Chili Jax Sandwiches

I feel like I haven’t blogged for a long time.  The kids have started their fall sports and we have been busy almost every day of the week with that and then the weekends are the weekends.

My friend from work, Heidi, gave me another great chicken dinner to make.  This was pretty good.

Here’s what  used to coat the  4 boneless skinless chicken breast:

1 cup of brown sugar

1tbs chili powder

1tbs garlic powder

1tb onion powder

1tsp cumin

Mix all ingredients in a medium sized bowl.  Coat each chicken breast with the brown sugar mix and grill for 15 minutes.  After chicken is almost done place a piece of Pepper Jack Cheese on top of the breast until melted .

My family is not a fan of any fancy dinner rolls or buns.  I would have loved to use an onion roll for this.  I added some onion an pickles.  Heidi has been coming up with some pretty good recipes for me!! The brown sugar on the chicken with the spice from the chili powder and the cheese – great combo!!

Here in MN we have some warm weather in the  next few days.  Good to get a this in while it’s still warm enough to get your grill on!

Patricia – Two Girls Cooking

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Southwest Chicken Salad Panini

Usually for lunch I have a salad.  But this week I’ve been tired of them and have switched over to eating turkey sandwiches.  Which is okay by me.  Except that I just realized I have had two sandwiches today for two meals.  However, if you love panini’s then you’ll love this one too!

I decided to grill the chicken breasts instead of bake them in the oven.  Better flavor and saves us from overheating the house on this nice day!!  I was a bit worried that adding the chili powder would make it a bit to spicy for the kids, but they didn’t say a thing.  I didn’t even notice it.  (I did use 4 pieces of chicken to make 4 sandwiches for all of us).  I added a bit more of the dressing but kept the chili powder the same measurement.

What you need:

2 cups finely chopped cooked chicken breasts

1-1/2 tsp. chili powder

2 Tbsp. MIRACLE WHIP Light Dressing

2 Tbsp. KRAFT Light Ranch Dressing

8 slices Italian bread

1 large tomato, cut into 8 thin slices (I skipped this part)

4 KRAFT 2% Milk Singles (fat free)
Make it:

1. Heat panini grill to medium-high heat. Mix chicken, chili powder and dressings.

2. Fill bread slices with chicken mixture, tomatoes and 2% Milk Singles.

3. Grill 3 to 5 min. or until Singles are melted and sandwiches are golden brown on both sides.

I had a little kitchen helper today with me.

These were really good.  Easy to make, which seems to be a good thing for us lately.

Both kids asked if they could take the chicken off of the sandwich if they didn’t like it, but they both took a bite and ate the entire thing without a complaint.

Mr. Craig on the other hand decided to have left over meatloaf.  He’s not big on sandwiches that I make like this.  But I bet if he’d give it a try, he might just like it.

Have a great weekend and happy grilling.

Patricia – Two Girls Cooking 😉

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Pulled Pork Sammies

It’s the weekend, I just got paid…Just kidding (If you know me well, you know my stupid sense of humor – some find it funny, most probably don’t).

It’s that time for the weekly shopping list to be done and head out to do my least favorite thing….grocery shop.  I dislike trying to come up with a weekly menu that will please everyone but I dislike making that list as well.   Most times it takes me over an hour just to come up with what to feed these people.

And I have done my best to come up with something new at least, at least once a week.  This week is going to be good!  Well, I think it will be good anyways!

Everyone loves pulled pork sammies right!!!

Makes 8 Servings

Ingredients

  • 2½ pounds pork loin, trimmed of fat and cut into 3 pieces
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and shredded (about 1 cup)
  • 1 large red bell pepper, cut into ½-inch dice (about 2 cups)
  • 1 medium onion, cut in half and sliced into ½-inch wedges
  • One 12-ounce jar barbecue sauce
  • 8 whole wheat hamburger buns, lightly toasted

Directions

  1. Add the pork, carrot, red bell pepper, onion, and barbecue sauce to a 5- or 6-quart slow cooker and stir to combine (you can also add half the barbecue sauce now and stir in the rest when the dish is done). Cover and cook on low until the pork is tender, 6 to 8 hours.
  2. When the meat is done, remove from the slow cooker and place on a cutting board. Use two forks to pull the meat into shredded pieces.
  3. Stir the meat back into the slow cooker until it is well combined with the sauce (the vegetables virtually disappear). Divide the pork mixture evenly between the hamburger buns and serve.

Nutrition Information per Serving (1 sandwich): 400 calories, 11g fat (3.5g saturated), 46g carbohydrate, 4g fiber, 570mg sodium, 30g protein, 60% vitamin A, 50% vitamin C, 15% iron

I have to say that the flavor of the BBQ sauce and the pork…Oh..My…Goodness.  This was an awesome sammie by far!!!  I added some sliced swiss cheese and some pickles to top it off.  Delicious.

Enjoy your weekend.

Patricia – Two Girls Cooking

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