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Monday, January 13, 2014

Oven "Fried" Chili Chicken

Oven "Fried" Chili Chicken by Custom Taste
If your home is anything like ours then you probably keep some form of frozen meat/non-meat in your pantry. For us, we keep chicken breasts. We buy them in a bag from our local HEB and keep them in our freezer. They honestly do not take that long to defrost so that makes them easy to prepare as well as we always have something to throw in the oven for dinner. I came up with this recipe mainly because I was craving something savory, crunchy and was really wanting something fried. What is better than fried? Oven baked! What is better than batter breading? Nuts! Okay, maybe those two thing are actually "better" but they are darn close and a whole lot less messy. No dredging through egg and flour. No breading fingers. No oily mess. No crazy clean-up! It is also low-carb but super protein filled so very friendly to any low-carb or gluten free dieters out there.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Baked and Buttered Acorn Squash

Baked and Buttered Acorn Squash by Custom Taste
With it being fall/winter squash has been on sale and the deals have been great! So, of course, we took full advantage of the season. The best thing about squash is that it is best when prepared in the most basic ways. Whenever we cook squash we do the bare minimum, usually some sort of fat and seasoning. Since acorn squash is already pretty sweet we paired it with molasses. You can also use syrup or brown sugar if molasses is not in the cupboard. Very little labour and almost no clean up this dish can be prepared and thrown in the oven with no attention, that way you can focus on other things while dinner (or dessert) bakes away to perfection.