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Category: Chicken

Why on earth does Andrew Zimmern eat what he does when he has this waiting for him at home?  Rishia Zimmern’s Chicken with Shallots

Why on earth does Andrew Zimmern eat what he does when he has this waiting for him at home? Rishia Zimmern’s Chicken with Shallots

Are you familiar with Andrew Zimmern?  He’s hard to miss.  For the past 15 seasons, starting in 2005, “Bizaare Foods with Andrew Zimmern” has aired on The Travel Channel.  In over 100 episodes, Zimmern has been to 34 countries and 14 states in search of, […]

Chicken Pot Pie in a Puff Pastry Crust

Chicken Pot Pie in a Puff Pastry Crust

Starting this blog off with an entirely new design involved a lot of trips down Memory Lane.  It was a very long and complex project just to get the old posts transferred over.  Each and every one of them had to be reviewed and the […]

Spring Chicken Pot Pie

If you think a Pot Pie is more of a winter offering, think again.  This one has Spring written all over it.  It’s filled with fresh Spring vegetables and there’s no heavy cream sauce. The recipe relies on a simple Chicken Stock sauce that is […]

Spring Pasta with Chicken Ragù, Fennel and Peas

Pasta is one of my comfort foods.  There is something so satisfying about a big bowl of pasta, the flavors of the sauce melting into the noodles, grated or shaved Reggiano Parmigiano cheese topping the dish and there, at the bottom of the bowl, the […]

Who knew Chicken Soup could be this simple…and this good!

Roast Chicken gone wrong. About a week ago, I had the Roast Chicken urge.  You know the one where you imagine a perfect roast chicken, brilliantly browned and crisp, with melt-in-your-mouth tender white and dark meat?  Well I duly went out and bought quite an […]

Super Bowl Express: Salt and Pepper Chicken Wings with Parmesan Dipping Sauce

I am always staggered to hear how many chicken wings are consumed on Super Bowl Sunday.  Last year it was 1.3 billion! I really do understand the allure.   In the pantheon of things we love to eat, the Chicken Wing is high on ourlist.  […]

The Ultimate Inexpensive Dinner Party Dish: Sheet Pan Lemon Chicken with Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

Martha Stewart: Sheet Pan Expert For some time I’ve been intrigued by the concept of the Sheet Pan dinner. Basically all the ingredients—protein, vegetables, herbs and spices–are cooked on one large sheet pan.  Martha Stewart seems to be an expert in this regard.  She frequently […]

Chicken Arrabiata

         I confess to being a tomato junkie.  I adore the fruit, and yes, botanically it is a fruit.   Nothing made me happier than the arrival of great little tiny tomatoes variously called ‘cherry’, ‘grape’ and most recently, ‘heirloom mixtures’.   They arrived in this country […]

Thomas Keller’s Vinaigrette and Two Great Ways to use it: In Mixed Vegetable Salad and a Layered Chicken Salad in a Mason Jar.

Chef Keller in the Vegetable Garden For years I’ve relied on Julia Child’s “Screw Top Jar” method for making a basic vinaigrette which I’ve enhanced with Dijon mustard and a little Garlic.  It’s a good salad dressing and I like to keep it on hand […]

Quick Chicken Kiev from Grace Parisi

Grace Parisi in her Brooklyn NY kitchen The word “Quick” is a dog whistle when you write a blog like this.  Knowing how time-pressured most people are, when I see it  attached to any recipe, at the very least it requires a look.  And when […]

Rao’s Lemon Chicken My Way, with a hand from Cook’s Illustrated

Rao’s Lemon Chicken My Way, with a hand from Cook’s Illustrated

Rao’s Original, the toughest table in town. One of New York’s most iconic restaurants is almost impossible to get into.  Unless you are a bold-faced name or a local politician or, even better, a family with “connections” to a very specific group of Italian families, […]

Indian-Spiced Chicken with Tomato and Cream

I love Indian food.  Its intriguing blend of exotic spices and flavors are so distinctive and so transforming that it really does represent a cuisine far from our own American classics.  Take this dish from Bon Appetit.  It transforms the simple and inexpensive Chicken leg […]

Braised Chicken with Asparagus, Peas and Melted Leeks

         A braise may not strike you as a Spring preparation at all.  Aren’t braises hearty affairs that build flavor by the hours they spend in the oven?  Aren’t they winter warmers and not something you’d expect to see any time after May 1st?  Well […]

Jacques Pépin’s Poulet a la Crème (Chicken in Cream Sauce)

I have expressed my affection for Jacques Pépin and his latest cookbook “Heart and Soul in the Kitchen” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015).  This book is filled with recipes that are more at home at home than they are in restaurants.  One of his dishes is […]