Posts Tagged‘Chicken’

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…

Greek Slow Cooker Chicken

 I find myself using my slow cooker and more and more these days.  This recipe was a twist on a simple recipe I found in a slow cooker cookbook.  I made it last week when we were going out of town for the day and expecting dinner that evening.  It turned out great and made that evening super fast and easy!Ingredients:1 1/2 lbs of chicken (I use bone in)1 lemon sliced thinly2 tbsp vegetable oil1 tsp each salt and pepper2 tsp crushed garlic1/2-3/4 cup chicken stock3/4 cup olives (kalamata – you can use more or less depending on your preference)Directions:Wash…

Chicken Couscous

Couscous is one of the national dishes of Morocco however, it’s a dish that I rarely make.  This is not because I don’t love it (because I do!)  It does take some time to make the couscous and it also takes a little practice to get the flavors right.  I have been told that you can use the instant couscous that is much like minute rice, BUT I really don’t think it tastes the same.  If it’s your first time making couscous this might not be the best time to have 20 guests over for a dinner party and serve…

Moroccan fried rice

Moroccan Fried Rice

This meal was devised out of pure desperation.  I was starving, there wasn’t much in the fridge and I didn’t want to order out.  Luckily I had some random things in the fridge and was able to throw this together.  I don’t think that it would have tasted as good if I would have planned it. Ingredients: 1-2 cups cooked rice 1 egg leftover chicken tajine (anything will work but that’s what I had!) steamed fresh vegetables or frozen vegetables 3 tbsp vegetable oil 1/2 tsp each of cumin, salt, pepper and ginger Directions: In a skillet heat up the…

Flourish Tajine

The Tajine Tales: Cooking a Tajine on the Grill

Tajine is a staple of Moroccan cooking and food.  There are a million ways to make one and no right or wrong way to put one together.  Unless you ask my husband.  Let’s call him a tajine purist.  Certain spices and vegetables “go” with chicken, and the same with beef, lamb, fish, and every other protein.  I operate off of that principle and learning what goes with what was a great learning tool.  However I know that in the home kitchens of Morocco, women operate on the same principle we have here – use what you have!  That’s the school…

Barbecue Pizza

Farmer’s Market and BBQ Pizza

I know that I have shared my love for farmer’s market’s here before.  I’ve been trying to go every weekend since it has been opened to get at least part of my groceries.  I know I could get them all from the grocery but I like to support local growers and the quality of produce I get at the farmer’s market is so much better!  Not to mention the price is usually way better!  I’ll be talking more about great sourcing options for whole foods in upcoming posts in my whole foods series.     So last weekend this is…

Pan Fried Chicken Breasts with Zucchini Coins

Pan Fried Chicken Breasts with Zucchini Coins

I wrote out the entire ingredient list and proportions for this recipe and just deleted it (on accident of course).  I’m not sure if I want to cry or rip my hair out!!  But fear not I have fixed it and it’s worth it I promise!!!  This is a variation on a traditional djej m’hammer recipe.  I know fried food is not so good for you, but this is a good sometimes recipe!! Ingredients: 3 chicken breasts  2 small zucchini’s sliced thinly  1/2 tsp smen (2) 1/4 wedges of preserved lemon 1 tsp pepper 1/2 tbsp chopped garlic 1 sm…