Monday, July 13, 2015

Tangy Chicken Tenders

2 pounds boneless, skinless, chicken breast, sliced into tenders
½ cup bbq sauce (I used Jack Daniels Spicy)
1 tbsp. Franks Red Hot sauce
½ an onion, diced
¼ cup minced garlic
¼ cup brown sugar
A few dashes of Cajun seasoning and/or hickory smoke salt

Place all ingredients in a plastic bag and make sure all chicken pieces are coated.  Refrigerate for 2 hours so that flavors can meld together.  Grill over medium heat until chicken is done and juices run clear.  If it’s not grilling season, bake in oven for 25 minutes at 350. 

These are great as is but I love to make slider sandwiches with them! All you need to do is cover with a piece of pepper jack cheese and serve on a sweet Hawaiian roll.  Yum!

Grilled Green Beans

1 pound fresh green beans
4 slices of bacon, diced
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 tbsp. minced garlic
¼ medium onion, diced
Salt & pepper

Wash and thoroughly dry green beans. Season with salt and pepper in a large bowl.  Add remaining ingredients and shake to mix.  Place on foil that has been covered in non-stick spray.  Place on the top shelf of grill for 20 minutes, flipping half way through.  

Monday, July 6, 2015

Bacon Jalapeno Beer Cheese Dip

8 oz. cream cheese, softened
¼ C. beer
6 slices bacon, diced and cooked
¼ tsp garlic powder
2 fresh jalapeno peppers, halved, seeded and diced
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Mix all ingredients together except for the shredded cheddar.  Place into greased baking dish.  Cover with shredded cheese and crumble some crackers on top.  Bake at 350 for 20 minutes or until golden brown.  Serve warm with crackers or tortilla chips.

This was a major hit at my family dinner on Sunday.  Simple to make and just enough kick to be tasty but not overwhelming.  Could add diced chiles and some sour cream if you wanted to make this go further. 

Dorito Dip

8 oz. cream cheese, softened
8 oz. sour cream
4 oz. chopped green chiles
1/3 cup Bacon Bits
1/4 tsp garlic powder

Mix all ingredients together and allow to chill for at least 3 hours for the flavors to blend.
Top with additional bacon bits right before serving

Serve with crackers, chips or raw veggies. (Doritos are best!)

This was super easy to make and really did taste excellent on Doritos, which I am usually not a fan of.