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Chicken Enchiladas

Get ready for Cinco de Mayo with this great dish! It’s easy, it’s delicious and it’s impressive with not much work! 

Recipe courtesy of my aunt donna 

Ingredients 

White meat of 1 pre-cooked roasted chicken from the supermarket, shredded
1 8oz bag of shredded cheddar cheese
1 bottle of enchilada sauce
2 tbs geeen chiles
2/3 can of black beans
12-18 soft corn tortillas

Directions 

In a bowl, mix together the chicken, half the cheese, 1/3 of the sauce, beans and the green chilies. 

Preheat the oven to 350 and get out a casserole dish. Place 2-3 spoonfuls of the mixture in the middle of a tortilla, roll and place in the casserole dish with the edges down to not unroll. 


Repeat and fill the casserole dish. Pour remaining sauce all over the top of the tortillas and sprinkle with remaining cheese. 


Bake for 30 minutes. Serve with your choice of toppings. I topped with black olives and guacamole. Enjoy! 


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Chicken, Rice and Peas – a childhood memory

When your Monday starts off super terrible, you think of something for comfort. For me right now, that’s cooking. When I was younger, my mom always made this dish with chicken cutlets pieces, rice and peas that was like in a brown sauce that was really not saucy at all. It looked almost like fried rice, but it wasn’t fried rice. I can’t really describe it, but I can picture it. So I tried to recreate it :). With my own twist of course. Comfort in a dish, but missing a good hug. 

Ingredients  

3 chicken thighs
2 tbsp oil
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 cup sliced red onion
1/4 cup chicken broth
1 1/2 cups cooked rice which is almost cooked
1 tbsp soy sauce
1/4 cup frozen peas
Salt and pepper 

Directions 

In a large skillet, heat oil and brown chicken thighs which have been seasoned with salt, pepper and the garlic powder. Remove the chicken from the pan. Add the slices red onion to the chicken fat and sauté for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, dice chicken thighs and add back to the pan. 

Deglaze the pan with the chicken broth and simmer for 1 minute. Add rice and finish cooking, absorbing the chicken broth. Add soy sauce, peas and season with pepper to taste. Toss and warm through for about 5 minutes. Quick and easy! 




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LGR!

Let’s Go Rangers! <Clap, clap, clap clap clap>. Hockey games are so much fun. There’s so much energy, so much going on, and of course great stadium food. I’m sitting on the train home from an amazing hockey game tonight and wanted to share with you the must haves. Lately I’ve been lucky enough to score some great up front seats and suite access, so the food is elevated and flowing. But a good old pretzel and hot dog are a must at any stadium. I’ve told you about how when I was a kid my dad and I would go to a Ranger game every year and we’d bring the soft pretzels in from Penn Station. Nowadays, I always need to get one at the arena. Partly for the memories and partly because they are just so good! Cotton candy is a favorite too. Pair it with a beer (or two), the hot dog and maybe some popcorn, and you’ve hit the must haves! Can’t wait for my next live sports game!