Copycat Chick-Fil-A Sandwich

Have you all heard of Chick-Fil-A?   It has always been a family favorite fast food restaurant for us.  I love their Chick-Fil-A Chicken Sandwich with pickles!   I love the chicken nugget’s because they are 100% real chicken for my son,   I love their salads and I even love all their dipping sauces.   I love how they always have a fresh flower on the table and the staff is always polite and refer to everything as “My Pleasure” If you can’t tell I  just love this place!!

  At first they were only in the malls but now they are all over the valley.   Which is awesome cause I really hate dragging a 2 year old into the mall just for some delicious lunch.   The point im getting at,  is you need to try this Copycat Chick-Fil-A Sandwich recipe and if you are unfortunate and don’t have one anywhere close to you then give this recipe a try.   Because it’s so close to the original it is amazing!

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Sweet Firecracker Chicken

This dish is Panda Express inspired!  I have never really been a fan of Panda Express until they got their Sweet Fire-Cracker Chicken.  It is has became my all time favorite dish that they offer.  So what is a girl to do, start looking around on the internet to find an awesome copy-cat recipe.  

There were a few different recipes on line but I choose this particular one because it sounded the most like the original recipe.  This was actually my second time making this Sweet Fire-Cracker Chicken.   The first time we had it was great.  I even brought some of left overs to my parents house for them to try and my dad actually thought it came from the restaurant.  It was pretty tasty but I decided to make a few alterations to the original recipe I found and I think it tastes so much better.  It’s still really similar

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Copycat Olive Garden’s Pasta E Fagioli Soup

I don’t know about you but I LOVE Olive Garden!    Every time me and girl friends get together we always meet up at Olive Garden.   I always and always get the Paste E Fagioli Soup with salad.   Now now let’s not  forget about the bread sticks and a side of alfredo dipping sauce!   Great…now I  want need to go to Olive Garden!   I’m pretty sure we always pick here because we want to eat “light and healthy” and with soup and salad your set…right!  Well wrong for me because I say bring on the bread sticks and keep them flowing and make sure my alfredo boat is always full!!!

Now with the temperatures dropping and snow falling it makes me want to eat soup and I always enjoy making soup for dinner.   Especially cause it is so easy to make and its usually low fat and very filing.   Except if you have bread and alfredo sauce!

I got this recipe Pasta E Fagioli recipe of of  Pinterest and I forgot which blog so I apologize but I promise you all love this recipe!

Now if I can only master that alfredo sauce I would never have to go out to eat ever again.

Copycat Olive Garden Recipe

Don’t you just love all the color!  I figure the more colors in a meal the healthier it must be!

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Rumbi Teriyaki Rice Bowl

We love going out to dinner…but honestly who doesn’t!  We love Rumbi’s because it is quicker then a restaurant but classier then the a fast food restaurant.   Plus with a 1 year old we only have about 20 minutes to eat before he is ready to start running for the door.

  There is just something about not having to worry about what to make for dinner.   I don’t have to worry about going to the grocery store and again with toddler sometimes that can be nightmare.  I don’t have to cleaning it up.  Because if your like me I put off emptying the dishwasher all day and now I have both sided of the sink full of dirty dishes.

 Well in the real world I wish I could afford to go out to dinner every night, but since we are unable to do that we have to go ahead and make some copycat recipes instead.   My mom came across this recipe awhile back and she told me made again recently and that it was really good.  So I thought why not add to our families menu for the month.

I’m so glad I did because it seriously it the spot!

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Healthy Copycat Applebee’s Oriental Chicken Salad

I was going through my recipe box and I just happen to have came across this recipe for Applebee’s Oriental Chicken Salad.  I don’t think I have made this recipe in years and I’m not sure why.   Every time we do happen to go to Applebee’s I always order the Oriental Chicken Salad.   In my efforts of trying to watch what we eat  I made a slight alteration to their version.  Instead of frying the chicken I simply baked it cutting back a lot of calories.  It’s amazing what a little modification can do to your waste line.   In doing this I still think this recipe had amazing flavor and my husband never even noticed that it was not fried.  Of course I made no huge altercation to the dressing because that would be sinful.  I love this salad dressing!!!   I actually just make the dressing often and toss it on salads, it’s that good.
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Healthy Copycat Applebee’s Oriental Chicken Salad
 
Prep time
Cook time
 
Ingredients
Salad
  • 1 head of romaine, chopped
  • ½ head cabbage, chopped
  • 2-3 carrots, shredded or julienne
  • Slivered Almonds
  • Chow Mein Noodles
  • Green Onion, Optional
Chicken
  • This is were I made the alteration. You can either bake or fry the chicken, I baked
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp milk
  • 2-3 chicken breasts
  • ½ corn flakes, shhh I used bran flakes
  • ½ cup flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
Dressing
  • 3 Tbsp Honey
  • 1½ Tbsp Rice Wine Vinegar
  • ¼ cup light mayo
  • 1 tsp Dijon Mustard
  • ⅛ tsp Sesame Oil
Instructions
  1. Wash and chopped your lettuce, cabbage, carrots and green onion and place in a big bowl. Add your almonds and chow mein noodles, and set aside.
  2. Mix egg and milk together in a bowl. In a separate bowl add the flour, salt and pepper. On a plate lay out your flakes and crumble. I like to pound my chicken out so its even throughout. Dip your chicken in the egg, dip in flour and roll around in the bread crumbs. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until juices run clear. When done let the chicken rest for 3 minutes and the slice.
  3. While your chicken is cooking. In a small bowl add your honey, rice wine vinegar, mayo, mustard and sesame oil and whisk together until combined.
  4. Place the chicken and dressing with the bowl of lettuce and toss until evenly coated and enjoy!

 

Garlic Cheddar Biscuits

If you like Red Lobster then you will love these biscuits!  They are very similar to the restaurant but at the comfort of your own home!
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