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Chicken Manchurian

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  • February 17, 2015
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I’m back on the blog with yet another recipe that will tantalize and tickle those tastebuds for sure. As promised here it is the recipe of the very famous Chicken Manchurian.

 Before I go on with the recipe, I’ll share where I’ve been all this time. Well, I got busy with a few projects which initially started out as personal projects but then became client projects (for which I’m really glad and thankful). So at first, it was my little sister’s birthday and she wanted a Golden Themed Princess Birthday and we decided to give her a surprise birthday party, there was a lot of work and this is what we came up with

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She was really happy and appreciated our efforts πŸ˜€ it made us all so happy, you know sister love. From here it all got busy. Do you notice those chocolate bouquets on the table? Yes, I made those and those little beauties brought me clients. Till now I had been busy with client orders and had fun making these beauties.

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So, it has been all about happiness, love, sharing smiles and all things good. Continuing with the month of love, I thought of sharing the recipe of Chicken Manchurian, since its all red πŸ˜› and btw, Chicken Manchurian did not originate from China, the Chinese won’t even be aware of  its existence, but this dish has become a famous Chinese dish in both Pakistan and India and can be found on the menu of every Chinese Restaurant of the country.

Question is, then where did it originate from? Well, this dish came into existence out of a cooking experiment of Nelsan Wang, a restaurateur from Mumbai in 1975. The dish came into existence when Nelsan, working in a small hotel heard that Taj Hotel in Mumbai, has brought on board chefs from Sichuan  and has opened a genuine Sichuan Restaurant, because Indians wanted Spicy Chinese Food. It was then, when his customers began to ask for spicy Chinese food and he came up with the idea of this dish that had some fried ingredient since Indians are fond of fried foods and created sauce with a fusion of Indian spices and Chinese seasonings. The name Chicken Manchurian came out as a joke name as Manchurian in China means ‘mad’, since he made up this dish so he gave it this name. Interesting, isn’t it? πŸ™‚

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Many variations of Manchurian have sprung up since its existence, there is Gobi Manchurian (Cauliflower Manchurian), Seafood Manchurian, Paneer Manchurian (Cottage Cheese Manchurian), Chicken and Vegetables Manchurian, all have their own unique tastes.

This Chicken Manchurian recipe is an all time favorite. Whenever Chinese meal is being prepared at my home, this is a must dish on the menu and even in restaurants too, we order this the most and I just love the sizzling sound of it on the hot plate. I remember, as kids me and my sister would impatiently wait for our order  just to hear and enjoy that sizzling sound (good childhood memories). This one is as easy as my other recipes and you can serve it up with gravy or dry, we like it with gravy at my home so this one is with gravy.

For my veggie friends do check out the notes section of the recipe for a veggie variation. Also, if you have a different Manchurian recipe do share by commenting below. Try this recipe too and share its picture with me on my Facebook Page.

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Chicken Manchurian
by February-17-2015
Chicken Manchurian – Batter fried, golden chicken pieces in a hot and peppery sauce

Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: serves 6

Ingredients

Chicken Batter

  • 1/2 Kg (1lb) Boneless Chicken, diced into 1 inch pieces
  • 2 Tbsp Flour
  • 1 Tbsp Corn-Flour
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 Egg
  • Oil for deep frying

Chili Sauce

  • 1/2 Cup White Vinegar
  • 1 tsp Chinese Salt (optional)
  • 3 tsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Red Chili Powder

Manchurian Gravy

  • 3/4 Cup Chicken Stock
  • 1 Cup Tomato Ketchup
  • 5 Garlic Cloves, roughly chopped
  • 1 1/2 tsp Red Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Sugar
  • 2 tsp Chinese Salt
  • 1 tsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Oil
  • Chili Sauce, prepared or store bought

Instructions

  1. In a prepping bowl mix together the ingredients of Chicken Batter, add the chicken pieces and let marinate for 15-20 minutes
  2. Meanwhile, in a small sauce pan prepare the chili sauce, by adding all the ingredients. Mix well and let cook until the sugar dissolves completely
  3. In a pan heat oil over medium-high flame. Add the chicken pieces, working in batches fry until crisp, golden and cooked through. Remove from oil and transfer to a paper towel lined plate to drain excess oil and keep warm until needed
  4. In a pan add 1 Tbsp Oil and stir fry chopped garlic until fragrant. Add the fried chicken pieces to it along with all the sauces. Cook for about 1-2 minutes and add chicken stock, bring to a boil and then add tomato ketchup. Mix well, taste check and adjust seasoning. Bring to a boil and let simmer for sometime. The sauce will thicken on its own
  5. Dish out on the hot plate or serving dish
  6. Serve with steamed rice,vegetable fried rice or pasta

Notes

  1. I don’t use cornflour and water paste to thicken the sauce. If your sauce isn’t thickening you can add more tomato ketchup and adjust seasoning accordingly or you can add 1 Tbsp cornflour+ 1/4 Cup water mixture to thicken your sauce to desired consistency
  2. If you don’t want deep fried chicken, you can simply stir fry it
  3. Veggie Version: use Cauliflower florets instead of chicken, you can avoid egg and instead make a thin batter of all the batter ingredients mentioned, dredge the florets in it and deep fry. For the sauce, use vegetable stock instead of chicken stock

Tags: Main Meal, Chinese,Easy Meals

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Chinese easy Main Dishes

Chinese Orange Chicken

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  • January 21, 2015
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I wanted to try this recipe for Chinese Orange Chicken from so long and finally I DID IT!! This citrus season I wanted to make the most of these oranges and I’m glad that I made some really delicious and amazing recipes.

Since the beginning of the season I’ve been in search of a good recipe for Orange Chicken that’s according to the taste palate of my family, who generally like things a bit spicier. So after a lot of research and going through a lot of recipes on the internet, I came across one recipe that I thought to give a try and with my additions to it came with this version of Chinese Orange Chicken. It’s tangy and spicy, it’s sweet and crispy and it’s Oh! so citrusy πŸ˜€
This dish requires a bit of a preparation but the cooking time is just 10 minutes and there you have an amazing Chinese dish ready to serve. My family loved it so much that I can proudly say that this is a Make-Again kind of a dish and a must addition to Chinese Lunch or Dinner menus. The Orange Sauce prepared is to glaze the chicken pieces however I made the sauce a little more in quantity to go along with the rice – That’s how my family likes it πŸ™‚

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If you’ve viewed my previous posts, you must have seen how I have used Oranges in different dishes. If not yet, then check out these interesting recipes of Orange Chiffon Cake – a very easy to make cake and Orange Chocolate French Toast Roll-Ups – an exciting and flavorful breakfast.
Do try out this Chinese Orange Chicken recipe, it’ll definitely Tickle those Tastebuds and will become your Make-Again dish too πŸ™‚

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Chinese Orange Chicken
by January-20-2015
The Best Orange Chicken Recipe, It’s tangy, it’s spicy, it’s sweet, it’s crispy and it’s Oh! so citrusy

Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: serves 6

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Kg (1lb) Boneless Chicken, diced into 1 inch pieces
  • Orange Sauce
  • 1 tsp Garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp Ginger, minced
  • 1 Tbsp Oil
  • 1 Green Onion, Stalks thinly sliced, for garnish
  • 1/2 tsp Sesame Seeds, for garnish

Chicken Batter

  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Cup Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Corn-Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/2 Tbsp Oil
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 or 1/2 Cup Water
  • Oil for deep frying

Orange Sauce

  • 1 1/2 Cup Chicken Stock
  • 1 Cup Orange Juice, Freshly Squeezed
  • 2/3 Cup White Vinegar
  • 1/2 Cup Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic, Minced
  • 1 Tbsp Orange Zest
  • 2 Tbsp Sriracha Hot Sauce
  • 1/2 tsp Ginger, Minced
  • 1/4 tsp White Pepper powder
  • 1 tsp Black pepper powder
  • 2/3 Cup Granulated White Sugar
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp Red Chili Flakes
  • 4 Tbsp Cornflour + water, paste

Instructions

  1. In a prepping bowl, whisk together the ingredients of Orange Sauce
  2. In another bowl combine chicken pieces with 2/3 cup of the prepared Orange Sauce mixture and marinate for 15-20 minutes
  3. In a pan add 1 Tbsp Oil, add minced garlic and ginger. Fry until fragrant. Now add the prepared Orange Sauce in the pan and bring to boil. Stir in the Cornflour+water paste, cook while stirring frequently until the sauce thickens about 1-2 minutes. Taste check, adjust salt, spice or sugar according to taste. Keep warm
  4. Mix together the ingredients of the Chicken Batter in a bowl, drain the chicken from the orange sauce and discard the marinade
  5. In a pan heat oil over medium-high flame. Dredge the chicken piece in the prepared Chicken batter and working in batches fry until crisp, golden and cooked through. Remove from oil and transfer to a paper towel lined plate to drain excess oil
  6. In a pan heat oil over medium-high flame. Dredge the chicken piece in the prepared Chicken batter and working in batches fry until crisp, golden and cooked through. Remove from oil and transfer to a paper towel lined plate to drain excess oil.Toss or drizzle the fried chicken pieces with the Orange Sauce, garnish with sesame seed and green onion and serve immediately
  7. Serve with steamed rice

Notes

  1. Recipe adapted from Cooking Classy

Tags: Main Meal,Chinese,Easy Meals

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easy Sauces/Dips/Chutneys

Mint Coriander Chutney – Green Chutney

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  • December 26, 2014
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Mint Coriander Chutney also known as Hari Chutney, where Hari means green in Urdu language is one of the most popular and one of the favorite accompaniments from the Pakistani Cuisine.

There are quite a lot of variations in the ingredients of this recipe however the basic ingredients, mint, coriander, green chilies remain the same in every recipe. Mint Coriander Chutney or the Green Chutney can be used in a variety of ways, and can be stored too, I have mentioned ways to store it in the notes below so don’t forget to check those out!
Did you know this green chutney makes some really good and different but utterly delicious potato cutlets too? If you haven’t tried out already, now is the time try out my recipe for Green Chutney Potato Cutlets and enjoy an amazing snack!
Its a very versatile condiment and can be used in whatever way you want. You can add a Tbsp of this chutney in yogurt and it’ll become mint coriander yogurt dip or raita, which can be served with grilled or fried food.
You can even use it as a sandwich spread and make Green Chutney sandwiches or can make rainbow sandwiches or pinwheel sandwiches using this easy chutney recipe. It also makes an excellent addition to chaats and rolls or you can just have it as is with pakoras (deep fried fritters) and samosas

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I love hearing from you, so do let me know in the comments below how did you find my version of Mint Coriander Chutney πŸ™‚

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Mint Coriander Chutney (Green Chutney)
by December-26-2014
Mint Coriander Chutney – a full package of freshness, spiciness and tanginess combined makes it a favorite!

Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: Makes 1 Cup

Ingredients

  • 1 Bunch Mint Leaves
  • 1 Bunch Fresh Coriander Leaves, finely choppedx
  • 1 Medium Sized Tomato, chopped Chex
  • 8-10 Garlic Cloves
  • 2 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 3-4 Green Chilies, sliced
  • 1/2 Tbsp Salt or to taste
  • 1/2 Tbsp Red Chili Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Chaat Masala Powder

Instructions

  1. Wash and chop the vegetables
  2. Add all the ingredients in the blender, add 1 or 2 Tbsp of water so that the ingredients blend easily
  3. Keep blending until all ingredients are well combined into a smooth paste.
  4. Taste check, add more salt, red chili or lemon juice as required
  5. Its ready! serve it as a dip, spread or condiment

Notes

  1. This can be stored for about a week in the refrigerator
  2. This can be also stored be freezing and can be used as needed, just thaw and use. It’ll become dark green in color upon freezing however the taste will remain the same

Tags: Dips, Sauces and Chutneys, Easy

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Chinese easy Main Dishes quick

Beef Chili Gravy

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  • December 15, 2014
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It’s winters and it’s the start of holiday season. A lot has been going on the past week, a lot of family get-together, laughter and of course family fun and all this could not have been complete without FOOD!

Since it’s family time and you want to spend more with family than in kitchen so easy and quick recipes are all you need. So here it is the recipe for quick, easy and tasty Beef Chili with Gravy.
This recipe is in continuation of the Chinese style recipes which I love making during the winter season more. Although Chinese food (Pakistani Style) is the one you can have all round the year, but in winters its more comforting and some of the dishes really are good enough to keep you warm through the winter season and so is this Beef Chili Gravy recipe.
I understand most people don’t like eating beef, but “some dishes taste good in beef only”. Hey, don’t be disappointed my vegan friends and picky-eater friends I’ll be posting variations to this recipe in notes below so that you can enjoy this dish too πŸ˜€
Before going on to the recipe, there is some information that I’d like to share with you all. Yes, it’s about the selection of meet for this recipe. Here is a chart that describes the beef cuts, this is quite helpful in knowing which beef cut is used for which type of cooking (a very essential cooking info)
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For Beef Chili Gravy we will be using the Tenderloin Cut also known as undercut, fillet or eye-fillet. Why we’re using this meat because its very tender and needs little preparation and cooking to bring out the best flavor and texture, thus making it the best cut for quick cooking,stir frying, grilling and roasting.

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Beef Chili Gravy
by December-15-2014
Quickest stir fry recipe with a zing from the chili gravy – comforting and delicious!

Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: serves 4-6

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Beef (Undercut, thinly sliced strips (1cm in size)
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Black pepper powder
  • 1 Tbsp Soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Vinegar
  • 1 tsp Green Chili paste
  • 1/4 tsp White pepper powder
  • 2 Tbsp Vegetable oil
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic, chopped finely
  • 1 Tbsp Ginger, chopped finely
  • 1 Cup Capsicum, diced
  • 1 Cup Onion, diced
  • 1 Tbsp Red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 Cup Tomato puree
  • 1 tsp Salt (or to taste)
  • 1/4 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1 tsp black pepper powder
  • 1 Tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp Chinese salt (optional)
  • 2 Cups Water/Beef Stock/Chicken Stock
  • 2 Tbsp Cornflour mixed with water
  • 1/2 Cup Sweet corn (optional)

Instructions

  1. Combine egg, salt, black pepper powder, soy sauce, vinegar, green chili paste and white pepper powder in a prepping bowl. Add beef slices and coat well
  2. In a pan heat 2 Tbsp vegetable oil and stir fry beef slices on medium-high flame until cooked and browned. Set aside
  3. In another pan heat 2 Tbsp oil and add garlic and ginger. Add diced capsicum and saute for 2 minutes. Remove from pan and set aside.
  4. In the same pan now add red chili flakes and tomato puree. Mix well and add Water. Bring it to a boil and lower the flame and let it simmer
  5. Now add the seasoning: salt, black pepper powder, Chinese salt,dried rosemary. Mix well
  6. Add cornflour and water paste to thicken the gravy to desired consistency. Bring it to a boil and add the vegetables, capsicum,onion and beef. Add the soy sauce, mix and taste check. Adjust seasoning according to taste
  7. Don’t overcook after adding the vegetables to retain their crunchiness. Add sweet corn mix and serve
  8. Serve with Egg Fried Rice or Masala Rice

Notes

  1. If you don’t like beef, you can make this recipe with your choice of meat (chicken or fish)
  2. For the vegan version: use your favorite vegetables instead of beef, simple saute them before adding to sauce

Tags: Chinese,Quick & Easy, under 30 minute meals

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Kung Pao Chicken Spaghetti

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  • December 4, 2014
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Pasta is one of the most favorite dishes around the world. Available in different shapes and sizes, pasta is made according to flavors that suits one’s taste palette and this is why there is a huge variety of Pasta dishes out there.


Pasta recipes generally are based on similar ingredients: tomato paste, beef mince, chicken, white sauce, vegetables and topped with grated cheddar. However there is still a lot of variety out there that needs to be explored. And I’m glad I explored and came across this recipe, which is also a dish of a famous restaurant.

Here I present you today the recipe of Kung Pao Chicken Spaghetti from the Asian/Chinese cuisine. What sets this pasta apart from the rest is the combination of sweet and spicy flavors with a kick of salt and a punch of sourness (kick & punch – interesting πŸ˜› ), all these flavors combined and in a delectable balance. This dish is quick – prepared in just 30 minutes, healthy and definitely better than takeout! (oh yes it is)

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Just look at that glaze of the Kung Pao Sauce, the crunch of the peanuts, the tender chicken pieces and those slurp worthy noodles – can you just taste that? Well it’s really tasty, try it yourself and it’ll become your favorite pasta dish too.

And for my Vegan Friends, you can enjoy Kung Pao Spaghetti too, see the notes below

I love hearing from you so do write back!

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Kung Pao Chicken Spaghetti
by December-04-2014
Slurp worthy spaghetti glazed with spicy Kung Pao Sauce, crunchy peanuts and tender chicken pieces, prepared in just 30 minutes-Awesomely saucy and delicious!

Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: serves 4-6

Ingredients

  • 3 Chicken Breasts, Cubed
  • 500 grams Spaghetti
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper Powder
  • 2 Tbsp Garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp Ginger, minced
  • 1/2 Cup Cornflour
  • 2 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Cup Roasted Peanuts
  • 3 Green Onion Stalks, chopped
  • Oil for deep frying

Kung Pao Sauce

  • 1/2 Cup Chicken Stock
  • 2 Tbsp Cornflour
  • 3/4 Cup Soy Sauce
  • 1/4 Cup White Vinegar
  • 1/4 Cup Water
  • 1 Tbsp Sugar
  • 3 Tbsp Red Chili paste with Garlic
  • 2 Tbsp Red Vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 1/4 Cup Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Red Chili Flakes

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pan of salted water to a boil, add the spaghetti and cook until al dente. When done, strain, drizzle some oil on it and set aside
  2. While spaghetti is cooking, mix chicken pieces with salt and pepper (to taste) and toss with cornflour till evenly coated.Heat oil for frying in a pan and deep fry chicken pieces till crisp and golden. Drain on kitchen towel and set aside
  3. In a bowl whisk together all the ingredients of the sauce.
  4. Heat 2 Tbsp vegetable oil in a wok over medium heat and add ginger and garlic paste. Stir fry for about 15 seconds. Now pour the sauce mixture in the wok, stir in peanuts,add salt and pepper powder Bring it to a boil and reduce the heat. Let it simmer until it is bubbly and thickens.Taste Check and adjust seasoning according to taste
  5. Now add the fried chicken pieces, stir in the noodles and green onion.
  6. Toss everything together and serve. Garnish with green onions

Notes

  1. For the Vegan version: use vegetable stock instead of chicken stock, use your favorite vegetables instead of chicken, simply stir fry them in 1 Tbsp vegetable oil before adding to sauce
  2. If you want to roast peanuts yourself: simply add peanuts in a pan and roast until golden, approximately 3 minutes
  3. You can use sea food items or beef instead of chicken
  4. For Serving: instead of tossing everything together in the wok, do this on the serving plate/bowl. Simply add cooked spaghetti on the plate top it with chicken pieces and the Kung Pao Sauce. Add green onions on the top and serve

Tags: Chinese, Pasta, Quick & easy

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easy Kid Friendly Snacks

Crunchy Munchy Snack MIx

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  • October 29, 2014
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Welcoming fall with this Crunchy Munchy Snack Mix recipe. This Snack Mix is by far the best one and you can be as creative with this as you want. With a huge variety of cereals, nuts, fruits, biscuits you can easily make one for you that suits your taste buds!

For me, it had to be more salty and less sweet so I came up with this really BOLD flavored snack mix that is crunchy, salty and has a zing of spiciness and sweetness too. I remember, in my University days ( good ol’ days *sigh*) me and my friends, we always wanted something to munch during lectures and during those 15 minutes break between lectures, we’d rush to the cafeteria to buy some snacks. While I was making this snack mix it reminded me of that time and brought a smile to my face – memories are treasures indeed!
So coming back to the recipe, this can be a great traveling snack, can be served at parties, good for game days, picnics, movie night and also can make a very interesting fall gift or party favor too. Here’s a very pretty packaging idea and free printable tags by Make Bake Celebrate

Please your guests and family with this fun and flavorful Crunchy Munchy Snack Mix Recipe. I bet you won’t be able to stop yourself from eating – this is so addictive, but hey be easy on yourself!

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Crunchy Munchy Snack Mix
by October-29-2014
Crunchy Munchy Snack Mix! loaded with flavor and fun shapes. Bet you can’t stop yourself from munching this

Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: servings 20

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Corn Chex
  • 2 Cups Wheat Chex
  • 2 Cups Rice Chex
  • 1 Cup windowpane pretzels
  • 1 Cup mini garlic rye chips
  • 1 Cup garlic bread sticks
  • 1 Cup Smoked Almonds
  • 1 Cup Roasted Cashews
  • 1 Cup Natural Pistachio
  • 1 Cup M&Ms or Smarties
  • 1/2 Cup Butter
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 3 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Tabasco Sauce
  • 1 tsp Seasoned Salt

Instructions

  1. Add the cereal and all the nuts in a large mixing bowl, except M&Ms.
  2. In a microwave safe bowl add the remaining ingredients and microwave until the butter melts. Give it a nice stir and mix into the cereal mixture, stirring while adding the liquid mixture.
  3. Now transfer the mixture to the baking tray lined with baking sheet. Bake for about 1 hour at 250 degrees. Stir every 15 minutes.
  4. Remove from oven and allow to cool. Store in an air tight container.

Tags: Snacks, Easy, Kid Friendly

Recipe adapted from The Pioneer Woman Cooks

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Chicken Stroganoff Dinner easy hicken Main Dishes Mushrooms Pasta Sauce Stroganoff

Spicy Chicken and Mushroom Stroganoff

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  • September 22, 2014
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This dish is ahh-mazing! It Spicy, its creamy, its chicken, its mushrooms, it pasta – it’s Spicy Chicken and Mushroom Stroganoff with Pasta. So, from the ingredients in your kitchen you can actually make this hearty dish that too in less than an hour i.e. only 30-45 minutes!

 So, this is a variation of traditional stroganoff which is done in beef, this one is using chicken and includes paprika and tomato paste too. But if you like beef better, use beef instead of chicken and you ahve your “Beef Stroganoff”. Another good thing about this recipe is that you can serve it with boiled rice, garlic rice or any type of rice or you can do the way I did serve over pasta or noodles.

Please your family and friends with this fancy dish prepared in less than hour and they’ll scrape their plates clean just like my family!

Spicy Chicken and Mushroom Stroganoff

Hirra P
Published 09/22/2014
Yield: Serves 6-8
Prep Time: 15 mins. Cook time: 30 mins.
Total time: 45 mins.

Chicken chunks and mushrooms in a delicious stroganoff sauce served over pasta

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Chicken Chunks (cubed)
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper Powder
  • 2 Tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon Mustard Paste
  • 1 medium Onion, Chopped
  • 4-5 Garlic Cloves, Minced
  • 1 Cup Button Mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 Tbsp Tomato Paste
  • 2 Tbsp Butter
  • 2 Tbsp Flour
  • 2 Cups Chicken Stock
  • 1 tsp Salt, or to taste
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Chili Flakes
  • 1 tsp Black pepper powder
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/2 tsp dried Thyme
  • 1/2 Cup Cream
  • fresh Coriander Chopped, for Garnish
  • 1 Pack Flat Noodles, Pasta

Instructions

  1. Pat the Chicken Breasts dry, cut into 2-inch chunks (cubes) and season with black pepper, salt, Worcestershire sauce, mustard paste and oil. In a cooking pan, heat 2-3 Tbsp of oil over medium-high heat. Fry the chicken in batches until golden brown, then let it rest on a plate until further use
  2. Now lower the heat to medium, add 1 Tbsp of oil and onion, stirring occasionally until they become translucent. Now add the garlic and fry until fragrant. Add to it sliced mushroom and saute. Here add a pinch of salt and pepper, cook for about 5 minutes or until the mushrooms are browned.
  3. Add to it the tomato paste, give it a nice stir and let cook for about 1-2 minutes, now make a well in the center of the pot add butter and flour and mix. Cook for about a minute to let the raw flour taste cook off.
  4. Now pour in the chicken stock, while stirring and mixing everything together. Add the remaining seasoning and sauces mix and let it thicken and bubble slightly
  5. Add chicken to this bubbling sauce and let it cook on simmer for about 5-10 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, prepare your noodles or pasta until al-dente. drain and let sit, until the sauce is prepared
  7. Now add to the sauce, cream and season once again with a pinch of salt and black pepper, mix well and bring to a simmer. Here taste check and adjust the seasoning.
  8. In the serving dish, make a bed of pasta/noodles and on it pour the Chicken and Mushroom Stroganoff. Garnish with freshly chopped coriander and serve
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