Saturday, April 3, 2010

Honey Curried Chicken

1/3 cup butter, melted
1/3 cup honey
1/4 cup Dijon-style prepared mustard
4 teaspoons curry powder
1 pinch ground cayenne pepper
4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts

In a medium bowl combine the melted butter, honey, mustard, curry powder and cayenne powder. Mix well.
Place chicken breasts in a 9x13inch baking dish and pour honey mustard mixture over chicken. Cover and place in refrigerator. Marinate for at least 2 hours or overnight.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
Remove dish from refrigerator and bake, covered, in the preheated oven for
10 minutes. Remove cover and bake about 10 minutes more, or until done and
juices run clear (baking time will depend a little on how thick your chicken
breasts are).

Sausage Stuffing

Sausage, onion, and celery give this stuffing great flavor. Use fresh or canned chicken broth in this recipe, along with fresh herbs if you have them. Serve this sausage stuffing with a holiday turkey or serve with a pork or chicken dinner.

1 pound chorizo sausage or spicy Italian sausage
1/2 cup butter    Don't roll your eyes! Butter makes everything better:)
2 cups chopped onion
1 1/2 to 2 cups chopped celery
10 cups cubed French bread or white bread
1 tablespoon poultry seasoning
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh sage or 1 teaspoon dried leaf sage, crumbled
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
1 teaspoon salt
dash freshly ground black pepper
1 1/2 to 1 3/4 cups chicken broth

Lightly butter a 9x13-inch baking dish. Heat oven to 350°.
In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the sausage, breaking up and stirring frequently, until sausage is no longer pink. Remove to paper towels to drain. Wipe out the skillet and melt the butter over medium-low heat. Add the onion and celery and cook, stirring, until the vegetables are softened, about 5 to 7 minutes.

In a large mixing bowl, toss the bread cubes with the herbs and seasonings. Add the vegetables with the butter and the drained sausage. Stir in chicken broth until well moistened, but not mushy. Pack gently into the prepared baking dish and cover tightly with foil. Bake for 25 minutes. Remove foil and broil for about 3 to 4 minutes, or just until browned on top.

Serves 10 to 12.