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Cream of Mushroom Sauce

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This is a wonderful sauce that can be used on chicken and pork.

Ingredients:

8 oz. sliced mushrooms

4 garlic cloves, minced

1/2 c. chicken broth

1 c. half and half

1/4 c. grated Parmesan cheese

Parsley

Directions:

Add the garlic to the pan in some olive oil and cook until soft. Add the mushrooms and continue cooking until they have released their water and softened.

Add the chicken broth and cook for a few minutes until the broth has reduced a bit. Add the half and half and cook for a few more minutes. Add the parmesan cheese and chopped parsley and stir until the cheese has melted. Taste the sauce and adjust the seasonings.

 

Chicken in Garlic Mushroom Sauce

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Years ago, I used to make my mushroom sauce by opening a can of Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom soup. Even though it was always very good, I knew that it wasn’t healthy. So when I tried this mushroom sauce, I was thrilled. The taste is just as good, if not better, and it’s authentic! You can use this sauce on pork, too.

Ingredients:

4 boneless skinless chicken thighs

8 oz. sliced mushrooms

4 garlic cloves, minced

1/2 c. chicken broth

1 c. half and half

1/4 c. grated Parmesan cheese

Parsley

Directions:

Season the chicken with salt and pepper on both sides. Brown the chicken thighs well in some olive oil. Remove and set aside.

Add the garlic to the pan and cook until soft. Add the mushrooms and continue cooking until they have released their water and softened.

Add the chicken broth and cook for a few minutes until the broth has reduced a bit. Add the half and half and cook for a few more minutes. Add the parmesan cheese and chopped parsley and stir until the cheese has melted. Taste the sauce and adjust the seasonings.

Return the chicken to the pan. Cover the pan and reduce the heat. Cook until the chicken is done.

 

BBQ Sauce

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This sauce is so easy to make – and so delicious! It’s much better than anything you can ever buy in the store!

Ingredients:

1 c. red wine

1 c. brown sugar

1/4 c. apple cider vinegar

1/4 t. allspice

1 c. tomato sauce

3 T. tomato paste

Directions:

Mix all the ingredients together in a sauce pan. Simmer for about 45 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Achiote Sauce

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This sauce has great flavor and can be used on lots of different types of meat. It is a marinade which takes at least a couple of hours on the meat. Try to cook the meat so that the heat touches all the aspects of the meat – like a rotisserie or standing up in a pan.

Achiote sauce ingredients:

3 T. achiote paste (I found some at Amazon)

2 T. chili powder

1 T. garlic powder

1 T cumin

1 T salt

1 T pepper

1 T oregano

3/4 cup white wine vinegar

1 cup pineapple juice

Directions:

Mix all the sauce ingredients together, making sure it is smooth. Marinate the meat in the sauce for at least 2 hours.

Pork Tacos in Achiote Sauce

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This was so flavorful and delicious. The sauce can easily be used on different meats – the key is to make sure the meat cooks on all sides, like either stacked like in this recipe or on a rotisserie.

Ingredients:

5 lbs. boneless pork shoulder roast, cut into thin strips

1 pineapple, skinned and cut into rounds

Achiote sauce ingredients:

3 T. achiote paste (I found some at Amazon)

2 T. chili powder

1 T. garlic powder

1 T cumin

1 T salt

1 T pepper

1 T oregano

3/4 cup white wine vinegar

1 cup pineapple juice

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350.

Combine all the sauce ingredients. Place the pork slices into the sauce and stir to combine well. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

On a baking sheet covered in foil, place two pineapple slices. Put a wooden skewer into the pineapple slices. Begin stacking the meat on it and finishing with another piece of pineapple. Try to get the stack to stand and not fall (this can be tricky).

Bake for about 1 1/2 hours until charred and deep red.

Slice the meat off the skewers and serve with tortillas, cheese, salsa, avocado, lettuce, or whatever other toppings you like.

Stir Fry Sauce

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This sauce is great!

Sauce ingredients:

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 T. minced ginger

2 t. sesame oil

1/2 cup soy sauce

1 T. brown sugar

1 c. chicken broth

1 T. cornstarch

Directions:

Heat some more oil in a pan. Add the garlic and ginger and cook until just fragrant. Try not to let the garlic brown. In the meantime, combine the rest of the sauce ingredients in a bowl.

Add the rest of the sauce ingredients and cook until the sauce begins to thicken.

 

Chicken Stir Fry

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The wonderful thing about stir fry’s is that vegetables and meat are combined in one dish. The only thing to be careful for is the sauce – it can make or break a stir fry. This sauce was extremely tasty!

Ingredients:

1 lb. chicken breast – cut into cubes

Chopped Vegetables – I used bok choy in this one, but broccoli, carrots, etc would work great.

1 pkg. sliced mushrooms

Sauce ingredients:

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 T. minced ginger

2 t. sesame oil

1/2 cup soy sauce

1 T. brown sugar

1 c. chicken broth

1 T. cornstarch

Directions:

Brown the chicken breast cubes in some olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.

Remove from pan and set aside.

Cook the mushrooms until they are soft. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from pan and add to chicken pieces.

Cook the vegetables until tender. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from pan and add to the chicken and mushroom mixture.

Heat some more oil in a pan. Add the garlic and ginger and cook until just fragrant. Try not to let the garlic brown. In the meantime, combine the rest of the sauce ingredients in a bowl.

Add the rest of the sauce ingredients and cook until the sauce begins to thicken. Add back the chicken, mushroom and vegetables. Combine well.

Serve over steamed rice.