Slap’s Chicken Bacon Pasta

Slap’s Chicken Bacon Pasta

Slap’s Chicken & Bacon Pasta w/ Spinach & Tomatoes in a Cheesy Garlic Cream Sauce

Slap’s Chicken Bacon Pasta is an easy to make pasta dish with chicken & bacon mixed in a cheesy garlic cream sauce with tomatoes and spinach.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb chicken breast
  • 2 tsp Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Seasoning
  • ¼ tsp thyme
  • ¼ tsp oregano
  • ¼ tsp basil
  • 3 medium tomatoes, cubed (large cubes)
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 3oz spinach leaves
  • 1 ⅓ cup half & half
  • 1 ⅓ cup parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 10oz penne pasta
  • 7 bacon strips, cooked, drained and chopped
  • ½ tsp Slap Ya Mama Hot Blend Seasoning (optional)
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese, grated (topping)

Directions:

Season chicken breast evenly on both sides with Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Seasoning, thyme, oregano and basil; set aside.

In a large skillet with a lid, heat olive oil over high heat. Once oil is hot, reduce heat to medium, add chicken and cook until chicken is fully cooked through. Set chicken aside and keep warm (wrap in foil).

While chicken is cooking, bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook pasta according to directions on package. Drain and set aside.

In the same skillet over medium heat, add tomatoes, garlic and crushed red pepper, mix well. Add spinach and cover, trying to keep spinach on top of the tomatoes, stir occasionally. Cook for about 8 minutes or until spinach has wilted. Add half of the chicken (chopped into chunks) and half of the bacon. Mix well.

Add half & half to skillet, increase heat to medium high heat and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce to medium low heat and add in shredded Parmesan cheese. Stir constantly until cheese melts and the sauce becomes creamy; about 2 minutes. Add penne pasta, bacon and Slap Ya Mama Hot Blend Seasoning; mix well and remove from heat.

Chop the remaining chicken into chucky pieces and top pasta with chicken. Serve, sprinkle Parmesan cheese if desired and enjoy.

Mama’s Toy Box – Toy Drive

Mama’s Toy Box – Toy Drive

TW of Slap Ya Mama

Tony “TW” Walker building toy boxes

Holiday season is always a time of giving and that holds true here, at Slap Ya Mama.  Over the past couple of years we have held a toy drive at our annual Slap Ya Mama Christmas Party.  Each person attending our party was required to bring a new toy with them for the toy drive.  We would then collect all these toys and donate them to our local church.  It was a great success and we would usually donate anywhere from 100 to 150 toys to the church, who would then distribute them to those children in need around Evangeline Parish.  Everyone was satisfied with the outcome but we felt like we could do something a little more.

This year we have created “Mama’s Toy Box” to help facilitate the gathering of toys for the children of Evangeline Parish.  Our father, TW, hand built 11 toy boxes and stamped them with our “Mama’s Toy Box” logo.  He and our mother, Jennifer, distributed them to 11 designated locations throughout Ville Platte, LA.  The toy boxes will be available to collect toys until December 14th.  So please, if you’re in the Evangeline Parish area, pass by one of the listed designated spots around Ville Platte and make a toy donation to Mama’s Toy Box.

We have once again partnered with the First Baptist Church of Ville Platte and they will be distributing the toys to the in need children of Evangeline Parish.  Daniel Holsomback, the Associate Pastor of First Baptist Church of Ville Platte, had this to say about the distribution of toys, “Our goal is to help as many children as possible with a dire need.  We compile our list of children based on information we receive from the Evangeline Parish School Board Office as well as from some of our own investigation.

With your donation and the help of our partners, we feel as though we will be able to provide many many children with a joyful Christmas this holiday season.  Thank you in advance for your help and we wish everyone the Merriest of Christmases!

Slap Ya Mama - Mama's Toy Box

Jennifer Walker and Mama’s Toy Box Partners. Look for these toy boxes at the locations below to make a charitable drop off.

Mama’s Toy Box Drop Off Locations:


Slap Ya Mama Cajun Products
1679 West Main St
Ville Platte, LA 70586

First Baptist Church of Ville Platte
750 West Main St
Ville Platte, LA 70586

Ville Platte Chamber of Commerce
306 West Main St
Ville Platte, LA 70586

Evangeline Bank & Trust
497 West Main St
Ville Platte, LA 70586

JD Bank
1311 West Lasalle St
Ville Platte, LA 70586

Village De Memoire
1001 N Reed St
Ville Platte, LA 70586

Evangeline Parish Clerk of Court
200 Court St#104
Ville Platte, LA 70586

Villle Platte City Hall
126 E Main St
Ville Platte, LA 70586

Fontenot’s Hatchery
5592 Vidrine Rd
Ville Platte, LA 70586

Lemoine & Associates
423 E Main St
Ville Platte, LA 70586

Citizens Bank
841 West Main St
Ville Platte, LA 70586


 

 

 

Slap Ya Mama’s Cajun Baked Ziti

Slap Ya Mama’s Cajun Baked Ziti

Slap Ya Mama Cajun Baked Ziti

This Cajun twist on Baked Ziti is an easy and delicious dish that is sure to be loved by your family and friends.  Enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound dry ziti pasta
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 4 tsp. Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Seasoning
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, diced
  • 32oz (28oz & 14oz ) can peeled and diced tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp. dried basil
  • 2 Tbsp. dried oregano
  • 2 tsp. white sugar
  • provolone cheese, sliced
  • 1 ½ cups sour cream
  • mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp. Slap Ya Mama Hot Blend Seasoning
  • stick butter, used to coat bottom and sides of baking dish

Directions:

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add ziti pasta and cook until al dente (firm to the bite), about 8 minutes. Drain and set aside.

In a large skillet over medium heat, brown ground meat. Add in Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Seasoning, onions, bell pepper, green onions and garlic. Sauté until onions are clear. Stir in tomatoes, basil, oregano and sugar. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and let simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter bottom and sides of a 9×13 inch baking dish. Layer as follows: ½ of the ziti pasta, provolone cheese, sour cream, ½ tomato sauce mixture, remaining ziti, mozzarella cheese and remaining sauce mixture. Top with Parmesan cheese and Slap Ya Mama Hot Blend Seasoning.

Bake for 30 minutes. Serve and enjoy!

Mama’s Cajun Cornbread

Mama’s Cajun Cornbread

This recipe is very special to us because it is our mother’s recipe. Of all her recipes, Mama’s Cajun Cornbread is probably her most recognized recipe. Any time there is a gathering or some sort of family event, she makes her famous cornbread and it isn’t long before the whole tray is gone. You have to move quickly when she places her cornbread on the serving table or you’ll come up empty-handed. We have a feeling your family and friends will have to do the same if you bring this dish to your next gathering. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup smoked tasso or smoked ham, diced
  • 1 cup smoked sausage, diced
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 Tbsp. Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Seasoning
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 can cream style corn (14.75oz)
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 10oz mild cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 3 jalapenos, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

In a mmedium-sizedpan, sauté tasso and sausage over medium heat for about 3 minutes or until browned. Set aside.

In a large bowl, combine cornmeal, Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Seasoning and baking soda. Using a fork, mix well. Add in milk, vegetable oil, corn and eggs; mix well. Stir in remaining ingredients, making sure it’s evenly mixed.

Butter the bottom and sides of a 9” x 13” baking pan. Pour mixture into pan, making sure to spread evenly. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 55 minutes. Let cool for 30 minutes before serving. Enjoy!