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Chicken Thighs with Mushroom & Onion Gravy: https://inspiredentertainment.com/recipe/chicken-thighs-mushroom-onion-gravy/
4 chicken thighs
1 cup mushrooms, sliced
½ cup onions, finely diced
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tsp rosemary, chopped
1 tsp thyme leaves
1 tbsp flour
¾-1 cup chicken broth
1 tbsp parsley, chopped for garnish
Salt and pepper
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add oil. While oil is heating, season chicken with salt, pepper and thyme. Carefully place chicken, skin side down, onto the hot skillet. Cook until golden brown and flip. Continue to fry until mostly cooked through. Remove Chicken from skillet and set aside. Add onions and mushrooms to pan and cook for 3-4 minutes, or until they have softened and begin to brown. Add garlic and remaining herbs and cook until fragrant. Stir in flour and cook for another minute. Slowly pour in chicken broth and mix well. Season with salt and pepper to taste and return chicken to the gravy, skin side up. Reduce heat to a simmer and finish cooking your chicken. Garnish with parsley.
Lemon Pepper Chicken and Rice: https://inspiredentertainment.com/recipe/lemon-pepper-chicken-rice/
3-4 chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
1 tbsp lemon pepper seasoning (or 1 lemon, zested, ½ tsp garlic powder, salt and pepper to taste)
½ cup onion, finely diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup rice
2 ¼ cups chicken broth
1 cup asparagus, chopped
1 tbsp parsley for garnish
1 lemon, sliced for garnish
Salt and pepper to taste
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add oil. While oil is heating, season chicken with lemon pepper to taste. Carefully place chicken onto hot skillet. Brown chicken on both sides, but do not cook all the way through. Remove from the pan and set aside. Add onion to the pan and cook for 1-2 minutes, or until they soften. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add rice, chicken broth and remaining lemon pepper seasoning and mix well. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 6-8 minutes and stir in asparagus. Nestle in chicken breasts and lemon slices. Cover the skillet and simmer for another 10-12 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and liquid has been completely been absorbed. Garnish with parsley.
Honey Garlic Chicken Stir Fry: https://inspiredentertainment.com/recipe/honey-garlic-chicken-stir-fry/
4 garlic cloves, minced
3 tbsp soy sauce
¾ cup chicken broth
3 tbsp honey
1 tbsp cornstarch
2 chicken breasts, diced
1 cup broccoli florets
2 carrots, peeled and sliced on the bias
½ cup onion, sliced
Salt and pepper to taste
In a small bowl, whisk together sauce ingredients and set aside. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add oil. Add chicken and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally until chicken is almost cooked through. Add carrots and onion to pan and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add broccoli and pour over sauce and mix well. Cover skillet with lid and cook for another 2-3 minutes, or until broccoli is cooked through.
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Cooking can be one of the hardest things to learn. This article can help you learn some new ideas for making high quality, delicious meals.
If you would like to start cooking more food on your own, take a trip to a local library or bookstore where you can find many cookbooks with recipes you can enjoy making at home. Pick a few simple, interesting recipes and work up to more elaborate dishes as your skills increase.
Preparation is key when cooking for family or friends. Review your recipes, and be certain the ingredients are readily available in your kitchen. Set all of the non-perishable ingredients and utensils out the day ahead. If you have everything ready, you won’t be as worried about preparing the meal, and it’s more likely to turn out well.
There is a great trick to thicken up your sauce so it isn’t wasted. Take one tablespoon corn starch, and combine with two tablespoons water in a mixing bowl. In order to create a thicker sauce, add the mixture to the sauce, while it is cooking on low heat. To keep from over-thickening the sauce, stir it constantly and add the starch mixture gradually.
Stick to recipes you are comfortable with when you are cooking for important company. Avoid cooking with new ingredients or a new recipe that you have never used before. This can help decrease any stress you may feel.
Apples are a popular ingredient during fall and winter, but unless they are stored properly, they spoil quickly. Store apples in a plastic bag in a cool, dry location to keep them fresher longer. Sort your apples carefully before storing them, as one bad apple will end up spoiling the rest.
As you are now aware, cooking can be something you can get better at just by using the simple tips from above. Now that you have the knowledge, you just need to start cooking. You’ll improve your cooking and make everyone who has to eat it a happy customer.