Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Crispy Coconut Chicken Tenders

Looking for a new way to change up those same ole' chicken tender recipe that you've been using - or just defrosting?! This recipe is amazing and fresh and nicely crisp! My kids loved them and preferred ketchup for this fancy orange sauce that I made to go with it. But this would be a great adult appetizer to make as well! Hope you try it out!

Crispy Coconut Chicken Tenders

- 1.5 lbs chicken tenders
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup sweetened coconut shredded, pulsed in a blender/food processor to make smaller
- 3/4 cup panko bread crumbs
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1/4 cup coconut oil, or vegetable oil

1. Heat your oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray. Set aside.
2. In a small bowl mix your bread crumbs and pulsed coconut.
3. In another bowl, whisk your eggs together.
4. In a medium bowl, mix your salt, pepper and flour together.
5. Heat a pan over medium heat and place your oil in it.
6. Take your raw chicken tender and dip it in the eggs, then the flour and then the bowl with the bread crumb mixture. Place chicken in the pan and fry for about 3-4 min on each side. Repeat for each chicken tender.
7. Place fried chicken on the baking sheet and place in the oven to finish cooking for 6-10 min.

Spicy Honey Orange Sauce

- 1/2 cup orange preserves
- 1/4 cup honey
- 3 tbsp. Dijon mustard
- salt, to taste
- 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes, optional

1. Whisk all ingredients together in a bowl and place in the refrigerator until ready to use.


Friday, May 20, 2016

How I Avocado Toast!

Avocados and eggs are so delicious when paired together! I visited my sister this past April in Savannah, GA and was introduced to Avocado Toast at a local brunch place. I loved it so much that I decided to make my own at home! Using my toaster oven, I toasted my artisan bread, mashed half of an avocado and placed it on top of my toast, sprinkled some salt and pepper and fried up an egg to place on top! You can even add some sliced tomato or sprinkle some cheese on it too! I think making avocado toast is fun and you can be even more creative with what you place on top as you wish. Yum!

Avocado Toast

- 1/2 avocado, mashed
- salt and pepper
- fried egg
- cheese
- slice of artisan bread, toasted
- sliced tomato


Saturday, May 14, 2016

Caprese Chicken Salad with Homemade Balsamic Vinegarette

Summer is in the air here in Philly! Caprese Chicken Salad with a delicious dressing! My kids loved the simpleness of this chicken with the dressing to use as a dipping sauce. They even loved the cherry tomatoes, mozzarella cheese pearls, and sliced avocado as well. Enjoy this simple salad outside during these Summer days with big slices of watermelon!

Balsamic Vinegarette

- 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
- 1 tbsp. lemon juice

Salad Ingreidents

- mixed greens
- grilled/baked chicken breasts seasoned with salt and pepper
- 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes
- 1/2 cup mozzarella balls/pearls
- 1 avocado sliced

1. Mix your balsamic vinegarette salad dressing and store in an air tight container. Keep refrigerated until ready to use.
2. On a plate, place your mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, mozzarella, avocado and sliced grilled chicken on top.
3. Drizzle salad dressing on top.

 Balsamic Vinegar Dressing 

Caprese Chicken Salad