Saturday, January 25, 2014

Easy Chicken Divan


Chicken Divan is one of my favorite foods. My mom gave me this recipe and every time I make chicken divan I think of her. Compared to the traditional recipe, this recipe is much easier and takes only about 30-45 minutes, and is just as good.

6 boneless skinless chicken tenderloins
2 10 1/4 oz. cans cream of mushroom soup
Skim milk (1/2 soup can)
12 oz. frozen broccoli cuts
6 oz. shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 tsp. lemon juice
1 Tbsp. butter
2 cups white rice
Dash of Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and salt & pepper

Season chicken with Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and salt & pepper

Cook chicken until done and brown

Cut chicken into big slices

Add lemon juice and butter to frozen broccoli and microwave in a large bowl for 6-7 minutes or until cooked

Empty the soup cans into a large bowl

Fill one of the soup cans half way with skim milk

Add milk to soup and then mix

Spray a casserole dish with non-stick spray

Add sliced chicken, soup mixture and broccoli to the casserole dish

Mix until evenly distributed

Top with shredded cheddar cheese

Bake in a 375F oven for 30 minutes or until cheese has a slight brown

Serve over white rice (follow rice cooking instructions to cook properly)

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Grilled Lobster Tail

I love seafood, but the thought of cooking it was intimidating to me. The funny thing is, seafood is really easy, and quick to cook! I was nervous to screw it up because of the price (as you know seafood is not cheap!). I started with shrimp and graduated to other seafood, such as the lobster tail you see above. If you enjoy lobster this is an easy, good recipe, and the grill really brings out the flavor.

2 split frozen Maine lobster tails
2 Tbsp. salted butter
Dash of garlic powder, Italian seasoning, and salt & pepper

Thaw lobster tail by running under cold water

Using scissors cut a slit down the back of the tail from the top all the way down to the start of the tail fan

Melt butter and then add seasonings to butter and mix

Brush both sides of the lobster generously with the butter/seasoning

Grill on medium-high heat (meat side down) direct for about 5 minutes

Flip and cook an additional 3-4 minutes

(To avoid the lobster from curling you can always skewer the lobster tail prior to cooking)