3 Recipes

Hello friends! So I was supposed to post the recipe of last week’s recipes from wednesday to the weekend, except my daughter got sick…and then I got it, and so did my husband. So we all went through and still going through some sore throat, coughing and congestion. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to take any photos of these recipes either but the third recipe, I will try to snap a shot of it tomorrow. I thought I could post the recipes first since there are 3 of them. First recipe is BBQ Porkchops with Fried Rice. The BBQ Porkchops is very easy and I think what highlights this meal really is the fried rice. The 2nd recipe is Butlers’ Chicken Noodle Soup. I have decided that since we’re all sick at home, it might be a good idea to have a homemade one instead of buying the canned soup. And yes, it was so yummie and addictive! The 3rd recipe is one of our favorite lebanese dishes and also a multi-purpose one. It is Hummus With Baked Chicken. Hummus is a lebanese dish that can be served as an appetizer, side dish or even as a light lunch meal. Enough of the talking, here they are:

BBQ Porkchops With Fried Rice

For the Porkchops:

  1. Since there are 3 of us at home (2 adults, 1 child), I used 4 chops for 3 meals. Seasoned them with salt and pepper and slathered them with ready barbecue sauce. Cooked them in the slow cooker on high for about 2 hours, then switch to low until tender.
  2. When cooking on a pan, marinate chops overnight in barbecue sauce use cooking spray on pan over medium to  high heat until cooked.

For the Frie Rice:

3-4 c cooked rice

  • 1 can great northern beans (red, black or pinto beans can also be used)
  • 1 medium or 2 small sliced
  • 1-2 sliced bell peppers
  • some cooking oil
  1. Warm some cooking oil in the pan. Saute onion and pepper until a little wilted. You can also use the same pan where the pork chops where cooked right after cooking the chops so that sauce and juices from it to add more flavor to the rice. 
  2. When veggies have wilted a little, add rice. If using a slow cooker, do step 1, add rice to the pan, then transfer rice to the slow cooker.
  3. Mix ingredients all together until rice has warmed enough. Add beans and mix them all together. Make a plate with the pork chop served over rice, or do a platter with all the chops over rice and serve at the dinner table family style!


Butlers’ Chicken Noodle Soup

  • 1 whole young chicken
  • spice rub: 1 ts rosemary, 1 ts thyme, 1 ts ground black pepper, 1 ts hot paprika, 1 ts celery salt, 1 ts onion powder, 1 ts salt
  • 8-9 c water
  • 6-8 chopped carrots
  • 4-5 chopped celery
  • 1 12 oz pack egg noodles


  1. Sprinkle spice rub all over the whole chicken, make sure all areas covered including hidden ones. Immerse in 8-9 c water and boil. Once boiling, lower heat to simmer. When using slow cooker, set to high and cook 4-5 hours until chicken is tender.
  2. Skin chicken and pull meat off the bones. Chop the pulled meat and set aside.
  3. Into the broth, mix the carrots and the celery. Add 2-3 pinches of the rub. Cook until veggies are tender.
  4. When veggies are tender enough, add chicken meat to the mixture.
  5. When mixture boils or simmers, cook egg noodles al dente according to instructions. I cooked them separately to reduce some starch off of it.
  6. Mix cooked egg noodles with soup and let simmer. Serve chicken noodle soup on a cold night with some crackers or just the soup alone. Enjoy!


Hummus With Baked Chicken

  • 1 can canellini/garbanzo beans
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon
  • 1 garlic
  • a pinch of salt, pinch of pepper and pinch of paprika
  • 1 lb sliced chicken breast
  • spice rub (ingredients from chicken noodle soup)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 deg F. Line baking pan with foil and grease with cooking spray.
  2. Mix beans, tahini, lemon and garlic in a food processor. For tahini, you may grind sesame seeds using coffee grinder if you don’t have tahini available.  Add olive while processing the mixture. Add salt and pepper then process again. sprinkle paprika over mixture when done. May also add some parsley leaves for garnish.
  3. Spray foil-lined baking pan with cooking spray and place sliced pieces of chicken breast. Sprinkle rub on each piece and oil with cooking spray. Turn them over and do the same thing on the other side with seasoning and spray. Cook in the oven for 15-20 minutes then broil for 5-7 minutes per side to brown.
  4. You may make a sandwich with hummus and a little mustard or a slice of cheese and tomato with the chicken, have just the chicken with the hummus, or even serve the hummus chicken with some rice, whichever way you like it. This is good especially if you are on a diet. One of our favorite healthy foods!

So I hope you like all the recipes posted today! I will try to take some pictures tomorrow of the hummus and chicken noodle soup. For sure, everyone will also feel better at home with the help of a good and healthy meal. Ciao!


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Paula
    Mar 20, 2011 @ 23:22:36

    I love to make hummus. It is so easy, and so delicious, and you can add whatever you want to make it different. I just made a spicy garlic batch this weekend, added some jalapenos and hungarian mild peppers to the batch. It was a big hit at a party I went to. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

    Paula G.


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