Spicy Dry Rub for Chicken

 

Spicy Dry Rub for Chicken | The Happy Housewife

By contributing writer Andrea Green

Have you ever been asked the question, “What’s for dinner?” and not had the answer? This recipe for homemade spicy dry rub for chicken has saved me from dinnertime panic on many occasions.

This dry rub is made from spices you probably already have in your cupboard and only takes a few minutes to mix up. Once you’ve combined the spices, store your rub in a small mason jar, and you can whip up dinner in a snap!

You can use it on any chicken pieces you have: drumsticks, thighs, or breasts. Skinless or skin on. Boneless or bone in. All you need to do is rub it on. Then choose your preferred cooking method to cook the chicken. I usually broil or grill it.

If you have a family of young kids, you may want to play around with the amount of ground red pepper you include.

Spicy Homemade Spice Rub for Chicken

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon ground red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper

Instructions

  1. Combine ingredients in a small bowl, stirring until well mixed.
  2. Store closed in a small mason jar until ready to use.
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Honey Mustard Slow Cooker Pork Roast

Honey Mustard Slow Cooker Pork Roast | The Happy Housewife
By contributing writer Andrea Green

This flavorful honey mustard slow cooker pork roast recipe is easy to make and cooks all day so you have a delicious, moist, and tender dinner ready when you are. Your family is sure to love the classic flavor combination of honey and mustard.

Try serving this pork roast with a side of rosemary and garlic roast potatoes. Add a green salad and you have a mouthwatering meal with very little prep time.

Honey Mustard Slow Cooker Pork Roast Recipe
Recipe type: Main Dish
 
Ingredients
  • 4 pounds pork shoulder roast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ cup Dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 cups chopped onion
  • 1 cup chicken broth
Instructions
  1. Add the pork roast to your slow cooker. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  2. In small bowl, stir together garlic powder, mustard, and honey. Spread on the pork roast.
  3. Add the onion and chicken broth to slow cooker.
  4. Cover and cook on low 8 to 9 hours or until you can easily shred the pork with two forks.

 

Have you made pork roast in the slow cooker?

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Chicken and Corn Chowder

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By contributing writer Kristia

Chicken & Corn Chowder is chunky and hearty and warms the soul during these cold winter months. It’s easy to prepare and is a great way to use leftover cooked chicken. Serve it with homemade artisan bread.

Chicken & Corn Chowder

Chicken & Corn Chowder

Ingredients

  • 5 strips of bacon
  • 1 small carrot, chopped fine
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped fine
  • 1 small onion, chopped fine
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 4 cups of chicken stock, divided
  • 1 16-ounce bag of frozen corn
  • 2 cups chopped, cooked chicken
  • 3 medium yukon gold potatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon each of salt & pepper
  • 2 cups milk

Instructions

  1. In a large soup pot, cook 5 strips of bacon until crisp. Remove bacon and set aside, but leave the bacon drippings.
  2. Add the carrot, celery, onion, and garlic to the pot. Stir and cook in the bacon fat until softened.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the flour with 1 cup of chicken stock. Pour into the soup pot and stir well.
  4. Add 3 cups of chicken stock, corn, chicken, potatoes, salt, and pepper. Stir and bring to a simmer.
  5. Add the 2 cups of milk. Stirring constantly, bring the soup to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook until potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes.
  6. Top each serving with crumbled cooked bacon.
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Low Carb Italian Wedding Soup

By contributing writer Dawn

My brother-in-law met his wife in college while they were studying abroad in Italy. Years later, their wedding was Italian themed (and absolutely amazing!). It was at their wedding that I tasted my first tiramisu and other authentic Italian foods. I had always loved what I thought was Italian food and still do, but only if it is done correctly! No Italian chain restaurants for me, thanks!

This fall, my brother-in-law came for a visit and while he was here, I attempted to recreate Italian Wedding Soup, based on something I had eaten from box. He said he had never heard of it and unfortunately ended up leaving a couple of days earlier than planned and never got to taste it. Here is my lower carb version. The original recipe called for orzo pasta, which I avoid due to the wheat flour.

Low Carb Italian Wedding Soup

Low Carb Italian Wedding Soup

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon parsley
  • 1 small clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup shredded asiago cheese
  • 2 quarts beef broth
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 small clove garlic, minced
  • 1 pound frozen green beans
  • salt, pepper and parsley to taste

Instructions

  1. Place beef broth in a large pot and bring to a slow boil.
  2. Add carrots, celery and onions to broth and allow to simmer.
  3. Using your hands, mix first six ingredients in a medium sized bowl for the meatballs.
  4. Dip out meatballs using one-inch scoop and drop them into broth.
  5. Cook about thirty minutes until meatballs are done.
  6. Add green beans the last ten minutes.
  7. Taste broth and adjust salt and pepper for your preference.
  8. Sprinkle with about 1/2 tablespoon parsley and adjust to your liking.
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