Homemade Organic Chicken Nuggets Parmesian

I have adapted this recipe from Rachael Ray.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350° Fahrenheit.
  2. Bring 2 quarts of water to a boil; Add 1 tsp. of salt and the noodles and cook until al dente, approximately 8 to 13 minutes.
  3. Place the pouch containing the nuggets on a baking sheet and put into the oven; Heat for 15-20 minutes, or until warmed through.
  4. Prepare the Homemade Organic Pomodoro Sauce, if not all ready done; If it is made, warm it up.

To Serve:

  1. Place the noodles on a plate with some of the Pomodoro sauce on top.
  2. To the side of the noodles, place some nuggets with Pomodoro sauce on top.
  3. Sprinkle the pasta and nuggets with the mozzarella or provolone and Parmigiano Reggiano cheeses.
  4. Garnish with fresh organic parsley, if desired.
  5. Serve with your favorite vegetable side dish or salad.
  6. Enjoy!

 

Homemade Organic Amazing Buffalo Chicken Dip

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Here’s How I do it:

  1. If using Homemade Organic Freezer Ground Chicken Mix:  Pour 1/2 cup chicken stock into a deep frying pan with lid; Add the frozen chicken mix, celery and onions.  Simmer for 15 minutes over medium heat, covered. Break up the frozen chunks into smaller pieces, add the garlic; Cover and simmer for an additional 5 minutes.  Proceed with step 5.
  2. In a deep frying pan, heat the butter until warm and bubbly; Saute the onions, celery and garlic until softened, approximately 5 minutes.
  3. Add the hot sauce, dill, parsley, paprika, then stir until well combined.
  4. Stir in the shredded chicken (if using), cream cheese and blue cheese; Cook until cheeses are melted and the dip thickens.
  5. Place into a warming slow cooker, or dip server; Serve warm.
  6. Enjoy!

Homemade Organic Pasta Puttanesca

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 1/2 lb. dry organic spaghetti
  • 2 tsp. Real Salt (plus a pinch for the spaghetti)
  • 2 Tbsp. organic olive oil
  • 1 organic garlic clove, minced
  • 1 medium organic tomato, diced
  • 1/2 cup pureed Homemade Organic Olive Tomato Sauce
  • 1/4 cup sliced organic Kalamata olives
  • 1/4 cup sliced organic green olives stuffed with garlic
  • 1/4 cup sliced organic peperoncini (optional)
  • 4-6 wild caught anchovy filets, chopped
  • 2 tsp. organic capers
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground organic peppercorn blend
  • 1/2 tsp. organic red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1/4 cup chopped organic fresh parsley; OR 2 Tbsp. organic dried parsley flakes

Here’s How I do it:

  1. In a large stock pot, bring 4 quarts of water to a boil with a pinch of salt; Add pasta and cook for 8-10 minutes, or until al dente.
  2. In a large skillet, cook the olive oil over medium heat until warm and bubbly; Add the minced garlic and saute for 30 seconds.
  3. Add the tomatoes, olives, anchovies, capers, peperoncini (if using), red pepper flakes (if using), and black pepper.
  4. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce heat to medium low and cook, uncovered, for 5-6 minutes, or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally.
  5. Spoon sauce over spaghetti and toss to coat; Sprinkle with parsley.
  6. Enjoy!

Homemade Organic Baked Chicken Nuggets with Herbs and Parmigiano

The seasoning blend is from Rachael Ray and it’s delicious; I adapted her recipe to make it organic and baked instead of pan-fried.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

For the breading:

  • 2 cups Homemade Organic Herbed Breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup freshly-grated organic Parmegiano Reggiano cheese
  • 1 Tbsp. organic dried thyme; OR 6 sprigs or stems fresh organic thyme leaves, stripped and chopped, 2 to 3 tablespoons
  • 1 Tbsp. organic dried rosemary; OR 6 sprigs fresh organic rosemary leaves, finely chopped, 3 tablespoons
  • 2 Tbsp. organic dried parsley flakes; OR 2 handfuls chopped organic flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • 1 tsp. organic granulated garlic; OR 4 organic garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon organic crushed red pepper flakes

For the nuggets:

  • 3 cups unchlorinated and unfluoridated water
  • 2 Tbsp. Real Salt
  • 6 organic pastured chicken breasts, skinned and boned
  • breading mix (see above)
  • 1 cup [1 stick] organic pasture butter
  • 1/2 cup organic schmaltz (or additional organic pasture butter)
  • Real Salt, to season chicken
  • freshly ground organic peppercorn blend, to season chicken
  • 1 cup organic unbleached white flour

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Preheat the oven to 450° Fahrenheit.
  2. Cut the chicken breasts into 1″ squares and place into a medium stainless-steel bowl with the water and 2 Tbsp. Real Salt; Allow to soak in the brine for 30 minutes to an hour, then pat dry before setting aside.
  3. Warm the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat; keep it on low to stay liquefied.
  4. Season chicken tenders with pepper; Wash hands thoroughly in warm-hot water.
  5. Place flour in a shallow dish.
  6. Keep the melted butter in the saucepan and use it as your second dish.
  7. In a third dish, combine the breading ingredients.
  8. Coat chicken in flour, then in the melted butter, then in the breading mixture.
  9. Place the nuggets onto a cookie sheet;  Wash hands thoroughly in warm-hot water.
  10. Bake the nuggets for 5-6 minutes; Flip the nuggets and bake for 5-6 more minutes, or until golden brown on each side.
  11. Wrap 20-25 nuggets in unbleached parchment paper, then once again in aluminum foil.  Write the date you made them on the foil in permanent marker and freeze for up to 3 months.
  12. Enjoy!

Homemade Organic Freezer Italian Ground Sausage Mix

Use one pint of this mix instead of 1 lb. loose Italian sausage in recipes.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 3 lbs. organic pastured ground pork
  • 3 organic pasture eggs
  • 1 Tbsp. organic red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp. Real Salt
  • 1 tsp. organic freshly-ground peppercorn blend
  • 12 sprigs organic Italian flat-leaf parsley, finely minced OR 1 Tbsp. plus 1-1/2 tsp. organic dried parsley flakes
  • 1 small organic garlic bulb, peeled and minced [ approx 9-12 organic garlic cloves]
  • 3 Tbsp. minced organic fresh basil leaves OR 1 Tbsp. organic dried basil
  • 1 Tbsp. organic ground paprika
  • 2 Tbsp. organic red pepper flakes
  • 1 Tbsp. organic fennel seeds
  • 3/4 tsp. organic brown sugar
  • 3/4 tsp. organic dried oregano
  • 3/4 tsp. organic dried thyme
  • 2 cups Homemade Organic Soft Bread Crumbs
  • 1 cup chopped organic celery
  • 1 cup chopped organic yellow onion
  • 1 cup chopped organic carrot
  • 1 cup chopped organic green bell pepper

Here’s How I do it:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs slightly.
  2. In a large stainless steel mixing bowl, combine the ground pork, red wine vinegar, eggs, ground peppercorn blend, parsley, minced garlic, paprika, brown sugar, red pepper flakes, fennel seeds, brown sugar, oregano, and thyme; DO NOT smash the meat as it will make it a weird texture, instead pull the meat apart gently and mix carefully with your fingers.
  3. Cover and refrigerate the sausage mixture for 24 hours.
  4. Gently mix in celery, onion, carrot, bell pepper and breadcrumbs into the sausage mixture.
  5. Cook half of the mixture in a large skillet or the bottom of a wide stockpot until the meat is lightly browned; Repeat with remaining half of mixture.
  6. Allow the mixture to cool; Measure into 2-cup portions (wide-mouth pint jars with tight-fitting lids) and freeze.
  7. Yields 7 pints of mix.
  8. Enjoy!

Homemade Organic Hamburger Helper BOLD Jalapeno Cheeseburger Macaroni

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Here’s How I do it:

  1. If using Homemade Organic Freezer Beef Mix or Homemade Organic Freezer Ground Pork Mix:  Pour 1/2 cup water into a deep saucepan with lid; Add the frozen meat mix and onions.  Simmer for 15 minutes over medium heat, covered.  Uncover; break up the frozen chunks into smaller pieces. Cover and simmer for an additional 5 minutes.  Proceed with step 4.
  2. Brown the meat in a saucepan until halfway done.
  3. Add the onions and saute with the ground meat for 6 to 7 minutes until the onions are clear.
  4. Pour in the beef stock, vegetable stock and milk.
  5. Add the macaroni or cavatelli, stir well
  6. Stir in the salt, jalapeno vinegar, parsley, turmeric, cream of tartar, minced jalapenos and roasted garlic paste.
  7. Slowly bring the mixture to a boil then simmer, covered, until the noodles are al-dente, approximately 16-22 minutes; Stir occasionally.
  8. Stir in the cheddar, Pecorino Romano, ricotta and blue cheeses and allow them to melt into the dish.
  9. Enjoy!

Homemade Organic Chicken Helper Creamy Chicken and Noodles

I have adapted this recipe to use ground chicken instead of raw cubed chicken.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Here’s How I do it:

  1.  If using Homemade Organic Freezer Ground Chicken Mix:  Pour 1/2 cup unchlorinated and unfluoridated water into a deep saucepan with lid; Add the frozen chicken mix, onions, mushrooms, celery (if using), and carrots.  Simmer for 15 minutes over medium heat, covered.  Uncover; break up the frozen chunks into smaller pieces.  Add the garlic; Cover and simmer for an additional 5 minutes.  Proceed with step 4.
  2. Brown the chicken in a saucepan until halfway done.
  3. Add the onions, mushrooms, celery (if using), carrots and garlic, then saute with the ground chicken for 6 to 7 minutes until the chicken is light tan and the onions are clear.
  4. Add the chicken stock, vegetable stock, and milk; Stir well.
  5. Stir the egg noodles and peas into the skillet.
  6. Add the parsley flakes, turmeric and salt; Stir well.
  7. Slowly bring the mixture to a boil then simmer, covered, until the noodles fully cooked, approximately 16-22 minutes; Stirring occasionally.
  8. Top with 1 cup grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, 1/4 cup sliced green onions, and/or 1/4 cup Homemade Organic Herbed Breadcrumbs.
  9. Enjoy!