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Bang Bang Shrimp or Chicken & Pasta

Bang Bang Shrimp or Chicken & Pasta

Bang Bang Chicken Pasta or Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta

Tonight I had a craving for something out of reach – Bang Bang Shrimp.  So I decided to make something like it, at home.  Since I didn’t have enough shrimp to make a decent meal for 3, I used chicken breast instead.  The result was fabulous!  Introducing my Bang Bang Shrimp or Chicken Pasta recipe!

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Bang Bang Sauce Recipe

This sauce is so tasty, I’d love to have it on everything!  Well, almost everything.  It’s sweet, spicy, garlicky and citrusy (is that a word?), all rolled into one.  It nicely coats the pasta and the shrimp or chicken, and brings this one dish wonder to a level of it’s own.

This is a quick meal to prepare, great for a weeknight dinner.  Fast, easy clean up and delicious – a busy, working mom’s dream.  This recipe is a keeper so be sure to pin it!

Here’s how you make my delicious Bang Bang Shrimp or Chicken Pasta Recipe:

First, prep your shrimp or chicken.  Julienne 2 carrots and slice 2 green onions.  Bring a pot of water to boil for cooking your pasta.

Mix together the Bang Bang Sauce ingredients in a bowl.  Set aside.

Saute the chicken or shrimp, as instructed below.  Add carrot and onion to frying pan and lower heat to low.

Bang Bang Chicken

Boil pasta until al dente’.  Drain.  Add to cooked chicken or shrimp, top with Bang Bang sauce, stir and Enjoy!

Here is the recipe for Bang Bang Shrimp or Chicken Pasta:

INGREDIENTS

3/4 – 1 lb of fettuccine, linguine, thin spaghetti or angel hair pasta
1 1/2 lbs of diced chicken breast or shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 Tbsp – coconut oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 tsp Paprika
2 green onions, sliced
2 carrots, julienned
freshly ground black pepper to taste

Bang Bang Sauce Ingredients:

1/2 cup mayonnaise or light mayonnaise to lower calories
1/2 cup Thai sweet chili sauce
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tbsp of lime juice
1/8 tsp of crushed red pepper flakes (optional)

DIRECTIONS

Mix the sauce ingredients together in a bowl and set aside.

In a large pot of boiling water, cook the pasta and drain well.

Place the uncooked chicken or shrimp in a medium sized bowl and add the paprika, 3 cloves of garlic and pepper.

Heat the coconut oil on medium high heat and add the coated uncooked chicken or shrimp. Stir constantly while cooking until shrimp is pink for approx. 7- 10 minutes, or chicken is no longer pink inside.

Remove from heat and set aside if pasta is not ready.

In a large serving bowl, combine the pasta, shrimp and sauce mixture and toss.

Garnish with parsley and serve immediately.

Bang Bang Shrimp or Chicken & Pasta

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Bang Bang Shrimp or Chicken & Pasta

Ingredients

3/4 – 1 lb of fettuccine, linguine, thin spaghetti or angel hair pasta

1 1/2 lbs of diced chicken breast or shrimp, peeled and deveined

1 Tbsp – coconut oil

3 cloves garlic, minced

3 tsp Paprika

2 green onions, sliced

2 carrots, julienned

freshly ground black pepper to taste

Bang Bang Sauce Ingredients:

1/2 cup mayonnaise or light mayonnaise to lower calories

1/2 cup Thai sweet chili sauce

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 Tbsp of lime juice

1/8 tsp of crushed red pepper flakes (optional)

Instructions

Mix the sauce ingredients together in a bowl and set aside.

In a large pot of boiling water, cook the pasta and drain well.

Place the uncooked chicken or shrimp in a medium sized bowl and add the paprika, 3 cloves of garlic and pepper.

Heat the coconut oil on medium high heat and add the coated uncooked chicken or shrimp. Stir constantly while cooking until shrimp is pink for approx. 7- 10 minutes, or chicken is no longer pink inside.

Remove from heat and set aside if pasta is not ready.

In a large serving bowl, combine the pasta, shrimp and sauce mixture and toss.

Garnish with parsley and serve immediately.

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Bang Bang Shrimp / Chicken Pasta Recipe

 

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Chicken Gnocchi Soup

Chicken Gnocchi Soup

Chicken Gnocchi Soup

2 chicken breasts, diced
200g box of mushrooms, sliced
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon dried minced onion
3 cups chicken broth
1 cup milk
3 oz cream cheese
3 cubes frozen spinach
fresh basil, thinly sliced
grated Parmesan cheese

Saute mushrooms in 1 tablespoon coconut oil.
Remove to a bowl.
In same pan, saute chicken in 1 tablespoon coconut oil.
Add garlic and onion and saute one minute.
Add mushrooms back to pot.
Pour in broth and milk and bring to a boil.
Add Gnocci.
Simmer for 10 minutes.
Stir in basil.
Add cream cheese and stir until melted.
Serve with grated Parmesan cheese.

Chicken Gnocchi Soup

Chicken Gnocchi Soup

Ingredients

2 chicken breasts, diced

200g box of mushrooms, sliced

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1 teaspoon dried minced onion

3 cups chicken broth

1 cup milk

3 oz cream cheese

3 cubes spinach

fresh basil

grated parmesan

Instructions

Saute mushrooms in 1 tablespoon coconut oil.

Remove to a bowl.

In same pan, saute chicken in 1 tablespoon coconut oil.

Add garlic and onion and saute one minute.

Add mushrooms back to pot.

Pour in broth and milk and bring to a boil.

Add Gnocchi.

Simmer for 10 minutes.

Stir in basil.

Add cream cheese and stir until melted.

Serve with grated Parmesan cheese.

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Homemade Turkey Breakfast Sausages

Homemade Turkey Breakfast Sausages

When we moved from Florida to Australia, I quickly found that there are many grocery items that could not be purchased here.  One of those was breakfast sausages.  What they call sausages here are more like hot dogs.  Not exactly appetizing for breakfast.

That’s why I came up with this recipe.  It took several tries before I got the seasonings right, but this is as close as I could get to the turkey sausages we used to buy in America.

Homemade Turkey Sausage

This recipe makes a lot, and can be cooked and frozen.  When ready to serve, just microwave the number of sausages you want for 30 seconds to 1 minute.

These homemade turkey sausages are healthy and since you make it at home with your fresh ingredients, you can feel good about eating them.  No preservatives or mystery ingredients. 🙂

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Minced Turkey

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Sausage Mixture – Minced Turkey and Sausage Spice Blend

Homemade Turkey Breakfast Sausages

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 32 sausages

Homemade Turkey Breakfast Sausages

Homemade Turkey Sausages

Ingredients

4 teaspoons ground sage

2 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoons black pepper

1 teaspoon white pepper

1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

1 teaspoon marjoram

1 teaspoon thyme

1 teaspoon rosemary

3 dashes ground cloves

2 tablespoons brown sugar

2 pounds ground turkey

Instructions

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl.

Form into patties, links or place in muffin tins - half full.

Bake 10 minutes at 400 degrees F.

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This goes well with my Home Fried Potatoes recipe.

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Homemade Turkey Breakfast Sausages

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Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken Shredded With Mixer

 

Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken Shredded In Stand Mixer

 

Here is a great recipe for when you need shredded Mexican flavored chicken for chicken tacos, chicken enchiladas, chicken quesadillas, Mexican chicken tortilla casserole, or whatever recipe that calls for shredded chicken.

Mexican Chicken in Slow Cooker

First you cook the chicken in your Crockpot / slow cooker.  You simply layer your chicken in the crock, sprinkle the seasonings on top and pour in a small amount of chicken broth.  That’s it!  Slow cook until the chicken is done.  These breasts only took a couple hours on low.

Shredding Chicken in Stand Mixer

Allow the chicken to cool a little bit, then place the cooked chicken into the bowl of your stand mixer.  Strain the liquid remaining in the slow cooker crock and pour into the bowl.  Using the paddle attachment, on low speed, stir the chicken and broth until the chicken is shredded.  This only takes a minute.

Now you have lots of delicious Mexican seasoned shredded chicken to use in your favorite recipes!

Shredded Chicken in Stand Mixer

Ingredients:

4 chicken breasts (approx 2 pounds / 1 kg)
1/4 cup taco seasoning
2 tablespoons dried minced onions
2 tablespoons chicken bouillon powder
1/2 cup water

Place chicken in bottom of oiled crock pot.  Sprinkle the taco seasoning, dried onions and bouillon powder over top of chicken.  Pour water into crock.  Cover and cook on low until chicken is cooked thoroughly.  Approximately 2-3 hours on low.  Chicken should flake apart if you stick a fork in it and twist.

Allow chicken to cool for at least 30 minutes.  Place the chicken in the bowl of a stand mixer.  Strain the liquids remaining in the crock and add the strained liquid to the bowl of the stand mixer.  Attach paddle attachment to stand mixer. Turn on mixer on lowest setting.  Stir until the chicken is just shredded.  This takes only about a minute.

Use the shredded chicken in recipes like Creamy Chicken Enchiladas, Mexican Chicken Casserole, Green Chile Mexican Chicken Casserole

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Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken Shredded With Mixer

 

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Creamy Chicken Cavatelli

Creamy Chicken Cavatelli

 

Here is a great recipe for an easy weeknight dinner – Creamy Chicken Cavatelli.  This is what I like to call a One Pot Wonder.  This recipe is great to use up leftover cooked chicken.  I used a leftover rotisserie chicken and items found in my pantry.  This goes together quick so you can have dinner ready in 20 minutes.

Creamy Chicken Cavetelli

Ingredients:

1 box cavatelli pasta, cooked & drained
2 cups diced cooked chicken
1 can fire roasted tomatoes, drained
1 jar garlic alfredo sauce
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can mushrooms, drained
1/4 cup chicken broth

Stir together the ingredients listed above in a big pot on the stovetop. Heat on medium until sauce is hot.

Chicken CavatelliThis is good comfort food made from leftover roasted chicken and stuff from the pantry.  If it’s easy, it’s for me!  Hope you like it. 🙂

Chicken Cavatelli

Sharon Springfield

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