Asian Glazed Thighs with Stir Fry Noodles

  • 4-6 Chicken thighs
  • ½ cup Soy sauce
  • ¼ cup Honey
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tablespoons Sweet Chili Sauce
  • 4 servings thin pasta cooked aldente
  • Your favorite sauteed veggies

Add soy sauce, honey, chili sauce and garlic in small sauce pan to reduce and get sticky.

Preheat oven to 375°. Season your chicken thighs with salt and pepper and place skin side down in an oven proof skillet. Cook until golden brown and flip. Baste the skin side of the chicken thighs with the sticky glaze and place in the over until the internal temperature reaches 165. Let rest.

Start sauteing veggies with your favorite oil on medium heat.

I used diced zucchini, white mushrooms, carrots, asparagus and scallions. Add in cooked pasta and sticky sauce and toss. Top with additional scallions and toasted sesame seeds if desired. Enjoy!

Quick and Easy Chili Beans

Quick and Easy Chili Beans

This all started with a craving for chili beans in the middle of summer. Obviously not wanting to heat up the house with the current heat index at 112°, the Ninja Foodie came to the rescue.

  • 2 cups dried pintos
  • 4 cups hot water

Pressure cook for 30 minutes and natural release 5 minutes, then quick release and set aside. Do not drain the remaining liquid.

  • 2 lbs beef roast
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tbl chopped jalapeno
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbl chili powder
  • 1 tbl cumin
  • 2 tea smoked paprika
  • 2 tea onion powder
  • 2 tbl salt
  • 3 cups of liquid (broth/bean liquid)
  • 14.5 oz diced tomatoes

Saute beef on medium for 5-7 minutes until browned. Add in seasonings, jalapeno and onion and stir. Finally, at in the garlic and cook for about a minute. Stir in your beans and cooking liquids. The final step is to add the can of diced tomatoes. *Do not stir these in! Just pour them on top and attach your pressure lid. Making sure your valve is set to seal set on high pressure for 10 minutes. When finished, natural release pressure for 3 minutes then quick release to finish. Let sit with lid open for 5 minutes to thicken. Top with your favorite cheese, onions, sour cream, crackers.

Seared Filet with Asiago Creamed Potatoes and Sauteed Veggies


2 Steaks of your choice
2 cups New potatoes quartered (or 2 sliced medium potatoes)
1 Zucchini
1 cup Green beans
Diced yellow or white onion to your liking
3 tablespoons of butter
1/4 – 1/2 cup of heavy cream
1/4 cup Asiago (or parmesan cheese)
1 tablespoon fresh parsley


Sear your steak on all sides in an oven safe skillet. Add 1 tablespoon of butter and finish in the oven to your preferred doneness.
Boil your potatoes 5-7 minutes in well salted water.
Drain potatoes. Before adding them back to the pot, melt 1 tablespoon of butter and mix with 1/4 cup heavy cream.
Toss partially cooked potatoes into the sauce and add up to 1/4 cup of additional cream until they’re coated and saucy.
Sprinkle in Asiago cheese and stir. Simmer on very low heat about 5 minutes until the potatoes are cooked through and the sauce has thickened.
Remove from heat and stir in parsley.
Chop all veggies and saute with butter and seasonings of your choice.

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