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Claire’s Cranberry Chicken Casserole

Cranberry ChickenClaire, our family friend, shared this great recipe with us. And while you can’t grow cranberries in Louisiana or Georgia, those little berries and the jelly/sauce that comes from them, are a treat to cook. This is a wonderful dish to make during the holiday season, or any time of the year. With all the activities and special events we have during the holidays, this recipe is easy for you to prepare for your family or to take to a social function.

Cranberry Chicken Casserole

1 package fast cooking Uncle Ben’s long grain wild rice
4-6 boneless chicken breasts
1 (16 ounce) can whole cranberry sauce
3 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/4 cup chicken broth or water

This is what you need to do-
Get that oven heated to 325 degrees. Open up box of rice and set almonds and season pack to the side, you will need these later on. Sprinkle your rice in buttered 9 x 13 inch baking dish. Get that seasoning package out and sprinkle over rice. Season both sides of your chicken with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Arrange your chicken breast on top. Combine cranberry sauce, butter, soy sauce, and lemon juice. Cranberry Sauce

Man, this is so good. Heat the mixture in microwave or saucepan until butter and cranberry sauce has melted. Slowlt stir in chicken broth. Pour all of that goodness over your chicken. Get you a sheet of foil out and wrap it tight around the casserole dish. Pop in the oven and bake for 1-1 ½ hours, or until rice is tender and chicken is done. Uncover and sprinkle with almonds and bake an additional 10 minutes. (Check after 45 minutes; may need to add water to the edges.)

Panko Pork Chops

These pork chops are out of this world and don’t take long to make. This is a great weeknight dish.
Panko Pork Chops

2 eggs
Hot Sauce to taste
1 ½ cups panko
1 ¾ cup flour
Cajun seasoning to taste
8 thin cut pork chops
1 cup vegetable oil (for frying)

How to make-
These pork chops are so very easy to make. Get you 3 shallow dishes out. In one you will need to whisk eggs and hot sauce. Put the flour in the second dish and the third dish add you panko crumbs. Now that is all done, season up those pork chops real good with Cajun seasoning. Dredge pork chops in the flour, dip pork chops in eggs and then coat with Panko crumbs.
After you have done that with all of the chops you are going to want to let them hang out for about 10 minutes. Add your oil to a heavy bottom skillet and heat to medium high. Fry chops for about 3 to 4 minutes per side or until golden brown. Do not overcook; these will cook very quickly.

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