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if you're looking for something new and delicious for your next tailgating party or just to liven up a weeknight dinner try my Thai Inspired Chicken Tenders with a Pineapple-Mango Chili Sauce!
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Thai Inspired Chicken Tenders
1 lb chicken tenders
1 - 5 ounce bag plantain chips - crushed
1½ cups all purpose flour
¼ cup Jif peanut powder
1 teaspoon sea salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon granulated garlic
1 teaspoon cumin
1 tablespoon brown sugar
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
1 egg
½ cup milk
1 cup corn oil for frying
Chili Sauce
1 cup prepared sweet chili sauce
½ cup finely chopped mango
½ cup finely chopped pineapple

Crush plantain chips into crumbs and blend with flour, Jif Peanut Powder, spices and 1 tablespoon cilantro. Mix together well, it will get a little clumpy
rinse chicken tenders and set aside
mix egg and milk together
dip chicken tenders into the eggwash and then into the crumb mixture. After all the pieces have been coated, repeat the process. (you may want to squeeze the mixture into the chicken lightly so it stays on)
heat a large skillet on medium high, add oil and as soon as the pan is ready begin gently placing your chicken tenders into the oil. Leave them to cook for about 2 minutes, then gently turn them over.
Depending upon the thickness of your chicken tenders they may require longer cooking times. 3-4 minutes on each side on medium high should cook most. If you want to make sure they are done give them 10 minutes in a 350 degree oven after frying.
** These tenders can be cooked entirely in the oven if you don't want to fry them 350 for about 20 minutes.
Chili Sauce
blend chili sauce, mango, pineapple and 1 tablespoon of chopped cilantro together. Refrigerate till needed
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The temp inside the +ICEBAR Orlando  was a chilly 15 degrees.   The bar, tables, chairs and glasses were all made out of ice.  If you're ever in Orlando make sure to check it out!

For more information read my latest post!

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Join me and +Susan Serra today at 12 pm ET on Blab as I share my easy and delicious recipe for Skillet Jambalaya

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Getting ready to start blabbing with +Jenny Kelley!  Join us at 8 pm ET
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OMG!  Tuesday September 29th is National Coffee Day  Stop by your local Krispy Kreme  for a Free Coffee and a Free Doughnut

I'll be at my Krispy Kreme for sure!

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Krispy Kreme has the best coffee & donuts, and I wish there was one in Canton, Ohio!
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My latest post for Central Florida Top 5.   Cafe Tu Tu Tango on I-Drive in Orlando.   The little plates were large enough to share and amazingly delicious!
Make sure to check out this restaurant on your next trip to Orlando!
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Twenty years ago on one of my first visits to the Mouse and Orlando, my friends and I stumbled upon Cafe Tu Tu Tango. I remember reading the menu at the door thinking, oh I’m going to need to…
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Let the Good Times Roll with my latest recipe for Skillet Jambalaya

You'll love this flavorful journey to Louisiana with my easy to make one pan Jambalaya!

Read my new post, complete with a video you can cook along with and for a printable version of this recipe click here

Skillet Jambalaya
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped red or green bell pepper
15 oz canned diced tomatoes in juice
1 cup sliced okra (fresh or frozen)
3 clove garlic chopped
1½ cups white rice
4 cups chicken stock
4 chicken thighs cut into chunks
12 large raw shrimp peeled and cleaned
6 ounces Andouille sausage  sliced
olive oil for sauteing
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon hot sauce
Cajun Seasoning
2½ tablespoons paprika
2 tablespoons granulated garlic
1 tablespoon sea salt
1 tablespoon granulated onion
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 tablespoon oregano
1 tablespoon thyme
2 tablespoons chopped parsley for garnish

Combine spices and mix well.
dredge chicken and shrimp in cajun seasonings and set aside
In a large hot skillet add olive oil
Add the garlic, onions, peppers, and saute over medium high heat for 3-4 minutes
Add in rice and continue to saute for another few minutes, lowering heat to medium, adding more olive oil if needed
Add chicken stock, tomatoes, okra, Worcestershire and hot sauce. Turn heat down to med low and cover and allow to simmer for 10 - 12 minutes
Occasionally stir mixture to make sure all of the ingredients are well blended and not sticking to the pan.
Add chicken and andouille sausage to pan cover and allow to cook for an additional 8-10 minutes on medium low.
Add Shrimp to Jambalaya and continue cooking over medium heat for 5 minutes or until shrimp are fully cooked.
*if more liquid is needed anytime during the cooking process add in more stock or water.
*an additional can of tomatoes may also be added.
Place in a large serving dish arranging shrimp and sausage, sprinkling with chopped parsley.
Serve and enjoy
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We had a great time at +ICEBAR Orlando  when my niece was visiting!  Check out my latest post at +Central Florida Top 5

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Living in the Sunshine State where temperatures regularly hit 90 degrees and higher the last thing you expect is the frozen tundra. But that’s just what you’ll find on I-Drive amidst th…
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yes there were +Pradeep S  also the stools, benches,  tables  it was quite the chilling experience!  
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Join me today at 4pm ET at Cuba Libre Orlando For an Epic Feast

Live on @blab

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I love it!  Thanks for sharing +Larry Fournillier and when they do come up with Bacon Seeds there will be dancing in the streets!!
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Everyone loves Chicken Salad and while you'll find all sorts of items finding their way into chicken salad recipes, nothing beats the classic version

Here is the link to my latest blog post Classic Chicken Salad

2 cups  Diced Chicken Breast
3 celery stalks cleaned and diced
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
sea salt and black pepper to taste

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl, season with sea salt and black pepper to taste. Mix well and refrigerate till using.

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I loved these Cheesecake Lollipops that we had for dessert at Cafe Tu tu Tango in Orlando!  

Click on this link to learn more about this fun and delicious restaurant

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My name is Dennis Littley or "Chef Dennis" as I'm known both at work and across the Internet.   I'm a Food & Travel Blogger, YouTube Show Host & Producer Traveling and Eating my way around Florida and wherever the road takes me sharing the Fun along the way!
  • Let's Talk About it - premiering in September 2015  
  • Around the Kitchen Table:   with co-host Kitchen Designer Susan Serra featuring easy to make Restaurant Style Dishes and Kitchen Design tips 
  • On the Road with Chef Dennis:  Sharing my experiences as I travel around Florida and other areas.  Interviewing business owners, guests, offering a personal connection with these people and places.
You can also find my previous series:
  • Good Day Google+:   Talk and Variety Show featuring the best and brightest on Google+
  • The Food & Booze Show:   with co-host Mia Voss as we showcase restaurants around the Denver and Orlando areas, as well as specials from around the world.
  • The Bloggers Guide to Using G+ Effectively  
  •  The G+ Food Bloggers Community Education Events
You can also find my First Annual Virtual Blogging Conference on G+ in July of 2013 (11 Sessions) and The Second Annual Virtual Bloggers Conference in June of 2014 (12 sessions) and The Third Annual Virtual Bloggers Conference June 12-14, 2015 (13 sessions)

My 40+ years of experience in the Food Service Industry have taken me on an incredible journey, beginning my career in Fast Food then working my way through Nursing Homes, Fine Dining Restaurants, Executive Dining and finally Private Schools.  

Since my retirement from professional kitchens, I've made my home on Google+ and can honestly say there's no place I'd rather be.   

                        "Google+ puts the Social back into Social Media"

You can also find me at "A Culinary Journey with Chef Dennis"   where I blog about Food, Travel and Google+ and in the  G+ Food Bloggers Community.     

                         Life is good when you're able to do what you love!

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Winner of the 2011 Most Valuable Foodie From Foodbuzz : Founder of the G+ Food Blogging Community
Executive Chef / Culinary Instructor / Food Blogger
I am a Innovator, Facilitator and a Dreamer.......I make things happen.
  • Good Day Google+
    Host / Producer, 2013 - present
  • Around the Kitchen Table
    Host / Producer, 2014 - present
  • On the Road with Chef Dennis
    co-host / Producer, 2014 - present
  • The Food & Booze Show
    co-host / Producer, 2014 - present
  • A Culinary Journey with Chef Dennis
    Food Blogger, Photographer, Writer , Recipe Developer, Community Builder, 2009 - present
  • Ask Chef Dennis
    Consultant, 2009 - present
    1. Menu Design and Recipe Development for your home or business. 2. Social Media Specialist- Training and Implementation of all Social Media Platforms for your business. 3. Developing Communities and Moderating for your business.
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My wife and I stayed for three nights at the Manhattan Tower and couldn't have been happier! located on the intercoastal waterway just a few blocks from Fort Lauderdales pristine beaches makes The Manhattan Tower Apartment Hotel is the perfect location for your getaway! Your Hosts Russel and Joe are wonderful people that care about your experience at their hotel, making every effort to see that you have a good time. you can choose from one and two bedroom apartments delightfully decorated with full kitchens and everything you need to eat in. A dock with plenty of seating offers a great place to enjoy the views of the waterway while reading or sipping a glass of wine. Comfort and relaxation are the top priorities of the staff at Manhattan Tower.
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reviewed 3 months ago
I spent 4 days and 3 nights at Island Paradise Cottages of Madeira Beach and the truth is I could have just moved in and stayed! My wife and I had never been to Madeira Beach and found it to be a friendly community. Our hosts at IPC June and Bill saw to our every need, most of which had been anticipated with an amazing attention to detail that they use when setting up the cottages. We found board games and cards, books in the laundry room (free washer and dryer) 3 TV's in the cottage we had (Villa Paradiso), although we didn't feel the need to watch tv, the stay was so relaxing. The Kitchen was set up fully and ready to go if I had chosen to cook, but this was my vacation so we dined out for our meals. Although I will state their coffee maker made a great cup of coffee (hot and flavorful) which is something hard to find in hotels and Inns. The location was prime, only a short walk to the beach, restaurants and St. John's Pass which we walked to our first night. I can't talk enough about the beach, and IPC has everything you need for the beach, chairs, beach towels, boogie boards, toys and a cart to lug it all down to the beach in! The Gulf is my favorite body of water and the beach was clean and fairly deserted. We saw dolphins swimming close by in the mornings which was amazing!!! If you like to stay at your cottage there is a pool and a Tiki hut to sit in and grills to use if you feel like cooking outdoors You're in short driving distance to a lot of great places along the coast and of course St. Petersburg (which we didn't make it into this trip) if you have time. But if you just choose to stay close to home and enjoy the beach, restaurants and privacy of this picturesque "Old Florida" lodging, you'll leave a very happy person. I highly recommend IPC and as part of the Superior Small Lodging group, you know you can count on the same quality every time you stay.
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Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
After an unpleasant experience with another area Electrician, I called Terry's. They were courteous and responsive and fixed the issues with my GFI outlet in about 15 minutes and charged a reasonable amount. I will use them for any electrical need that I have.
Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
I was fortunate to find Barnie's coffee after moving from the Philadelphia area, and its been the only coffee I drink since we moved. I use their espresso beans, as well as their house blend decaf, but my favorites are their MIcro Roasts. Whenever I'm in Winter Park I make it a point to stop in and see what new coffees they have available. And I do use their very easy online ordering.
Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
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When I drove up to The Desoto Oceanview Inn, I immediately knew this wasn’t just another ocean-side resort. The care and detail that had gone into the landscaping gave the property a tropical island feel as I stepped through their welcoming entrance. (Certified Florida Friendly by Broward County) The Desoto Oceanview Inn is an Eco Friendly and Green Hotel, that takes great pride in their lush tropical feel as well as the way they take care of the property. A few feet from the Desoto is a very underused beach (complete with a lifeguard station). If you like a busier beach, its a few blocks away. Dining options are close by(walking distance) and very good. The Desoto also provides bicycles that you can ride down a nice bike path running along the beach. The Desoto provides a tranquil environment with tiki huts that are placed in the gardens and nicely lit at night. Every morning you’ll find a delicious vegan breakfast set out, and if you don’t feel like brewing your coffee in your room, theres a pod coffee maker with lots of different options as well as teas. The Desoto also provides yoga mats, beach chairs and umbrellas. And you can also find a very nice selection of books that you're encouraged to take home and/or exchange with your own paperbacks. Each unit is more like an apartment with a full kitchen, comfy chairs, and roomy bathrooms. You'll also find the Desoto has great free wifi (better than my Verizon Hotspot), there are no surprises on your bill. But the biggest plus is the attention to detail that your hosts Steven and Josias provide as well as their live in chef, who not only provides a tasty breakfast but afternoon snacks. You feel more like family than simply hotel guests. Make sure to book at least 3 nights at this property so you get to experience the real feel of Hollywood Beach and this lovely property.
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Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
My appointment was changed twice in one day then cancelled for the next morning. That was changed after I was told someone would be here within an hour. When the technician finally did come in the afternoon almost an hour after the time they gave me he wanted to charge me the $69 fee for the visit and the cost of replacing one GFI outlet of $193. plus tax of course which would have made it almost $300 for one GFI outlet. That seems a bit excessive to me based on all my dealings with Electricians in New Jersey. The other note is that their office is about 1 mile from my home. UPDATE: ACE called this morning to let me know they would wave the dispatch fee. I guess complaining is a good thing. UPDATE: The outlet was easily replace and upon inspection it was verified that it was the only problem. Cost $90
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Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
I was thrilled to be invited back into the Chocolate Kitchen to watch as they made some of their amazing chocolate creations. Its plain to see their employees love chocolate and love what they do. This of course translates into their products. I got to try some of their chocolate creations, including chocolate covered bacon, chocolate popcorn, chocolate strawberries, chocolate pretzels, chocolate graham crackers, chocolate oreo's and chocolate covered potato chips and Jami you were right the milk chocolate chips were my favorite! I am looking forward to going back soon to try out some of the Gelato they have at the store. If you love chocolate you want to make sure to put this on your to do list, plus you get to enjoy beautiful downtown Winter Park while your're there!
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Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago