This kid-friendly recipe combines a sweet tang of BBQ sauce, zesty red onion, and fresh cilantro with creamy mozzarella for an irresistibly indulgent cheese sauce dish! Quick, simple, and delectable!
Stella Fontinella cheese elevates this pizza: its smooth, creamy texture with notes of sweetness and nuttiness will delight any palate.
Roasted Red Bell Peppers & Rosemary
Fresh rosemary combined with roasted red peppers and balsamic vinegar makes an incredible sauce for chicken that can be served over pasta, rice, or potatoes. This simple dish boasts an exquisite balance of sweetness, spice, and acidity for maximum enjoyment!
Preheat oven to 450F* and prepare a rimmed baking sheet by either using parchment paper for easier clean up or rubbing a small amount of oil on it to prevent sticking. Cut bell peppers lengthwise in half and remove seeds and membranes; lay skin-side down onto a baking sheet. Drizzle each with some olive oil before seasoning with salt and pepper as you like; add garlic clove in a foil wrapper too if you’re roasting alongside peppers. Roast until charred (about 40 minutes), let cool slightly then use your hands to peel off loose skin before discarding the rest of outer wrinkly outer layers that add great smokiness flavor!
Heat the remaining 1 teaspoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat and combine salt, fennel seeds, black pepper, and garlic powder; rub into both sides of chicken before adding it to the pan for 3 minutes on each side or until browned. Transfer to a serving platter; return pan to medium heat; stir in bell peppers, shallots, and rosemary and saute for three more minutes before stirring in broth, vinegar (1/8 teaspoon), remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper to create sauce – cook for another 3 minutes then spoon over chicken!
Garlic & Herbs
Garlic and herbs pair beautifully in this easy skillet chicken dish. Cooked all in one pan, this tasty meal takes just 30 minutes to be ready – ideal for weeknight dinners!
Use chicken thighs for this dish as they have more flavor than their breast counterparts and cook faster, although feel free to use any type of chicken you have on hand if that’s what you prefer. Although the recipe calls for thyme, rosemary or sage could work just as well if available. After taking it out of the oven, let the chicken rest before cutting to ensure a more tender and succulent experience!
While this dish features garlic powder, creating your DIY garlic herb seasoning could be much simpler by using whole cloves of fresh or dried thyme and parsley combined with salt and pepper for seasoning. Use a microplane or garlic press to “juice” these ingredients so they will mix seamlessly with butter.
Your homemade garlic herb seasoning will be low in salt and perfect for everything from roast vegetables and meats to fish, popcorn, and even salads! A homemade version is also far healthier in terms of both calories and fat! This makes them an excellent alternative to Mrs. Dash.
Pepperoni & Italian Sausage
Pepperoni and Italian sausage are two of the most beloved pizza toppings, so this pasta bake combines both into an irresistibly flavorful main course for kids to enjoy. Made with just five easy-to-find ingredients and ready in 30 minutes or less.
Key components to this recipe include using high-quality Italian sausage and making sure the pepperoni slices are thin enough to cook quickly, along with using plenty of red pepper flakes for heat.
Italian sausage is typically created using pork, beef, and/or veal depending on its manufacturer. Once ground and mixed with spices, herbs, and garlic it is then filled into casings for smoking at temperatures that promote bacteria growth. To prevent food poisoning the sausage is then cured using Cure #1 (known as pink salt). This process enhances flavor while protecting against foodborne illnesses and giving its signature pink hue.
Even though “pepperoni” doesn’t exist in Italian, a third-generation Calabrian sausage maker asserts that her family’s pepperoni is very similar to its American counterpart and was first created around 1900. Since then it has become a widely available pizza topping and sandwich filling.
This Pesto Chicken dish is an ideal weeknight dinner, complete with an irresistibly flavorful sauce that pairs well with pasta or rice. Use store-bought or homemade pesto, but be sure to read its ingredients label to select an authentic one such as basil, green leaves, nuts, olive oil and Parmesan cheese – cherry tomatoes add additional flavors and textures – this recipe calls for flour, but almond or arrowroot flour may be substituted instead to keep this gluten-free!
Original chicken thighs may be preferred; however, you may opt to substitute boneless skinless chicken breasts instead. Grape tomatoes work particularly well here since they reduce to become part of the sauce; any kind of tomato will do, though grape tomatoes tend to work best. I like searing my chicken before beginning this recipe but this step is optional if time is tight.
This dish should be enjoyed immediately; however, leftovers can make for an easy lunch the following day. The creamy pesto sauce is very versatile, providing a tasty topping for pasta, rice, or vegetables for a hearty meal. Furthermore, any extra chicken pieces could also be chopped up into salad with other ingredients like red peppers, olives, feta cheese, or spinach for an alternative approach.