Wednesday, May 12, 2010

BBQ Chicken Pizza

I made this tasty pizza last week. It was nice to have pizza a little differently. Of course, I used my usual pizza dough recipe...
Mix together:
1 ½ cups warm water
1 ½ TBL yeast
1/8 cup sugar

Then add:
1/6 cup oil
1 TBL salt
3 1/3 cup flour

Mix altogether. Let dough rise for approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour. Then knead onto pizza pan. Preheat oven to 400. Cook dough for 6 minutes. Take dough out of oven and then add BBQ Chicken topping and cheese. Cook for an additional 15 minutes.

For the BBQ chicken, I boiled 4 frozen chicken tenders until done. When they were cooled, I shredded them and set aside. In a saucepan, add a bit of oil and saute about 1/4 of a cup onion...use a red onion if you have it...and 1 minced garlic clove. Add chicken and add about 3 TBL of BBQ sauce (your favorite flavor is best :). Mix well and add to top of pizza dough. I added a layer of mozerralla cheese and cheddar cheese mix and finished cooking the pizza. Served with fresh pineapple and fresh veggies.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Alfredo Sauce

Another recipe from a blogger on the fitness blog. I thought it was quite three year old agreed. My older two thought it used too much garlic (but that's what I liked about it :) so next time I'll use a bit less garlic for them :)

3/4 cup milk
2 TBL flour
1 cup cottage cheese
1/2 tsp garlic (I minced a garlic clove)
3 tsp minced onion (I chopped an onion)
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
salt & pepper

Blend in blender or processor until creamy. Cook for 10 mintues on LOW until thickened. Serve over pasta.

Sweet & Sour Chicken

I got this recipe from a fitness blog my cousin started. One of the ladies posted a yummy recipe for sweet & sour chicken. I'm ALWAYS looking for new chinese food type recipes so this was perfect.

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Cube 1 lb. chicken (boneless, skinless) and place in a greased baking dish.

Then combine all the ingredients over the stove and bring to a boil, stirring constantly.

3/4 cup Ketchup
2 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
1 tsp Lemon Juice
1 cup Pineapple Juice (she suggested using a cup of crushed pineapple so that's what I did :)
1/4 tsp Pepper or more if you like (next time I think I'll add a dash of red pepper flakes)
1/2 cup Packed Brown Sugar (light or dark)
1/8 cup flour

Pour the sauce over the chicken, cover with foil and bake for 45 minutes. Serve over rice. I did double this recipe but I had a lot left over so it became a great freezer meal :)