Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Garlic Broiled Chicken

My kids are young so I tend to make meals that are "unfancy" but tasty at the same time. This recipe using chicken thighs was a hit with the whole family. 

Garlic Broiled Chicken
1/2 c. butter or margarine
3 tbsp. minced garlic
3 tbsp. soy sauce
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1 tbsp dried parsley
6 boneless chicken thighs, with skin (or whatever parts you want)

Preheat oven broiler. 

In a microwave safe bowl, mix butter, garlic, soy sauce, pepper and parsley. Cook for two minutes on high in the microwave, or until butter is melted. 

Arrange the chicken in baking pan and coat with the butter mixture, reserving some of the mixture for basting. Broil chicken for 20-30 minutes, until juices run clear. Turn occasionally and baste with remaining butter mixture. Chicken will be nicely browned and super yummy.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Peanut Butter Muffins

These muffins would be delicious with cream cheese frosting. You could also add a handful of chocolate or butterscotch chips. 

Peanut Butter Muffins
Makes 12

1 1/2 c whole wheat flour
1/2 c. sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 c. crunchy or smooth peanut butter
1/4 c. butter or margarine
1 c. milk
2 eggs, beaten

Preheat oven to 375*F.

Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl. Cut in peanut butter and butter with a pastry blender or two knives until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add milk and eggs; stir just until dry ingredients are moistened (batter will be lumpy). 

Spoon into greased or paper lined muffin tin. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.