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Mushroom Bourbon Fried Chicken

mushroom bourbon fried chicken recipe easy

One of my favorite foods is mushrooms; and one my kids favorite foods is fried chicken. Put them together, and you have happy kids, and a happy mommy. Love!

This dish tastes delicious and isn’t very complicated. It will impress your family! Wanna know the secret? It’s actually super easy to make! Especially if you cheat and buy the fried chicken pre-cooked. Safeway has pre-cooked fried chicken strips in their deli section, and they are delicious. That’s my secret!

Mushroom Bourbon Fried Chicken recipe:

  • 8 pieces of fried chicken
  • 11 oz. (or 2 cans) sliced mushrooms
  • 3 pats of butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (extra virgin)
  • 1/3 cup chopped onions (green or white-your choice-I use white)
  • 1/3 cup bourbon
  • 1 cup heavy cream

Heat all together in a large skillet, occasionally turning the fried chicken over to soak up the sauce on both sides. Ensure the butter melts and mixes well into the mixture. Cook 20 minutes. Serve with chopped vegetables.

Things you may need to cook Mushroom Bourbon Fried Chicken at home:

When I photographed my Mushroom Bourbon Fried Chicken, I served it with corn casserole. The corn casserole did not come out very good, and tasted like a breakfast food. I recommend serving this dish with your favorite vegetables instead. It is very heavy, and vegetables will balance out your plate. Serving Mushroom Bourbon Fried Chicken with a heavy side dish will be too much to digest. That’s why a simple vegetable such as slice carrots or zucchini, makes the perfect side dish.

I hope you enjoy my Mushroom Bourbon Fried Chicken recipe! The alcohol cooks out, so this dish is safe to serve to your kids, as well anyone who doesn’t drink alcohol. No-one will get a buzz 😉

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

bourbon fried chicken recipe with mushrooms


Mozzarella Rice Torte recipe

mozzarella rice torte recipe

This Mozzarella Rice Torte is a backyard BBQ recipe I grew up with. A rice torte is a great side dish to bring to someone’s house for a summer BBQ, a Friendsgiving, Thanksgiving, or any holiday party. In addition to a side dish for a party, it’s a great main course when served with fruit and vegetables.

My Mozzarella Rice Torte is really easy to make. Here is what you need:

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups cooked rice
  • 4 eggs-beaten and mixed well
  • 1 cup Parmesan
  • 1 tablespoons nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • 2 pats of butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (extra virgin is best)
  • ¼ cup tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon thyme
  • 2 tablespoons basil
  • 1 package of shredded mozzarella

Mix together, then add rice and mix well.

Pre-heat oven 350.

  1. Layer one half of rice mixture, and smooth out with a spoon 
  2. Layer all of the mozzarella on top of the rice
  3. Layer the second half of the rice mixtures, and smooth out with a spoon.
  1. Bake covered for 45 minutes at 350.
  2. Bake uncovered an additional 5 minutes at 350.
  3. Let the torte cool for an hour before slicing into cubes.
  4. Serve at room temperature.

Voila! You have a delicious side dish everyone will enjoy!

Kitchen tools you might need:

I hope you enjoy my Mozzarella Rice Torte!

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy


Italian mini baked potatoes – San Francisco style

mini baked potatoes

Looking for an easy side dish to pair with a main course? Here it is! I tweaked my Mother’s Italian mini baked potato recipe in order to ensure my kids would love them; and it worked! Since my kids love it, I wanted to share it with you in the hopes that you love it too!

This is a really easy recipe, which tastes amazing. At Whole Foods, you can buy a bag of mini potatoes; they come in two colors! My kids thought the multi-color potatoes were fun 🙂 If you don’t live near a Whole Foods, or don’t shop there, you can find these mini potatoes at any supermarket. You can buy one color, or mix two together like I do. It’s up to you! Here are the ingredients:

  • 3 lbs mini potatoes
  • 1 pat butter
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • Salt, basil, oregano, paprika (or black pepper)

My Mom uses ground black pepper, but my kids don’t really like pepper, so I switched the pepper out for paprika. If you prefer pepper, you can make it like my Mom and switch the paprika for pepper. If you really want a crazy kick, use both!

How to cook mini baked potatoes

It’s really easy to cook mini baked potatoes. Before you start, pre-heat your oven to 350.

The first step will be to slice the mini potatoes in half, and spread them out in your casserole dish.

Then, slice up the pat of butter and place the parts apart from each other in the casserole. After you spread out the butter, add the olive oil, and season to taste with oregano, basil, salt, and paprika (or ground pepper). My basil and oregano are dried because we are currently under a shelter-in-place order and I am trying to limit my trips to the grocery store. You can use fresh or dried-it will taste yummy either way! I just spread the seasonings out so that they cover the potatoes; like in the photo above.

When the oven hits 350, put the casserole dish, uncovered, in the oven for 50 minutes. This will give you plenty of time to cook your main course, and vegetables.

Yummy! When the potatoes are done, they should be slightly brown on the edges. The potatoes will be soft inside, and very warm. Be sure to let them cool off for five minutes before serving. Serve with your favorite main course, and a vegetable!

Voila! Instant yummy side dish!

Things you need to cook Italian mini baked potatoes San Francisco style:

I hope you enjoy these Italian mini baked potatoes as much as my family does!

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy