Baked Chicken Breasts Rolled with Basil and Cheese
Here is what Marlee had to say about chicken breasts rolled with basil and cheese. I think she did a great job and I like that she tried baking the chicken instead of pan frying as the original recipe called for.
Best Chicken Marsala Recipe
Classic chicken Marsala with a rich sauce brimming with mushrooms in Marsala wine. Easy to make and oh-so-good. This is one of my most popular recipes, and with good reason. Try it, I think you will really like it.
Braised Chicken with Apples and Pears
I adapted this recipe from December issue of Fine Cooking, one of my favorite culinary magazines. I made a few changes but the process is pretty much the same whenever you braise chicken. The difference comes from the ingredients used. At the end of the recipe I have some suggestions for leftovers.
Braised Chicken, Sausage and Beans Recipe
This is a completely original recipe that I came up with after being inspired by a recipe about slow cooker cooking by Mark Bittman. I figured it would taste good because of the ingredients I used, but I had no idea my whole family would love it so much. This one is definitely a keeper since even the kids asked for more.
Capon of your Dreams
This is another recipe from a wonderful home cook by the name of Lea. It sounds great and I look forward to trying this and more recipes from her kitchen.
"Here is a favorite that you might like to try if you get in the mood to BBQ. Its a really good dish, and its all my own, so I am proud of it. I went through a smoking period, and jerky making of course and this wa...
Chicken and Broccoli Stir-Fry
Stir Fry is quick and easy once you have prepared all the ingredients. This is a good recipe to get started but once you learn the technique, you can make a hundred different types of stir fry with your favorite ingredients....
Chicken and Celery Supper for the Kids
If you have visited my web page before, you know that I am currently the primary care-giver for our 10-month-old baby daughter Nell. Like her daddy, this kid has quite an appetite and from reading the labels on her baby food, she is eating better than I am. We try to prepare homemade foods like pureed fruits and vegetables as much as possible to supplement her formula...
Chicken Breasts Sauteed with Shallots and Garlic Recipe
How to Pan Fry Chicken Breasts with Shallots and This recipe came from a reader who tried one of my recipes (Sautéed Chicken Breasts with Shallots and Garlic) and decided to change it to his liking. How dare he!
Actually, I love when my recipes are tried and improved on. Just remember to send me the improvements so I can post them. This is what Mark said to me in hi...
Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Herbed Goat Cheese
Looking for a light and flavorful entree that looks very fancy but is really easy to make? Well, this recipe is for you. Tarragon is a wonderful French herb that tastes a little bit like mild licorice. It brings a wonderful spring like freshness to the dish. If you cannot find tarragon or do not like it, feel free to substitute any herbs that you enjoy - sage, dill, t...
Chicken Curry Recipe
Less a traditional Indian curry and more of a baked casserole, this curry is very flavorful and easy to make. Feel free to use your favorite curry blend to make this as mild or as hot as you like it. This meal comes together quickly and leftovers are even better the next day.
This fricassee owes its complex flavor to a simple walnut-mint pesto. Coupled with a braise in white wine flavored with onions and garlic, this is one dish you don't want to miss making. You will love it, and the leftovers are fantastic over pasta.
Chicken Goulash Recipe
Traditionally, goulash is made with beef. This chicken version is more rightly called Paprika Csirke, or maybe you've heard it called Chicken Paprikash. This is Chef Ricco's interpretation of this classic Hungarian dish.
Chicken Maxengo Recipe
I say revised because this is one of my earliest Reluctant Gourmet recipes and after making it for 10 people recently I realized I would prepare Chicken Maxengo differently from the original recipe. This new version is a lot easier because of some shortcuts added and clearer descriptions.
This is a great recipe to practice how to saute and braise since both technique...
Chicken Parmesan Recipe
How to Make Chicken ParmesanThis recipe calls for my Basic Tomato Sauce and shows why it is an essential part of my cooking. As you will see, Basic Tomato Sauce is great as a base for numerous pasta sauces, but it is also an essential ingredient to my Chicken Parmesan recipe.
The traditional method for making this dish is to coat the chicken with grated&nbs...
Chicken Parmigiana (Pollo alla Parmigiana)
Chicken Parmesan - Chicken Parmigiana - Pollo alla Parmigiana
One of the most popular Italian dishes in America, Chicken Parmigiana is a variation of the classic southern Italian dish, Eggplant Parmigiana. Although the term "parmigiana" comes from the northern Italian city of Parma, Eggplant Parmigiana originated in southern Italy. Some say Campania, other Sicily.
Chicken Piccata Recipe
Chicken Piccata, in all its lemony, buttery goodness, takes me back to my days living in New York City and eating at a little Italian restaurant across from the Port Authority. This version is true to my memories of the Piccata served at that little restaurant.
Chicken Pot Pie Recipe
Chicken Pot Pie
My girls love chicken pot pies and I'm embarrassed to say I don't make them that often. There are a few good commercial brands on the market that we pick up at the market but when I look at some of the ingredients on the label I realize I need to start making them from scratch and freeze some. I'm not saying I feel guilty about serving my ...
Chicken Salad Recipe
This is a template for you to use to make almost any chicken salad that you want. Instead of giving you an exact recipe with measured out ingredients, here are some ideas for making your own the way you want it. I'm not giving you measurements because I never make the same chicken salad twice and really don't have them.
Chicken Salad Recipe 2
Another chicken salad, and a great way to use up leftover roasted or rotisserie chicken. I make it a little differently each time, but this particular combination of homemade mayonnaise, pumpkin seeds and tarragon was a real winner that my whole family enjoyed.
Chicken Thighs with Sausage and Braised Fennel
Another Good As It Gets recipe, this braised chicken and sausage dish is flavored with fresh fennel. The sauce is enriched by a vegetable puree and Parmesan Cheese and then brightened by some balsamic vinegar. I think you will really love the layers of flavor in this dish. It's perfect for a cold night.
Chicken with Basil
This pasta dish is a main course! Brimming with chicken and aromatics in a tangy tomato sauce spiked with olives and basil, this meal is sure to satisfy.
Chicken with Peppers
The flavor of the slow cooked peppers combined with the chicken, tomatoes and other ingredients worked together this night just like they must have generations ago. Best of all, the leftovers were even better the next night.
Chicken with Whole Grain Mustard Cream Sauce
This recipe is very versatile. You can create new versions just by changing some of the ingredients while using the same cooking technique. I found I had to reduce the amount of crushed red pepper to make it edible for me and if it was up to my wife I would have left it out all together.
Coq au Vin Recipe
A French classic, this dish is simple to prepare and very economical. In years past, the farmer would make this meal with an old unproductive rooster. Today you can't find a rooster in the supermarket, young, old or unproductive. Instead, make this with a stewing hen or all dark meat, such as thighs and drumsticks.
Curry Chicken in a Clay Pot
If you have never tried cooking in a clay pot before, you may want to think about giving it a try. There are a lot of advantages including juicier meats and poultry, low fat cooking, and my favorite, one-pot-meals that make clean up easy.
Duck Breasts with Pomegranate Glaze Recipe
The richness of duck is nicely balanced by fruit sauces. In this recipe, a simple pomegranate reduction glazes perfectly cooked duck breasts. Easy enough to make for a weeknight dinner, this duck would be just as at home at a dinner party or a romantic dinner for two.
Egg Foo Young Recipe
Egg foo young is an American Chinese restaurant staple. Like many other common Chinese dishes it was invented in the US. However, egg foo young does have authentic Chinese underpinnings. It is a variant of an old Sichuan dish called Fu yung egg slices, a dish based on egg whites and pork.
Grilled or Roasted Cornish Game Hens
Did You Know Cornish Game Hens Are Young Chickens?My wife found this recipe in this past weekend’s Sunday’s New York Times Eating & Drinking section and decided we should give it a try. The recipe is called Grilled BBQ Cornish Game Hen, but I’m not sure where the BBQ part of the recipe is (and in our case we didn’t even get the grilling right because we ra...
How to Make and Wrap a Burrito
Let me start out by saying making burritos is something my kids love to do. They even like to make the tortilla you make a burrito with. I'm calling this a Kids Can Cook recipe because kids like them and kids like making them. I also like to call this a 'What's On Hand' recipe. Yes, there are some traditional ingredients that typically go into a burrito like black beans or rice but that doesn't mean you can use this dish to clean out the refrigerator.
Leftover Thanksgiving Day Turkey Chili Recipe
How to Make Great Turkey Chili from Thanksgiving Leftovers
I know how it is. You buy a huge bird, you roast it, you feast and then you stare in dismay at all of the leftovers. Mentally, you try and calculate how many turkey sandwiches you can eat before running for the hills. I am here to help with an unusual but innovative way to use up your leftovers in a hearty an...
Mango Mexican Chicken Recipe
A Recipe From One of My High School BuddiesOne of my best friends from high school contacted me and told me how his daughter Jen started a cooking blog at www.topateonyourplate.com and asked if I could call her to talk about her site. Jen is part time math teacher, full time mom and from what I see, a food blogger with a future. Her site Top Ate on Your Plate is...
Mexican Chicken Tostada
I say Mexican because there are tostadas from Puerto Rico, Cuba, Columbia and other countries all with their own traditions. In Spanish, tostada translates to toasted and the word can be used to describe a Mexican dish or the flat tortilla used to make the dish. Sometimes the tostada tortilla is a bowl but they are always made from corn and are toasted or deep fried.
Mexican Chilaquiles Recipe
Chilaquiles is a traditional Mexican dish and is a great way to use up leftovers. As such, there are many variations.
Mock Chicken Marsala Recipe
As one of the most popular and frequently requested recipes on my site, Chef Scott takes this classic Italian recipe and provides you a alcohol free version that should satisfy anyone who tries it.
Pan Roasted Chicken Recipe
This is more properly an oven-braise, but whatever you call it, it's very good. Use whatever chicken parts you have on hand, sear and then pour over a cooking sauce flavored with onion lemon and wine.
Pan Seared Duck Breast
This was one of the best duck dishes I've ever had. Seared wild duck breasts in a rich mushroom and wine sauce. Quick to make and a huge flavor payoff. This one is a keeper.
Quick Orzo Pilaf Recipe
I needed a quick meal the other night and I wanted to use up some left over roasted chicken from the night before. I was thinking risotto but I didn't have any in the pantry but I did find a box of San Giorgio orzo and thought this might work. The resulting meal was one the whole family enjoyed.
Roast Chicken with Herb Sauce
Classic Roast Chicken with Herb Sauce & A Salad of Bitter Greens
Adapted from Fine Cooking's May 1998 Issue
Roast chicken is one of those perfect meals that's good anytime of the year. Add some roasted potatoes and fresh seasonal vegetables and you have a meal fit for the fussiest eater. This recipe was adapted from an old copy of Fine Cooking, one of my f...
Roast Chicken with Tomatoes, Potatoes and Olives
These roast chicken breasts are redolent with garlic, rosemary and lemon. The addition of tomatoes, olives and potatoes make for a colorful and complete meal since your sides roast right along with the chicken. As a bonus, your meal is ready in much less time than it takes to roast a whole chicken. Enjoy!
Sauteed Chicken Breasts with Crab Meat
Pounding the breasts thinly allows them to cook quickly. The combination of crab and chicken is a nice play on surf and turf, and the whole recipe can be prepared in about half an hour. The addition of Hollandaise brings a silky richness to the meal.
Sauteed Chicken Breasts with Shallots and Garlic
Not only is this a delicious chicken recipe, it is great way to demonstrate the proper way to sauté. You will definitely want to read my article on How To Saute before you start this recipe. And once you know how to saute a chicken breast properly, you can create dozens of other meals just by changing the ingredients for the pan sauce.
This recipe requires you ...
Sauteed Chicken with Pan Sauce, Three Ways
On my last post, I showed you how to make a simple pan sauce at home with a link to my more detailed description and cooking tips for making delicious pan sauces. Today I want to show you how you can prepare three completely different pan sauces for the same chicken dish. It's easy and a great example of the importance of learning a technique versus following a recipe.
Sautéed Chicken with Tikka Masala Sauce
The Tikka Masala Sauce is from Maya Kaimal's line of products. She is an expert on Indian food and has appeared on Martha Stewart, the Food Network and the Today Show, and writes about Indian cooking for 'Saveur' and 'Food & Wine'.
Simple Roasted Chicken Thighs and Vegetables Recipe
"The Perfect Mid-Week Meal For Busy Homecooks"
In our house, this is one of those staples we'll prepare once or twice a month becuse it's so easy to make, provides a balanced meal and everyone enjoys it. It's also very adaptable and depending on what you have on hand, you can substitute ingredients to make it your own. We like chicken thighs but you could substitute ...
Venezuelan Coconut Chicken
My wife and I enjoyed this so much that we asked our friend Daniela to share her recipe. Ginger, coconut and onion makes a quick and flavorful sauce for cooking this chicken. This recipe couldn't be easier as you make the sauce in a blender.
What To Do With Very Little Leftover Roasted Chicken
So I decided to clean out the refrigerator a little and throw together a quick stir-fry with some spices and various vegetables that were on their last legs along with the leftover chicken. It was quick and easy and delicious too. Simple but tasty.