Scampi-Style Chicken is a poultry version of the crowd-pleaser, shrimp scampi. Scampi is normally a shrimp dish, but as with many dishes these days, cooks are stretching the meaning. Chicken takes the place of shrimp in this flavorful scampi-style entree. It is a less expensive option for families, and it works quite well with pasta. This goes together fast!
Pork with Apple Thyme Sauce is a new take on old-fashioned fried pork loin chops. Many of us were raised with applesauce as a condiment for pork dishes. This recipe incorporates a fresh applesauce into the pan gravy with the delicious complementary flavor of thyme.
Chicken Sausage Meatballs will breathe new life into your standard party appetizer go-to list. Ground chicken can be pretty bland, but not in this recipe. Fresh pork sausage, Parmesan cheese, anchovies (you won’t taste them at all!), and Dijon mustard really kick up the flavor. The tangy caper sauce is the perfect complement.
This is a simple dish of chicken simmered with vegetables, sausage, and wine. It is very similar to the Italian cacciatora or hunter’s stew. Some call it “smothered” or stewed chicken due to the moist cooking process. The vegetables add a natural sweetness to the gravy which is amazing over mashed potatoes, noodles or pasta, or rice.
Chicken Meatball Chili Soup comes to the rescue for families with picky eaters. Herbs and spices transform boring ground chicken to bites of delight, bursting with flavor. Kids love the little meatballs. It tastes even better the next day so feel free to make it ahead.
Hamburgers Diane is a budget-friendly version of a gourmet restaurant treat. Steak Diane is a beloved dish served at the finest restaurants, but it can be quite expensive. This is an easy version using ground beef patties with a similar rich mushroom wine sauce. The flavor is gourmet enough to please even the most discriminating palate.
Smothered pot roast is a comfort food for many Americans. If you like smothered Swiss steak, try this beef pot roast version with tomatoes, baby red potatoes, carrots, and onions for an easy all-in-one meal.
Merlot Mushroom Chicken is a quick and easy entree for those busy nights. It may be fast to make, but it does not lack for flavor. The gravy is rich and thick, the perfect complement for mild white chicken breasts.