Thursday, August 7, 2014

Sizzling Chicken & Cheese

Hey there! Long time no post! I've just been taking a small break from the blogging world :) While I've been away we found on the gender of our baby, and as I wrote in a previous post I was really hoping for a girl, but really just a healthy baby..well I'am so excited to share with you guys that..IT'S A GIRL!!! She is healthy and right on track! She is due on the 4th of July, how funny is that? We are so beyond excited. We found out just 6 days ago and she already has *gasp* about 30 outfits and 4 pairs of shoes..this little girl is going to be so spoiled! Now let's move on to some FOOD! If you've ever been to T.G.I Friday's then I'm sure you've heard of their Sizzling Chicken & Cheese, and they also have one that includes shrimp too. I was asking my husband for dinner ideas last week and he asked me if I thought I could recreate it. I thought about it, then put all the pieces together, and told him let's go for it! I took the easy way out and used boxed mashed potatoes that I doctored up because I didn't know how involved everything else might be, but next time I will make homemade, you just can't beat 'em. I'm SO glad he suggested this dish though because it was amazing and I'm seriously tempted to make it again this week, and why not when the weather has been SO perfect for grilling. Upper 60's-mid 70's..I wish it would stay like this always! I hope you make this dish and enjoy it as much as we did :)

4 Pieces Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast, cleaned and trimmed
1 Green Bell Pepper, cut into strips
1 Medium Onion, cut into strips
1/3 Cup Scallions, diced
2 Garlic Cloves, 1 minced
8 oz. Colby Jack Cheese, shredded
1 Teaspoon Ground Cumin
1 Teaspoon Salt
1 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Black Pepper
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
2 Tablespoons White Vinegar
3/4 Cup Vegetable Oil
Mashed Potatoes (instant or homemade)
In a bowl, add your oil, vinegar, cumin, salt, pepper, minced garlic and Worcestershire sauce; whisk. Add your chicken and make sure it all gets nicely coated, then cover with plastic wrap and let marinate in the fridge for 30 minutes. Remove your chicken from the marinade and place directly on the grill and cook until cooked through. Once your chicken is done, you can keep it warm by covering it with foil and setting aside. At this point my husband was cooking the chicken and I was inside working on the veggies and potatoes. I added about a tablespoon of oil to a skillet and turned it on medium high heat and added my sliced veggies and sprinkled them with salt & pepper and let them cook until just tender. For the instant potatoes, I just sliced a garlic clove a few times without cutting all the way through, and I added it to the milk/butter mixture that was heating up, and as soon as it came to a boil I removed the garlic clove, added the potatoes, and then I seasoned them with salt & pepper and added about 1/4 of the shredded cheese. Once everything was one, I took 2 oven safe dishes and divided the cheese up and sprinkled it as even as possible over the bottom half of each dish, and I put that under the broiler until it was completely melted, I removed them from the oven and sprinkled the veggies over the cheese part, and them scooped 2 scoops of mashed potatoes onto each dish and then layed 2 pieces of chicken on each. I returned the dishes to the broiler until the cheese was starting to bubble. Remove dishes and sprinkle with scallions. Serve.

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  1. Mmmmm this sounds amazing! And congrats on finding out its a GIRL : ) YAY! How exciting!!

  2. YUMM-O....this is a wonderful chicken dish. Congrats on a girl, any names picked out yet?

  3. Congratulations! So exciting to be pregnant - it really is such a beautiful experience and I'm so happy for y'all!!
    And this recipe sounds so good. And using the instant potatoes makes it great for a weeknight meal. You can save the real stuff for when you actually have Nothing wrong with spud flakes! :)

  4. This is my favorite dish at TGIF thanks for posting. How do I cook the shrimp like they do?? Ask an expert. LOL

  5. congratulations! my first was a girl and they're so much fun. i love that she already has a big wardrobe!

    the chicken looks delish!

  6. Congrats on your girl! They are so fun!!!!

  7. A baby girl!!!! Yay. I'm happy for you!

  8. Congratulations on the new baby girl. I know someone who had a girl on July 4th and named her Liberty. What an appropriate name.

  9. Congratulations!
    This recipe looks great!

  10. I love the chicken and cheese at fridays I will HAVE to try this asap... Yummy I am a new follower :) Congrats on the baby girl how fun I have two little boys but no girls yet. But my boys are just as spoiled lol

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  11. what a great and easy recipe! sweet!

  12. I made this and it was delicious!!! Thanks for great recipes:)


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