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Quicker Baked Potato

Try this method for speeding up the potato baking process (for a better texture than those that you microwave). Pre-heat the oven to 400. Place the potato in boiling water for 10 minutes. Bake for 30 minutes. This will cut the cooking time in half.


Roasted Pecan Chicken


3/4 cup pecans, chopped
2 oz creamy goat cheese
1 small clove garlic, chopped
2 tablespoon olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
1 pepper
3 1/2 lb whole broiler/fryer chicken
1 medium onion, sliced
1 lemon, sliced
2/3 cup dry white wine
2/3 cup chicken broth
2/3 cup chicken broth
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon cold water

Cheese Spread: In a food processor combine pecans, goat cheese, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice and pepper to taste. Process utnil mixture forms a paste. Roast Chicken: Preheat oven to 400=F8F. Carefully loosen skin on chicen breast by gently working fingers under the skin starting from both the neck and body cavity ends. Be careful not to pierce or tear the skin. Spread cheese mixture in an even layer in chicken breast underneath the skin. Pull skin back ove cheese layer and secure with wooden picks. Tie chicken legs together. Arrange chicken in a 13x9x2" baking pan on a bed of onion and lemon slices. Add wine and 2/3 cup broth. Roast, uncovered, at 400=F8F for 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours until thermometer inserted between leg and thigh registers 180=F8F. Baste occasionally with pan juices during baking. If necessary, tent with foil toward end of cooking to prevent overbrowning. Remove chicken from pan and keep warm. Strain pan juices, discarding lemon and onion slices. Skim fat from pan juices.