Slow Cooker Sesame Chicken

This quick and easy Slow Cooker Sesame Chicken Stir-fry is better than takeout from your favorite joint! The flavor develops in the slow cooker, combining sesame oil with garlic, ginger and more. Using chicken thighs in our stir-fry also helps to keep the cost down for a budget friendly weeknight meal.

Slow cooker chicken thighs are nothing new. In fact, you probably have at least a half a dozen recipes from your childhood that you can avidly remember your mom making for Sunday supper.

What makes our chicken dish better than those of your past is that it is healthier, lower in sodium (no cans of creamy chicken anything here!) and guaranteed to be devoured by even the pickiest eater at your table!

white bowl full of sauced shredded sesame chicken
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Easy Moroccan Chicken Stew – with Sweet Potatoes and Couscous

The winter months are all about comfort foods for us, and nothing hits the spot like a great bowl of stew! This Moroccan Chicken Stew is full of robust ingredients like cinnamon, sweet potatoes and fresh cilantro, which makes it a tummy warming dish that your whole family will love. 

I know when most people think of a Stew recipe they first think of Beef, but let me assure you that this Chicken Stew is not only quick and easy, but it is full of healthy ingredients and flavors that will leave you wanting a second and third bowl! In the winter months we tend to make dishes like our Beef Stroganoff and Chicken Pot Pie quite often, but I really wanted to try something different and couldn’t be happier with how this Moroccan Chicken Stew turned out. 

For this recipe you will need: boneless skinless chicken thighs, sweet potatoes, fresh cilantro, onion, chicken broth, flour, olive oil, ground ginger, cinnamon, lemon juice, couscous, saffron (optional), salt & pepper. 

Moroccan Chicken Stew in large white serving bowl with fresh herbs

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14 of The Greatest Game Day Dips

Game day food doesn’t need to be boring thanks to our round-up of incredible dips; everything from super cheesy queso dip to smoked salsa and everyone’s favorite – guacamole! There is a dip for everyone on our list!

It’s almost time for the biggest game of the year for football fans and with that comes plenty of delicious game day dips and foods for you to indulge in! You can always find me around the food table at these gatherings rather than in front of the TV (unless it is basketball!) and I am not ashamed to admit it…you’ll see for yourself after checking out the dip recipes below what I am talking about friends!

Post Updated: 01/10/2020

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Game Day Dips everyone will LOVE

I asked some of my fellow bloggers for their Greatest Game Day Dips and Finger Foods and am blown away by their contributions, they gave me so many yummy foods to share with you guys that I am dividing into a couple of posts (so be sure to come back and check out the next one).

creamy dill pickle dip – fun money mom

Cheesy Dill Pickle Dip in white bowl with corn chips

Pickles and Cream Cheese are two of the main ingredients in this yummy dip! I can’t imagine anyone not wanting to dunk a chip in this tasty dip (but maybe that’s just because I am a dill pickle lover)!

hot artichoke dip – diary of a debutante

Hot Artichoke Dip in white bowl

When game day comes around you don’t want to be slaving in the kitchen trying to whip up tasty treats for everyone to enjoy, thankfully this simple Artichoke Dip comes together with just a few ingredients and very little time!

buffalo onion ranch dip w chicken – savvy saving couple

Oval dish with Buffalo Dip surrounded by veggies and bread crisps

A deliciously creamy dip, an update on the classic buffalo chicken dip that everyone will love! Be warned though, you may just miss a touchdown while shoving your face full of this!

Avocado cilantro cream dip – living sweet moments

Glass of creamy avocado dip with rolled corn chips

A perfectly creamy avocado dip that can be enjoyed with chips, veggies, taquitos and more!

cheesy hot corn dip – the kitchen is my playground

Brown dish full of hot corn dip being scooped out with corn chip

The title says it all, corn and cheese combine together to make a delicious dip (With a slight spice from chopped jalapenos) that will impress all your game day guests.

smoked salsa – the olive blogger

Fresh salsa with tomatoes, onion and cilantro in a bowl

The only salsa recipe you will ever need!!! Your guests won’t be able to stop themselves from dipping their chips in the smokey flavors of this delicious salsa.

mediterranean dip – delicious on a dime

White square platter of Mediterranean Dip

A healthier dip option that is loaded with all the flavors of the Mediterranean (olives, feta, hummus and more!)…it comes together in under 10 minutes and can be served with veggies or chips!

super cheesy chili dip – big bear’s wife

Ooey Chili Dip in the center of a pull apart bread bowl

Everything you LOVE about chili turned into a dip and then topped with mozzarella stuffed biscuits (uhh what?!) This is going to the top of my game day eats for sure!

SAUSAGE PIZZA DIP – JOY FILLED EATS

Hot Pizza Dip in glass bowl on white plate with fresh vegetables

A delicious hot dip that comes together with a few of your fave pizza toppings (sausage, cheese, tomato sauce!) I would eat this as a dinner dish too!

EASY QUESO DIP – MOM FOODIE

Cheesy Queso Dip in white bowl scooped out with corn chips

A classic dip that EVERYONE needs to know how to make! Who doesn’t love an ooey queso dip while watching the big game?! You can even whip this up to accompany a nacho bar to really up your entertaining game.

spinach dip – this ole mom 

Spinach Dip in bread bowl with football cut out

Here is another CLASSIC dip that everyone loves, even if they don’t like spinach! It is creamy, tangy and delicious and best served with chunks of bread or veggies! Bonus points for the Football shaped bread bowl too!

easy guacamole (Everyone’s favorite dip) – the olive blogger

Black square bowl full of fresh guacamole with tortilla corn chip

Who doesn’t love a good guac?! This one comes together in just a few minutes with bright and fresh ingredients and it can be adapted for your tastes (love spice? Add more jalapeno!). Want in on a little secret?? We also spread this delicious guacamole on our burgers!!!

7 layer black bean dip – the rising spoon 

Layered Black Bean dip in rectangle dish

I loooveee a good layered dip and this one has all my faves – olives, refried beans, sour cream, cheese, avocados and MORE!) I am drooling just thinking about this one!

bacon jalapeno popper dip – sugar spun run 

Cast iron skillet with Jalapeno Popper Dip

She had me at bacon and kept me with cheese, jalapenos and panko bread topping…yum yum!

There you have it friends, 14 amazing Game Day Dips that are sure to impress even the all-star quarterback at your party!! Be sure to share with us which one you can’t wait to try below.


Butter Chicken Poutine with Naan Bread Fries

Get ready to have your mind blown, this Butter Chicken Poutine is not your “normal” poutine recipe…no no, I decided to use Naan Bread as my fries! Oh ya, you definitely read that right, and you are going to want to grab a pen and make your shopping list now because this recipe is AMAZING!

So, what sparked this GENIUS IDEA you ask?! Well, as part of one of my blogging groups there are monthly challenges using a specific recipe item or dish, in this case it was Naan Bread, we then create a dish and share within the group so that everyone can see what was created. When I first saw the idea I thought “Pizza! We do Naan Bread pizzas weekly in our house…so quick and easy…” but then I thought I wanted to go further with it and give you guys something you haven’t seen before. And that is exactly what I did! Look at it, so gloriously yummy!

Butter-Chicken-Poutine

 

Not only is this recipe full of flavor, but it is actually really, REALLY easy to make too!  The butter chicken is placed on top of the crispy Naan Bread (don’t worry I’ll tell you how to do this too) and then smothered in cheese and cilantro. What isn’t there to love about this dish?! Every single bite that you take leaves you wanting more…it’s a good thing this recipe makes enough to serve 4 dinner sized portions!

Butter Chicken Poutine with Naan Bread Fries

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg Naan Bread you only need 3 for the recipe
  • 5-6 Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs
  • 1 cup Grated Mozzarella Cheese
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Chopped Cilantro
  • 1 jar Butter Chicken Sauce I used KFI but you can use any one you love!
  • Salt and Pepper

Instructions

  • Cut chicken into cubes and cook according to directions on sauce (generally, you pan fry chicken until browned, add sauce and cook for 5 mins on low simmer)
  • Set oven to low broil and place 3 Naan Bread inside (**Keep an eye so they don't burn!) flip after about 2-3 mins when they get slightly crisp and broil additional 2 mins.
  • Cut Naan into "fry sticks" and set aside.
  • In a small bowl assemble ingredients as follows: Naan fries, Butter Chicken, Cheese Cilantro. Have fun and add as much or as little for the above ingredients!

 

There are a couple things I am already thinking about for the next time we make this too! First, I would love to try it with some plain Greek yogurt on top, or even some crumbles of goat cheese. I think this would give it a really nice tangy flavor! Also, I would love to try it with actual cheese curds (these are traditionally used when making poutine!). With that said, this dish is incredible just as it is, and I know you will love it too!

Butter Chicken Poutine with Naan Bread "Fries"! A fun and EASY twist on a traditional poutine using Butter Chicken!

Butter Chicken Poutine with Naan Bread “Fries”! A fun and EASY twist on a traditional poutine using Butter Chicken!