One additional note-- I highly HIGHLY recommend using this specific type of teriyaki sauce- it can be found in the "international" aisle at the grocery store. It is phenom.
Pinterest Inspired Recipe #2
Spicy Chicken w/ Peas Rigatoni
-3 tablespoons olive oil
-1/2 tablespoon of crushed red pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt & pepper
- 2 Medium cloves of garlic
-Two chicken breasts, cooked & shredded (I usually bake my chicken at 400 degrees, for about 35-40 mins, and then shred it. Much better flavor vs. boiling it)
-1 jar marinara sauce (I prefer Ragu, parmesan & romano)
-1 Jar Alfredo sauce
-1 cup of early/young peas, cooked w/ salt & butter
-3/4 box of cooked penne pasta (honestly- again- any pasta would work, minus lasagna sheets or jumbo shells)
-Let olive oil heat in large pot for 3-4 minutes, then sautee all of the spices together until cooked through.
-Add cooked/shredded chicken in with the spices & mix together thoroughly.
-Add cooked peas in with chicken mixture
-Drain pasta & add in with chicken/pea mixture. Mix well.
-Add both jars of sauces.
-AND YOU'RE DONE :)
*Top with mozzarella*
Andddd... for the grand finale...
Jan's Red Chili Recipe (perfected by Caroline)
*Side note- You all should feel incredibly special that I'm sharing this amazingness with you. This recipe has been adjusted numerous times over the years & it is now simply the most perfect Red chili recipe you will EVER ever try. I promise. Kev said this recipe even trumps his mother's recipe (ear muffs, Pat G!- This is the only item he says this about.), which is pretty much the highest praise a wife could ever get from their husband as it pertains to cooking!*
-1 onion, chopped
-2 cloves of garlic
-1.5-2lbs of ground beef
-2 cans of diced, chili ready tomatoes
-3 cans of chili beans (2 hot, 1 medium)
-1 1/2 Tablespoons of chili powder
-1 teaspoon cumin
-1 teaspoon of salt
-1 teaspoon of black pepper
-1/2-1 teaspoon of white pepper (best kick there is!)
-1 teaspoon of cinnamon
-2-3 teaspoons of sugar or brown sugar (I usually do a bit of both)
-1 teaspoon oregano
-1 Teaspoon basil
-1/2 box of elbow macaroni (optional- as I know not everyone likes pasta in their chili)
-1 cup water, as needed
-Brown onion, garlic, and beef together, until meat has browned.
-Drain off grease
-Add beans, tomatoes, & spices.
-Let marinate together for 1 hour or so (**personally, I think it just gets better & better the longer it sits**)
-Add in water (as needed-you might not need the whole cup of water, or you might need more. It just depends)
-Add in cooked elbow mac.
-Let sit for 15 mins & serve
-And you're done!!
**TWO MAJOR NOTES- I typically taste my chili about 20 times while I make it. I seriously always wind up adding a bit more of the various spices listed above, depending on what I think it needs. I also make Kevin taste it numerous times, so I can get the taste just right. It SHOULD wind up having a twinge of sweetness w/ a pretty big kick of spice. If not, just keep adding more/less of those spices**
With cold weather fixing to invade Kentucky this weekend, these recipes are the perfect solution to a good home-cooked meal. I hope yall enjoy them as much as Kev & I have :)
And as always- if you have any questions regarding any ingredients or instructions, please don't hesitate to reach out to me!
With that, I hope yall have a fantastic Friday!!