan and you are good to go.

For this recipe I basically just tossed the chicken and veggies together on a baking sheet, seasoned with salt and pepper then drizzled everything with the sauce. THAT’S IT! Now if you like your veggies crunchier, I would cook the chicken first halfway through then add your veggies to the pan so that they won’t cook as long, but that’s completely up to you. Either way this dish will taste delicious!

Sheet Pan Sesame Chicken and Veggies

You could also easily turn this recipe into a stir fry if you wanted! Rather than cooking everything in the oven, simply toss the chicken and veggies into a skillet, drizzle with the sauce and cook this meal that way. Like I said before, this recipe is simple, delicious and created for convenience for those busy weeknights so feel free to cook this how YOU prefer!

You can customize this dinner however you’d like to too! Try using green beans or asparagus in place of the broccoli or throw in some chopped onions or even sweet potatoes. Trust me this sauce tastes great on EVERYTHING so go crazy and make this to your liking! Serve this over brown rice or some quinoa for a complete meal that is delicious and much healthier than ordering take-out in the middle of the week.

Sheet Pan Sesame Chicken and Veggies

Oh and this sauce?? Yes it is to DIE for. A simple combination of soy sauce, honey, garlic, fresh ginger and a drizzle of sweet chili sauce make this meal super flavorful and only uses 5 ingredients! I topped everything off with a sprinkle of sesame seeds and some chopped green onions and then proceeded to devour my plate. Literally.

Simple Sheet Pan Sesame Chicken and Veggies

This Sheet Pan Sesame Chicken and Vegetables is a complete one pan meal that is super quick and simple. Perfect recipe for your Sunday meal prep too!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 294 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 medium red bell peppers cut into chunks
  • 1 large head of broccoli chopped (about 2 cups)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup snap peas
  • Optional toppings: sesame seeds and green onions

For the sauce:

  • 1 Tbsp sweet chili sauce
  • 1/4 cup lower-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. fresh ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 Tbsp honey

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • To make the sauce: In a small saucepan, heat soy sauce, sweet chili sauce, honey, garlic and ginger on medium heat and bring to a boil. Turn down heat and allow sauce to simmer, whisking occasionally, until sauce is thick and bubbly. Remove from heat.
  • Spread chicken and chopped veggies on a baking sheet sprayed with PAM cooking spray and season with salt and pepper. Drizzle half the sauce over the chicken and veggies (reserving the other half for later) and toss to combine. Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes, tossing halfway through, and continue cooking until veggies are tender and chicken is cooked through.
  • Drizzle remaining sauce over top and sprinkle with sesame seeds and green onions. Serve over brown rice or quinoa and enjoy!
Keyword chicken, sheet pan sesasme chicken and veggies
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Tasty Gnocchi Parmesan Garlic Sauce

This Gnocchi Parmesan Garlic Sauce is one of my all-time favorite easy gnocchi recipes. Easy skillet gnocchi in garlicky, cheesy and creamy sauce. This recipe takes only 15 mins to make and perfect for weeknight dinner!

Gnocchi Parmesan Garlic Sauce

GNOCCHI PARMESAN GARLIC SAUCE

It was one of those nights. I got home from work late. I hadn’t been to the butcher so we didn’t have any meat. I was at a loss for dinner.

Gnocchi Parmesan Garlic Sauce

The natives were getting restless. I found myself standing in front of the pantry staring blankly into the abyss. Nothing in there inspired me. Maybe there was something in the fridge.

WHAT IS GNOCCHI?

Gnocchi Parmesan Garlic Sauce

Gnocchi is an Italian version of soft-dough dumplings made from potatoes, wheat flour or semolina. They are considered pasta, small and usually rolled over the tines of a dinner fork for the iconic shape. Gnocchi is mostly served with a sauce or pesto, such as garlic pesto.

I found a package of pre-made gnocchi. Hmmm…that had possibilities. I found some leftover heavy cream and the last bit of broccoli in the produce drawer. OK. I can see this coming together. Ohh! A hunk of parmesan cheese. I think I’ve got something here.

Gnocchi Parmesan Garlic Sauce

 

This was a perfect mid-week, meatless meal. And, the whole thing came together in just 15 minutes. You can’t beat that after a long day at work.

I’ll bet this sauce would be great over ravioli too. I’ll have to try that next time. Actually, it would probably be great over any kind of pasta. And, you could even add chicken or shrimp if you wanted to add some protein.

Gnocchi Parmesan Garlic Sauce

The doughy little potato dumplings are coated in a savory and creamy garlic Parmesan sauce, infused with the aroma of sage. The gnocchi has a wonderfully soft and tender center, it’s delightful to the taste bud.

Tasty Gnocchi Parmesan Garlic Sauce

This Gnocchi Parmesan Garlic Sauce is one of my all-time favorite easy gnocchi recipe. Easy skillet gnocchi in garlicky, cheesy and creamy sauce. This recipe takes only 15 mins to make and perfect for weeknight dinner!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 4
Calories 489 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound gnocchi - cooked according to package directions
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 8 oz heavy cream - whole milk works too
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups broccoli florets - steamed
  • 2 cloves garlic - minced

Instructions
 

  • Prepare gnocchi according to package directions.
  • Steam the broccoli in the same pot as the gnocchi, while it's cooking.
  • Meanwhile, melt butter in a large saute pan over medium-low heat.
  • Add garlic and saute for one minute, or until fragrant.
  • Stir in flour for one minute.
  • Add cream and whisk until combined.
  • Let the sauce thicken over medium-low heat, whisking periodically for about 5-10 minutes.
  • Once sauce is thickened, add Parmesan cheese and stir until combined.
  • Add the cooked gnocchi and broccoli and stir until combined.
  • Top with extra grated Parmesan.
Keyword broccoli, easy recipe, gnocchi, gnocchi parmesan garlic sauce
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Amazing Honey Sriracha Salmon

Sweet and Spicy Honey Sriracha Salmon. Moist, juicy, and so yummy. Serve with rice and veggies to make it a meal!

Amazing Honey Sriracha Salmon

I absolutely love salmon. Baked, pan-fried, steamed or grilled. It is amazing any way you prepare it. This is one of my favorite ways to prepare salmon. Marinated in a sweet and spicy honey sriracha sauce and cook to perfection. It’s the perfect combination of sweet and spicy and is a super easy way to prepare salmon.

One of our favorite party tricks? Baking a big piece of salmon and letting our guests serve themselves. That’s why we’ve got baked garlic-butter salmon on heavy rotation. This honey-Sriracha variety does particularly well after a couple minutes under the broiler. Keep a close eye on it, and pull it as soon as the top layer of sauce begins to caramelize to avoid burning or overcooking the fish.

You can either bake of pan fry the salmon (I’ve included instructions for both!)

Amazing Honey Sriracha Salmon

The sauce is just spicy enough with added sweetness from the honey. If you want it a bit spicier go ahead and add some more Sriracha or red pepper flakes. You can cool it down by adding more honey or soy sauce.

I like to double the sauce. I use half for the marinade and reserve the other half for brushing on top after the salmon has finished baking. It’s also amazing to pour the extra sauce over rice.

For the pan fry method:

Amazing Honey Sriracha Salmon
Add olive oil to a large skillet. When the pan is hot add in salmon skin side down. Cook for about 4-5 minutes on each side. The salmon should start to turn opaque. Take off of the heat. When the salmon is cool enough to handle peel off the skin. Serve immediately with a sprinkle of green onions and sesame seeds for garnish.

For the oven method:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray a baking pan with cooking spray or layer with parchment paper. Place in the oven and cook for about 15 minutes or until the salmon is cooked through. Make sure not to overcook the salmon. When the salmon is cool enough to handle peel off the skin. Serve immediately with a sprinkle of green onions and sesame seeds for garnish.

Amazing Honey Sriracha Salmon

What to serve with this Honey Sriracha Salmon

  • White or brown rice. For a low carb option try cauliflower rice.
  • Steamed vegetables
  • Chow mein noodles
  • Lo mein
  • Vegetable Fried Rice

Amazing Honey Sriracha Salmon

Sweet and Spicy Honey Sriracha Salmon. Moist, juicy, and so yummy. Serve with rice and veggies to make it a meal!
Prep Time 1 hr 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 297 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 salmon filets skin on
  • 3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 2 tablespoons sriracha
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil for pan fry method
  • 3 tablespoons water

Instructions
 

  • In a large ziplock bag add garlic, soy sauce, honey, sriracha and water. Close and shake to combine.
  • Add in the salmon and place in the refrigerator. Let sit for an hour.
  • Take salmon out of the marinade and discard the marinade.
  • Cook salmon following either the oven method or pan fried method below.

Oven Method

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Spray a baking pan with cooking spray or layer with parchment paper.
  • Place salmon on the prepared pan.
  • Place in the oven and cook for about 15 minutes or until the salmon is cooked through. Make sure not to overcook the salmon.
  • When the salmon is cool enough to handle peel off the skin.
  • Serve immediately with a sprinkle of green onions and sesame seeds for garnish.

Pan Fry Method

  • Add olive oil to a large skillet.
  • When the pan is hot add in salmon skin side down. Cook for about 4-5 minutes on each side. The salmon should start to turn opaque.
  • Take off of the heat. When the salmon is cool enough to handle peel off the skin.
  • Serve immediately with a sprinkle of green onions and sesame seeds for garnish.
Keyword easy weeknight dinner, Honey Sriracha Salmon, salmon, sweet and spicy
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Easy Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

Made with oregano, veggie broth, garlic, and lemon juice, these Roasted Fingerling Potatoes are bursting with flavor! They are the perfect side dish!

Easy Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

These Easy Roasted Fingerling Potatoes are tossed with olive oil and seasonings and roasted until golden and crispy. Roasted Potatoes are a delicious side dish for so many main entrees including beef, pork, and chicken. Ready in under 30 minutes, you’ll find yourself making these over and over again.

I don’t know about you but I am always looking for super simple side dishes that are versatile and can be served alongside a variety of different main dishes.

Easy Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

Meet Easy Roasted Fingerling Potatoes – a super simple side dish that lends itself well to so many entree options. You’ve seen these cute little fingerling potatoes in the grocery store, haven’t you? For the longest time I’d look at them, wanting to put them in my cart, but I didn’t have any particular recipe in mind to use them for.

One of my favorite ways to prepare any kind of potato is to roast them, so it seemed like an obvious choice to roast these fingerling potatoes.

Easy Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

The recipe for these Roasted Fingerling Potatoes is simple — slice them in half length-wise, toss them with olive oil and a few seasonings and roast until tender, about 25 minutes. You can change up the seasonings however you’d like — I love using salt, pepper, garlic powder and smoky paprika. Feel free to use whatever you have on hand and keep it as simple or as complex as you’d like. They’d also be very delicious seasoned simply with salt and pepper. Make sure to flip the potatoes halfway through roasting so that they cook evenly.

Easy Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

Easy Roasted Fingerling Potatoes work so well with beef, chicken, pork, and just about any other main dish you can think of. Miles, my 3 year old, loves kielbasa sausage, so I made these potatoes to serve alongside sausage and another of his favorites, corn on the cob. It was a super simple dinner that was ready in about 30 minutes with very little hands-on work. Serve with ketchup and enjoy!

Tips for cooking with fingerling potatoes

Easy Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

  • Do not peel! Fingerling potatoes have thin skins that are easy to eat.
  • Potatoes cook faster when cutting in half, and have more surface area for a crunchy texture.
  • Add in seasonings like salt, pepper, garlic, onion powder, paprika, or cumin for flavor.
  • Use fresh herbs like thyme and rosemary to infuse delicate aromas into the potatoes while cooking.

Easy Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

Made with oregano, veggie broth, garlic, and lemon juice, these Roasted Fingerling Potatoes are bursting with flavor! They are the perfect side dish!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

  • 1.5 pounds pounds fingerling potatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika regular paprika is fine too
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Wash fingerling potatoes.
  • Cut potatoes in half length-wise.
  • Toss the potatoes with 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder and 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika.
  • Place on a rimmed baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes, until tender, making sure to flip the potatoes halfway through baking.