Simple Sheet Pan Meal with Barber Foods Broccoli and Cheese Chicken

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Simple Sheet Pan Meal with Barber Foods Broccoli and Cheese Chicken by Foodtastic Mom

Sheet pan meals are all the rage right now, but I hadn’t tried one in my own kitchen until last week. I mean I definitely utilize things cooked on sheet pans. Roasted vegetables mostly. And this simple sheet pan meal is a delicious mix of roasted veggies and stuffed chicken breasts with a roasted lemon sauce. 

Simple Sheet Pan Meal with Barber Foods Broccoli and Cheese Chicken by Foodtastic Mom

It is possible to make stuffed chicken breasts from scratch but it’s pretty time consuming. They are a special occasion only meal in our house. During the week (especially when school is in session) I rely a lot on prepared chicken. Whole rotisserie chickens and fried chicken from the grocery deli section and Barber Foods Stuffed Chicken Breasts in the frozen section. The thing about having kids is that they want to be fed dinner every single night, who knew?! <<<I need a sarcasm font. This requires a lot of creativity throughout the year!

Simple Sheet Pan Meal with Barber Foods Broccoli and Cheese Chicken by Foodtastic Mom

I really like Barber Foods Broccoli and Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts. I keep some in the freezer for last-minute dinners. I don’t do very well with meal planning. Because inevitably my best laid plans seem to fly out the window when life happens. But as I said I always have a hungry family to feed no matter what so I use all the help I can get. 

I decided to create a sheet pan meal when Barber Foods asked me to talk about why I like their stuffed chicken. The chicken bakes up crispy on the outside with a tender, flavorful filling on the inside. They make quite a few varieties which you can find HERE but the broccoli and cheese is my favorite. 

Simple Sheet Pan Meal with Barber Foods Broccoli and Cheese Chicken by Foodtastic Mom

This recipe can be assembled and in the oven in just a few minutes. I used frozen cubed potatoes because after testing raw potatoes first I realized they wouldn’t get tender enough by the time the rest of the veggies and chicken was ready to come out of the oven.

Simple Sheet Pan Meal with Barber Foods Broccoli and Cheese Chicken by Foodtastic Mom

I really like making fresh sauces to compliment our meals. With minimal effort they make the dinner seem completely unique and all homemade. If you’ve never roasted a lemon before you are in for a treat. The juice concentrates and gets sweeter giving the sour cream and fresh herb sauce a bright and tasty flavor. 

Simple Sheet Pan Meal with Barber Foods Broccoli and Cheese Chicken by Foodtastic Mom

Simple Sheet Pan Meal
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Ingredients
  1. 4 Barber Foods Broccoli and Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts
  2. 4 c. frozen cubed potatoes
  3. 2 c. cherry and/or grape tomatoes
  4. 3 c. broccoli florets
  5. 1 t. salt
  6. 2 T. olive oil
  7. one half lemon
  8. 1/3 c. sour cream
  9. 2 T. fresh chopped parsley
  10. 1 T. fresh chopped dill
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Line a sheet pan with foil and spray with cooking spray.
  3. Layer the potatoes, tomatoes and broccoli onto the pan.
  4. Sprinkle with salt and drizzle with olive oil.
  5. Nestle the Barber Foods Stuffed Chicken Breasts and lemon half (cut side up) evenly on the pan amongst the vegetables.
  6. Bake at 375 degrees for 50 minutes.
  7. Squeeze the juice from the lemon half into the sour cream. Mix together with the fresh parsley and dill.
  8. Serve each stuffed chicken breast with a mix of roasted vegetables, topped with the sour cream and roasted lemon sauce.
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Weekly Meal Plan

 

Weekly Meal Plan

Monday

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Tuesday

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Wednesday

Thursday

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Friday

  • DAY OFF – Go out to eat or order in!

Saturday

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Sunday

Hard Root Beer Burgers with Blue Cheese and Crispy Onions 2

Side Dish

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Dessert

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Kentucky Apple Skillet Cake

French apple cake meets Kentucky bourbon country with this simple yet stunning skillet cake.

Kentucky Apple Skillet Cake by Foodtastic Mom #FallFest

I love a good cake. And this Kentucky Apple Skillet Cake is GOOD. Remember that French Strawberry Cake I made a while back? It was popular! Not just with you all but here in my house. I love a simple cake that has that WOW factor. 

Kentucky Apple Skillet Cake by Foodtastic Mom #FallFest

I wanted that cake (with its crackly top and custardy center) but for fall. Something that goes with football, falling leaves and crisp air. A classic French apple cake is lovely, but I wanted it to be more homey. I live close enough to the river that I like to consider myself a Kentuckian (read Southerner) sometimes. Especially when it comes to bourbon. So I decided to add bourbon soaked pecans and apples to my cake batter. And top it with Butter Pecan Ice Cream. Oh yes I did!

Kentucky Apple Skillet Cake by Foodtastic Mom #FallFest

So here we have a cake you’ll want to make all season long. It is apple picking season you know. And there’s really not that much bourbon in it. I love it for the “local” factor. And who am I kidding I love it for the flavor factor too! But if you’d like to abstain the cake is still just as delicious without the addition of bourbon. 

And let’s talk about texture. I’m not sure how a cake with so few ingredients can come out with such a moist and custard-like middle plus a crackly, pretty top. It’s like magic. Your people you make this cake for will think you are practicing sorcery in your kitchen. Or that you are just a really good baker. Make this your “secret” recipe. Your secret is safe with me!

Kentucky Apple Skillet Cake by Foodtastic Mom #FallFest

Kentucky Apple Skillet Cake
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Ingredients
  1. 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  2. 1 1/4 c. granulated sugar, divided
  3. 2 large eggs
  4. 1 t. vanilla extract
  5. 1 1/3 c. all-purpose flour
  6. 1 1/4 t. baking powder
  7. 1/4 t. salt
  8. 1/2 c. sour cream
  9. 3 honey crisp apples, peeled, cored and sliced thin
  10. 1/2 c. whole pecans
  11. 2 T. bourbon
  12. butter pecan ice cream for serving
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9-inch cast iron skillet with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Toss the apples and pecans with the bourbon and set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, whip together the butter and 1 cup of the sugar until pale and fluffy, 3 - 4 minutes. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat until smooth.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. Add the flour mixture and sour cream to the batter and beat on low until a smooth batter forms.
  5. Fold in bourbon soaked apples and pecans. Spread the batter in the prepared skillet. Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup of sugar evenly over the top of the cake batter.
  6. Bake until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean, 35-40 minutes. Let cool the cake cool in the skillet.
  7. Serve slices topped with butter pecan ice cream.
Adapted from Southern Cast Iron Spring 2016
Adapted from Southern Cast Iron Spring 2016
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 This recipe is part of Food Networks’ Fall Fest APPLE recipe roundup. For other tasty apple recipes check out the links below:

The Lemon Bowl: Tuna Salad with Apples
Creative Culinary: Boozy Snickerdoodle Cake with Apples
The Fed Up Foodie: Green Apple Butterscotch Macadamia Nut Cookies
Hey Grill Hey: Skillet Bacon Apple Crisp
A Mind “Full” Mom: Salted Caramel Apple Butter
Dishin & Dishes: Chicken with Cider Sauce and Apples
Foodtastic Mom: Ketucky Apple Skillet Cake
Healthy Eats: 6 Lighter Ways to Cook and Bake with Apples
In Jennie’s Kitchen: 9 Amazing Apple Recipes
Mom Loves Baking: Chocolate Turtle Apple Slices
Taste with the Eyes: Red Lentil Penne, Apple, Walnut, Mint, and Gorgonzola Sauce
Swing Eats: Apple Roses (gluten-free)
FN Dish: Kick Off Fall with Food Network’s Favorite 5-Star Apple Desserts

Reverse Sear Coffee Rubbed Burgers

Reverse Sear Coffee Rubbed Burgers are mouthwateringly delicious, simply topped with a chipotle spiced BBQ sauce, melted smoky provolone cheese and fresh leaf lettuce. 

Reverse Sear Coffee Rubbed Burgers by Foodtastic Mom #SundaySupper

The Sunday Supper theme is coffee recipes this week and I decided to go with a savory main dish because I like finding uses for my coffee throughout the day not just in the mornings. The coffee rub imparts an earthy, spicy and intense flavor to these burgers. So I decided to keep the toppings simple.

Reverse Sear Coffee Rubbed Burgers by Foodtastic Mom #SundaySupper

The equally important part of this recipe is how the burgers are cooked. I figured grilling these burgers would cause them to lose some of their flavorful rub and I’ve become more a fan of cooking my burgers in a skillet because it keeps them juicier. But before I’d sear them first and then finish cooking them in the oven.

Reverse Sear Coffee Rubbed Burgers by Foodtastic Mom #SundaySupper

But thanks to a recent steak tutorial I watched over at Hey Grill, Hey’s Facebook page I decided to give the reverse sear method a try with these burgers. And let me tell you I am a fan! Bringing the internal temperature up first and then searing at the end helps to get a more even cook on the burger. I prefer my burgers medium well (and some purists might scoff at that) but if you are in the medium to medium rare camp this method for cooking burgers will help you get a nice even redness throughout your burger rather than brown around the outside with just the red/pink in the very center. Evenly cooked, with the ultimate flavorful crust, juicy middle and topped with a spicy BBQ sauce, smoky cheese and crisp leaf lettuce – these burgers are going to knock your socks off!

Reverse Sear Coffee Rubbed Burgers by Foodtastic Mom #SundaySupper

If you are a coffee lover be sure and check out all the other fabulous coffee recipes in this week’s Sunday Super collection!

Reverse Sear Coffee Rubbed Burgers by Foodtastic Mom #SundaySupper

Reverse Sear Coffee Rubbed Burgers
Serves 4
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Ingredients
  1. 1 1/3 pounds ground beef (80 - 85 % lean)
  2. 1 T. finely ground coffee
  3. 2 t. light brown sugar
  4. 1 t. cumin
  5. 1 t. salt
  6. 1/2 t. paprika
  7. 1/2 t. thyme
  8. 1/2 t. black pepper
  9. 1 T. butter
  10. 1/4 c. your favorite BBQ sauce
  11. 2 T. chipotle sauce
  12. 8 thin slices provolone cheese
  13. 8 leaves of red leaf lettuce
  14. 4 brioche buns
Instructions
  1. Form four 1/3 pound burgers. Heat oven to 250 degrees.
  2. Mix together the coffee, brown sugar, cumin, salt, paprika, thyme and black pepper. Evenly rub the outside of all four burgers with the coffee rub.
  3. Place the burgers in a non-stick, oven safe skillet and bake for 30 minutes or until the internal temperature is 155 degrees.
  4. Remove the burgers to a plate.
  5. Place the same skillet over medium high heat on the stove top and melt one tablespoon of butter in it.
  6. Return the burgers to the skillet and sear on one side for 1 minute.
  7. Flip the burgers over and sear on the second side for an additional minute.
  8. Mix together the BBQ sauce and chipotle.
  9. Top each burger with two slices of provolone cheese and serve them on the brioche buns with the lettuce and chipotle BBQ sauce.
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Weekly Meal Plan

 

Weekly Meal Plan

We’ve got several soups this week in the meal plan for you. It’s getting to be that time of year! I love when the cool fall air finally moves in to match football season. Sweater weather is my favorite! Besides three delicious soups we’ve got some other food of the comfort variety for you this week – buffalo chicken enchiladas, roast beef grilled cheese, beef stroganoff and my best chocolate chip cookies. It’s going to be a good week!

Monday

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Tuesday

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Wednesday

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Thursday

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Friday

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Saturday

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Sunday

Breakfast

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Dessert

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Slow Cooker Squash Soup

Fresh butternut and acorn squash turn into velvety Slow Cooker Squash Soup perfection with just a few simple ingredients.

Slow Cooker Squash Soup by Foodtastic Mom

I published a squash soup recipe a long time ago on the blog but it required the squash to be roasted separately in the oven before adding it to the soup on the stove top. So I decided to streamline the process and make this a soup that could be served on any fall evening with the help of a slow cooker.

Slow Cooker Squash Soup by Foodtastic Mom

Peeled and diced butternut and acorn squash are added with an onion, chicken stock, apple cider, salt, pepper, cinnamon and nutmeg. After cooking down to sweet, tender perfection some whipped cream cheese is added for that “creamy” effect and then it’s all blended into a golden, velvety soup.

Slow Cooker Squash Soup by Foodtastic Mom

I made some quick cinnamon bread croutons for topping. If you’re feeling really indulgent (and aren’t vegetarian) you could add some crumbled bacon as well. This by far is my favorite way to enjoy fall squash. One of my favorite comfort foods for sure!

Slow Cooker Squash Soup
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Ingredients
  1. 8 c. fresh squash, peeled, seeded and cubed (I used one large butternut and one large acorn)
  2. 1 sweet onion, sliced
  3. 1 1/2 c. chicken stock
  4. 1/2 c. apple cider
  5. 1 T. light brown sugar
  6. 1 t. salt
  7. 1/2 t. cinnamon
  8. 1/2 t. black pepper
  9. 1/4 t. nutmeg
  10. 8 oz. whipped cream cheese
  11. 6 slices good cinnamon swirl bread
  12. 2 T. unsalted butter, melted
  13. 1/4 t. salt
Instructions
  1. In a slow cooker combine the fresh squash, onion, chicken stock, apple cider and seasonings. Cook on low for 8 hours.
  2. Remove lid and add the cream cheese. Blend the soup with an immersion blender until smooth.
  3. While the soup is cooking, cube the bread and toss with the melted butter and remaining 1/4 teaspoon of salt.
  4. Spread in an even layer on a sheet pan lined with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
  5. Broil on high until both sides of the bread cubes are nicely browned. Remove from the oven to cool.
  6. Serve the soup topped with the cinnamon bread croutons.
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This recipe is part of Food Networks’ Fall Fest SOUP recipe roundup. For other tasty soup recipes check out the links below:

The Lemon Bowl: Slow Cooker Chicken Pho
A Mind “Full” Mom: Healing Chicken Soup
In Jennie’s Kitchen: Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Coconut & Lime
Foodtastic Mom: Slow-Cooker Squash Soup
Hey Grill Hey: Smoke Roasted Tomato Soup with Basil Cream
Devour: 4 One-Pot Soups, Because Who Has Time to Do the Dishes?
Elephants and the Coconut Trees: Sweet Corn Soup
Creative Culinary: Roasted Poblano Pepper and Corn Soup
Healthy Eats: How to Transform Summer Tomatoes into Comforting Fall Soups
The Mom 100: Thai Chicken Noodle Soup
The Fed Up Foodie: Mom’s Chicken Gumbo Soup
The Wimpy Vegetarian: Italian Chickpea Stew with Swiss Chard
Taste with the Eyes: Michel Richard’s Asian Bistro Soup with Shrimp
FN Dish: The Very First Soup Recipes You Should Be Making This Fall