Thursday Recipes

Roasted Chicken with Autumn Chutney

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Looking for the perfect fall chicken recipe? Look no further than Bellisari's Roasted Chicken with Autumn Chutney. Check out the recipe here!

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Roasted Chicken with Autumn Chutney

Posted by Annette Bellisari on

Looking for the perfect fall chicken recipe? Look no further than Bellisari's Roasted Chicken with Autumn Chutney. Check out the recipe here!

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Saigon Nacho Soup

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Saigon Nacho Soup

Serves 8-10

Ingredients

1lb ground chicken, cooked and drained of fat

1C  yellow onion, chopped

1C green bell pepper, chopped

3 cloves garlic, minced

¼ cup of Bellisari’s Saigon Street Sauce

1 jalapeño, seeds removed and diced

15oz corn, drained

15oz black beans, drained and rinsed well

15oz petite diced tomatoes, drained

1 1/2 tsp chili powder

1 1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp ground black pepper

1/8 tsp red pepper flakes

3 1/2C chicken or beef broth

8oz cheddar cheese, shredded

1C heavy cream

3-4Tb all purpose flour

Avocado slices for garnish

Directions

To the bowl of a 5-6 quart slow cooker, add cooked beef, vegetables, beans, Bellisari’s Saigon Street Sauce, seasonings and broth. Stir gently to combine. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 8 hours.

When 4 hours is up, stir in shredded cheese. Whisk together flour and heavy cream until smooth. Pour into slow cooker, stir to combine. Cover and continue cooking for an additional 30 minutes.

Garnish with avocado slices, and serve with tortilla chips.  


*Ground beef or turkey may be substituted for chicken  *1 1/2 - 2Tb cornstarch may be substituted for flour for a gluten free option

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Saigon Nacho Soup

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Saigon Nacho Soup

Serves 8-10

Ingredients

1lb ground chicken, cooked and drained of fat

1C  yellow onion, chopped

1C green bell pepper, chopped

3 cloves garlic, minced

¼ cup of Bellisari’s Saigon Street Sauce

1 jalapeño, seeds removed and diced

15oz corn, drained

15oz black beans, drained and rinsed well

15oz petite diced tomatoes, drained

1 1/2 tsp chili powder

1 1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp ground black pepper

1/8 tsp red pepper flakes

3 1/2C chicken or beef broth

8oz cheddar cheese, shredded

1C heavy cream

3-4Tb all purpose flour

Avocado slices for garnish

Directions

To the bowl of a 5-6 quart slow cooker, add cooked beef, vegetables, beans, Bellisari’s Saigon Street Sauce, seasonings and broth. Stir gently to combine. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 8 hours.

When 4 hours is up, stir in shredded cheese. Whisk together flour and heavy cream until smooth. Pour into slow cooker, stir to combine. Cover and continue cooking for an additional 30 minutes.

Garnish with avocado slices, and serve with tortilla chips.  


*Ground beef or turkey may be substituted for chicken  *1 1/2 - 2Tb cornstarch may be substituted for flour for a gluten free option

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Chicken & Artichoke Bacon Bites

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Chicken & Artichoke Bacon Bites

Serves 12

Ingredients

1 1/4 lbs. Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts cut in 1" Cubes

1 lb. Bacon

1 jar Bellisari’s Barista Sauce

1 jar Marinated artichoke hearts

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°F. Cut bacon slices and artichokes into halves. Wrap each chicken cube and artichoke with bacon and secure with a wooden pick. Brush with Bellisari’s Barista Sauce. Coat pan with nonstick cooking spray. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until bacon is crisp. Serve with more sauce.

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Chicken & Artichoke Bacon Bites

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Chicken & Artichoke Bacon Bites

Serves 12

Ingredients

1 1/4 lbs. Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts cut in 1" Cubes

1 lb. Bacon

1 jar Bellisari’s Barista Sauce

1 jar Marinated artichoke hearts

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°F. Cut bacon slices and artichokes into halves. Wrap each chicken cube and artichoke with bacon and secure with a wooden pick. Brush with Bellisari’s Barista Sauce. Coat pan with nonstick cooking spray. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until bacon is crisp. Serve with more sauce.

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Halloween Pepita Granola

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Halloween Pepita Granola

Serves 6-8

Ingredients:

¼ cup of Bellisari’s Blisterd Jalapeno & Fig Spread

1/3 cup pure maple syrup

1/4 cup coconut oil

2 tablespoons honey

3/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

a pinch of kosher salt

2-1/2 cups rolled oats

2/3 cup unsweetened flaked coconut

½ cup light caramel dip

1 cup unsalted pepitas

1/2 cup chia seeds

1/4 cup golden flax meal

2 egg whites, beaten until frothy

Directions

Preheat your oven to 325 degrees and line a rimmed baking sheet with a silicone liner or parchment paper.

In a medium bowl, combine the maple syrup, coconut oil, honey, vanilla and salt. Set aside.

In a large bowl, combine the oats, coconut, pepitas, chia seeds and flax meal. Pour the maple/coconut mixture into the bowl with the oats and stir to combine.

Once combined add the frothy egg whites and stir to combine. Pour the granola mixture out onto your prepared pan. Slide it onto the middle rack of your oven and bake for 10 minutes. Rotate the pan and bake for 10 more minutes or until golden. Once cooled, add the Bellisari’s Blistered Jalapeno & Fig Spread and caramel dip to the granola and mix thoroughly. Allow the granola to sit in for 30 minutes before serving. Cool completely before storing in an airtight container for up to two months.

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Halloween Pepita Granola

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Halloween Pepita Granola

Serves 6-8

Ingredients:

¼ cup of Bellisari’s Blisterd Jalapeno & Fig Spread

1/3 cup pure maple syrup

1/4 cup coconut oil

2 tablespoons honey

3/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

a pinch of kosher salt

2-1/2 cups rolled oats

2/3 cup unsweetened flaked coconut

½ cup light caramel dip

1 cup unsalted pepitas

1/2 cup chia seeds

1/4 cup golden flax meal

2 egg whites, beaten until frothy

Directions

Preheat your oven to 325 degrees and line a rimmed baking sheet with a silicone liner or parchment paper.

In a medium bowl, combine the maple syrup, coconut oil, honey, vanilla and salt. Set aside.

In a large bowl, combine the oats, coconut, pepitas, chia seeds and flax meal. Pour the maple/coconut mixture into the bowl with the oats and stir to combine.

Once combined add the frothy egg whites and stir to combine. Pour the granola mixture out onto your prepared pan. Slide it onto the middle rack of your oven and bake for 10 minutes. Rotate the pan and bake for 10 more minutes or until golden. Once cooled, add the Bellisari’s Blistered Jalapeno & Fig Spread and caramel dip to the granola and mix thoroughly. Allow the granola to sit in for 30 minutes before serving. Cool completely before storing in an airtight container for up to two months.

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Apple Garnished Blue Cheese, Honey & Shallot Pea Risotto

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Apple Garnished Blue Cheese, Honey & Shallot Pea Risotto

Servings:  4-6

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups Arborio rice

5 cups simmering chicken stock, preferably homemade, divided

½  cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

1/2 cup dry white wine

3 tablespoons unsalted butter, diced

2 teaspoons kosher salt

1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 cup frozen peas

1 green apple sliced into matchsticks

2 tablespoons lemon juice

½ cup Bellisari’s Blue Cheese, Honey & Shallot Spread

For the steak:

2 6oz filet steaks 1 inch thick

sea salt

freshly ground black pepper

olive oil

For the steak sauce:

3 tablespoons butter

2 shallots, peeled and finely diced

2 sprigs of fresh thyme, leaves picked

1 cup Chianti

1 tablespoon of olive oil

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cut the green apple into matchstick size pieces and toss in a water/lemon juice mixture to hold while the risotto is cooking. Place the rice and 4 cups of the chicken stock in a Dutch oven, such as Le Creuset. Cover and bake for 45 minutes, until most of the liquid is absorbed and the rice is al dente. Remove from the oven, add the remaining cup of chicken stock, the Parmesan, Bellisari’s Blue Cheese, Honey & Shallot Spread, wine, butter, salt, and pepper, and stir vigorously for 2 to 3 minutes, until the rice is thick and creamy. Add the peas and stir until heated through.

Filet Directions:

In a separate pan, Season the Filet Mignons with salt and pepper. Combine the butter and oil in a large saute pan over high heat. When the pan is hot and foam has subsided, add the beef. Sear for three minutes per side for rare. Set aside to rest.  Turn the heat down and add 1 tablespoon of butter to the pan. Fry the shallots and thyme for 4 minutes. Pour the wine in and reduce it by half. Pour in the juices from the steaks (we let them rest on a large plate covered with foil to capture all of the juices). Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter and remove the pan from the heat. Stir briskly to emulsify the sauce. This will make a simple red wine sauce.  Taste and season.

Spread the wine sauce on the plate, add the risotto, filets and garnish with the matchstick apples.  Dust with kosher salt and freshly ground pepper. Serve immediately.

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Apple Garnished Blue Cheese, Honey & Shallot Pea Risotto

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Apple Garnished Blue Cheese, Honey & Shallot Pea Risotto

Servings:  4-6

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups Arborio rice

5 cups simmering chicken stock, preferably homemade, divided

½  cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

1/2 cup dry white wine

3 tablespoons unsalted butter, diced

2 teaspoons kosher salt

1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 cup frozen peas

1 green apple sliced into matchsticks

2 tablespoons lemon juice

½ cup Bellisari’s Blue Cheese, Honey & Shallot Spread

For the steak:

2 6oz filet steaks 1 inch thick

sea salt

freshly ground black pepper

olive oil

For the steak sauce:

3 tablespoons butter

2 shallots, peeled and finely diced

2 sprigs of fresh thyme, leaves picked

1 cup Chianti

1 tablespoon of olive oil

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cut the green apple into matchstick size pieces and toss in a water/lemon juice mixture to hold while the risotto is cooking. Place the rice and 4 cups of the chicken stock in a Dutch oven, such as Le Creuset. Cover and bake for 45 minutes, until most of the liquid is absorbed and the rice is al dente. Remove from the oven, add the remaining cup of chicken stock, the Parmesan, Bellisari’s Blue Cheese, Honey & Shallot Spread, wine, butter, salt, and pepper, and stir vigorously for 2 to 3 minutes, until the rice is thick and creamy. Add the peas and stir until heated through.

Filet Directions:

In a separate pan, Season the Filet Mignons with salt and pepper. Combine the butter and oil in a large saute pan over high heat. When the pan is hot and foam has subsided, add the beef. Sear for three minutes per side for rare. Set aside to rest.  Turn the heat down and add 1 tablespoon of butter to the pan. Fry the shallots and thyme for 4 minutes. Pour the wine in and reduce it by half. Pour in the juices from the steaks (we let them rest on a large plate covered with foil to capture all of the juices). Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter and remove the pan from the heat. Stir briskly to emulsify the sauce. This will make a simple red wine sauce.  Taste and season.

Spread the wine sauce on the plate, add the risotto, filets and garnish with the matchstick apples.  Dust with kosher salt and freshly ground pepper. Serve immediately.

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