Monday, April 1, 2013

Aunt Mae's chicken aka Cranberry chicken

Most of my friends do not know that my dad's side of the family is Jewish. Even though I am not technically Jewish myself that part of my family and background is very important to me. When I was younger I used to go to California to spend Passover with my family. When I was first in college I went down and one of the dishes that my Aunt Mae (My grandpa's sister) made was this YUMMY cranberry chicken dish, I didn't know that until this past Passover that it wasn't something that my Aunt Mae made up lol. 

So this year in honor of Passover I made Aunt Mae's chicken :) Whenever I make it its a BIG hit! If you want a new chicken dish you NEED to make this! 

Things you will need:
6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
2 cans of whole cranberrys sauce
1 bottle of French dress
2 packages of onion soup mix

*if you don't like alot of onion then you can use just 1 package of onion soup mix

First you need to pre heat your oven to 350 degrees

In a bowl mix with the chicken mix the cranberry sauce, dressing, and soup mix. I like to mix it with my hands to break-up all of the whole cranberries but if you don't like to do that sort of thing you can use a large spoon. 

After you are done mixing everything add it all to a baking dish and cover with foil and bake in the over until top is bubbly and slightly browned, about 1 hour and 15 minutes.

After about its finished take it out of the oven and let it cool about 15 or so minutes and serve! 

cheese filled chicken

All I can say about this recipe is that its a hit! Its not the healthiest dish on the planet but sometimes you just need to make something that is not healthy lol
 ~1 thing of thin sliced chicken (or you can just get regular chicken breast and slice them thin)
~1 package of bacon
~ I package of cream cheese
~your favorite seasonings, I used italian and garlic salt for this one
First off you are going to whip your cream cheese up. I normally use the food processor but using a hand mixer is fine too, just make sure your cream cheese is a little melted. After you have your cream cheese mixed up add your spices. I used about a table spoon of spices but you can put in as much or little as you want
Now its time to assemble your chicken. Your to start an assemble line with your chicken, cream cheese and bacon
First lay down your chicken breast
Then take a small spoonful of cream cheese and spread it on the chicken breast
After you have spread the cream cheese on the chicken role it up
Now take a piece of bacon and wrap it around your chicken roll and place it on a cookie sheet
Repeat until you have used all of the chicken
With this batch after I was done wrapping them all up I put mango chutney on top but you can put bbq sauce on top if you want or nothing at all.
Now bake in a 375 degree over for about 25 minutes or until the bacon is crispy and enjoy

Lets go clamming!

For my last weekend in Wa state I went with my mom and step dad to Ocean Shores, Wa to spend time and to go razor clam digging. I had such a wonderful time clam digging and having fun with my family. 

my mom, step-dad and aunt with the clams we got on our first day.

rawr clam so tasty! 

If you haven't seen a razor clam this is what they look like

And for your viewing pleasure I made a video thanks to my mom about how to prepare razor clams.

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