BBQ Chicken

BBQ ChickenSo tonight I made BBQ Chicken, Mashed Sweet Potatoes, and Grilled Asparagus with Fresh Portabella Mushrooms, and it took me around 20 minutes. It was quick and simple and very easy. It made me start dreaming of summer and cook outs.

First, I peeled 1 whole sweet potato and chopped it up. I then added the sweet potato to boiling water I had on the stove. You can leave the potato to boil for about 10-15 minutes or until soft enough to mash.

Mashed Sweet Potato

Then I put the chicken on the stove at medium high with garlic roasted olive oil. I then lightly seasoned it with black pepper and garlic. Since the chicken will be barbecued it does not need a lot of spices.

Grilled AsparagusWhile my Chicken and Potatoes were cooking I got my asparagus ready. Begin by cutting the ends of the asparagus stalk off and rinsing in warm water. Then dry the asparagus. Pour a dime size amount of the garlic roasted olive oil in a pan. Sauté the asparagus and mushrooms with a dash of sea salt. Occasionally stirring, so it doesn’t burn.

Once the potatoes are soft enough drain the water from the pot. Combine 1/4 cup milk, a tablespoon of butter, a tablespoon of cinnamon, salt and pepper. Mash the potatoes until smooth, or until desired.

When the Chicken is cooked all the way through add barbecue sauce. I used Sweet Baby Rays Sweet & Spicy Barbecue Sauce. Coat the whole chicken with barbecue sauce. and then serve!


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Fajita Bowl – Food Junk

Picture of My Fajita Bowl

Fajita Bowl

If you are anything like me, spicy food is your favorite. I am constantly adding chili powder to most of my dishes. That’s why this fajita bowl recipe has got to be one of my favorite dishes.

I took a Wild Tree “cooking class” a few weeks ago with my mom. The class was actually just seasoning raw meat and then you freeze it and unthaw when you are ready to cook. That is why most of my recipes have been using Wild Tree Products. However, this meal can be made with any type of seasoning.

Steps to Making a Fajita Bowl

First, I cut a chicken breast into strips and seasoned them with olive oil and taco seasoning. I then cooked the chicken on the stove in a medium pan.

While the chicken is cooking I started the Spanish Rice. I used The Kraft brand Mexican rice mix. I followed the instructions, while adding a can of diced tomatoes. This is optional, I prefer a more tomato-y taste and texture. If you like spicy food I recommend adding diced tomatoes with cilantro.

Once the chicken is finished cooking took it off the stove and set aside. In the same pan add some more olive oil and saute sliced red onion and red and yellow peppers until they soften.

In a large bowl I like to mix all the ingredients. I start by adding the rice to the dish, then I add the Chicken and the vegetables on top. I like to dress up the fajita bowl by adding jalapenos, salsa, sour cream, and sometimes guacamole on top.

This dish is extremely easy to make and with so many different flavors it is one I cook frequently without getting sick of it.

What is your favorite part of a fajita bowl?

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Shrimp Scampi

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I love shrimp on everything, but I’ve never actually used shrimp to cook with. So I decided to mix things up a bit and made a shrimp scampi. I seasoned the shrimp is a wildtree roasted garlic olive oil and … Continue reading

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