Publix Super Meal – Easy Chicken Noodle Soup

December 12, 2013 

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Welcome to this week’s Publix Super Meals. Each week I am going to share a recipe to help you take the Publix Super Deals and turn them into Publix Super Meals!

With the FREE Rotisserie Chicken promotion and the cold weather we are having, I decided it was time to whip up some Easy Chicken Noodle Soup.

I guess I somehow knew I would need it. My little guy was sick last week and my oldest was sent home due to fever yesterday. The soup has come in handy for my under the weather kiddos. Chicken Noodle Soup always makes everyone feel better.

Even if you aren’t under the weather this is an easy soup and perfect way to warm up.

Publix Super Meal - Easy Chicken Noodle Soup
 
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Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4 -5 carrots, sliced
  • 2 - 3 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 cups cooked chicken, chopped or shredded
  • 8 oz thin spaghetti noodles
  • ¼ cup cream (or milk)
  • 2 teaspoons flour
Instructions
  1. Melt butter in a large stockpot.
  2. Add carrots, celery and onion and cook on medium for 3 - 4 minutes until veggies are softened.
  3. Add garlic and cook an additional minute.
  4. Add chicken broth, salt, pepper, thyme, bay leaf, parsley and chicken.
  5. Bring to a boil then add noodles.
  6. Reduce heat and simmer 15 - 20 minutes stirring occasionally.
  7. Add flour to cream and mix until smooth.
  8. Pour mixture into soup and cook 5 minutes or until slightly thickened.

Grab these items from Publix this week and whip up some yummy soup for next to nothing!

College Inn Broth, 32 oz, BOGO $2.69
Rotisserie Chicken – Free wyb 3 participating P&G products
Publix Baby Carrots, 16 oz, 4/$5

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Publix Super Meal – Buffalo Mac & Cheese

December 5, 2013 

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Welcome to this week’s Publix Super Meals. Each week I am going to share a recipe to help you take the Publix Super Deals and turn them into Publix Super Meals!

When I looked at the ad this week the first thing that came to me was hot wings. I decided that was not really an option this week since wings take a fair amount of preparation and cook time. Also my boys won’t eat them so I would have had to make them a separate meal. Wings are weekend food here at my house since school nights are usually so chaotic.

Once I started thinking about hot wings I was stuck. Then I saw the pasta BOGO and knew exactly what I was going to do – Buffalo Mac & Cheese. It combines the great taste of buffalo chicken with the creamy goodness of mac and cheese.

This is an easy recipe and oh so good. It takes a few minutes to cook up the rue but then you finish it off in the oven. It will probably only take you 45 minutes from start to finish and is so worth the little bit of effort.

Buffalo Mac & Cheese
 
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Ingredients
  • 8 oz macaroni noodles
  • 5 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 8 oz sharp cheddar, grated
  • ½ pound chicken
  • ¾ cups hot sauce - I love Frank's in this recipe
  • ½ - ¾ cups panko breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup blue cheese crumbles
  • green onions for garnish
Instructions
To Poach Chicken
  1. Bring a large pot of water to simmer.
  2. Cut each chicken breast in half, creating a large strip.
  3. Place each piece on it’s own piece of plastic wrap and add 1 -2 tablespoons of hot sauce.
  4. Roll and wrap each breast piece tightly in the wrap. Double wrap if needed.
  5. Once the water begins to simmer turn off the heat and drop in the plastic wrapped chicken.
  6. Cover the pot and allow the chicken to sit for 15 minutes (longer if using chicken more than about an inch in thickness).
  7. Remove from water and unwrap the chicken.
  8. Allow to cool then shred the chicken.
Macaroni Prep
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions, drain and set aside.
  3. Melt 4 tablespoons of butter in large saucepan.
  4. Combine flour and salt then add to melted butter and whisk until smooth.
  5. Add milk and cream, stir constantly while cooking on medium high until mixture boils.
  6. Reduce heat to medium and continue to cook for 10 minutes while stirring constantly.
  7. Add cheddar cheese and stir until melted.
  8. Remove from heat.
  9. Add cooked noodles, cooked shredded chicken and ½ cup hot sauce to the cheese sauce and toss to coat.
  10. Pour into buttered casserole dish, sprinkle with buttered breadcrumbs and bake on 400 degrees for 20 minutes.
  11. Serve topped with blue cheese, additional hot sauce and sliced green onions.
Notes
Be sure and cook the cheese sauce for the full 10 minutes. The rue will taste like flour if not cooked.

Be sure and grab these items from the Publix sale this week and you can whip this recipe up at a fantastic price.

Ronzoni Pasta or Healthy Harvest or Garden Delight, 9 to 16 oz, (Excluding Lasagna, Jumbo Shells, Manicotti and Smart Taste) BOGO $1.37 – $1.59
Frank’s Red Hot Sauce, 12 oz, BOGO $2.59 – $3.09
Publix Shredded Cheese 6 or 8 oz, 2/$5

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Turkey Pot Pie – Good Cook Leftover Recipe #51

November 27, 2013 

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Welcome to this week’s Publix Super Meals. Each week I am going to share a recipe to help you take the Publix Super Deals and turn them into Publix Super Meals!

Since most of us will be busy gobbling some turkey on Thursday, I thought I would share the Publix Super Meal a little early this week. This one might just come in handy for your Thanksgiving leftovers – Turkey Pot Pie!

This recipe is great because you can prep this one ahead of time and then bake it up once you are ready to eat. I do this recipe with chicken or turkey and it comes out delicious with either. The pie I made this week used a combination of leftover roasted turkey and one that was filled with cajun butter using the Good Cook Flavor Injector and then smoked.

Yes I have already cooked two turkeys and it’s not even Thanksgiving yet. This year I wanted to try brining and roasting a turkey. I was a bit afraid of how it would taste so my husband threw another bird on the Big Green Egg just to be safe. Let me tell you guys…that brined bird was really fantastic. I used a basic brine of salt and sugar and then let the turkey sit in the Brine Bag overnight. Then I filled the cavity with some aromatics and tossed it in a Roaster with a V-Rack and let it go in the oven. It was super juicy and a big hit with my family.

Since I has two birds I had plenty of meat leftover for this pot pie. You could also toss in any leftover deviled eggs, green beans and even use a pre-made crust if you don’t feel like making your own. This is one of my favorite ways to put those leftovers to use.

Turkey Pot Pie
 
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Ingredients
Crust
  • 2⅔ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup vegetable shortening, chilled
  • 6 to 10 tablespoons ice cold water
Pie Filling
  • 2 cups cooked turkey, cubed
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 onion chopped
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 2 cups chicken or turkey broth
  • 1 cup milk
  • ¾ cup half & half
  • 1 tablespoon dried tarragon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ cup peas & carrots
  • 2 boiled eggs, chopped
Instructions
Crust
  1. Mix salt and flour in a large bowl and cut in shortening with a pastry cutter until pea size crumbs form.
  2. Slowly mix in water a tablespoon at a time until the dough holds together without crumbling.
  3. Divide dough into two balls and flatten. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerated for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Roll out dough on a floured work surface and transfer one crust to your pie plate. Reserve the 2nd crust for the top of the pot pie.
Filling
  1. Melt 4 tablespoons of butter a saucepan and add onions. Cook 2 -3 minutes until onion is translucent.
  2. Stir in the flour.
  3. Whisk constantly cooking on low heat for about 3 – 4 minutes.
  4. Whisk in chicken broth, milk and half and half.
  5. Simmer on medium for 5 – 10 minutes until thick and bubbly.
  6. Add tarragon, salt pepper, turkey, peas, carrots, and chopped eggs. Stir to combine.
  7. Remove from heat and adjust seasoning as needed.
Assembly
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Pour filling into prepared pie crust.
  3. Top with second tolled pie crust.
  4. Crimp the edges and cut 4 -6 slits into the crust to vent.
  5. Brush the top crust with an egg wash for a shiny crust.
  6. Bake in 375 degree oven for 45 minutes or until crust is browned.
Notes
Don’t worry about the edges of your crust. As you can see I just pinched mine and it turns out great! If it’s a little rustic looking, folks will just know it’s homemade!

Pie crust recipe from Crisco

You still have today to grab your $0.59/lb turkey at Publix. Get yours and whip this baby up at a great price!

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Publix Super Meal – Shepherd’s Pie (or Cottage Pie)

November 21, 2013 

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Welcome to this week’s Publix Super Meals. Each week I am going to share a recipe to help you take the Publix Super Deals and turn them into Publix Super Meals!

Well we know that the current Publix ad  is filled with awesome deals on all the fixings for a Thanksgiving dinner. Since many of us will soon be spending a good day (or more) to whip up those large meals, I thought I’d share a simple recipe that you can whip up with ease – Shepherd’s Pie.

Shepherd’s Pie is one of those great “go to” meals where you can grab the items you have on hand and then have a casserole on the table in about 30 minutes. You can always substitute with things you have in your pantry and it still comes out delicious. Now you will notice that I also labeled this as Cottage Pie. I think technically my recipe is a Cottage Pie recipe as I make mine with ground beef. A true Shepherd’s Pie is made with lamb. But since most of us likely know this as a Shepherd’s Pie…I will leave it up to you what you call it…my guys call it delicious icon wink Publix Super Meal   Shepherds Pie (or Cottage Pie)

This is a great recipe to prepare ahead of time. You can get everything assembled then just toss it in the oven about 30 minutes before you are ready to eat. As you can see by my picture, I do individual servings. I can usually get 6 hearty servings from the recipe below. Four are dinner for us and the other two get saved for later. I’ll give you another tip…freeze the meal in your ceramic dish. Once it is frozen, slide a butter knife around the edges and pop out the entire frozen meal and then just wrap it by itself. When you want to eat it, pop the frozen meal back into your ramekin, defrost in the fridge and then heat. That way you still have access to your bakeware and save a little space in your freezer too.

Shepherd's Pie (or Cottage Pie)
 
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Ingredients
  • 1½ - 2 pounds potatoes, chopped
  • ½ cup half & half
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon oil (canola or vegetable)
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 - 3 carrots, chopped (approx ⅓ cup)
  • 1 - 2 celery, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, chopped
  • 1½ pounds lean ground beef
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup chicken broth (or beef broth)
  • ½ cup beer (I used Samuel Adams Octoberfest in my recipe - a nice flavorful beer is best)
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dried rosemary
  • ½ cup frozen peas
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Boil potatoes. For added flavor boil in half water and half chicken broth.
  3. Drain and mix with half & half, milk, butter and 1 teaspoon salt. I use a ricer to get a smooth texture…but a mixer will work great too!
  4. Add additional milk as needed to get to desired consistency.
  5. Heat oil in a large sauté pan.
  6. Add onions, celery and carrots and cook 2 - 3 minutes until the onions are translucent.
  7. Add garlic and cook 1 -2 additional minutes.
  8. Add lean ground beef to pan and cook until browned.
  9. Sprinkle flour over meat mixture and stir well, cook for 2 minutes.
  10. Add chicken broth, beer, Worcestershire sauce, tomato sauce, 1 tablespoon salt, pepper, rosemary and peas. Stir to combine.
  11. Cover with lid and cook for 5 minutes until thickened.
  12. Place meat mixture into 3 quart casserole dish (or 6 individual ramekins)
  13. Spread or pipe mashed potatoes onto the top of the meat mixture.
  14. Bake in 400 degree oven for 20 minutes until the potatoes begin to brown.
Notes
If you pipe the potatoes, you might brush the top of the potatoes with a little egg wash to help achieve a nice browning.

Chances are, most of you have everything you need on hand. If you need to grab some ingredients most of them are on sale this week at Publix.

Publix Ground Chuck, $3.49/lb
Yellow Onions, 3 lb, $2.49
Idaho Potatoes, 5 to 10 lbs, 2/$5
Birds Eye Frozen Vegetables or Rice or Pasta or Corn on the Cob, 7.5 to 28.8 oz, 50% Off
College Inn Broth, 32 oz, BOGO $2.69
Celery  BOGO $2.09
Publix Baby Cut Carrots 16 oz, 4/$5
Publix Butter, 16 oz, BOGO $3.85

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Publix Super Meal – Creamy Turkey Tetrazzini

November 14, 2013 

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I was so excited to see turkeys on sale in the Publix ad. This is the time to buy those big birds! I typically buy 3 -4 turkeys that hold me over the entire year. Yes…turkey is just as good in July as it is in November icon wink Publix Super Meal   Creamy Turkey Tetrazzini Well, with my crazy life this past year (building a new home and moving) I just didn’t cook up all my turkeys. I found myself with a gobbler still in the freezer. My husband was so kind to throw that baby on the Big Green Egg this past weekend.

While I love a turkey for dinner and of course as leftover sandwiches, one of my favorite recipes is my Creamy Turkey Tetrazzini. Is is a big hit with my guys and pretty simple to whip up. So grab a 59¢/lb turkey from Publix then try this recipe with those leftovers…I think you will be very pleased!

Creamy Turkey Tetrazzini
 
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Serves: 4 - 6
Ingredients
  • 10 oz spaghetti, cooked according to package directions
  • 2 cups cooked turkey, cubed
  • 7 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 8 oz mushrooms, sliced
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup milk
  • ¾ cup cream or half & half
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup peas & carrots (frozen is fine)
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • ½ cup panko breadcrumbs
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a large saucepan.
  3. Add mushrooms and onions and cook 4 - 6 minutes or until tender.
  4. Remove from pan and set aside.
  5. Melt 4 tablespoons of butter in same saucepan and then stir in the flour.
  6. Whisk constantly cooking on low heat for about 3 - 4 minutes.
  7. Whisk in chicken broth, milk and cream and simmer on medium for 5 - 10 minutes until thick and bubbly.
  8. Add softened cream cheese and parmesan cheese and stir until melted
  9. Remove from heat.
  10. Add reserved mushrooms and onions, turkey, peas, carrots, salt, pepper and pasta. Stir to combine. Adjust seasoning as needed.
  11. Pour into a buttered 13" x 9" casserole dish.
  12. Melt 1 tablespoon of butter and mix with breadcrumbs.
  13. Sprinkle buttered breadcrumbs over casserole and bake in 375 degree oven for 30 minutes until bubbly and top is golden brown.

Grab a turkey and a few items and you can put together a couple of meals at a fantastic price!

Publix Young Turkey, 10 to 24 lbs, $0.59/lb
Ronzoni Pasta or Healthy Harvest or Garden Delight, 9 to 16 oz, BOGO $1.37 – $1.49
Land O Lakes Sweet Cream Butter, 16 oz, 2/$5
Green Giant Frozen Vegetables, 7 to 10 oz, (excluding Asparagus) BOGO $1.99

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Publix Super Meals – Loaded Potato Soup

November 7, 2013 

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Welcome to this week’s Publix Super Meals. Each week I am going to share a recipe to help you take the Publix Super Deals and turn them into Publix Super Meals!

The weather is starting to cool off a bit and boy oh boy I am craving some comfort foods. When I looked through the ad this week, nothing was jumping out at me. Then I noticed the sale on potatoes and I instantly thought…Loaded Potato Soup!

This is a super easy recipe and only a slight variation of the one I ate all the time as a little girl. Potato soup night was one of my all time favorite meals. I adjusted my mom’s recipe by adding chicken broth.While my mom uses only milk in her recipe, I like the richness that half and half adds to the soup. To really kick this one up, serve it in a bread bowl – your family will come running!

By the way…with just a few modifications you have a rocking Broccoli Cheese soup too. I will have to share that one another day!

Loaded Potato Soup
 
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Serves: 6 - 8
Ingredients
  • 3 cups potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1¾ cups chicken broth
  • 1¾ cups water
  • ¼ cup celery, sliced
  • ½ cup onion, chopped
  • ¼ cup carrot, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 5 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup half & half
  • bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
  • green onions, sliced
  • cheddar cheese, grated
  • sour cream
Instructions
  1. Place potatoes, carrots, onion, celery, water and chicken broth in a large pot. Bring to a boil then cook over medium high heat for 10 - 15 minutes…just until potatoes are fork tender.
  2. Melt butter in a separate sauce pan.
  3. Whisk flour into melted butter and cook 2 minutes.
  4. Slowly whisk milk and half and half into the roux.
  5. Continue cooking about 5 minutes until the sauce is thickened.
  6. Pour the sauce into the pot with the potatoes and other vegetables.
  7. Add salt and pepper and stir until combined.
  8. Cook the soup for 5 minutes then serve topped with cheese, bacon, green onions and sour cream (if desired).

Grab a few items from the Publix sale and pair that with some pantry items and you can whip up a fantastic soup. This is a very economical meal that your family will love!

Russet Potatoes, 5 lb, $2.99
Publix Cream, 16 oz, 2/$5

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Publix Super Meals – Creamy Caprese Pasta With Asparagus and Grilled Chicken

October 31, 2013 

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Welcome to this week’s Publix Super Meals. Each week I am going to share a recipe to help you take the Publix Super Deals and turn them into Publix Super Meals!

With the sale on Mueller’s Pasta I thought I would share a family favorite that is really easy and oh so good - Creamy Caprese Pasta With Asparagus and Grilled Chicken.

Ok so it is a crazy long name and at my house we call it Twisty Pasta with Orange Sauce. I figured I had to give it a fancy name for you guys -tee hee. Honestly, it really doesn’t matter what you call it…it’s just good. This is my favorite pasta sauce ever and it’s so easy to make. Throw in some asparagus, grilled chicken, basil and fresh mozzarella and voila…dinner. Not a lot of effort for a ton of flavor.

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Creamy Caprese Pasta With Asparagus and Grilled Chicken
 
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Serves: 4 - 6
Ingredients
  • 1½ tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 can diced tomatoes (I like the italian blend)
  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon dried basil
  • ¼ teaspoon parsley
  • ½ teaspoon white sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ¼ cup parmesan, grated or shaved
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 8 - 10 oz cooked pasta (corkscrew is great in this recipe)
  • ½ pound cooked asparagus, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 8 oz chicken breast, grilled and sliced
  • fresh basil
  • 4 oz fresh mozzarella, chopped into bite size pieces
Instructions
  1. Saute onion and garlic in a saucepan over medium heat just until onion is translucent.
  2. Add tomatoes, dried spices, sugar and salt and simmer for about 5 minutes.
  3. Add heavy cream, butter and parmesan and continue to simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Remove sauce to blender and pulse until smooth.
  5. Toss sauce with cooked pasta, asparagus, mozzarella, grilled chicken.
  6. Top with fresh basil.
Notes
Tip - for perfectly cooked asparagus. Wash and break off woody stems. Drop asparagus into salted boiling water and cook 2 minutes. Remove to an ice bath. Perfectly cooked and delicious!

Grab these items from Publix this week and you have a meal that will not break your budget!

Mueller’s Pasta or Hidden Veggie Pasta Blend, 12 to 16 oz, (excluding Lasagna, Jumbo Shells, Manicotti, and Gluten Free), BOGO $1.57
Publix Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Fillets, $3.99/lb
Asparagus, $2.99/lb

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Publix Super Meal – Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Hasselback Potatoes

October 24, 2013 

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I get these wild hairs on occasion where I “see” a recipe in my head. Many times they are not quite what I hope and then there are the recipes that exceed all my expectations. This was one of the times where my ideas came together perfectly. After my husband took a few bites, he immediately said “THIS is a keeper!” I have to admit, I ate every single bite and then wished I had cooked more.

When I was looking through the Publix ad this week, nothing was jumping out at me and then I saw the sale on Russet Potatoes. I love whipping up Hasselback Potatoes. They are so simple and so good. All you do is cut even slices down the whole potato then brush on butter and some herbs and bake it up. As it bakes the sliced potato fans out – the edges are crispy and the inside is tender. It’s like a french fry and baked potato all in one. Often I do these for lunch on the weekend and top them with cheese and maybe some bacon.

This recipe was inspired by my love of hot wings with a big basket of fries. I don’t make either very often because they are time consuming, terribly messy and not exactly a “good for you” food. The last time I made Hasselback potatoes I imagined it paired with some wings. I tossed around a few ideas in my head and decided to poach chicken breast in wing sauce then add it to the potato with some blue cheese crumbles and green onions.  My husband took it a step further and dipped his in blue cheese dressing.

This is a very easy recipe to throw together. Poach your chicken ahead of time and then you only need to wait for your potatoes to bake. The presentation is so nice and the whole family is sure to love this one. My boys are not fans of spice so they just got herb poached chicken. I will be adding this one to my rotation…probably making this again very soon!

Check out my recipe for Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Hasselback Potatoes. Give this a try then come back and let me know what you think!

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Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Hasselback Potatoes
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup hot sauce, divided - I like Frank's Red Hot
  • 4 large russet potatoes
  • 4 tablespoons of butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 4 ounces blue cheese crumbles
  • green onions for garnish
  • blue cheese dressing (if desired)
Instructions
Potato Preparation
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Create thin slices down the length of each potato (approx ⅛ inch apart) without cutting all the way through. Tip - place two chopsticks on each side of the potato and allow them to be the stop for the knife as you slice down.
  3. Drop the sliced potato in a bowl of cold water to remove excess starch.
  4. Dry the potatoes then place on a baking sheet and brush with a tablespoon of melted butter, allowing the butter to drip between the slices.
  5. Sprinkle salt all over the potato and bake in 425 degree oven for 1 hour.
Poached Chicken
  1. Bring a large pot of water to simmer.
  2. Cut each chicken breast in half, creating a large strip.
  3. Place each piece on it's own piece of plastic wrap and add 1 -2 tablespoons of hot sauce. Roll and wrap each breast piece tightly in the wrap. Double wrap if needed.
  4. Once the water begins to simmer turn off the heat and drop in the plastic wrapped chicken.
  5. Cover the pot and allow the chicken to sit for 15 minutes (longer if using chicken more than about an inch in thickness).
  6. Remove from water and unwrap the chicken.
  7. Allow to cool then shred the chicken.
Assembly
  1. Stuff the shredded chicken in the openings of the potato.
  2. Top with blue cheese, onions and drizzle additional hot sauce all over the potato.
  3. Serve with blue cheese dressing if desired.

Grab a 5 lb bag of Russet Potatoes that are on sale for $2.99 this week at Publix. Use some of the chicken breast from the BOGO sale last week. Even if you had to purchase everything for this recipe, you should come in well under $10 making this one very economical!

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Publix Super Meals – Chicken Kiev

October 17, 2013 

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Welcome to this week’s Publix Super Meals. Each week I am going to share a recipe to help you take the Publix Super Deals and turn them into Publix Super Meals!

Since we have BOGO chicken breast this week, you knew I was going to share a chicken recipe! I decided to make a family favorite – Chicken Kiev. This is a fantastic recipe that really is not too difficult to put together but it does take a little time. My guys love this recipe and I have to admit I am a huge fan as well. Ok…so it’s chicken stuffed with flavored butter -it’s not exactly diet friendly but every now and again is not a bad thing. I can typically get 4 servings from two chicken breasts. I make my own thin cutlets then pound those babies super thin.

The butter makes the chicken super tasty and oh so tender. That combined with the crispy crust makes this a fantastic dish. The stream of butter than oozes out is perfect with rice and green beans – YUM!

The key to this recipe is making sure you pound your chicken breast as thin as possible. Pounding the edges super thin is really the key. If they are super thin they will really wrap and hold everything without using toothpicks. Give this recipe a try and let me know what you think.

By the way…I listed the recipe to serve 8 because I always make enough for another meal. We will only need 4 breasts for one dinner but these are great to pop in the freezer and then reheat for a quick and easy meal in a pinch!

Chicken Kiev
 
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Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 4 chicken breasts (cut in half lengthwise to make 8 cutlets)
  • 1 stick of butter, softened
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ⅛ cup water
  • ½ cup four
  • 1 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • Canola Oil for frying
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Make the compound butter by mixing butter, garlic, salt, lemon juice and parsley. Place the butter on a sheet of parchment paper and create a log.
  3. Roll the butter log and wrap tightly by twisting the edges.
  4. Place the butter in the freezer to chill (about 20 minutes).
  5. Place chicken cutlets between sheets of wax or parchment paper and use a meat mallet to pound super thin (approx ⅛ inch thick). Be sure to pound the edges as thin as possible as it will help to seal the rolled chicken.
  6. Place 1 tablespoon of chilled compound butter in the middle of each pounded chicken cutlet.
  7. Fold the short sides of the pounded chicken over the butter then start at one end and roll the chicken until you have a tightly sealed mound. Repeat this process with all chicken cutlets.
  8. Create your breading station by placing the flour into a shallow dish, beaten egg mixed with water in another shallow dish and breadcrumbs into a third shallow dish.
  9. Sprinkle each rolled chicken with salt and pepper then roll in the flour.
  10. Next dip the floured chicken into the egg/water mixture.
  11. Finally roll the chicken in the Panko bread crumbs.
  12. Repeat this with remaining rolled chicken cutlets.
  13. Heat the canola oil in a cast iron skillet or dutch oven to about 325 degrees (about 1½ inches of oil needed in the pan).
  14. Place two cutlets in the hot oil and cook for approximately 3 - 4 minutes until golden brown. Flip and cook the other side until golden brown (2 - 3 additional minutes).
  15. Remove to a baking sheet.
  16. Repeat this process for all chicken bundles.
  17. Place chicken into the 350 degree oven and cook for 15 - 20 minutes.
  18. Allow to drain and cool on a paper lined plate.
  19. Serve - gently cut chicken to release the buttery goodness.

Add a pack of the BOGO Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast to your shopping list and grab a few ingredients from your pantry and you have this one put together at a fantastic price!

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Publix Super Meals – Pork With Caramel Apples & Onions

October 10, 2013 

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Welcome to this week’s Publix Super Meals. Each week I am going to share a recipe to help you take the Publix Super Deals and turn them into Publix Super Meals!

With the BOGO on pork chops you guys had to know that I’d be doing something with those. So this week I am sharing my recipe for Pork with Caramel Apples & Onions. My guys love this recipe – my picky boys will clean their plate. Over the years I have learned to add more apples and always serve it with stuffing. I always add in a green veggie – this week it was roasted zucchini chips. I went to the Chattanooga Market last weekend and came home with a bunch of goodies. I didn’t want them to go bad so we have had zucchini a couple of times this week– tee hee. I wish I had put them in the picture because that plate definitely needs a splash of color…while not bright and beautiful, this is a fantastic dish.

Here’s the recipe -

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Publix Super Meals - Pork With Caramel Apples & Onions
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 4 Boneless Pork Loin Chops
  • 3 - 4 apples, peeled and sliced
  • ½ cup Vidalia (or other sweet onion), sliced
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 4 tablespoons apple juice concentrate
  • 1- 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • chopped pecans (if desired)
Instructions
  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of butter in large skillet.
  2. Season pork with salt. Add to skillet and cook for 4 - 5 minutes, flip and cook an additional 4 - 5 minutes (until golden brown).
  3. Remove pork and place in oven to keep warm (I set mine at 175 degrees).
  4. Add onions and about 1 teaspoon butter to the pan and cook for 10 -12 minutes until they begin to caramelize.
  5. Add apples and juice concentrate, cover and cook 2 - 3 minutes until they begin to soften.
  6. Remove lid, add 4 tablespoons of butter, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg and to apples and onions.
  7. Cook 2 minutes until sauce thickens.
  8. Add a splash of heavy cream and stir until combined.
  9. Plate pork and top with apples, onions and sauce. Sprinkle with pecans if desired.

Add these to your Publix shopping list this week and you can put this meal together at a fantastic price!

Publix Boneless Pork Loin Chops, BOGO $4.99/lb
Red Delicious or Gala Apples, $1.29/lb
Sweet Onions, $0.99/lb

good cook logo Publix Super Meals   Pork With Caramel Apples & OnionsTools used in this recipe

Don’t forget, Publix carries a huge variety of Good Cook products. You can find a large selectionof tools and cookware throughout the store. You can find everything you need when you shop for your recipe ingredients.

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