Chicken Yakisoba

Chicken Yakisoba

This traditional Japanese yakisoba noodle dish includes cabbage and chicken in a spicy sauce.

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 35 mins
Servings: 4
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves – cut into bite-size pieces
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons Asian-style chili paste
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/2 medium head cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2 carrots, cut into matchsticks
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 pounds cooked yakisoba noodles
  • 2 tablespoons pickled ginger to put on top, if desired
Heat 2 tablespoons canola oil and sesame oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir chicken and garlic in hot oil until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir chile paste into chicken mixture; cook and stir until chicken is completely browned, 3 to 4 minutes. Add soy sauce and simmer for 2 minutes. Pour chicken and sauce into a bowl.

  • Heat 1 tablespoon canola oil in the skillet over medium-high heat; cook and stir cabbage, onion, carrots, and salt in hot oil until cabbage is wilted, 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Stir the chicken mixture into the cabbage mixture. Add noodles; cook and stir until noodles are hot and chicken is no longer pink inside, 3 to 4 minutes. Garnish with pickled ginger.  Or not.

Honey Glazed Chicken

I found this wonderful recipe at


  • 2 lbs of diced uncooked chicken breast
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 TB butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 TB lemon juice
  • 2 TB soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger


  1. Heat oven to 350. In a shallow dish combine the flower and seasonings. Dip each piece of chicken in flour mixture and coat evenly.
  2. Melt 2 TB butter in a shallow baking dish, large enough to accommodate chicken in a single layer. Arrange chicken in pan and bake uncovered for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, melt remaining butter and add honey, lemon juice, soy sauce and ginger.
  4. After chicken has baked the 30 minutes, turn each piece over and pour sauce mixture evenly over chicken. Bake another 30 to 40 minutes basting frequently.
  5. Serve over rice. I usually double the sauce ingredients to make more to serve over the rice.

Monterey Chicken

3 Tablespoons Honey
3 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
3 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 cup shredded Monterey Jack Cheese
8 slices apple-smoked bacon
8 tablespoons barbecue sauce

1. Mix the honey, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, garlic and salt together.  Marinate your chicken breasts for at least 8 hours.
2. Grill (OR for oven method: preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Pour small amount of sauce on bottom of the pan and place chicken on top.  Cover with foil and cook for about 30 minutes or until center is no longer pink and juices run clear.
3. While chicken is cooking, fry up the bacon and set aside.
4.  When the chicken is done, top each breast with 2 tablespoons of BBQ sauce, two strips of bacon and 1/4 cup of shredded cheese.  Broil until cheese melts.

Grilled Caribbean Chicken and Bacon


4-6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 pkg bacon (we like to use the thick bacon, it doesn’t fall apart as much on the grill)
1 bottle Caribbean Jerk Marinade/sauce (any brand will work)

Grilled pineapple (optional)


In a large Ziploc bag, combine chicken breasts and about 3/4 of the bottle of Caribbean Jerk Sauce. In a separate Ziploc bag, add the bacon and remaining Jerk Sauce. Put in fridge overnight (or at least 6-8 hours). Take out the chicken, discard marinade and grill turning only once if possible. Add bacon to the grill. When the bacon seems cooked through (watch it closely, don’t overcook). Place the chicken on top of 4 bacon pieces and lay the remaining bacon over the top of the chicken. Grill on low for another few minutes. Serve with grilled pineapple.

Cranberry Chicken

Cranberry Chicken


  • 6 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 package dry onion soup mix
  • 1 (16 ounce) can jellied cranberry sauce
  • 1 cup French dressing or Russian dressing


  1. Place the chicken breasts in a glass baking dish.
  2. Stir the onion soup mix, cranberry sauce, and French dressing together in a bowl until well blended. Pour over the chicken breasts. Cover the baking dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight or 8 hours.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  4. Remove the plastic wrap from the baking dish, and cover the baking dish with  aluminum foil.
  5. Bake chicken in preheated oven until top is bubbly and slightly browned, about 1 hour and 15 minutes.

You can freeze it for later.  Put all the ingredients in a gallon freezer Ziploc bag.  Close it and then mash all the ingredients with your hand to mix it.  Thaw in fridge and then dump the contents into your crock pot and cook 3 hours on high or 6 hours on low.

Special Occasion Spaghetti Carbonara Madelena

I got this recipe as a newlywed.  This recipe is kind of rich with the bacon and sausage and whipping cream, so I don’t think of it as a regular week night kind of dinner, but it’s something you would make for a special occasion  . . .  like for Valentines’ Day . . . .when you wish you were at Romano’s Macaroni Grill but you aren’t.   It’s very, very good.

  • 4 thick or 6 thin slices bacon (about 1/4 lb)
  • 2 fresh Italian sausages, regular or hot (1/2 to 2/3 lb)
  • 2 garlic cloves, pressed or minced
  • 2 quarts water
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 lb uncooked spaghetti
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup grated Romano or Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup whipping cream or half-and-half
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Freshly ground nutmeg to taste
  • 1 tablespoon finely minced parsley

Slice bacon strips into 1/2-inch pieces.  Saute in a large skillet until crisp.  Set aside on a plate.  Squeeze Italian sausage from casing into hot bacon fat and break into small chunks.  Saute about 10 minutes over medium-low heat until cooked through.  Add garlic and saute briefly.  Return bacon to skillet.  While preparing bacon and sausage, combine water, salt and oil in a large saucepan.  Bring to a full boil.  Gradually add spaghetti, maintaining a boil, easing it into the water as it softens.  Cook uncovered about 12 minutes until tender.  Cooked spaghetti should cut cleanly with a spoon.  Drain spaghetti in a strainer or colander.  Return to saucepan over low heat or put in a warm chafing dish or electric skillet to finish at table.  Toss hot bacon and sausage, including drippings, into spaghetti.  Push spaghetti to sides of pan and break egg into center.  Quickly scramble egg and stir it into spaghetti.  Toss in grated cheese.  pour in 1/4 cup whipping cream or half-and-half.  Mix.  As cream is absorbed, add up to 1/4 cup more.  Add black pepper and nutmeg.  Garnish with minced parsley.  Makes 2 servings.

Grandma Milne’s Chicken Tetrazzini

I love this recipe of Grandma’s.  It is such a yummy comfort food.  It only takes 20 minutes to prepare and 35 minutes to bake.  Serves 12.

  •  1 (16 oz) package vermicelli
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 4 cups chopped cooked chicken breast
  • 1 (10 3/4-oz) can of cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 (10 3/4-oz) can of cream of chicken soup
  • 1 (10 3/4 oz) can of cream of celery soup
  • 1 (8 oz) container sour cream
  • 1 (6-oz) jar sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 1/2 cup (2 oz) shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups (8 oz) shredded Cheddar cheese

Prepare vermicelli according to package directions; drain.  Return to pot, and toss with chicken broth.

Stir together chopped cooked chicken and next 8 ingredients in a large bowl; add vermicelli, and toss well.  Spoon mixture into 2 lightly greased 11×7-inch baking dishes.  Sprinkle evenly with Cheddar cheese.

Bake, covered, at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes; uncover and bake 5 more minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.

Note:  Freeze unbaked casserole up to 1 month, if desired.  Thaw casserole overnight in refrigerator.  Let stand 30 minutes at room temperature, and bake as directed.

Crockpot Chicken Enchilada Filling

Crockpot Chicken Enchilada Filling

Cook on high for 3 hours.


  • Place 3 thawed chicken breasts on the bottom of your greased crock pot.
  • Sprinkle a teaspoon of chicken bouillon over chicken.
  • Salt and pepper to taste.
  • 1/2 cup Instant Rice

Mix together:

  • 2 cans cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 4-oz can chopped green chilies
  • 1-2 cups grated Monterrey Jack cheese

Add mixture to the top of the chicken and cook on high for 3 hours or until chicken is cooked.  Shred chicken and then add 1 cup instant rice to the crock pot.  Cover and cook for another 10-15 minutes or until rice is done.  Serve in enchilada shells.

Chicken Broccoli Casserole



  • 2 10-oz pkgs frozen broccoli, steamed (can steam fresh broccoli of course)
  • 4-6 chicken breasts, cooked and cut into bite size pieces
  • 2 small cans Cream of Chicken soup
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup sour cream (optional)
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 cup Sharp Cheddar, grated
  • 2 Tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 cup bread crumbs (I like to use flavored croutons–crushed)

Mix chicken with all ingredients except 2 T of butter and croutons.  Mix the butter with croutons using only enough so that it is not soggy and sprinkle over the top of the casserole.  Bake at 350 degrees F for about 45 minutes or until bubbly hot.  Serve over hot rice.

One Pot Teriyaki Chicken and Vegetables

Servings: 4

1 tablespoon olive oil
2 chicken breasts, sliced
Salt and pepper to taste
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon ginger
2 cups + 1/4 cup water
1 cup white rice, rinsed
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1/4 cup honey
2-3 tablespoon sriracha
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 cup broccoli
1 cup carrots
1/2 red bell pepper
Scallions for garnish (optional)


1. Heat olive oil in a large pot on medium heat.
2. Add chicken, season with salt and pepper, and sauté for 8 minutes
3. Add garlic and ginger, sauté for 2 minutes until fragrant.
4. Add 2 cups of water and the rice and stir.
5. Cover the pot and bring water to a boil.
6. Uncover, stir, then reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking.
7. Add soy sauce, rice vinegar, honey, and Sriracha. Stir to combine.
8. Combine 1/4 cup of water with the cornstarch to create a cornstarch slurry. Add the cornstarch slurry to the pot and stir, cooking until the sauce thickens (3-4 minutes).
9. Garnish with scallions (optional) and serve immediately.