Adaptation of Carol’s Recipe

I’m a fan of Carol who is behind the apron of  Cookingforthetimechallenged

Which I strongly encourage you to visit for her delicious recipes..

Not having alot of the ingredients on hand, I did as I usually do and made substitutions.. The following recipe passed my taste test with flying colors.. I’m positive there’s a difference in taste between Carol’s and mine.. And when I do have the exact ingredients I’m definitely giving hers a try because mine turned out well.. I’m betting hers is even better.. And while your visiting Carol, poke around some, she has a plethora of fine cooking,  done fast..

My Version..

5 boneless skinless chicken thighs trimmed of excess attached fat..

1/2 cup of cashews coarsely chopped (I cheated, I put them in a ziplock and pounded them, good stress reliever 👍)

5 pitted prunes chopped or as I did, squished with my hands 😄

1 tsp thyme

1 tsp ground garlic

1/2 tsp ground ginger

1 tbsp ground cinnamon

Fresh ground pepper

1/2 tsp lemon juice concentrate

1 single serve applesauce

Water as needed

Lightly coat the thighs with each of the spices and lay them flat..

In a bowl mix the cashews, prunes, lemon juice, the spices and applesauce until well incorporated.. This will be a thick filling..

Put about a tbsp of filling on each thigh, then fold the thighs and place in a pan or pie dish..

Preheat the oven to 450f and cook for 15 mins then turn temp down to 350f for the remainder of suggested cooking time per lb..

About halfway thru cooking, take 2tsps of filling and put in a separate bowl and add water until it thins to be like a loose gravy.. Spoon this on the chicken and finish cooking time..

Always check chicken for doneness..

I purposely had extra filling left over for 2 butterflied pork chops I’m putting in the oven now.. I have a small freezer in my fridge and am tickled I can have both meats already prepared, just thaw and heat 😄

I’ll be making my mock mashed potatoes tonight (hopefully posting the recipe shortly after) and have meatloaf already made.. I’m looking forward to a week of just having to heat up some veggies and maybe even cook some rice..

Life on the road is good when your tastebuds are happy 😊

Thank you Carol for your wonderful recipe and I’m looking forward to making it “the right way” when I fill the list ingredients.. 😉



The pork chops smell so good ! But I’m soooooooo full right now ! I didn’t add any juice or have any filling to thin down.. All the liquid in the pan is fat and juices.. Tomorrow’s dinner is here 😆 with another meal to pop in the freezer for later in the week..

I didn’t get to make my mock mashed potatoes, hoping I can get to it tomorrow..


11 thoughts on “Adaptation of Carol’s Recipe

    1. You must’ve read my mind.. I was just getting ready to email you to see if all was well because I hadn’t heard from you on or offline.. I have 2 more pork chops left to cook and I’m going to make down home entrées of them and the recipe will be written on a lovely barn card..
      I’ll be cooking and taking pics long before posting though because I still haven’t gotten back to Maine yet to pick the cards up.. 😬

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      1. Oh my gosh, I can’t wait.

        I’m ok. Haven’t had a change to respond to you yet. I plan to. You’re sweet. Someone else was wondering if I am ok as well. I just love my blogging friends. I’ll try to catch up with you tomorrow. 😊

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    1. Thanks Allan 😊
      I was so full last night that I didn’t even get to taste the chops.. Until a few minutes ago.. I heated one up for brunch.. And the filling went even better with the pork.. I was a little worried they might get dry.. But nope, without any added liquid they made a wonderful juice in the pan and were juicy inside as well.. Later I’ll post it under Oink..

      Don’t go to Carol’s hungry , may cause fainting ! Her blog is drool worthy with a full stomach..

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    1. Thank you (blush blush)..
      Real cook or real desperate 😂
      I hated not being able to get to a supermarket and truckstops don’t carry many ingredients, unless of course I was going to throw in vienna sausages.. 😨

      I’d never !

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  1. This sounds good, Pan. My husband is returning on Wednesday after three months away working. He enjoys cooking more than I do. I like eating. I will definitely have him make this chicken. Hey, have you been on the road? Haven’t heard from you in a while.

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    1. Thanks Brenda ! I’m going to update this with an additional picture.. I just took the Stuffed Pork Chops that were stuffed with this filling out of the oven and they smell wonderful.. I hope you and your husband enjoy whichever meat you use.. And check out Carol’s recipe to see if you’d like to try hers first.. 😊
      And yes, I’ve been on the road with little time for creating any new recipes..
      I’ll sure be glad when spring finally gets here 😄

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