The kitchen is not my friend. I try (not often), but any time I attempt a new recipe, anxiety over screwing it up or poisoning my family becomes overwhelming and I opt for take-out.
So when I was told that, as part of the Lactaid campaign in which I am participating, I would have to use Lactaid in a recipe, I got the shakes.
That meant I had to make something new.
Or did it?
When I got married, my mom had given me easy recipes (read: a toddler could make them), and I was determined not to reinvent the wheel; I would substitute Lactaid for milk and all would be right in my world!! *Cues trumpets*
Because I have become increasingly sensitive to dairy, I knew that using Lactaid would be healthier for my family and hopefully prevent me from running to the bathroom mere minutes after dinner.
What did you make? you curious pals are wondering. Here ya go:
Pin this delicious chicken recipe with Lactaid
And ya know what? DELICIOUS! My husband didn’t even notice I swapped milk for Lactaid. My kids gobbled it up, and I felt like a rock star.
My favorite part of the recipe? It takes about 4 minutes to prep, and then you literally walk away from it for two hours. That’s my kind of cooking!
I’m no pro, like Melissa d’Arabian, whose skill landed her on The Today Show, but I fed my family. And no one barfed. SUCCESS!
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Despite this being a sponsored post, I can honestly say I am a Lactaid fan. I was afraid of giving up my beloved milk, but after having my gallbladder out and other dairy issues, I needed a fix. Not only is Lactaid tasty, but it tastes so much like the real thing that my kids drink it! Unlike soy milk, which caused my son to scream out in feigned anguish upon sipping it, Lactaid has never elicited an outburst. It’s good for him and keeps him quiet? Yes, please!
Sarah Almond says
I’m lactose intolerant too, but skeered of the lactaid. Maybe I should try it. Congratulations on no one dying!
Yeah, I was pretty pumped that no one keeled over after dinner 😉 For reals: I’m a fan of Lactaid UNLESS it’s been sitting in the fridge for too long. It doesn’t keep as well or as long as milk, so buy the smallest carton you can!
Jenn @ Something Clever 2.0 says
Don’t be scared! My husband and his father are both lactose-intolerant, so I’ve tried it. It’s just milk with an added enzyme. You can’t taste it.
Crystal Green says
I know what you mean about the fear of cooking something new. 🙂 My kids and husband always get very leery when I try something new. To their credit though, they always try things even it turns into a major family joke in the process. We keep money on hand for take out often in case my cooking leads us to having to do it.
I do love to cook when it’s raining, and tend to be a better cook for some reason. My son calls it my “baking mood.” To have him say it, when your “baking mood” is on your a good cook mommy.
I fear I may be lactose intolerant like my mother, but I don’t want to admit it.
Your “baking Mood!” That’s adorable 🙂
Sarah B. says
I had never heard of Lactaid, but too much dairy does bad things to my body. I will have to check it out. 🙂
A tip from me to you: it doesn’t keep as well as milk, despite the expiration date. I do like it, though!
Dani Ryan says
The fact that you own a recipe book makes you more awesome in my eyes. I hate hate hate cooking, and yet I cook 3 meals a day, 7 days a week in this joint. But my stuff is SUPER boring. Although I do make a mean salad. HA!!!!
Thanks for the recipe idea (and feel free to send more my way!).
3 meals a day, 7 days a week. That’s my personal hell.
Yeah for feeding your family without any barfing!!! That’s usually my goal here, too! 😉 The recipe sounds yummy! I’ll try it next week! Thanks for sharing the info about Lactaid. I’ve had stomach/intestinal issues since I was a little kid. Lactaid has come a long way since then…heck, I think there’s even Lactaid ice cream now! Pretty awesome! Congrats on the successful family meal! 🙂
I know that whatever YOU do is fantastic, so don’t you even give me that 😉
Christine at More Than Mommies says
I used to be so adventurous when it came to cooking but it is SOOO hard to enjoy a meal when at least one person at the table is complaining about it. So I have fallen into a routine of old standbys that still evoke “ews” from at least one member of the family but they don’t hurt my feelings anymore. I’ve got one lactose intolerant here and I should probably a little harder than I do to accomodate her…maybe subsituting lactaid for milk in other recipes would work for us too (although she doesn’t mind soy milk either).
I love soy milk, but once gave it to Brady to see if he would drink it. He literally screamed aloud like he was being stabbed by the milk, and that was that. Lactaid for us! 😉
one of the best blog titles ever!!!! LOL
I am dairy intolerant so lactated products do nothing for me…they actually made me worse…though I can each cheese…in moderation.
Isn’t it weird how we’re all affected differently? Cheese is okay but milk isn’t? Some of us can eat ice cream with no problem, and others (me…) sprint to the bathroom four seconds after ingestion.
My son rarely eats my cooking, maybe because he assumes he’ll be poisoned? I don’t think it smells that bad.
Bahahahaha!!! I rarely eat my own cooking, so… 🙂
My sister is a lifelong Lactaid fan! My hubby enjoys it, too, so I am definitely going to give this recipe a shot! :)-Ashley
The recipe is legit; I recommend the cream of mushroom or celery 😉
Janine Huldie says
Ok seriously going to try this one and thank you, because I too have my issues with lactose/dairy products. I suffer through most times, but really happy to see a recipe that you can substitute milk and still is tasty. Thanks again 🙂
You’re so welcome! I hope you like it! It’s seriously easy and yummy 🙂
Kristi Campbell says
This looks amazing! I’m not a big milk person in general so I’d probably never notice! I’ll bet you could make it with noodles instead of rice, too, huh? Yum. (I had a sandwich for dinner and now I so wish I would have been invited to your house instead)
I bet noodles would be good! But that’s what I don’t do: mess with recipes. That’s when people vomit.
I love it “and no one died” I think the idea of subbing lactaid for milk is brilliant – I always suffer from stomach issues and I know this would help!
I hope it helps ya!
Jill Pinnella Corso says
Lol I like the “no peek” part! I might just make this one day. (Probably not, but I can dream, right?)
Maybe your dad would make it for you and Tom? Bahahahahahahahaa!!!!!!
Hooray for no one dying!
I’m an awful cook. I try, but I really have no patience for it.
We eat a lot of microwaved meals.
Hey, great job! It’s a great feeling when the family loves what you make. I can relate, since it doesn’t happen often for me, either! 🙂
Amy - Funny is Family says
That looks gooood! I’m gonna need that in my belly.
If I can make it, you can definitely rock it. I wonder if it’s crock pot-able? 🙂
YOU ROCK!! Any recipe from the amazing Stephanie has to be brilliant, and um, 4 minutes of work?? Dinner is on tonight!
That’s awesome that you can just use it as a substitute in cooking! And congrats on the delish work. 🙂
Hey, lady! Thanks for stopping by!
Julie Chenell DeNeen says
My middle child is lactose intolerant and I’ve heard of no-peek chicken, but now I’m going to have to try it!
It is seriously yummy, with milk or Lactaid 😉
Stephanie @ Mommy, for real. says
Did I know you had your gallbladder removed? Did you know that I did? Have we had this conversation before? Gah. I cling to the fact that in spite of my gallbladderlessness, my food allergies, and my rare swallowing disorder (I so wish I was joking) that i can still do dairy. For now. Knock on wood.
Yep, we’re gallbladderless together. I want to make an inappropriate joke about your swallowing disorder, but better judgement is stopping me…
My kids are lactose intolerant. We are a lactaid drinkin family.
I was actually surprised at how tasty it was! I’m a milk gal and I was impressed!
Norine of Science of Parenthood says
I totally get the fear of making something new … or cooking anything actually. I’ve been known to burn water. And once I burned my mom’s kitchen. Read about it if you like:http://www.norinedworkin.com/blog/2008/08/if-you-cant-stand-the-heat/
I’m off to get my read on–thanks, Norine!