“Bang Bang Chicken” – Recipe Swap!

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Hey ya’ll! I am so excited to share this post with you! I was asked to join a group of Food Bloggers who, once a month, participate in a Recipe Swap! We are each tasked with another bloggers site and then given choice of any recipe they’ve made to “re-do” and make ourselves!! Eeee! This month I was assigned to Miri In The Village , a blog that focuses not only on food but DIY, home and parenting as well! I had a hard time picking just 1 recipe to make, I mean they all looked so yummy, but eventually I settled on her “Bang Bang Chicken”.

This recipe is so full of flavor and took little time to prepare, you guys will LOVE it! My hubby and I devoured it, like literally…the chicken is first dipped in a thick batter before getting coated in panko breadcrumbs and, to top it all of, it is then smothered in an incredible sweet and spicy sauce!! Mmm, are you drooling yet? Check out the texture of the chicken:

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Now, I do have some tips for you to help make it even easier for you to replicate this yummy dish!

Tips and Tricks for the perfect bang bang chicken every time!
  • Cut your chicken into even pieces to ensure the cooking time is the same
  • Whisk your wet ingredients together first before adding to your dry ingredients to make the thick batter (this ensures that everything is evenly mixed)
  • We found we needed more panko than what the recipe called for, have more on hand just in case!
  • Change out your oil!! (trust me) This will help to prevent the chicken from burning on the outside before cooking through (the panko that comes off during the cooking will otherwise stay in the pan and burn)
  • Add more or less hot sauce, to fit your heat preference! (We liked ours a little spicier).

“Bang Bang Chicken”

“Bang Bang Chicken”

Ingredients

    For Chicken
  • • 4 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless, cut into small pieces
  • • 1 cup coconut milk
  • • ¾ cup flour
  • • ½ cup cornstarch
  • • 1 egg
  • • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • • 1 tbsp hot sauce
  • • salt and pepper to taste
  • • Panko breadcrumbs
  • • oil for frying
  • For Sauce
  • • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • • ¼ cup sweet chili sauce
  • • 1 tbsp hot sauce
  • • 2 tbsp honey

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients for the sauce and refrigerate until ready for serving.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix flour, cornstarch, garlic powder, smoked paprika, salt and pepper.
  3. In a small bowl mix your wet ingredients together until combined (hot sauce, egg, coconut milk)
  4. Add to your dry ingredients and whisk until you have a smooth batter.
  5. Add the chicken pieces to the bowl, toss to make sure each piece is coated in the batter and set aside.
  6. In another bowl add about a cup of Panko breadcrumbs.
  7. Mix all ingredients for the sauce and refrigerate until ready for serving.
  8. Heat the oil in a large skillet (over medium-high heat).
  9. Coat each piece of chicken with breadcrumbs and fry on both sides until chicken is cooked through.
  10. Place on paper towels to soak up some of the oil.
  11. Drizzle chicken with sauce and serve.
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So there you have it guys!!! My 1st recipe swap done! I can’t wait to see what next month has in store for me.

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Wanna see who had my site?! Check out Simply Delish Eats to see what they cooked up.

 

 

 


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Foodie Friday Easter Edition!

Happy Easter everybody! I hope you get to take some time to spend with your loved ones over the next couple of days and fill your tummies with delicious meals!

Today I am sharing with you a yummy dish you can prepare ahead of time to enjoy through the week, and by making simple adjustments you can get multiple meals from it! It all started with an excess of chicken thighs in the fridge and my hubby telling me he didn’t want the “usual” chicken dishes we make…oh boy! I accepted the challenge and by the time he got home that night I had a hearty, simple meal on the table (which was gobbled up quicker than clean-up)!

The nice thing about this dish is that you can change it up a bit if you don’t have all the ingredients on hand, and can really customize it to your picky eaters. A nice Hearty Chicken and Dumplings (with my own little cheats for time) is exactly what you need to transition you from this cold winter weather to the freshness of Spring!

I hope you enjoy it as much as we did (and by we, I not only mean me and my hubby but also my mom and a colleague who I shared the leftovers with…that’s how big this recipe is!). Nom Nom Nom!

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Foodie Friday~ Creamy Carbonara

Oh here we go!! Spring in the air calls for a classic Pasta Carbonara…a yummy pasta dish with bacon, cheese, eggs, and peas (well in MY version anyway!). It is probably one of the easiest pasta dishes to make and it tastes like you spent hours making it! Sooo much flavour in only 15 minutes of time.

Many people may shy away from it because of the “raw” egg factor, but I promise you they cook once they hit the steaming pasta and hot bacon mixture! It is sure to be a yummy hit for your family this weekend, and like I said it only takes 15 minutes from START to FINISH (what could be better!).

Chicken Tortilla Chili

Feeling a Little “Chili”?

I don’t know about you guys, but I CAN’T believe that it is November already! That means it is only going to get colder, and with the sun setting earlier we are going to start feeling those winter blahs soon enough. Christmas decor and gift ideas will soon be filling all the store shelves, and snow will be making our drives a little bit longer and a lot more stressful.

Lucky for you I recently decided to be a little more adventurous with a classic recipe  and created the most delicious Chicken Tortilla Chili! It is sure to be a new family favourite for the cold nights ahead, and you can even make it in the crockpot so it’s ready when you get home.

There are a few shortcuts you can take if you are running low on time (or patience) and with just a few simple ingredients it won’t break the bank. It makes a heaping pot of chili, more than enough to feed a family of 4 at least two times…see the recipe for my spin on what to do with the leftovers for a fun family meal the next day!

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Shorter Days and Colder Nights

Hey everyone! Sorry this edition of “Foodie Friday” is a couple of days late! Last week was slightly crazy for us…in fact, the craziness is still continuing! As I type this there are three men in my kitchen installing new granite counter tops. Anyway, for this weeks dish I wanted to bring you something that was as quick as it is delicious!!

I was thinking, with these super cold days we have been having (we had SNOW yesterday!) I wanted to share with you something that was stick to your ribs, fill your tummy good, and loaded with vegetables! So friends, this week you will be shown how to make my very tasty Chicken Pot Pie.

I hope you enjoy it, and as always please feel free to leave a comment with your favourite dish or substitution so I can share with everyone else!