Category Archives: chicken

Homemade Chopped Liver with Golden Raisins and Hard Boiled Eggs

Homemade Chopped Liver with Golden Raisins and Hard Boiled Eggs

ShareTweet The lack of love given to chopped liver has always mystified me. How can something so good get so little respect? What is it… CHOPPED LIVER???? Yes, the word LIVAH isn’t the sexiest around and the brown mousse could be more appealing, but you shouldn’t be shallow and judge chopped liver on looks andContinue Reading

Vaguely Asian Honey Tomato Chicken Thighs: a Quick and Easy Slow Cooker Recipe

Vaguely Asian Honey Tomato Chicken Thighs: a Quick and Easy Slow Cooker Recipe

ShareTweet Chicken thighs… how I love chicken thighs. If chicken parts were to wrestle, they would take down the bland chicken breast any time, any place. This week, I threw a Costco sized pack of boneless skinless chicken thighs in the crockpot along with a few ingredients I grabbed in the pantry and everyone askedContinue Reading

Totally Craveable Sandwiches: Roasted Chicken Spicy Chipotle Wrap

Totally Craveable Sandwiches: Roasted Chicken Spicy Chipotle Wrap

ShareTweet This week, I’m all about taking care of you with daily, feast-like, easy lunches. Yesterday was all about frittatas, today…. craveable sandwiches that you can whip up in five minutes. I was recently sent samples of Hidden Valley’s new line of sandwich spreads and dips and have been playing around with creating sandwiches. ByContinue Reading

Sweet Potato and Raisin Chicken Tagine: a Fall Slow Cooker Recipe

Sweet Potato and Raisin Chicken Tagine: a Fall Slow Cooker Recipe

ShareTweet Are you craving fall? Judging by my Facebook stream and the many references to Starbucks pumpkin lattes, I’m guessing that I’m not the only one excited for the crinkle of golden leaves underfoot. As the Chicago weather continues to zig zag between breezy and hot, I’m taking matters into my own hands and bringingContinue Reading

Chicken Thighs on the Grill: a Three Ingredient Marinade Yields Perfection

Chicken Thighs on the Grill: a Three Ingredient Marinade Yields Perfection

ShareTweet This summer I’ve fallen passionately in love with chicken thighs. How have I lived this long without their perfection in my life? Chicken thighs are moist, flavorful, and very forgiving of hot, hot grills. It’s almost like they’re undercover by posing as a member of the chicken family. I’d had them before, but hadContinue Reading

Chunky Chicken and Vegetable Alphabet Soup to Gear up for Summer Frenzy

Chunky Chicken and Vegetable Alphabet Soup to Gear up for Summer Frenzy

ShareTweet Summer is the time of freedom, of flashlight tag, capture the flag marathons spread over days, and movie nights on weeknights. But it’s also the time when meals can start to slide towards the less healthy: hot dogs by the pool, daily Italian ices, and burgers at swim meets. Having a batch of homemadeContinue Reading

Earth Week Green Tips: What to Buy Organic and How to Make Stock

Earth Week Green Tips: What to Buy Organic and How to Make Stock

ShareTweet We’re not a particularly green family. Sure, we recycle and walk to school, but the mere idea of cloth diapers stresses me out. And while I’m intrigued about composting and dream about a brood of happy hens laying pastel eggs with golden yolks in my backyard, I know my neighbors would purchase pitchforks toContinue Reading

Soy Butter Glazed Roast Chicken: a Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinner with Glorious Crispy Skin

Soy Butter Glazed Roast Chicken: a Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinner with Glorious Crispy Skin

ShareTweet I’m sharing a recipe for roast chicken with soy butter glaze today with just an instagram photo to illustrate. The chicken was too good to keep to myself, but I have no materials left today to take a pretty picture with. Food stylists work with food that gets thrown away. Food bloggers work withContinue Reading

Chicken Croquettes: Roasted Chicken Leftover Solution

Chicken Croquettes: Roasted Chicken Leftover Solution

ShareTweet One thousand years ago, back when I was a size 0 and took it for granted, I studied abroad in Barcelona. After a disastrous month with an overprotective old seƱora, my program transferred me to the home of a very hip young single woman named Maria who was a hairdresser for movie sets. WhenContinue Reading

Sweet Asian Chicken Thighs Inspire Highly Inappropriate Thoughts

Sweet Asian Chicken Thighs Inspire Highly Inappropriate Thoughts

ShareTweet Chicken thighs are sexy. There’s just something about the eroticism of the word thigh, combined with the utterly boring blandness of chicken, that appeals to me. That probably makes me something of a degenerate, but it is what it is. Chicken thighs are sexy, especially when they’re slick with a sweet Asian glaze. ThisContinue Reading

Tealightful Gift Basket Giveaway

Tealightful Gift Basket Giveaway

ShareTweet I come from a family of passionate tea drinkers. My mother and sister like their tea sweet and milky. They start their day with a steaming cup, and go through another 2 or 3 throughout the day. My mother in law also loves tea, but she prefers hers to be fruity and fragrant, andContinue Reading

Take Barbecued Wings Up Many Notches with this Balsamic Cherry Glaze

Take Barbecued Wings Up Many Notches with this Balsamic Cherry Glaze

ShareTweet Earlier this Fall, I did a series of posts about tailgating sponsored by Bush’s Baked Beans during which I promised to share not one, but two great grilling recipes. The first was my not so secret burger recipe which goes way beyond topping recommendations. But although I promised to share a great cherry balsamicContinue Reading

a Chicken Dish for Wooing

a Chicken Dish for Wooing

ShareTweet Some women are wooed with flowers. Others with chocolate. My husband wooed me with chicken. Yep. I’m that type of girl. A chicken dish won me over. He invited me to his studio apartment for a homemade dinner. I found the fact that he had cut up chicken and green peppers unbelievably sexy. WhenContinue Reading

>Meyer Lemon Gastrique Brightens Up Roast Chicken

ShareTweet > A Meyer Lemon Gastrique Sauce Jazzes Up Weekday Roast Chicken. I’ve been doing a little experimentation lately, with exotic fruits and with gastrique sauces. When the world is cold and gray, there’s nothing like playing around with unexpected tastes in the kitchen, waking up your mouth with some unusual flavors, while getting yourContinue Reading

>Sweet Potato and Date Chicken Tagine

ShareTweet > I met my husband at work. I was young, just out of college, and was instantly smitten by this sophisticated New Yorker with his jazzy ties. We were friends at first, wasting countless work hours in whispered conversations in office cubicles, commiserating over our love lives, and talking about food. Yes, food. IContinue Reading

>Jazzing Up School Lunches with Orzo

ShareTweet >How much do you experiment with your kids’ school lunches? We’re pretty adventurous at the dinner table in our house, pushing the envelope with honey duck and Cornish game hens, but if you took a peek in my kids’ lunchboxes, day after day, you’d get pretty bored.

Truffle Butter Chicken Made Divine with Sous Vide

ShareTweet Truffles are a powerful ingredient. A little goes a long way, and that’s a good thing considering how expensive they are. An individual fresh black truffle typically costs over $100. Last week I performed a minor miracle when I made an incredible truffle butter chicken breast that tasted as though it had been marinatingContinue Reading

>(Relatively) Healthy Homemade Chicken Nuggets

ShareTweet > These Healthy Baked Chicken Nuggets Will Be a Hit with the Kids Tonight I’m going to give you a gift: a baked chicken nugget recipe that you can whip up in less than 5 minutes. And it’s good. Let me tell you how good. So good that my kids ate them with aContinue Reading

>Poached Chicken, a New Food for Picky Eaters

ShareTweet > Last spring we traveled to Paris with the kids. We rented an apartment and traipsed all over the city every day. Fueled by croissants and baguettes, we climbed the Eiffel Tower, played in the fountains around the Pyramid of the Louvre, and picnicked amidst the statues of the Jardin des Tuileries. At night,Continue Reading

>Chicken Piccata and Roasted Asparagus: Weeknight Chicken Will Never Be Boring Again

ShareTweet >Chicken breasts are usually boring. Hum drum, forget what I’m eating, dry, what’s for dessert, dull. When I’m planning my weekly menus, I rarely get inspired by chicken breasts, opting for pork, beef, and even lamb instead. Roast chickens, with their crispy golden skin and moist meat, are in a different category. But theContinue Reading

>Ancho, Pecan, and Honey-Glazed Chicken Drummettes from Fresh Mexico

ShareTweet >Chefdruck’s Tasty TuesdayI love to cook. It relaxes me, makes me feel a great sense of accomplishment, and as a bonus, when I really get creative, I eat better at home than at many restaurants. But I have to admit that I sometimes fall into ruts. Life gets in the way and I don’tContinue Reading