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Old 03-05-2008, 09:23 PM   #1
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So I am a teenager. I like to cook but latily due to family things I have had to start cooking alot of nights and it is really tireing. I was wondering if any one had a ummy meal that does not take a long time and the main meat is chicken (boneless skinless chicken brest). I can go to the store to get extra things.

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Old 03-05-2008, 09:35 PM   #2
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How about a chicken stroganoff? The recipe I use takes about 15 mins and could easily substitute chicken strips for beef. I never use beef anyway as I prefer veal stroganoff. Start by cutting the breast meat into strips and placing into a plastic bag (a freezer bag is good) with enough flour to coat the strips. Shake to coat. Pan fry diced onion and garlic in some oil, then add the chicken strips (just shake off excess flour before adding). You want the pan hot so that you brown the strips but not over cook. Add sliced mushrooms. Add dried parsley, dried chives, salt and pepper, and a very good blob of tomato paste. Stir to mix through. Add enough sour cream to make the sauce, mixing to combine. You may need to add more tomato paste or seasoning. Serve over cooked fettucine.

A chicken stirfry is also very quick and you can use a selection of vegetables that will satisfy your sister as well! You can spice it up or down or even changes countries with just a different sauce!
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Old 03-05-2008, 09:57 PM   #3
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So I am a teenager. I like to cook but latily due to family things I have had to start cooking alot of nights and it is really tireing. I was wondering if any one had a ummy meal that does not take a long time and the main meat is chicken (boneless skinless chicken brest). I can go to the store to get extra things.

~Mary LiZZ~
Sure--do you have a George Foreman grill. If not---buy one.
Season the chicken with salt and pepper, seasoned salt, what ever you like. Turn on the GF grill. When it reaches temperature, put the chicken in and close the lid. In a few minutes you will have a nice grilled chicken.

Serve it on a bun, on rice, on a salad... what ever. Pretty tasty and cleanup is very simple.

I love my GF grill. It makes great burgers!!
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Old 03-05-2008, 10:44 PM   #4
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My grand kids love these and it's pretty easy and tasty..I lightly brown some chicken drumsticks. let them cool and then put in a baking dish and coat them with a mix of apricot jam and orange juice..Sprinkle with coconut and bake at 375 til done about 15-20 min...If in a hurry just put the chicken in the baking tin raw and bake at same temp about 40 min or til golden brown..Give them some rice and they like to put the apricot oj mix left in the pan over the rice...You could add more of it if you want more sauce ..
Another good one is to mix some breadcrumbs with either chopped cashews or peanuts a little corriander dip the drumsticks in a beaten egg then into the breadcrumb,nut corriander mix and bake at 350 for 30 min
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Chef Caine's Cashew Chicken

4 chicken breasts, pounded thin
1/2 pkg Mee Krob or bihon (rice noodles)
1/2 cup orange juice
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup rice vinegar
1/4 cup peanut oil
1/4 cup oyster sauce
2 Tbs brown sugar
2 tsp white pepper
2 tsp minced garlic
2 tsp minced onion
1 tsp crushed chili peppers
1 tsp minced ginger
1 tsp salt
1Tbs corn starch dissolved in 2 Tbs water

1 cup flour
2 eggs beaten with 1/4 cup milk
1-1/2 cups finely crushed cashews

1 bunch scallions
1 mango, shredded
1 red bell pepper, julienned

Combine orange juice, soy sauce, rice vinegar, peanut oil, oyster sauce, brown sugar, white pepper, garlic, onion, chili peppers, minced ginger, and salt in bowl and marinate pounded chicken breasts for 2 hours. Remove chicken breasts from marinade and pat dry with paper towels. Reserve marinade.

Place rice noodles in strainer inside bowl and fill bowl with boiling water. Pour marinade into pot, add cornstarch mixture, and heat in saucepan until thickened.. Dredge chicken in flour, egg mixture, then crushed cashews. Fry coated chicken in 4 Tbs peanut oil until done, turning once. Remove strainer from bowl to drain noodles, then divide on 4 individual plates. Place one chicken breast on each bed of rice noodles. Pour sauce over chicken and garnish with mango, scallion, and bell pepper. Serve with stir-fried mixed vegetables, such as broccoli florets, baby carrots, and Chinese pea pods.

TIP: Add a few drops of sesame oil to the stir-fried vegetables just before they are finished cooking.
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So I am a teenager. I like to cook but latily due to family things I have had to start cooking alot of nights and it is really tireing. I was wondering if any one had a ummy meal that does not take a long time and the main meat is chicken (boneless skinless chicken brest). I can go to the store to get extra things.

~Mary LiZZ~

Sure do. It's called "Chicken Marsala".


1-Salt pepper both sides.

2-Put in a pan of Olive Oil, half way heat.

3-Sear both sides

4-Lower flame.

5-Put 2 table spoons of butter on top of the chicken.

6-Rub and melt the butter half way through the chicken breast, then flip and do the same to the other side.

7-When the chciken is flake like, but still a little pink, take it out of the pan.

8-Get someSakichi and Portabella mushrooms together, and fry them in the Olive oil and butter mix. They are done when they turn brown.

9-Get some Marsala cooking wine and half a can of chicken stock, and add them to the pan.

10-Put the chicken back in the pan and add Rosmary.

By the time your Penne Pasta is cooked, your Chicken Marsala is done also. Use the Marsala sauce for your pasta as well, and eat them together.

Good luck. It's nice to see a teenager cook. I have a 14 year old daughter, and all she cooks is bagels from the toaster.
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Sure do. It's called "Chicken Marsala".


1-Salt pepper both sides.

2-Put in a pan of Olive Oil, half way heat.

3-Sear both sides

4-Lower flame.

5-Put 2 table spoons of butter on top of the chicken.

6-Rub and melt the butter half way through the chicken breast, then flip and do the same to the other side.

7-When the chciken is flake like, but still a little pink, take it out of the pan.

8-Get someSakichi and Portabella mushrooms together, and fry them in the Olive oil and butter mix. They are done when they turn brown.

9-Get some Marsala cooking wine and half a can of chicken stock, and add them to the pan.

10-Put the chicken back in the pan and add Rosmary.

By the time your Penne Pasta is cooked, your Chicken Marsala is done also. Use the Marsala sauce for your pasta as well, and eat them together.

Good luck. It's nice to see a teenager cook. I have a 14 year old daughter, and all she cooks is bagels from the toaster.


I am 14 also. and thank all of yall for your sugestions. I wish I could use them all tonight!
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Welcome to DC

Hope this is helpful. And I hope your family likes Italian I seem to have ended up with a lot of Italian recipes here.
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Old 03-07-2008, 12:26 AM   #9
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I'm not that amazing nor experienced of a cook myself. Here are some things I've made (either turned out great or awful):
- Chicken w/ pasta sauce
- Grilled chicken w/ caesar salad
- Chicken cut up with stir fry
- Chicken wings/drumsticks
- Chicken soup
All of those have other plates with them, not just chicken + ____. I try to keep things simple mainly because when I go fancier, the food gets worse.
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Lemon Chicken Pasta (easy easy)

Ingredients: chicken breast, lemon juice, coarse oregano leaves, finely shredded mozza, whole wheat bowtie or rotini pasta.

Brown chopped up chicken breast in a pan. Add pasta and generous lemon juice. Stir until chicken and pasta mixed. Lemon juice will help pasta picked up browned bits from bottom of pan (deglaze). Toss with coarse oregano and shredded mozza. Serve once cheese has melted. Can be served right from the pan if you don't want to dirty more dishes.
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