You may say to yourself after reading the ingredient list “Hey!” “What in the world is ground cinnamon and cocoa powder doing in a savory recipe like this?” “And what about the butter and lime juice?” “She has really gone off the deep end with this recipe!” “Has Renee lost her mind?!!”
And my answer would be…Well. Maybe. But not about this recipe.
The secret to keeping these bacon wrapped chicken breasts so moist, tender, and flavorful (besides the bacon wrapping), is to bathe the chicken in a saltwater and sugar brine for 30 minutes before seasoning and wrapping the breasts in bacon. The difference the brine makes is unmistakable and is well worth the extra 30 minutes of basically hands-off time.
This chili can be made with or without meat. Since my husband enjoys his chili with meat, I added browned bits of Italian sausage into the slow cooker along with all the other ingredients.
However, by omitting the sausage and swapping vegetable broth for the beef broth, this chili becomes completely vegetarian. Talk about versatile!
Can I tell you a little secret? I’m the girl who rifles through the mixed nuts to pick out all the cashews before anyone else can get to them. I know, it’s not my best quality, but I just can’t seem to help myself. So, the moral of the story is…if you like the cashews best, get to the Browned Butter Sweet Smoky Roasted Nuts before I do! LOL
Shrimp are one of my favorite go-to seafood ingredients. They’re so versatile. Shrimp can go from appetizer to main course without missing a beat. They have an inherently mild flavor that can take on any (and all) big, bold flavors you throw at them.
Just when you think bacon can’t get any better than it already is, I give you…Low Carb Lovers Cheesy Smoky Bacon Strips. You’re welcome!
Thick, hearty and delicious! This Roasted Sweet Potato and Wild Rice Chowder will warm your soul and tickle your taste buds. I used to dislike sweet potatoes when I was a kid. You see, I don’t have that much of a sweet tooth and every time sweet potatoes were before me on the table (mostly …