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Crispy Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings in an Air Fryer

Crispy Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings in an Air Fryer

Explore a Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings recipe that masterfully combines a crispy texture with an explosion of delectable flavors. This dish isn’t just about achieving the ideal crispiness with an air fryer; it’s also about the rich and diverse flavors that each wing is generously Read More

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Longhorn Steakhouse Parmesan Crusted Chicken Recipe

Longhorn Steakhouse Parmesan Crusted Chicken Recipe

Unlock the magic of Longhorn Steakhouse’s renowned Parmesan Crusted Chicken right in your kitchen! This guide promises an adventure into the world of flavors, teaching you how to replicate a fan favorite. Imagine the blend of a rich, savory crust with tender, perfectly cooked chicken.

And for those in a rush, don’t worry – we’ve included a speedy air fryer method that doesn’t skimp on taste.

What Makes This Recipe a Must-Try

  • Replicate a Restaurant Classic: Bring the taste of Longhorn Steakhouse to your dining table.
  • Flexible Cooking Techniques: Whether it’s grilling, skillet-cooking, or using an air fryer, this recipe adapts to your preference.
  • Delectably Juicy and Flavor-Packed: The marinade and crust combo ensures a juicy inside with a crunchy, flavorful exterior.
  • Ideal for Various Occasions: A hit at dinner parties or a delightful upgrade to your family meals.

Longhorn Steakhouse Parmesan Crusted Chicken Recipe

Ingredients

Main Ingredients

  • 4 boneless chicken breasts (skinless)
  • Salt and pepper, to your liking
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil for cooking

Homemade Marinade (Shortcut: Opt for Italian Salad Dressing)

  • 1/3 cup of olive oil
  • 1/3 cup ranch dressing
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp ground pepper

Crispy Parmesan Topping

  • 1/2 cup each of Parmesan and Provolone cheese, finely chopped
  • 6 tbsp Buttermilk Ranch dressing (regular Ranch is also fine)
  • 4 tbsp butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 tsp garlic powder

Instructions

Preparing the Marinade

  1. Create the Marinade: In a medium bowl, vigorously whisk together olive oil, ranch dressing, Worcestershire sauce, white vinegar, lemon juice, minced garlic, and pepper. 
  2. Marinating the Chicken: Place your chicken breasts in a large plastic bag and gently pound them to a uniform thickness of about 1/2 inch. Lightly season both sides of the chicken with salt and pepper for added flavor. Pour the marinade into the bag, ensuring all pieces are well-coated. Press out excess air and seal the bag. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or for best results, leave it overnight. 

Cooking the Chicken

  1. Searing for Flavor: Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet (preferably cast iron for even heat distribution) over medium-high heat. Once hot, place the marinated chicken in the skillet. Sear each side for 4-5 minutes without moving them around. 
  2. Checking for Doneness: Ensure each piece is fully cooked — the internal temperature should reach 165°F (74°C). Once done, transfer the chicken to a clean plate or baking sheet. Cover loosely with aluminum foil to keep it warm. This also allows the juices to redistribute, making the chicken moist and tender.

Making the Parmesan Crust

  1. Prepare for Broiling: Preheat your oven to a low broil setting (450°F or 230°C). In a small bowl, mix together chopped Parmesan and Provolone cheeses with the Ranch dressing. Microwave this mixture in 15-second intervals, stirring in between, until it’s just melted but still has a bit of texture.
  2. Creating the Crust: In another bowl, combine the melted butter, garlic powder, and panko breadcrumbs. This mixture will give the crust its signature crunch. Stir it into the slightly melted cheese mixture.
  3. Applying the Crust: Spread this topping evenly over the seared chicken breasts.

Final Touches

  1. Broiling to Perfection: Place the chicken in the oven and broil for 3-4 minutes. Watch closely as the crust turns a delightful golden brown, which adds not only a beautiful color but also a crispy texture.
  2. Serving: Once the crust is perfectly browned, remove the chicken from the oven. Let it rest for a few minutes before serving. This rest period allows the juices and flavors to settle, enhancing the overall taste.

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Air-Fryer Method

Preparing the Chicken

  1. Marinate the Chicken: Follow the same steps for preparing the marinade and marinating the chicken as outlined in the original recipe.

Air Frying the Chicken

  1. Preheat the Air Fryer: Preheat your air fryer to 375°F (190°C). 
  2. Air Fry the Chicken: Lightly spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray to prevent sticking. Place the marinated chicken breasts in the basket, ensuring they are not touching each other for even cooking. Cook for 10 minutes.
  3. Flip for Even Cooking: After 10 minutes, flip the chicken breasts over. This ensures both sides cook evenly and get that desired golden color. Cook for an additional 10 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C).

Adding the Parmesan Crust

  1. Prepare the Parmesan Crust: While the chicken is cooking, prepare the Parmesan crust mixture as described in the original recipe.
  2. Applying the Crust: Once the chicken is cooked, carefully remove it from the air fryer. Spread the Parmesan crust mixture evenly over the top of each chicken breast.
  3. Final Air Fryer Touch: Place the chicken back in the air fryer and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes at 375°F (190°C), or until the crust is golden brown and crispy. Keep a close eye to prevent the crust from burning.
  4. Serve with these Longhorn’s brussel sprouts, mashed potatoes, or steamed veggies. 

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Crispiest Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Wings

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Honey Garlic Chicken Breast Recipe

Honey Garlic Chicken Breast Recipe

Ready to upgrade your weeknight dinners without spending hours in the kitchen? Honey Garlic Chicken Breast is your answer! This delightful dish takes less than 15 minutes to prepare, yet it packs a punch of flavor that will have everyone thinking you’ve been cooking all day.

Perfect for those busy evenings, it’s a delectable blend of simplicity and gourmet taste, all thanks to a magical 5-ingredient sauce.

The Secret: Honey Garlic Sauce

One of the main attractions of this recipe is the Honey Garlic Sauce. It’s a versatile marvel that can transform simple ingredients into a culinary masterpiece. The beauty of this sauce lies in its simplicity, using pantry staples to create a rich, syrupy glaze that perfectly complements the chicken.

Honey Garlic Chicken Breast Recipe

Ingredients:

  • Chicken Breast: 1lb (about 500g), boneless and skinless,
  • Seasonings: Salt and pepper to taste,
  • For Coating: 1/4 cup of flour,
  • Cooking Fat: 3 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter or 2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil,
  • Aromatics: 2 garlic cloves, minced,
  • Acidity: 1 1/2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar,
  • Umami: 1 tablespoon soy sauce,
  • Sweetness: 1/3 cup honey,
  • Additional Flavor: 1 tablespoon rosemary,

Instructions

  1. Prepare the Chicken: Cut the chicken breasts horizontally to create 4 thin steaks. Season each side with salt and pepper.
  2. Flour Coating: Place flour in a shallow dish. Lightly coat the chicken in flour, tapping off any excess.
  3. Sear the Chicken: Heat most of the butter in a large skillet over high heat. Reserve about 1 teaspoon for later use. Sear the chicken for 2-3 minutes until golden brown, then flip and cook for another minute.
  4. Create the Sauce: Reduce the heat to medium-high. Make space in the pan, add the minced garlic and the remaining butter. Stir briefly once the butter melts.
  5. Develop the Flavor: Add the vinegar, soy sauce, honey, and rosemary. Stir the mixture, bringing the sauce to a simmer. Continue simmering for about 1 minute or until the sauce thickens slightly.
  6. Coat the Chicken: Turn the chicken in the pan to coat it evenly with the sauce. If the sauce thickens too much, add a little water and stir.
  7. Serve: Remove the skillet from heat. Plate the chicken and generously drizzle it with the remaining sauce.

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Serving Suggestions: Elevating Your Honey Garlic Chicken Breast

Transform your Honey Garlic Chicken Breast into a complete, balanced meal with these creative and delicious serving suggestions. Each option complements the rich flavors of the chicken while adding nutritional value and variety to your dinner plate.

1. Cauliflower Rice with a Twist

  • A healthier alternative to traditional rice, cauliflower rice is light and pairs excellently with the chicken. Enhance it with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice, chopped parsley, and a pinch of salt and pepper. This not only adds freshness but also a zesty contrast to the sweet and savory chicken.

2. Nutritious Green Salad

  • Pair with a vibrant green salad consisting of mixed lettuce, spinach, or arugula. Toss in some cherry tomatoes, sliced cucumbers, and red onions for a colorful and refreshing side. Drizzle with a light vinaigrette or lemon dressing to complement the honey garlic sauce.

3. Roasted Vegetables

  • Roast a medley of vegetables like brussel sprouts, broccoli, carrots, and bell peppers seasoned with herbs and olive oil. Roasting brings out their natural sweetness, making them a hearty and healthy addition to your meal.

4. Savory Quinoa

  • Serve alongside quinoa for a high-protein, gluten-free grain option. Cook the quinoa in chicken or vegetable broth for added flavor, and stir in some finely chopped herbs for a fresh touch.

5. Asian-Inspired Fried Rice

  • For a more filling option, pair with fried rice. You can incorporate vegetables like peas, carrots, and green onions, along with a scrambled egg for an Asian-inspired twist that harmonizes with the honey garlic flavors.

6. Creamy Mashed Potatoes

  • Mashed potatoes make a comforting side dish. Their creamy texture balances the tangy and sweet notes of the chicken. For a healthier version, try mashing cauliflower or a mix of potatoes and turnips.

7. Steamed or Sautéed Greens

  • Lightly steamed or sautéed greens like spinach, kale, or Swiss chard add a pop of color and a dose of healthy nutrients. A simple seasoning of garlic, salt, and a squeeze of lemon juice can elevate these greens.

8. Pasta or Noodles

  • If you’re in the mood for Italian or Asian flavors, serve the chicken over a bed of pasta or noodles. Choose a light sauce or a simple olive oil dressing to allow the honey garlic chicken to shine.

9. Crusty Bread or Dinner Rolls

  • Serve with a side of crusty bread or warm dinner rolls to soak up the delicious sauce. This simple addition is perfect for those who love a bit of carb indulgence.

10. Refreshing Fruit Salad

  • End on a fresh note with a fruit salad. Mix fruits like pineapple, mango, and berries for a sweet and tangy finish that cleanses the palate.

Each of these suggestions not only adds to the meal’s flavor profile but also ensures a well-rounded and satisfying dining experience. Feel free to mix and match these sides based on your dietary preferences and the occasion. Happy cooking!

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Original Cici’s Brownies Recipe

Original Cici’s Brownies Recipe

Are you crazy about brownies? If so, you’re in for a treat! Today, I’m excited to share a special secret: the beloved Cici’s Brownies Recipe. Along with this mouth-watering recipe, I’ll be offering some handy tips and insights that all brownie lovers will appreciate. Stay tuned for a delightful twist on your brownie experience!

What Are Cici’s Brownies?

Originating in Coppell, Texas, Cici’s has made a name for itself as an American buffet restaurant chain, primarily known for its pizza since its inception in 1985. The franchise began spreading its wings in 1988, bringing a unique dining experience to many.

At Cici’s, the menu is a delightful mix, featuring items like Wings, Pizza, Pasta, Salad, and a variety of Desserts and Beverages. Among these, their brownies have garnered a special place in the hearts of dessert lovers.

Prepared with rich Milk Chocolate Brownie Mix, fresh Eggs, Vegetable Oil, luscious Chocolate Syrup, Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips, and finished with a dusting of Powdered Sugar, Cici’s Brownies are a treat for the senses.

The simplicity of the recipe, requiring just seven key ingredients and some basic kitchen tools, adds to its charm. Below, I’ve broken down the steps for you, making it super easy to bring Cici’s fudge brownies to your own kitchen.

Cici’s Brownies Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 family-size box of Pillsbury’s Milk Chocolate Brownie Mix
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup of vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup of chocolate syrup
  • 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted
  • Powdered sugar for dusting (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preparation: Start by preheating your oven to 350°F (175°C). This ensures your oven is at the right temperature when the batter is ready.
  2. Mixing the Batter: In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the eggs and oil until they’re well combined. Begin adding the brownie mix in two halves, stirring gently after each addition. This technique prevents the batter from becoming overmixed and helps maintain a fudgy texture.
  3. Adding the Chocolate: Now, pour in the chocolate syrup and the melted semi-sweet chocolate chips. Blend these in until just mixed. The chocolate syrup enhances the richness, while the melted chips contribute to the gooey texture Cici’s brownies are known for.
  4. Preparing the Pan: Line a 13×9 inch metal baking pan with parchment paper or grease it thoroughly with cooking spray or butter. This step is crucial for easy removal of the brownies later.
  5. Baking: Gently pour the batter into the prepared pan, spreading it evenly. Bake in the preheated oven for 21-24 minutes. Start checking at around the 15-minute mark by inserting a toothpick into the center. When it comes out with a few moist crumbs (not wet batter), they’re done.
  6. Cooling: Immediately after taking them out of the oven, place the pan in the fridge or freezer. This rapid cooling process is essential; it prevents the brownies from continuing to cook in the hot pan, which can cause hard edges and a dry center.
  7. Cutting and Serving: Once completely cooled, cut the brownies into your desired size. A plastic knife is recommended for cleaner cuts. For that authentic Cici’s touch, lightly dust the brownies with powdered sugar before serving.

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Tips for The Best Cici’s Brownies Copycat Recipe

  1. Quality Ingredients: Use high-quality chocolate chips and chocolate syrup for a richer, more decadent flavor. The better the chocolate, the more delicious your brownies will be.
  2. Room Temperature Eggs: Make sure your eggs are at room temperature before mixing. This helps them blend more easily into the batter, resulting in a smoother texture.
  3. Don’t Overmix: When combining your ingredients, mix just until they’re incorporated. Overmixing can lead to a cake-like texture, while we’re aiming for fudgy and dense brownies.
  4. Even Baking: To ensure even baking, spread the batter uniformly in the pan. Also, rotate the pan halfway through baking to account for any hot spots in the oven.
  5. Checking for Doneness: Use the toothpick test as mentioned, but remember, a few moist crumbs are what you’re looking for, not completely clean. This is the secret to moist, fudgy brownies.
  6. Cooling is Key: The rapid cooling in the fridge or freezer isn’t just about ease of cutting; it’s also about texture. This step ensures the brownies have that signature fudginess.
  7. Cutting Technique: If you’re having trouble cutting your brownies cleanly, dip your knife (or plastic knife) in hot water, wipe it dry, and then cut. The warm knife glides through the brownies more easily.
  8. Storage: Store leftover brownies in an airtight container to keep them moist and fudgy. They can be kept at room temperature for a few days or frozen for longer storage.
  9. Serving Suggestion: For an extra special treat, serve your brownies warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.
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