Posts Tagged‘Chicken’

Easy Chicken and Dumplings

Easy Chicken and Dumplings

Soup is a hard sell in our house. But thick, creamy stews, well they get eaten up right away.  Chicken and dumplings is not a meal I grew up with but my sister first made for us about a year ago.  I love it, my kids love it, even MarocBaba loves it. Summer in the Midwest is humid and oppressive at times.  We wait months and months (sometimes 8 or more!) for the sun to finally break through and warm things up. Some nights the humidity lingers making your clothes stick to your back and your tongue thick in your…

Korean Stirfry Chicken Wings

MarocBaba LOVES chicken wings. Whenever we go out somewhere, he often orders them and I cringe at the price. In most places, the price breaks down to about $1 a piece. Chicken wings are some of the cheapest cuts of meat out there! So, instead of paying through the nose, I decided to make them at home. It’s completely possible find organic chicken wings for around $3 a pound (about 8 wings).  It’s intimidating for a lot of people to think about making chicken wings, how do you do it anyway?  Guess what, it’s so easy! Some people prefer to…

Red White and Blue Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Red, White, and Blue Chicken Salad for #SundaySupper

Chicken salad is one of my favorite sandwich fillings. But, the only time I make it is when I have leftover chicken! So early last week, when believe it or not, I had some Moroccan fried chicken in the leftover rotation, I jumped at the chance to make chicken salad. But not just any chicken salad. Red, white, and blue chicken salad.  Call me patriotic. The sun is finally shining consistently and slowly seasonal produce like cherries, blueberries, and strawberries are making their delicious way to the market, and my belly.  I happened to have a few left in my…

Moroccan Fried Chicken

Moroccan Fried Chicken for #SundaySupper

This weekend is considered the start of summer in the United States.  So, it makes sense that the theme for this weeks’ Sunday Supper is Picnics. It seems like we missed spring and are jumping right into summer considering we’ve only been without snow on the ground the last three weeks. I however, am not sad about this.  I love summer and am welcoming it with open arms. One of my favorite picnic foods is fried chicken.  It’s great when served fresh and hot but it’s equally good when it’s just room temperature eaten with your fingers while spread out…

Pollo Pibil

Yucatan Pollo Pibil and Corn Tortillas for #SundaySupper

If it’s even possible to believe, it snowed this week. Not just a little dusting either but 7″ of the white, yucky stuff. The weatherman says that it’s supposed to melt right away but I can’t help feeling depressed. But, today in a celebration of Cinco de Mayo, I’m teaming up with the rest of the #SundaySupper team to share some of our favorite Mexican inspired recipes. The inspiration for my recipe was this; Hello Cozumel! As much as I adore Morocco, I have to say our trip to Mexico made me a gigantic fan of the people, scenery, and…

Leftover Chicken Wraps

Leftover Remix: Not Your Mama’s Chicken Salad Wraps

    Most of you know that I am big on meal planning.  It’s important for me to manage shopping and actually getting a meal on the table.  Eating meals together is a really big priority for me. Just last week I was at Sam’s Club, stocking up on some produce and household products.  I normally bypass the frozen section of any store I’m shopping in, unless I’m grabbing frozen vegetables.  Well, we happened to walk past the coolers that had frozen appetizers in them. MarocBaba pointed out some taquito things and M promptly responded, “but why dad?  Mom can…

chicken with almond stuffing

Chicken Stuffed with Almonds and Matzo

One of my first “homemade” Moroccan meals (before that time I had eaten in Moroccan tourist restaurants that were bad!) was a roast chicken stuffed with spices and vermicelli noodles.  To this day it still is one of my favorite things.  Unlike many Middle Eastern cultures Moroccans don’t have a big tradition of stuffing things. Things like stuffed grape leaves, kibbeh, and other stuffed vegetables that are common in the Levant are just not part of the repatoire in Morocco.  What was interesting as I began this exploration of Moroccan Jewish food is that stuffing food is more common than…

Slow Cooker Chicken Shawarma

Slow Cooker Chicken Shwarma

I’ve been using my slow cooker a lot lately.  So much so that MarocBaba finally said to me at the end of last week, “Ok enough with that machine now!”  It makes my life so much easier, and I am rarely disapointed.  Not to mention the kids have not rejected a single meal.  When I have combed the internet for new freezer and slow cooker meal ideas I found a few things that were troubling; There’s a lot of slow cooker soup recipes.  If I served soup as a meal I’d get a lot of sad faces. Lots of freezer…