Modern Hospitality with MasterChef Whitney Miller

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SEASON 1 MASTERCHEF WINNER WHITNEY MILLER SHARES HER RECIPES FOR ENTERTAINING SUCCESS

MODERN HOSPITALITY FOR THE HOLIDAYS WITH THE ORIGINAL MASTERCHEF

The Author of "MODERN HOSPITALITY", Simple Recipes with Southern Charm’ Gets You Ready to Party

Whitney Miller was only 22 when she defied the odds to become the winner of Season One Masterchef. Her energy and personality impressed the judges, but it was her creativity and knowledge in the kitchen that made her a winner.  Now, just in time for the holidays, the Masterchef is available to share her recipes for a successful holiday party or meal with some timely and tasty tips.  Whitney is the author of the cookbook Modern Hospitality: Simple Recipes with Southern Charm, with foreword by Gordon Ramsay, and is currently working on her second cookbook.

Whitney’s recipes have been featured in the Masterchef and Ultimate Masterchef cookbooks. She is a food writer of magazine articles for Flavors (Atlanta), Taste of Home, Southern Living, and Eat. Drink. Mississippi. Her recipes, articles, and/or book promotions have appeared in People, Women’s Health, Masterchef, Clean Eating, and Cooking Light magazines as well as online at Self, California Olive Ranch, and SousVide Supreme.com.

STARTING A GREAT HOLIDAY PARTY
Tervis_LogoYou start by serving cool drinks, and I’ve got a serving tip for you. I love festive colors of the new Entertaining Collection by Tervis. Not only are these beautiful cups the perfect way to serve your drinks to celebrate any event, but these cups keep drinks extra cold without leaving rings on your table. That’s a huge deal at a party. The Tervis cups come in eight and sixteen ounce sizes, and in five decorative colors like Chery Fizz, Plum Twist, Mint Spring, Blue Infusion and Clear. They’re so easy to clean, and simple beautiful way to add extra class to a party. Order them at Tervis.com or Bed Bath & Beyond. They’re a great gift, too!

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BEVERAGES TO SERVE FOR MODERN ENTERTAINING
Simply-Beverages_blackI have another time-saving suggestion. This month, the makers of Simply Orange and Simply Lemonade are introducing Simply Juice Drinks, a new, premium line of all-natural not-from-concentrate juice drinks.  Simply Juice Drinks are available in three refreshing, great-tasting flavors Fruit Punch, Tropical and Mixed Berry. Don’t miss Simply Juice Drinks at your local grocer. the new, premium line of all-natural juice drinks is the perfect beverage for family and friends of all ages, and it’s great on-the-go!

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FAVORITE HOLIDAY PARTY RECIPE
716px-Sanderson_Farms_Logo.svgFor entertaining, chicken is the best value and easiest to fix.  I start with Sanderson Farm’s 100% Natural chicken because it’s just chicken with no added salt, water or broth, perfect to make my Mustard Glazed Chicken. Combine the olive oil, mustard, parsley, vinegar, water and ¼ teaspoon salt in a small bowl. Set aside. Then, Season Sanderson Farms chicken with ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon black pepper. Lightly coat with flour, 2 tablespoons of heated butter over medium high heat in 12-inch skillet. Then in the same skillet, add the olive oil-mustard mixture. Cook for 1 minute, stirring until thick.  Pour olive oil-mustard glaze over the tasty Sanderson Farms chicken that by the way is always raised in the United States without steroids or hormones. Best of all, it’s only about 300 calories a serving and is full of healthy protein.

For More Information Visit: sandersonfarms.com

MustardGlazedChicken_810x660Mustard Glazed Chicken
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 8
Dress up your chicken tonight with a tangy mustard flavor. Simply mix up an olive oil-mustard glaze and serve it with rice or a side of your choice. It’s an easy chicken recipe you can put on the table in under an hour.

Ingredients

  •     4 Sanderson Farms® Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast Fillets, sliced in half horizontally to create eight chicken breast fillets
  •     2 tablespoons olive oil
  •     2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  •     1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  •     1/4 cup white vinegar
  •     1/4 cup water
  •     3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  •     1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  •     1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  •     4 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided

Nutritional Information (PER SERVING)
Calories: 300     Carbohydrate: 6g
Fat: 14g     Sugars: 1g
Saturated Fat: 6g     Protein: 37g
Sodium: 380mg     

Preparation

  1. Combine the olive oil, mustard, parsley, vinegar, water and ¼ teaspoon salt in a small bowl. Set aside.
  2. Season chicken with ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon black pepper.
  3. Lightly coat the chicken with flour.
  4. Heat 2 tablespoons butter over medium high heat in 12-inch skillet.
  5. Cook chicken in two batches, 3 to 4 minutes on each side.
  6. Add 2 tablespoons butter to skillet between batches.
  7. Chicken will be golden brown in color and should reach an internal temperature of 165°F.
  8. Remove chicken from skillet and set aside.
  9. In the same skillet, add the olive oil-mustard mixture.
  10. Cook for 1 minute, stirring until thick.
  11. Pour olive oil-mustard glaze over chicken.

TIPS FOR EASY CLEANUP
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