Saturday, January 9, 2016

One Skillet Green Bean Chicken Dish

One Skillet Green Bean Chicken Dish


3 boneless skinless chicken breasts cubed
colander of washed blue lake green beans raw
1 tsp minced garlic
olive oil 3 Tbsp
3 Tbsp butter
Italian Dressing
1/2 quart of sliced mushrooms


In large skillet pour olive oil
Dump in garlic, mushrooms and chicken
add a generous pinch of salt to taste
saute' until chicken is mostly browned

Add butter
Add a generous dollop of Italian dressing
Add green beans. Stir well and continue to saute'

Turn down heat to simmer

Cover and simmer until green beans are tender crisp and the mixture is slightly caramelized

Serves 4

Bacon Corn Chowder

The recipe came from this cookbook. It was a gift from 
my sister, Val Graham to my daughter Crystal Lindsey.

Bacon Corn Chowder Recipe


You will need a large Dutch oven

  • 6 medium ears of corn
  • 4 slice bacon
  • 1 medium red onion
  • 1 jalapeño chile
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • .13 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 lb. red potatoes
  • 2 can chicken broth
  • 2 c. half-and-half or light cream
  • 1 medium ripe tomato
  • Thinly sliced fresh basil leaves


  • Cut kernels from corncobs (about 3 cups), reserving 3 corncobs; discard remaining corncobs.
  • In 5-quart Dutch oven, cook bacon over medium heat until browned. With slotted spoon, transfer bacon to paper towels to drain; crumble.
  • To bacon drippings in Dutch oven, add onion and jalapeño; cook, stirring, until onion is tender, about 5 minutes. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. With wire whisk, whisk in flour, salt, and pepper; cook, stirring, 1 minute longer.
  • Stir in potatoes, corncobs, broth, and half-and-half; heat to boiling over high heat. Reduce heat; cover and simmer until potatoes are tender, 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Discard corncobs; stir in corn kernels and heat through. Ladle chowder into tureen. Stir in tomato and sprinkle with bacon and basil.
Serves 6-8
 Sautee the  red onions in the bacon drippings
Bacon pieces set aside

 Crystal chopping and seeding jalapeno peppers with gloves on to protect her hands.

My red Dutch oven. I like it!

Bowl of the finished product.  Bacon Corn Chowder garnished with basil and fresh tomato.