As it turned out, I did reshuffle the recipes and I got two meals done! Tonight was going to be a late one, but here I am with two sets of sliders done. It’s 9:30 pm and there is no way I’m going to get started on the next one. Making the Sweet & Spicy Chicken Thighs slowed me down, but man, oh man was it worth it! Also, it gave me the chance to realize that I seemed to have gravitated towards sliders. Sliders, though, are a perfect bite when we’re back from hiking, biking, going to the beach, and just generally exploring. They won’t make a big mess, yet will be tasty and filling. I feel a win-win and my long lost cooking groove back!
I can see this one being served at many different types of gatherings, from summer family picnics, to that annual Halloween party (adults only!). Where would you serve these? ¡Salud!
24 slider rolls
24 slices Havarti cheese
24 slices honey ham
For the Sauce:
1½ Tbs yellow mustard
8 Tbs melted butter
¼ onion powder
½ tsp Worcestershire sauce
Preheat oven to 350°. Spray 13×9 baking dish with cooking spray. Split rolls in half crosswise to make 2 halves. Spread the insides lightly with mayonnaise. Top with ham, bacon and cheese. Finally, top with the other half of the cut rolls.
In small bowl, mix all Sauce ingredient, whisking to combine. Brush sauce on top of rolls. Bake until rolls have browned, about 10-20 minutes.
Serves: 12 at 2 rolls per person
Prep time: 15 minutes; Cooking time: 20 minutes
*Derived from An Expat Cooks
My house smells like garlic bread right now, at 8:30 pm. Rich, buttery garlic bread. But it’s not. What I’m smelling are these amazing sliders. I haven’t even tried them yet, though I’ve been tempted. The cheese is oozing from within, dripping down the side. Yet another reason to be excited for Tahoe! Just like my Chicken Enchiladas – Tahoe Meal Prep #1, I used prepackaged, shredded rotisserie chicken. This is an incredible time saver that I will use again and again.
These would be fantastic to take on a picnic, tailgating, or that beautifully sunny day spent at the beach. There are so many ways to mix it up, too! Be sure to let me know how these BBQ sliders worked for you and anything you changed or would do different next time. ¡Salud!
2 ½ cups shredded roasted chicken
½ tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 cup BBQ sauce (my family loves Kinders® Organic Mild BBQ Sauce)
12 Hawaiian rolls
12 slices your favorite cheese (I used Havarti)
¼ cup butter
2 garlic cloves minced
Preheat oven to 350°. Coat a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside. In a small bowl, add butter and garlic. Microwave until melted. Set aside. In a medium add shredded chicken, smoked paprika, Worcestershire sauce, and BBQ sauce. Add salt and pepper to taste. Stir to combine.
Cut slider buns in half. I’ve found this work bests when they’re cut all as one. This way they are all uniform in thickness. Place bottom half of slider buns in 9×13 dish. Layer half of the cheese on the buns, top with BBQ chicken mixture, then layer with the rest of the cheese. Top with other half of slider buns.
Brush tops of slider buns with melted garlic butter. Bake until cheese is melted and buns are a golden brown, 10-15 minutes.
Servings: 12 Sliders
Prep time: 10 minutes; Cooking time: 15 minutes
*Derived from BestRecipeBox.com
We all have a “go to” recipe. It’s a must for the days when the evening gets away from you, for when you are trying to do too many things at once, for when cooking seems like too much. This chicken is so incredibly easy, so incredibly tasty. I’m sure you’ll add it to your “go to” list as well. PS – This is not healthy my friends, just a warning.
2 sticks butter
Juice of 2 lemons
1/4 tsp salt
4 tsp minced garlic
4 Tbs worcesteshire sauce (such as Lea & Perrins)
4 skinless, boneless chicken thighs
4 whole chicken legs (original recipe calls for 24 whole chicken thighs, but that’s too much for us. I’ve adjusted it to please the adults, by adding the thighs, as well the kids, who get the drummies)
Preheat oven to 450°. Line baking sheet with aluminum foil.
Melt butter in a saucepan. Add lemon juice, salt, garlic, and Worcestershire sauce and stir. Set aside.
With metal tongs, dip chicken one by one into the butter mixture and place on baking sheets. Once all of the chicken is coated and on the baking sheet, take a pastry brush and give them another coating of mixture.
Bake for 30 – 35 minutes, turning them over and basting one more time after about 15 minutes. For more color, turn on the broiler for a couple of minutes. Remove when golden brown. Serve immediately with rice or potatoes.
Wine Pairing Suggestions:
Pinot Gris / Pinot Grigio
Serves 4 – 6
Total time: 40 minutes
*Derived from Ree Drummond’s Spicy Roasted Chicken Legs
I love beef stroganoff, and it seems that there are so many different recipes out there with the smallest change making a huge change if flavor. What attracted me, though, to this recipe from Gimme Some Oven was it’s 30-Minute timeframe. While this did take me a little longer than 30 minutes, it was so worth it! And between you and me, I think the reason it took longer was completely my scattered fault. I just can’t seem to get my ducks in a row, and if I finally get them in a row, they certainly don’t stay that way! There were some substitutions I made to make it a little healthier or I was missing an ingredient. There are also many ways you can make this healthier, instead of steak, you can use sliced chicken or turkey. Or, if you are vegetarian, sub mushrooms and use vegetable broth. All in all, a wonderful weeknight dish!
1 lb wide egg noodles
4 Tbs butter, divided
1 ½ lb thinly sliced steak (I bought the fajita sliced steak in the meat department. They also have super thin carne asada style)
1 white or yellow onion thinly sliced (I used a small one, the size depends on your enjoyment of onions)
4 cloves garlic minced (As always, I used the pre-minced from Spice World)
1 lb sliced mushrooms (You can use a mixture of different kinds of added flavor)
½ cup dry white wine (or you can just use more beef broth. I had the wine, but it fell into my mouth . . . )
1 ½ cups beef broth
1 Tbs Worcestershire sauce (thanks to the kids experimenting, I didn’t have any. I used A-1 instead and it brought a very nice, unique flavor)
3 Tbs flour
½ cup plain low-fat Greek yogurt (or you can use light sour cream, the yogurt added a different flavor)
Salt and pepper to taste
Chopped fresh parsley, as optional garnish
Cook egg noodles in boiling water according to package directions (Gimme Some Oven recommends actually adding the egg noodles to the water at the same time that the beef broth is added, and this is a perfect recommendation for timing!)
As pasta water is coming to a boil, melt 2 Tbs of butter in large saute pan over medium-high heat. Add steak in a single layer and season with salt and pepper, let it cook for 3 minutes without turning to get a good sear. Remove the steak from pan with slotted spoon, transfer to a separate dish. Discard the cooked butter from the pan.
Return pan to heat and add remaining 2 Tbs butter. Once melted, add onions and saute for about 3 minutes. Add garlic and mushrooms, stir to combine. Continue sauteing an additional 5-7 minutes, or until mushrooms have through and onions are soft. Add white wine (or broth) and deglaze pan. Let mixture cook down an additional 3 minutes.
In a separate bowl, whisk together beef broth, Worcestershire (or A-1) sauce, and flour until smooth. Pour the broth mixture into the pan and stir to combine. Let simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Next, stir in Greek yogurt (or sour cream) until combined. Finally, stir in cooked steak.
Serve over egg noodles, garnished with parsley if desired.
Wine Pairing Suggestions:
Total time: About 40 minutes