Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the pasta al dente, according to package directions. Drain.
In bowl, toss together the olive oil, chicken, Cajun seasoning, 2 TBSP parmesan, and a big pinch of pepper.
Melt 2TBSP butter in a large pan set over medium-high heat, add the chicken and sear until deeply golden on both sides, 5 minutes per side. Turn the heat off and pour over the lemon juice. Transfer to a plate.
To the same pan, add 2 TBSP butter, the garlic, and chili flakes. Cook 1 minute, until fragrant, then pour in the cream and milk. Whisk until smooth. Bring the sauce to a gentle simmer and cook 5 minutes, until slightly thickened. Stir in 1 1/2 c. parmesan cheese and taste and adjust seasoning, if necessary. Then toss in the pasta.
Serve immediately topped with sliced chicken and parsley.
2 TBSP sesame oil, divided, plus additional as necessary
1 lb. chicken, diced (optional)
1 onion, chopped
6 eggs, whisked
1 TBSP butter
4 TBSP soy sauce
10 oz. bag frozen peas and carrots
10 oz. bag frozen corn
10 oz. bag broccoli
Salt and pepper, to taste
Using a strainer, rinse the rice thoroughly for 90 seconds; then add the rinsed and drained rice to the Instant Pot and add 2 c. of water and give it a stir. Secure the lid, and cook on manual for 3 minutes. After 3 minutes, allow natural release for 10 minutes, followed by quick release and fluffing the rice with fork (or leave lid on until ready to assemble fried rice).
Cook the frozen vegetables in the microwave, but undercook them by about 1 minute as they will continue to cook in the fried rice.
If adding chicken: In a large skillet heat sesame oil, and saute chicken until done and put cooked chicken in a bowl.
In a large skillet, heat 1 TBSP sesame oil and then add the onion and saute for a couple of minutes. Remove onions from skillet and put in a bowl.
In the skillet, heat remaining 1 TBSP sesame oil and scramble the eggs and season with salt and pepper.
Fluff the rice in the instant pot and add the butter and stir until butter is melted; then add the soy sauce and stir to combine; then add the chicken, if using, and stir to combine; then add the cooked vegetables and stir to combine, and then add the eggs and stir to combine.
Top with: Salsa, sour cream, guacamole, tomatoes, and/or jalapenos
Preheat oven to 350F.
In a large bowl, mix together the cream of chicken soup, sour cream, 1/3 cup enchilada sauce, salt, and pepper. Add chicken and diced green chilis. Mix until everything is combined.
Pour 1/4 cup enchilada sauce into the bottom of an 8-inch x 8-inch baking pan and spread it out until the bottom is covered. Use 3 tortillas to cover the bottom of the pan. I cut or tear them in half to fill gaps.
Spread 1/3 of the chicken mixture over the tortillas. Cover chicken mixture with 1/3 cup enchilada sauce. Use 3 more tortillas to cover the first layer.
Add another 1/3 of the chicken mixture and spread out over the tortillas. Add 1/3 cup of enchilada sauce and 1 cup shredded cheese over the chicken mixture. Using 3 more tortillas, cover the second layer.
Add remaining chicken mixture and spread over tortillas. Add another 1/3 cup enchilada sauce over chicken mixture. Cover the third layer with remaining tortillas.
Using remaining sauce, pour over the entire top of the casserole. Try to cover as much of the tortillas as possible to keep them from drying out while the casserole bakes. Spread the remaining cup of cheese over the top of the sauce.
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until cheese is melted and casserole nice and bubbly.
Remove from oven and let rest for 5 to 10 minutes before serving for easy to serve portions.
2 lbs. flank or sirloin steak, cut into 1/4 inch strips
Salt and pepper
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 c. soy sauce
1 c. water
2/3 c. brown sugar
2 TBSP ginger, minced
4 TBSP water
4 TBSP cornstarch
Green onions, sliced
Season beef with salt and pepper.
Heat oil in a skillet, and when oil begins to sizzle, brown meat in batches until all meat is browned – do not crowd. Transfer meat to a plate when browned.
In the Instant Pot, select saute and when it reaches HOT, add some oil; then add the garlic and sauté 1 minute. Add soy sauce, water, brown sugar, and ginger. Stir to combine.
Add browned beef and any accumulated juices. Select High Pressure. Set timer for 12 minutes.
When beep sounds turn pressure cooker off and use a quick pressure release. When valve drops carefully remove the lid.
Combine the cornstarch and water, whisking until smooth. Add cornstarch mixture to the sauce in the pot stirring constantly. Select Simmer and bring to a boil, stirring constantly until sauce thickens. Stir in green onions.