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Saturday, October 23, 2021

Grilled Pork Tenderloin Chili

 If you are a chili lover, you will love Grilled Pork Tenderloin Chili. It is easy to make and full of incredible flavor!

The pork is grilled to add an additional flavor to the chili, and it does! You will find this chili easy to put together. It can be made ahead of time, and heated before serving if you are serving it at a party or get together.

Your family and friends will love this easy to make chili!


Grilled Pork Tenderloin Chili
(recipes feeds 6-8 bowls)
(printable recipe at end of page)

2 tablespoons Butter 
medium sized Onion, chopped into small pieces
sprinkles of Garlic Powder
sprinkles of Black Pepper
6 ounce can T0mat0 Paste
6 ounces Water
15 1/2 ounce can Tomato Sauce
16 ounce can Chili Beans
2 pounds Pork Tenderloin
sprinkles of Garlic Powder
sprinkles of Black Pepper
8 oz. Water
Shredded Cheese
Dollop of Sour Cream
Couple pieces of Fresh Cilantro




Add 2 tablespoon of butter to melt. Add the chopped onions, garlic powder, and pepper. Mix together.

Add the tomato paste, water, tomato sauce, and beans. Stir together and let the sauce simmer on low.

While the sauce is heating, sprinkle the tenderloins with garlic powder and pepper. Cook on the grill, turning every 2-4 minutes until the pork is done cooking, which should take about 20 minutes.  The pork should be cooked until it reaches 145 degrees. After taking the pork off the heat, let it sit for 3 minutes before cutting it for the chili. That way you will have pork at its best~juicy and tender.

Once the pork has rested, start slicing.
 You will be cutting the pork into chunks.

Cut the slices into strips, then cut the strips into chunks.

Add the pork to the chili sauce and mix together. The sauce will thicken as it is cooking. Add 8 ounces of water to thin it a bit.

Fill your bowl with chili. Sprinkle the cheese on top. Add a dollop of sour cream and a piece or two of cilantro. Enjoy your Grilled Pork Tenderloin Chili.

Today I am joining a group of fellow bloggers that are also sharing chili recipes, so as a bona fide chili lover, check out the list of amazing recipes below!


Welcome to our 2021 Chili Cook-Off! 

    October is Chili Cook-Off Month! We have delicious recipes from across the country to get your chili making to the next level of deliciousness!

#ChiliCookOff is an annual blogging event that is hosted by Ashley from Cheese Curd In Paradise





Here is your printable recipe:
       pork tenderloin, chili, onions, tomato paste, tomato sauce, cheese, sour cream, dinner, lunch,
     party food, game day food
    American
    Yield: 8-10
    Author: The Freshman Cook
    Grilled Pork Tenderloin Chili

    Grilled Pork Tenderloin Chili

    This homemade chili is a great way to feed a crowd, and is a tasty meal for lunch, dinner, or an after school snack. Easy to put together, grilling the pork loins give the chili a tasty flavor.

    Ingredients

    • 2 tablespoons Butter
    • medium sized Onion, chopped into small pieces
    • sprinkles of Garlic Powder
    • sprinkles of Black Pepper
    • 6 ounce can T0mat0 Paste
    • 6 ounces Water
    • 15 1/2 ounce can Tomato Sauce
    • 16 ounce can Chili Beans
    • 2 pounds Pork Tenderloin
    • sprinkles of Garlic Powder
    • sprinkles of Black Pepper
    • 8 oz. Water
    • Shredded Cheese
    • Dollop of Sour Cream
    • Couple pieces of Fresh Cilantro

    Instructions

    1. Add 2 tablespoon of butter to melt. Add the chopped onions, garlic powder, and pepper. Mix together.
    2. Add the tomato paste, water, tomato sauce, and beans. Stir together and let the sauce simmer on low.
    3. While the sauce is heating, sprinkle the tenderloins with garlic powder and pepper. Cook on the grill, turning every 2-4 minutes until the pork is done cooking, which should take about 20 minutes. The pork should be cooked until it reaches 145 degrees. After taking the pork off the heat, let it sit for 3 minutes before cutting it for the chili. That way you will have pork at its best~juicy and tender.
    4. Once the pork has rested, start slicing. You will be cutting the pork into chunks.
    5. Cut the slices into strips, then cut the strips into chunks.
    6. Add the pork to the chili sauce and mix together. The sauce will thicken as it is cooking. Add 8 ounces of water to thin it a bit.
    7. Fill your bowl with chili. Sprinkle the cheese on top. Add a dollop of sour cream and a piece or two of cilantro. Enjoy your Grilled Pork Tenderloin Chili.

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Friday, October 15, 2021

Pretzel Crusted Chicken Strips/Festive Foodies Event

When I started writing about this recipe, I tried to say Pretzel Crusted Chicken Strips 3 times in a row. I couldn't do it. But we had a lot of fun trying, and it was the cause of a lot of laughing! 

If you love chicken strips and pretzels, and you order them whenever you are out at a bar or restaurant, these homemade Pretzel Crusted Chicken Strips need to be part of your recipes to make. They can be made ahead of time, and refrigerated until you are ready to pan fry them, saving you prep time. 

I crushed the pretzels sticks and they were easy to work with. The breading adhered to the pretzels easily. I also made a dipping sauce for your strips that is quick to make, with only three ingredients, and tastes great!



Pretzel Crusted Chicken Strips

2 tbl. Sour Cream

2 tbl. Ranch

1 tbl. Yellow Mustard

3/4 lb. Chicken Breast

1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder

1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper

10 Large Pretzel Rods

2 Eggs

1 ounce Milk

1-2 tablespoon Canola Oil



Start by mixing the dipping sauce together. Mix the sour cream, ranch dressing, and yellow mustard together in a medium bowl. Set aside to chill in the refrigerator. Rinse the chicken breast with cold water, then pat dry with a paper towel. Clean the chicken by cutting any fat pieces from the chicken and throw them away. Cut the pieces of chicken into strips, as shown above. Sprinkle with garlic powder and black pepper.


Break five pretzel sticks into smaller pieces and place them into a large zip lock bag. Crush the pretzels with a rolling pin. The pretzels will end up being various sizes of small and large pieces, like shown in the picture. If you use a food processor, you will be able to crush the pretzels in a more uniform manner. Use the plastic bag again and crush five more pretzels in the same manner above to finish coating the chicken. Place the crushed pretzels on a large dinner plate to use for breading.


Crack the two raw eggs in a medium bowl and mix in 1 ounce of milk.  Dredge the chicken piece through the egg and then roll it on the plate of crushed pretzels, covering the chicken with the pretzel pieces. Set on a clean plate. If you want, you can stop here and continue again closer to the time you want to eat the chicken pieces. 
Don't forget to refrigerate, if you are going to wait to cook later.



Pour a tablespoon or two of oil, in to the frying pan. Heat over medium heat. Once the oil is to temperature, which is approx. 350 degrees, add the chicken strips to the pan. Let them cook until the  chicken becomes brown, like in the picture. Flip the pieces over to cook the other side.

Enjoy these Pretzel Crusted Chicken Strips for lunch, dinner, or a snack!

Thank you so much for stopping by today. You can find a printable recipe at the end of this page. Any questions? You can contact me and/or ask a question in the comments below.

Today I am participating with a group of bloggers to create a recipe using pretzels. Below is a list of the participating bloggers. I know you will love everything you see! 

Give these recipes a try!

  • Pretzel Bites {Air Fryer or Oven Baked} by The Fresh Cooky
  • Pretzel Crusted Chicken Strips by The Freshman Cook
  • Pretzel Rolls (with Sourdough Discard Option) by Art of Natural Living
  • Reuben Pretzel Bites by Palatable Pastime
  • Spicy Honey Mustard Hard Pretzels by The Spiffy Cookie




  • chicken, appetizers, chicken breast meat, dinnertime, party food, easy to make, make ahead, pretzels, crushed pretzels, dipping sauce
    snacks, dinner, party food, kids food, game day food, pool party food
    American




    Yield: 4-5
    Author: The Freshman Cook
    Pretzel Crusted Chicken Strips

    Pretzel Crusted Chicken Strips

    These Pretzel Crusted Chicken Strips are a great dish for an appetizer, family dinner, party food, or even to serve on a picnic. They can be made ahead of time and refrigerated, or serve them hot, right out of the pan!

    Ingredients

    Pretzel Crusted Chicken Strips
    • 2 tbl. Sour Cream
    • 2 tbl. Ranch
    • 1 tbl. Yellow Mustard
    • 3/4 lb. Chicken Breast
    • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper
    • 10 Large Pretzel Rods
    • 2 Eggs
    • 1 ounce Milk
    • 1-2 tablespoon Canola Oil

    Instructions

    1. Start by mixing the dipping sauce together. Mix the sour cream, ranch dressing, and yellow mustard together in a medium bowl. Set aside to chill in the refrigerator. Rinse the chicken breast with cold water, then pat dry with a paper towel. Clean the chicken by cutting any fat pieces from the chicken and throw them away. Cut the pieces of chicken into strips, as shown above. Sprinkle with garlic powder and black pepper.
    2. Break five pretzel sticks into smaller pieces and place them into a large zip lock bag. Crush the pretzels with a rolling pin. The pretzels will end up being various sizes of small and large pieces, like shown in the picture. If you use a food processor, you will be able to crush the pretzels in a more uniform manner. Use the plastic bag again and crush five more pretzels in the same manner above to finish coating the chicken. Place the crushed pretzels on a large dinner plate to use for breading.
    3. Crack the two raw eggs in a medium bowl and mix in 1 ounce of milk. Dredge the chicken piece through the egg and then roll it on the plate of crushed pretzels, covering the chicken with the pretzel pieces. Set on a clean plate. If you want, you can stop here and continue again closer to the time you want to eat the chicken pieces. Don't forget to refrigerate, if you are going to wait to cook later.
    4. Pour a tablespoon or two of oil, in to the frying pan. Heat over medium heat. Once the oil is to temperature, which is approx. 350 degrees, add the chicken strips to the pan. Let them cook until the chicken becomes brown, like in the picture. Flip the pieces over to cook the other side.
    5. Enjoy these Pretzel Crusted Chicken Strips for lunch, dinner, or a snack!
    Did you make this recipe?
    Tag @thefreshmancook on instagram and hashtag it #Pretzel Crusted Chicken Strips