Posts Tagged‘Chicken’

Lemon Grilled Chicken and Minty Asparagus

Summer is finally here!  We’ve managed to have several weeks of temperatures in the 70’s so I think it’s safe to say now.  A little over a week ago we embarked on a new journey. MarocBaba has always had stomach problems from the time he was a small child.  If you know anything about Moroccan food you know that it’s heavy on the bread.  Heavy like bread with every single meal at least 3 times a day.   We have been to a lot of doctors and have cut out spicy and greasy foods thinking that these were the things…

Skillet Lemon Chicken

One of my favorite restaurant’s is PF Chang’s.  Since we have moved, the closest one is well over an hour away.  I don’t get to go very often anymore.  Every time I do go I order the Lemon Chicken.  Sure I could pick other things but why – this is what I love!  I do think I have figured out how to make something close to this recipe at home. Ingredients 1 lb of chicken breasts cut into cubes 1 lemon 1/2 tsp ground ginger 1 tsp garlic 2-3 tsp water 1 egg white beaten panko bread crumbs 2 tsp…

braising

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…

taj2

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…