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Kick Butt Chicken

Kick Butt Chicken
Recipe Type: Main
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 30 mins
Total time: 40 mins
Serves: 4
You want love in a pan. Here’s love in a pan baby.
  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 habanero, minced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, grated
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp mustard powder
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Put chicken in a pan and season with salt and pepper. Sauté veggies and habanero in oil. Pour over chicken and bake for 20 minutes. Heat the butter and add the garlic, cook for a minute and add flour and mustard, cook for 3-4 minutes, pour in milk while constantly stirring. Season with salt and pepper and a dash of nutmeg. When chicken is done, pour over cheese mixture and broil for 5 minutes until golden. Serve with rice or noodles and don’t go near the scale for at least a week!


SERIOUS Vegan Hell Fire Chili

2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
2 Medium Shallotts, chopped
5 Habaneros, chopped  (or more, how brave are YOU?)
1 Green Bell Pepper, chopped
1 Yellow Bell Pepper, chopped
1 Red Bell Pepper, chopped (see the color thing we’re gong for)
4 Cloves of Garlic, minced
2 Teaspoons Ground Cumin
1 Can of Red Kidney Beans, drained
1 Can of Cannellini Beans, drained
1 Can of Black Beans, drained
1/2 Chipotle Pepper
2 28oz Cans of crushed

Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a saucepan and add onion and bell peppers.  Cook 10 minutes.  Add garlic, cumin, and habaneros, cook for 5 more minutes.   Add everything else, bring to a boil, then simmer for 30 minutes.  Feel the heat my friend.  Feel the heat.

Habanero Love Pizza

4 Roma tomatoes, thinly sliced
10 Roma tomatoes, chopped
1-2 habaneros, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon minced garlic
8 ounces shredded Mozzarella cheese
Pizza dough
1 tsp Oregano
1/4 cup basil chopped

Preheat oven to 500 Cook (the 10) tomatoes 5 minutes on med-high.Pour sauce over pizza crust.Top with Roma tomato slices and habaneros, basil, garlic, mozzarella and dried oreganoCook until golden brown (15-20 minutes)

Chicken Gone Greek

6 chicken breasts
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon garam masala (Indian spice)
6 medium cloves garlic, crushed then chopped
3 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 teaspoon course salt
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 habanero (less or more depending on your heat preference) diced
1 8-ounce container of Greek yogurt

Mix it all up and marinate the chicken in this lovely blend overnight if possible.  The longer the better.  I don’t mean like a month…but you know, a couple days is better!  Grill on medium or cook 20 minutes at 450 in the oven.  Serve over rice or with a salad.  As the late Julie Childs would say, “Bon Appetit!”

Sirloin Spicy Surprise

“This is a favorite in our family. Even the vegetarians drool over this one! What’s not to love?  The tomatoes and beef slow cooked together with mushrooms (optional) and habaneros is just heaven…then the sour cream finish…did I mention that habanero???  It’s the reason to make this dish.  My oh my.  I think I had 4 glasses of wine, then started cooking!!!!

2 -3 lbs sirloin ( cut into strips)
1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup butter
1 habanero diced
1 1/2 cups chopped onions (or shallots if you want to fancy it up and add mad flavor)
1 cup mushrooms (optional)
salt and pepper
1 (28 ounce) cans Italian whole tomatoes ( squished in hand or roughly chopped)
1/4 sherry wine
16 ounces small sour cream
egg noodles or rice

Dredge sirloin in flour.  Brown sirloin in 1/2 the butter in skillet over medium-high heat (in batches).   Use other half of butter as necessary to brown meat.  Use all the butter.Remove meat and add onions, and mushrooms and habanero.  Add tomatoes, sherry and salt and pepper to taste.  Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat to low, cover for an hour or hour and a half until meat is so yummy and tender.  Remove from heat, stir in sour cream and adjust seasonings –Serve over egg noodles or rice.  There will be no left overs.

Red Beans and Nice

2 cans red beans (drained)
1 cup white rice (if you use brown, add 30 minutes to cooking time and plus 2 inches of water)
2 shallots chopped
1 habanero diced
1/2 cup chives chopped
stock to cover + an inch (no broth in a box please – home made or water)
1 tablespoon oregano
salt and pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
Add shallots to oil and cook until starting to brown. Add habanero, beans and rice and cook for a couple more minutes.Add butter, chives, oregano, salt and pepper and enough stock to cover plus one inch.  Bring to a boil, then reduce, cover and cook for 25 minutes.


Bacon Chicken and Hot Times in Florida (don’t ask)

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated
3 green onions, sliced
1 habanero, diced
6 pieces of bacon
1 tb olive oil
2 tb butter
2 tb flour
1 cup milk
2 tb grain mustard
salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 400
Pound out chicken breasts and season w/salt and pepper.
Cover with cheese and onions and roll ’em up.
Wrap with bacon (come on…does this look crazy good or what???!!).  Toothpick the suckers so they dont fall apart.
Heat oil in skillet, medium-high heat. Brown chicken on all sides (don’t try to cook through).  Place chicken on baking sheet and cook for 10 minutes.
Melt butter (don’t you dare rinse that skillet).  Add habanero and coo for 3-5 minutes.
Stir in flour, cook a couple minutes.  Whisk in milk, then mustard, salt and pepper.
Let chicken rest for 5 minutes, then cut in half and pour sauce over.
The smile you’ll have on that first bite is priceless.  mmmmmmmmm

Hot Top Casa Roll

We love veggies but believe me- the kids will lick the casa roll dish even if they DON’T!


Hot Top Casa Roll
  • 2 cups Frozen broccoli
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 cup white rice (browns fine- just add 30 minutes on stove top)
  • 1 cup carrots, chopped roughly ( into bites about the sane size as the broccoli)
  • 1 cup peas
  • 2 teaspoons onion salt
  • 2 teaspoons garlic salt
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 habanero, stem removed
  • 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese
  • 2 hamburger rolls
  • 2 large cloves of garlic
  1. Put the rice and carrots in a pot, add salt and enough water to cover plus an inch and bring to a boil.   Cover, cook for 15 minutes.  In a food processor add the cheese, rolls, habanero and garlic plus a tespoon of salt.  Pulse and grind ‘er down for a couple of minutes (not too much now- you want large bread crumb sized) and put aside.  In a large bowl add the broccoli, mayo, corn, peas, onion salt, garlic salt, onion, and rice and carrots (drained-if theres any water left).  Mix it well, dump into a caserole dish and sprinkle with the cheese topping,  Bake at 400 for 50 mintues.  Who’s your mama?

So Fine Fish Tacos

1 cup corn
1 cup jicama (peel first, chopped)
1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
1 cup fresh cilantro leaves, finely chopped
1 lime, zested and juiced
1 habanero minced
1/2 cup diced red onion
2 tablespoons sour cream
6 fillets tilapia
2 tablespoons olive oil
12 corn tortillas

Mix corn, red onion, jicama, red bell pepper, habanero and cilantro. Stir in lime juice and zest and set aside for topping.  In a small bowl, combine habanero, ground black pepper, and salt. Brush each fillet with olive oil, and sprinkle with spices.Grill or fry on high – 3 minutes per side. Top corn tortillas with fish, sour cream and corn salsa. Eat ’em up!