Posts Tagged‘Chicken’

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Cornish Hen ala Morocaine

Everyone loves a roast chicken, and I love braised chicken even more.  If you’ve never had a cornish hen or poussin as our friends over the pond like to call it is  a young chicken.  It is primarily white meat with very small little legs.  This is great for our house because no one likes dark meat.  This dinner I came up with on a bit of a whim when cleaning out the fridge.  That’s usually when I find my best inspiration!  This very simple dish is easy to throw together with limited ingredients. Ingredients 1 cornish hen flour for…

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Tajine Tales: Chicken with Smen and Green Olives

It didn’t break!!  I’ve blogged a few times about my bad luck with cracking tajines.  The most recent tajine that I’ve gotten I didn’t take any chances with – doing lots of prepping before actually using it.  I very timidly decided to try it out, cooking a chicken tajine on very low temperatures and only slowly increasing the heat.  I felt like a new mom.  You know the mom I’m talking about – the one who spends the first 2 weeks with a newborn at home sneaking up to the crib and checking to make sure the baby is still…

French Fridays with Dorie: Chicken B’stila

  Eeeek!  The week got away from me and I didn’t get a chance to try Dorie’s recipe for b’stila.  So I guess that means I will just have to share my own!  I was really looking forward to this week since it is a Moroccan recipe. I’m guessing it would up in the cookbook due to the French connection to Morocco.  But this is a Moroccan dish – very unique to the country.  Traditionally it is made with pigeon but I’ve been unable to actually get one made of pigeon when I’m visiting.   This is favorite of mine.…

Chicken and Cannellini Beans

Food of the Sun: Chicken and Cannellini Beans

  I’ve been reading so many cooking magazines and cookbooks lately that I haven’t even had time to make recipes from them!  I have been trying to incorporate more beans and fiber into our diet, as I am anemic and my husband has cholesterol issues.  This truly is a comfort dish.  It has the lemony flavors of the Mediterranean and the added flavor from the thyme.  Beans are a very popular dish in the Mediterranean and using them is a great way to stretch the dish.   Ingredients: 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts 2 boneless skinless chicken thighs 1 cup…

Tajine with Olives and Potatoes

Chicken Tajine with Potatoes and Green Olives

Looking for a change from the Chicken, Olive and French Fry tajine?  Try using regular potatoes!  Saves some time in cooking and eliminate the frying for a little healthier option.  This is another of my children’s favorite meals! Ingredients 1 lb of chicken 1/2 preserved lemon 1-2 potatoes quartered 1/2 onion chopped finely 2 tsp cumin 1 tsp black pepper 1 pinch of saffron 1/2 tsp tumeric 1 1/2 tsp ground ginger 2 tbsp vegetable oil 2 tsp chopped Italian Parsley 1-2 handfuls of green or kalamata olives Directions In a pressure cooker add vegetable oil and onions.  Saute on…

Chicken B’stilla Wraps

One of my favorite ideas is Once a Month Cooking (check out Trish and her great recipes), not because I actually believe that I could cook a month’s worth of meals for my family.  I do like to prepare several meals that go into the freezer and I can pull out on nights that are especially busy or I just don’t feel like cooking.  (Yes there are nights that I don’t feel like cooking!)  One of the recipes I came across were chicken curry wraps.  I don’t like the flavor of curry and so I had to think of a…

Indi’rockin Chicken Tikka

Having a very tame food background has made new eating experiences very eye opening for me.  Growing up we ate traditional Midwestern fare.  Lots of meat and potatoes.  Spaghetti, casseroles, and the like.  As I traveled and experienced more of regional world cuisine I couldn’t get enough.  One of the most surprising “likes” for me was Indian food.  I guess I always thought it would be too spicy.  Certainly some items have a kick but overall I really enjoy the mixture of flavors and spices.  The intricacy of layers of flavor.  It’s also not as difficult to cook as some people…

Take out Chicken from your kitchen

Take-Out Chicken from your Kitchen!

When you have a 6 year old and a 3 year old, one item that’s a staple in their diet is chicken nuggets.  It’s also safe to say that as a parent you’re pretty tired of the same old chicken nuggets.  I am there.  I’ve been there.  I have managed to find a few different ways to make chicken nuggets that appeal to both the kids and my husband and I.  Because really who wants to be cooking two dinners?  This recipe was born out of a few different recipes I had looked at and was a true winner.  You…