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Monday, April 11, 2011

Try & Tell Week 2- Roasted Garlic Chicken, Creamy Parmesan Mashed Potatoes

Print Friendly and PDF Last week, along with the Chocolate Coconut Cake, I also made a few other new recipes.  Both were delicious!  Here are the resluts:

Roasted Garlic Chicken With Vegetables-
I made this at the beginning of last week.  It was really good- however I changed the recipe a little from what was written.  Surprise, surprise!  I rarely follow a recipe exactly.  But, it called for 4 lbs of chicken.  My small family will not eat that much chicken!  Also, it called for 2 whole heads of garlic.  Now, don't get me wrong, I LOVE GARLIC!  But, 2 heads of garlic is an incredibly large amount.  So, I made it with onlyt chicken breasts and 5 cloves of garlic.  While this was cooking, my sister came over and said- "Wow!  What are you making with your garlic?"  It smelled pretty strong! 

Here's the recipe:
1 lb chicken breasts
salt
drizzle of olive oil
2 stalks of celery, diced
1-2 carrots, diced
4-5 cloves minced garlic
1 small onion, diced
1/2 red bell pepper, diced
1/4 c. chicken broth
1 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
1 tsp fresh thyme
1 Tbsp fresh basil
1 tsp fresh rosemary
1 tsp fresh oregano

Place all of the chopped vegetables in the bottom of a casserole dish.  Layer chicken over vegetables, sprinkle with garlic and herbs.  Pour broth over the top.  Drizzle a small amount of olive oil over the top.  Cover tight with foil.  Bake in oven preheated to 350 degrees F. for 1 hour. 

I served this over rice and I loved it. 



The second recipe I just made last night with another kind of chicken- we eat chicken a lot!  It was from the Kraft Food & Family magazine.  I loved them & took seconds, and licked the bowl clean when they were gone- they were all eaten... I will be making them again soon- maybe tonight? 

Creamy Parmesan Mashed Potatoes

2 lbs potatoes cut into chunks (I left the peels on)
1 c. chicken broth
4 oz. cream cheese- cubed
1/2 c. sour cream
3 Tbsp parmesan cheese
salt & pepper


Boil the diced potatoes until they are tender- about 15 minutes.  Drain and add remaining ingredients.  Mash- I use a hand mixer. 

4 comments:

Mara Crosby said...

those potatoes were sooooo good! thanks for sharing!

Kristina @ A Home Made by Kiki said...

Hi! I'm stopping by from the UBP...it is going to take me a while to go through all of the links, but I am really enjoying meeting new bloggers! I am *always* looking for new recipes to try so I can't wait to try some of yours!

Come over and visit to see how I am creating a healthy home for my family if you get the chance! I'm your newest follower!

The Adventurer said...

Print both of these off and going to try them sounds yummy:)

Deana said...

Looks delicious!

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