BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwiches with Secret Recipe Coleslaw and Colby Jack Cheese #15MinuteSuppers

BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwiches with Secret Recipe Coleslaw and Colby Jack Cheese #15MinuteSuppers

BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandiwiches with Secret Recipe Coleslaw and Colby Jack | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark #15MinuteSuppers

The baby (my 14 week old fetus) and I have been on a BBQ kick lately. BBQ brisket, BBQ chicken, BBQ sauce on baked potatoes, BBQ sauce and cheese quesadillas, BBQ pork. You get the picture. (And see the picture!)

BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandiwiches with Secret Recipe Coleslaw and Colby Jack | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark #15MinuteSuppers

So earlier this week I thought I’d ask the hubby to boil some chicken breast I had thawing, so when I got home I could shred it and add some BBQ sauce and throw it on a bun. But I wanted a cold potato salad or slaw to go with it. And the only coleslaw I like is KFC’s version. It’s sweet and very fine in texture, so it’s easy to enjoy. And simple to throw together.

BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandiwiches with Secret Recipe Coleslaw and Colby Jack | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark #15MinuteSuppers

So how did I make this entire meal in only 15 minutes? Well I had my hubby precook the chicken, so my chicken was technically precooked. You could use shredded rotisserie here too! The coleslaw was very easy to make with the help of a food processor and marinated extra quickly with the help of plastic wrap. All that was left was tossing the chicken with sweet honey BBQ sauce and toasting the buns while the coleslaw marinated for 10 minutes. Yes, 10 minutes! 2 hours is ideal, but the plastic wrap pulls the liquid up into all the nooks and crannies for a well dressed salad.

BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandiwiches with Secret Recipe Coleslaw and Colby Jack | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark #15MinuteSuppers

BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwiches with Secret Recipe Coleslaw and Colby Jack Cheese

Ingredients:
1 head cabbage
2 carrots
1/4 white onion
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup water
1 Tb buttermilk powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
2 Tb lime juice
1 1/2 Tb white vinegar

2 chicken breast halves, cooked and shredded
1 cup sweet honey bbq sauce

6 hamburger buns
6 slices Colby jack cheese

Directions:

In a food processor fitted with a grater blade, process the entire head of cabbage in sections at a time. Dump in a large bowl. Process the carrots with the grater blade and add to the cabbage. Repeat the same process with the small piece of onion.

Toss the vegetables to combine well.

BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandiwiches with Secret Recipe Coleslaw and Colby Jack | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark #15MinuteSuppers

In a small bowl whisk together the coleslaw dressing ingredients and pour over the cabbage mixture.

BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandiwiches with Secret Recipe Coleslaw and Colby Jack | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark #15MinuteSuppers

Toss well to coat.

BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandiwiches with Secret Recipe Coleslaw and Colby Jack | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark #15MinuteSuppers

Cover with a piece of plastic wrap pressing on top of the coleslaw and refrigerate.

BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandiwiches with Secret Recipe Coleslaw and Colby Jack | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark #15MinuteSuppers

Meanwhile shred the chicken breast and toss with 1 cup of sweet honey BBQ sauce.

BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandiwiches with Secret Recipe Coleslaw and Colby Jack | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark #15MinuteSuppers

Toast the buns and set aside.

BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandiwiches with Secret Recipe Coleslaw and Colby Jack | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark #15MinuteSuppers

To serve, spoon 1/4 cup of coleslaw on the bottom bun. Top with 1/4 cup of chicken, a slice of Colby Jack cheese and the top bun.

Serve with fresh fruit and additional coleslaw if desired.

BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandiwiches with Secret Recipe Coleslaw and Colby Jack | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark #15MinuteSuppers

All my famished fish enjoyed this meal-every one. My hubby said the flavors were a perfect combination. The BBQ sauce was not overpowering at all and it had just the right touch of sweetness. I myself couldn’t stop rolling my eyes at how delicious this was.

Do you have a favorite coleslaw recipe? Please share!!

BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwiches with Secret Recipe Coleslaw and Colby Jack Cheese

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Number of servings: 6

Per Serving 623 calories

Fat 32 g

Carbs 60 g

Protein 26 g

6

BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwiches with Secret Recipe Coleslaw and Colby Jack Cheese

Weight Watchers PointsPlus®: 17

*Nutritional value may vary depending upon which ingredients are used.

*PointsPlus® calculated by Famished Fish and in no way endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

Ingredients

    For the Secret Recipe Coleslaw

  • 1 head cabbage
  • 2 carrots
  • 1/4 white onion
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 Tb buttermilk powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 2 Tb lime juice
  • 1 1/2 Tb white vinegar
  • For the Sandwiches

  • 2 chicken breast halves, cooked and shredded
  • 1 cup sweet honey bbq sauce
  • 6 hamburger buns
  • 6 slices Colby jack cheese

Instructions

  1. In a food processor fitted with a grater blade, process the entire head of cabbage in sections at a time. Dump in a large bowl. Process the carrots with the grater blade and add to the cabbage. Repeat the same process with the small piece of onion. Toss the vegetables to combine well.
  2. In a small bowl whisk together the coleslaw dressing ingredients and pour over the cabbage mixture.
  3. Toss well to coat. Cover with a piece of plastic wrap pressing on top of the coleslaw and refrigerate.
  4. Meanwhile shred the chicken breast and toss with 1 cup of sweet honey BBQ sauce.
  5. Toast the buns and set aside.
  6. To serve, spoon 1/4 cup of coleslaw on the bottom bun. Top with 1/4 cup of chicken, a slice of Colby Jack cheese and the top bun.
  7. Serve with fresh fruit and additional coleslaw if desired.

Notes

2 hours is ideal for marinating the coleslaw, but the plastic wrap pulls the liquid up into all the nooks and crannies for a well dressed salad in a short amount of time.

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Whole Wheat Bunuelos with Candied Piloncillo Glaze | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Whole Wheat Buñuelos with Candied Piloncillo Glaze and Sundaes

Whole Wheat Bunuelos with Candied Piloncillo Glaze | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Alright, so you know when you are out chowing down on a delicious meal at your favorite Mexican restaurant and you just want one more bite of that taco and you are just stuffed? What about when the waitress brings the check and asks if you’ve saved room for dessert, and you want to say yes, but fear they may have to roll you out of the restaurant if you give in?

Whole Wheat Bunuelos with Candied Piloncillo Glaze | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

So I was about at that point last Friday afternoon, after enjoying a big enchilada style burrito, but longed for a sweet piece of flan or crispy deep fried ice cream.

Whole Wheat Bunuelos with Candied Piloncillo Glaze | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

So what did I go and do? I made a version of my own at home. Satisfying my long lasting craving for bunuelos and deep fried ice cream rolled into one whole wheat and frozen yogurt treat.

Whole Wheat Bunuelos with Candied Piloncillo Glaze | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

The technique is simple really.

Ingredients:
12 medium whole wheat tortillas
Canola oil for frying
2/3 cup ground cinnamon
1 1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 piece Piloncillo cone or 1 cup dark brown sugar packed
1 cup water
1/2 stick cinnamon

You just fry 12 whole wheat tortillas,

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Artichoke Dip and Caramelized Onion Quesadillas | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark #15MinuteSuppers

Artichoke Dip and Caramelized Onion Quesadillas – #15MinuteSuppers

Artichoke Dip and Caramelized Onion Quesadillas | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark #15MinuteSuppers

Don’t bite your finger! These Artichoke Dip and Caramelized Onion Quesadillas are so good, that is exactly what my finicky shark Jesse did. He bit his finger! He said, “Mom, these are so good! Thumbs up!”

Artichoke Dip and Caramelized Onion Quesadillas | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark #15MinuteSuppers

And the best thing about these quesadillas…they are done from start to finish in just 15 minutes!

Artichoke Dip and Caramelized Onion Quesadillas | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark #15MinuteSuppers

Filled with the melty goodness of sweet artichoke dip and savory caramelized onions along with gooey cheese, these quesadillas are kick in the taste buds.

Artichoke Dip and Caramelized Onion Quesadillas | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark #15MinuteSuppers

Artichoke Dip and Caramelized Onion Quesadillas

Ingredients:

3 flour tortillas
3 whole wheat tortillas
1/2 large white onion, sliced thinly
1 Tb butter
dash Worcestershire sauce
1 13.75 oz can artichoke hearts in water, drained and chopped
2 oz Pecorino Romano cheese
2 oz Neufchatel cream cheese
3 Tb mayonnaise with olive oil
1 cup shredded cheese blend such as Monterrey and Cheddar
cooking spray

Begin by sautéing the onions in the butter over medium-high heat in a medium saucepan. Add the worchestershire sauce. Cook and stir until caramelized, about 6 minutes.

Artichoke Dip and Caramelized Onion Quesadillas | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark #15MinuteSuppers

Stir in the drained artichoke hearts.

Artichoke Dip and Caramelized Onion Quesadillas | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark #15MinuteSuppers

And then the Neufchatel cream cheese and Best Foods Mayonnaise.

Artichoke Dip and Caramelized Onion Quesadillas | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark #15MinuteSuppers

Finally stir in the Pecorino Roman cheese and stir to combine.

Artichoke Dip and Caramelized Onion Quesadillas | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark #15MinuteSuppers

On a preheated griddle sprayed with cooking spray, lay out 3 whole wheat tortillas and spread with 1/3 of the filling.

Artichoke Dip and Caramelized Onion Quesadillas | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark #15MinuteSuppers

Top with 1/3 cup of the shredded cheese blend.

Artichoke Dip and Caramelized Onion Quesadillas | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark #15MinuteSuppers

And then top with a flour tortilla.

Artichoke Dip and Caramelized Onion Quesadillas | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark #15MinuteSuppers

Heat through and carefully flip over. Heat through once more, about 1 minute per side.

Artichoke Dip and Caramelized Onion Quesadillas | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark #15MinuteSuppers

Cut each quesadilla into 4 wedges and serve. Serves four, 3 wedges per person.

Artichoke Dip and Caramelized Onion Quesadillas | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark #15MinuteSuppers

Now wasn’t that quick?

How do you stuff your quesadillas?

Artichoke Dip and Caramelized Onion Quesadillas

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Number of servings: 4

Per Serving 735 calories

Fat 48 g

Carbs 50 g

Protein 30 g

4

Artichoke Dip and Caramelized Onion Quesadillas

Weight Watchers PointsPlus®: 20

*Nutritional value may vary depending upon which ingredients are used.

*PointsPlus® calculated by Famished Fish and in no way endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

Ingredients

  • 3 flour tortillas
  • 3 whole wheat tortillas
  • 1/2 large white onion, sliced thinly
  • 1 Tb butter
  • dash Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 13.75 oz can artichoke hearts in water, drained and chopped
  • 2 oz Pecorino Romano cheese
  • 2 oz Neufchatel cream cheese
  • 3 Tb mayonnaise with olive oil
  • 1 cup shredded cheese blend such as Monterrey and Cheddar
  • cooking spray

Instructions

  1. Begin by sautéing the onions in the butter over medium-high heat in a medium saucepan. Add the worchestershire sauce. Cook and stir until caramelized, about 6 minutes.
  2. Stir in the drained artichoke hearts. And then the Neufchatel cream cheese and Best Foods Mayonnaise. Finally stir in the Pecorino Roman cheese and stir to combine.
  3. On a preheated griddle sprayed with cooking spray, lay out 3 whole wheat tortillas and spread with 1/3 of the artichoke and onion filling. Top with 1/3 cup of the shredded cheese blend.
  4. And then top with a flour tortilla. Heat through and carefully flip over. Heat through once more, about 1 minute per side.
  5. Cut each quesadilla into 4 wedges and serve. Serves four, 3 wedges per person.

 

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Hot Dog Musubi Sushi Rolls | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Hotdog Musubi Sushi Rolls

Hot Dog Musubi Sushi Rolls | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

I’m standing in my kitchen and staring into my pantry at packs of nori seaweed and think how much my boys would love some Spam Musubi. I considered Chicken Musubi, but I didn’t feel much like defrosting any chicken breast. So, I get my rice cooking in the rice cooker and gather all my ingredients together and look in my pantry again for Spam and…we have none.

Hot Dog Musubi Sushi Rolls | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

So what do I??? I improvise like any other Supermom would do! Hot dogs could work! Hot dog sushi to be precise! With all the flavor fare of musubi. Yep, it’s a go.

Hot Dog Musubi Sushi Rolls | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

And the process is super simple!

Hot Dog Musubi Sushi Rolls | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Hotdog Musubi Sushi Rolls

Sushi Rice
2 cups calrose rice, rinsed and drained
3 1/2 cups water
2 Tb rice vinegar
1 tsp sugar
Hotdog Musubi Filling

4 turkey hotdog links
1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup oyster sauce
1/4 cup sugar

6 sheets toasted nori seaweed
2 Tb sesame seeds, optional
Steam and prepare the rice according to the directions on your rice cooker.
When the rice is done, flip it out onto a sheet pan and sprinkle with the rice vinegar and sugar. Toss and fold with a  turner or rice paddle.
Hot Dog Musubi Sushi Rolls | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark
Heat a saucepan over medium heat and add the musubi sauce ingredients. Slice the hotdogs in half lengthwise and add to the sauce. Simmer and heat through until the sauce has thickened and the hotdogs are heated.
Hot Dog Musubi Sushi Rolls | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark
Lay a sheet of nori on a bamboo sushi mat and top with sushi rice until evenly covered, pressing down with wet hands or the back of a spoon to cover evenly. Sprinkle with sesame seeds, if desired. Lay a sheet of saran wrap over the rice, press down and carefully flip over on the mat.
Hot Dog Musubi Sushi Rolls | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark
Place 1 and 1 /2 pieces of halved hotdog links onto the nori side of the sushi roll.
Hot Dog Musubi Sushi Rolls | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark
Using the saran wrap and sushi mat as a guide, roll up over the hotdog links, pulling the saran wrap up as you roll. My son and I made a video for this, but I couldn’t get it to load!
Hot Dog Musubi Sushi Rolls | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark
Slice the hotdog musubi sushi roll into 8 slices and serve immediately.

Hot Dog Musubi Sushi Rolls | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

And watch your kids devour these! They declared these sushi rolls the best ever! And to top it off, these are real money savers!

Hot Dog Musubi Sushi Rolls | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Hotdog Musubi Sushi Rolls

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 5 minutes

Number of servings: 6

Per Serving 390 calories

Fat 10 g

Carbs 64 g

Protein 9 g

6

Hotdog Musubi Sushi Rolls

Weight Watchers PointsPlus®: 10

*Nutritional value may vary depending upon which ingredients are used.

*PointsPlus® calculated by Famished Fish and in no way endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

Ingredients

    For the Sushi Rice

  • 2 cups calrose rice, rinsed and drained
  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • 2 Tb rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • For the Musubi Filling

  • 4 turkey hotdog links
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup oyster sauce
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • For the Rolls

  • 6 sheets toasted nori seaweed
  • 2 Tb sesame seeds, optional

Instructions

  1. Steam and prepare the rice according to the directions on your rice cooker.
  2. When the rice is done, flip it out onto a sheet pan and sprinkle with the rice vinegar and sugar. Toss and fold with a turner or rice paddle.
  3. Heat a saucepan over medium heat and add the musubi sauce ingredients. Slice the hotdogs in half lengthwise and add to the sauce. Simmer and heat through until the sauce has thickened and the hotdogs are heated.
  4. Lay a sheet of nori on a bamboo sushi mat and top with sushi rice until evenly covered, pressing down with wet hands or the back of a spoon to cover evenly. Sprinkle with sesame seeds, if desired. Lay a sheet of saran wrap over the rice, press down and carefully flip over on the mat.
  5. Place 1 1/2 pieces halved hotdog links onto the nori side of the sushi roll.
  6. Using the saran wrap and sushi mat as a guide, roll up over the hotdog links, pulling the saran wrap up as you roll.
  7. Slice the hotdog musubi sushi roll into 8 slices and serve immediately.

 

What is your favorite sushi rolling filling?

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Grilled Sourdough Chicken Fajita Ranch Melts | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark #15MinuteSuppers

Grilled Sourdough Chicken Fajita Ranch Melts – #15MinuteSuppers

Grilled Sourdough Chicken Fajita Ranch Melt | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark #15MinuteSuppers

Good food is inspiring. Really good fast food is just as inspiring. I mean, don’t you ever go out to eat and think to yourself, “I could have made this myself at home-even better!” I know I do. And my girlfriend at work tells me this all the time. Almost to where we’d rather just eat in and play in the kitchen.

Grilled Sourdough Chicken Fajita Ranch Melt | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark #15MinuteSuppers

I mean, at this very moment I have Cheesy Biscuits in the oven right now. Just a bit of Bisquick and Colby Jack Cheese and I feel like I’m eating restaurant worthy biscuits. For a fraction of the price.

Grilled Sourdough Chicken Fajita Ranch Melt | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark #15MinuteSuppers

That’s why when I tasted Jack in the Box’s Fajita Ranch Melt, I had to make my own to satisfy any further cravings. And the best part about it-it took only 15 minutes to throw this together! No, I didn’t use pepperjack cheese. No I didn’t add taco sauce. I’m anti-spicy food at the moment. But feel free to do so! I used what I had in my pantry and fridge and these sandwiches were bomb-didally-omb!

So how did I make this in 15 minutes from start to finish? I grabbed all my ingredients “Rachael Ray style” and carried them to my kitchen counter, preheated my large non-stick griddle while I sliced veggies and chicken filets, and got to work.

Grilled Sourdough Chicken Fajita Melts

Ingredients:
1 lb chicken breast filets, butterflied
2 tsp paprika
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp pepper
1 red bell pepper, sliced
1 green bell pepper, sliced
1/2 large onion, sliced thinly
2 tsp canola oil
6 slices Kraft singles, cheddar or pepperjack cheese
8 slices Extra Sourdough Bread
4 Tb buttery spread or margarine (or cooking spray)
6 Tb Hidden Valley Ranch Light Dressing
4 dashes hot sauce (optional)

Grilled Sourdough Chicken Fajita Ranch Melt | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark #15MinuteSuppers

It helps the quick cooking process to buy thin cut chicken breast filets (or butterflied), so they cook nice and quick-and they have even bread coverage when you bite into that sandwich! If you can’t find thin cut filets, slice them in half yourself.

Begin by brushing the 375F preheated grill with canola oil.

Place the peppers and onions on one half of the grill. Sprinkle with a bit of salt-this tenderizes the veggies quicker. Season the chicken with the paprika and salt and pepper and place the filets on the other half of the grill.

Grilled Sourdough Chicken Fajita Ranch Melt | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark #15MinuteSuppers

While the chicken and veggies are cooking, about 3-4 minutes, spread the bread slices with margarine. Place 1 1/2 slices of cheese on each of 4 slices.

Grilled Sourdough Chicken Fajita Ranch Melt | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark #15MinuteSuppers

Stir the veggies around and flip the chicken.

Grilled Sourdough Chicken Fajita Ranch Melt | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark #15MinuteSuppers

Cook another 3-4 minutes.

Remove the veggies and chicken from the grill and let rest on a platter. Quickly wipe the grill with a paper towel.

Place half of the buttered bread slices on the grill, cheese side up.

Grilled Sourdough Chicken Fajita Ranch Melt | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark #15MinuteSuppers

Top with a chicken breast filet. Place the other slices buttered side up onto the chicken. Cook 1 minute then carefully flip the sandwich. Cook another minute until golden brown.

Grilled Sourdough Chicken Fajita Ranch Melt | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark #15MinuteSuppers

Remove sandwiches from heat, carefully open and stuff with 1/4 of the onions and peppers.

Grilled Sourdough Chicken Fajita Ranch Melt | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark #15MinuteSuppers

Top with 1 1/2 Tb Hidden Valley Ranch Light Dressing and optional hot sauce.

Grilled Sourdough Chicken Fajita Ranch Melt | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark #15MinuteSuppers

Slice in half and serve.

Grilled Sourdough Chicken Fajita Ranch Melt | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark #15MinuteSuppers

Eat immediately! (But leftovers can also be reheated in a small toaster oven at work. I’m not naming any names on who did that!)

I couldn’t eat more than half of this baby! It was so deliciously filling :-)

The best part about this dinner is my kids all loved it! Of course, I didn’t stuff theirs with peppers and onions. Finicky Shark approved, two thumbs up!

Grilled Sourdough Chicken Fajita Ranch Melt | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark #15MinuteSuppers

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Grilled Sourdough Chicken Fajita Ranch Melts

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Number of servings: 4

Per Serving 945 calories

Fat 28 g

Carbs 118 g

Protein 55 g

4

Grilled Sourdough Chicken Fajita Ranch Melts

Weight Watchers PointsPlus®: 25

*Nutritional value may vary depending upon which ingredients are used.

*PointsPlus® calculated by Famished Fish and in no way endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb chicken breast filets, butterflied
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1/2 large onion, sliced thinly
  • 2 tsp canola oil
  • 6 slices Kraft singles, cheddar or pepperjack cheese
  • 8 slices Extra Sourdough Bread
  • 4 Tb buttery spread or margarine (or cooking spray)
  • 6 Tb Hidden Valley Ranch Light Dressing
  • 4 dashes hot sauce (optional)

Instructions

  1. Begin by brushing the 375F preheated grill with canola oil.
  2. Place the peppers and onions on one half of the grill. Sprinkle with a bit of salt-this tenderizes the veggies quicker. Season the chicken with the paprika and salt and pepper and place the filets on the other half of the grill.
  3. While the chicken and veggies are cooking, about 3-4 minutes, spread the bread slices with margarine. Place 1 1/2 slices of cheese on each of 4 slices.
  4. Stir the veggies around and flip the chicken. Cook another 3-4 minutes.
  5. Remove the veggies and chicken from the grill and let rest on a platter. Quickly wipe the grill with a paper towel.
  6. Place half of the buttered bread slices on the grill, cheese side up.
  7. Top with a chicken breast filet. Place the other slices buttered side up onto the chicken. Cook 1 minute then carefully flip the sandwich. Cook another minute until golden brown.
  8. Remove sandwiches from heat, carefully open and stuff with 1/4 of the onions and peppers. Top with 1 1/2 Tb Hidden Valley Ranch Light Dressing and optional hot sauce. Slice in half and serve.

Notes

It helps the quick cooking process to buy thin cut chicken breast filets (or butterflied), so they cook nice and quick-and they have even bread coverage when you bite into that sandwich! If you can’t find thin cut filets, slice them in half yourself. Note, the recipe states 4 servings, however, it can easily make 8 servings.

Creamy Corn Chowder | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Creamy Corn Chowder – #SRC

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It was one of those nights that I didn’t know what to make for dinner. I had literally no food in my stockpile for something elegant that included a main and side dish. On nights like these it’s easy to turn to a soup or chowder.

Creamy Corn Chowder | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Now chowders I can dig-literally dig into. They are typically hearty and never skimp on the vegetables.

Creamy Corn Chowder | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Cindy Jamieson has a whole skew of soup and chowder choices on her blog! I was assigned her blog by The Secret Recipe Club. It’s seriously unbelievable how much of this good stuff this woman has on Hun… What’s For Dinner?.

Well I’m crazy picky right now in my pregnant state and I knew I would love a good chowder. Oh my heavens, good this was-sweet, creamy and savory with a salty appeal from the crisp bacon and filling with soft russet potatoes. If you have 30 minutes, which most of us love a quick meal, then you have to try this Creamy Corn Chowder.

Creamy Corn Chowder | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

The only thing I changed in this recipe is that I made my own creamed corn, because I had no cans of cream corn on hand, and I sprinkled my bacon on top of the soup for a nice garnish. But no worries, I still left the bacon fat in there for flavor!

I love this recipe because it’s gluten free and perfect for my finicky shark with autism!

Now on to the recipe…

Creamy Corn Chowder

Ingredients:
4 slices bacon
1/2 cup onion, diced
1 cup celery, diced
1 cup carrots, diced
2 cups potatoes, peeled and diced
2 cups chicken broth
3 1/2 cups corn kernels
1 can evaporated milk, divided
2 tsp sugar
2 tsp cornstarch
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp thyme

Creamy Corn Chowder | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

First cook the bacon in a large Dutch oven until crisp. Then set it aside on a paper towel to crumble later. Save the bacon fat!

Creamy Corn Chowder | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Add the onion, celery and carrots to the bacon fat and sauté until tender.

Creamy Corn Chowder | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Add the potatoes.

Creamy Corn Chowder | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Meanwhile in a food processor, mix the corn kernels, cornstarch and sugar until the milk from the corn breaks down.

Creamy Corn Chowder | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Then add half the can of evaporated milk and pulse a bit more. Set aside.

Creamy Corn Chowder | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Add the chicken broth and remaining evaporated milk to the pot with the vegetables.

Creamy Corn Chowder | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Cover and simmer for about 20 minutes, until the vegetables are tender.

Stir in the creamed corn and seasonings.

Creamy Corn Chowder | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Heat through and ladle into serving bowls.

Creamy Corn Chowder | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Top with the crumbled bacon. Enjoy every last hearty drop!

Creamy Corn Chowder | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

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Creamy Corn Chowder

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Number of servings: 6

Per Serving 369 calories

Fat 16 g

Carbs 45 g

Protein 13 g

6

Creamy Corn Chowder

Weight Watchers PointsPlus®: 10

*Nutritional value may vary depending upon which ingredients are used.

*PointsPlus® calculated by Famished Fish and in no way endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

Ingredients

  • 4 slices bacon
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 1 cup celery, diced
  • 1 cup carrots, diced
  • 2 cups potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 3 1/2 cups corn kernels
  • 1 can evaporated milk, divided
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp thyme

Instructions

  1. First cook the bacon in a large Dutch oven until crisp. Then set it aside on a paper towel to crumble later. Save the bacon fat!
  2. Add the onion, celery and carrots to the bacon fat and sauté until tender. Add the potatoes.
  3. Meanwhile in a food processor, mix the corn kernels, cornstarch and sugar until the milk from the corn breaks down. Then add half the can of evaporated milk and pulse a bit more. Set aside.
  4. Add the chicken broth and remaining evaporated milk to the pot with the vegetables.Cover and simmer for about 20 minutes, until the vegetables are tender.
  5. Stir in the creamed corn and seasonings.
  6. Heat through and ladle into serving bowls. Top with the crumbled bacon.