Skillet Chicken with Turmeric and Orange

1/4 medium onion, diced into 1/4 inch pieces 5 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon honey 2 teaspoons dried mint 3 garlic cloves, crushed or finely chopped 1 tablespoon grated orange zest (from about 2 large oranges) 1/4 cup orange juice 1 teaspoon ground turmeric 3/4 teaspoon fine sea salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1 pound… Continue reading Skillet Chicken with Turmeric and Orange

Cold Noodles With Sesame Sauce, Chicken, And Cucumbers

1 to 2 cups shredded cooked chicken or about 8 ounces boneless chicken breast 1 pound cucumber 12 ounces long pasta like linguine, or 16 ounces fresh Chinese egg noodles 2 tablespoons dark sesame oil 1/2 cup sesame paste (tahini) or peanut butter 2 tablespoons sugar 3 tablespoons soy sauce, or to taste 1 teaspoon… Continue reading Cold Noodles With Sesame Sauce, Chicken, And Cucumbers

Parmesan Chicken Breast With Tomato and Herb Salad

1 1/2 pounds ripe beefsteak or heirloom tomatoes, cut into wedges (or halved if small) 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved 1 tablespoon sherry or cider vinegar 1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus for seasoning 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, plus more for seasoning 6 ounces Parmesan 1 cup flour 2 large eggs, well beaten 4 skinless, boneless… Continue reading Parmesan Chicken Breast With Tomato and Herb Salad

Chicken Milanese With Tomato, Mozzarella and Basil Salad

1 1/2 pounds chicken cutlets, pounded 1/4-inch thick Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, as needed 2/3 cup plus 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 2/3 cup basil leaves 1 fat garlic clove, finely grated or minced 1 pound cherry or grape tomatoes, halved 8 ounces fresh mozzarella, cut into 1/2-inch pieces 1/2 cup all-purpose… Continue reading Chicken Milanese With Tomato, Mozzarella and Basil Salad

Skillet Meatballs With Peaches, Basil and Lime

1 1/2 tablespoons finely grated or minced fresh ginger 3 garlic cloves, grated or minced 1 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin, plus more for serving 1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt, plus more as needed 1 pound ground pork (or turkey or chicken, or vegan meat) 1/3 cup panko or other plain bread crumbs 3 tablespoons finely… Continue reading Skillet Meatballs With Peaches, Basil and Lime

Easy Kung Pao Chicken

1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch chunks 3 tablespoons soy sauce 2 teaspoons cornstarch Salt and ground black or Sichuan pepper 1 1/2 tablespoons Chinkiang (black) vinegar or balsamic vinegar 2 teaspoons sugar 1/4 cup neutral oil, such as grapeseed 1/2 cup small dried red chiles (15 grams; see Tip) Mix the… Continue reading Easy Kung Pao Chicken

Vietnamese Noodles with Lemongrass Chicken

Chicken and Marinade: 1 1/2 chicken thigh fillets, skinless and boneless or breast (or pork, beef or any seafood) 1 stalk lemongrass, white part only, bruised them sliced into pieces easy to pick out later (Note 1) 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped or minced 2 tbsp lime juice 2 tbsp fish sauce (Note 2) 1… Continue reading Vietnamese Noodles with Lemongrass Chicken

Quick Red Turkey Chili with Chipotles

3 tablespoons olive oil 1 large white onion, diced 1 (28-ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes Salt 2 tablespoons chili powder 1 pound ground turkey 1 (7-ounce) can chipotle peppers in adobo sauce Shredded extra-sharp Cheddar, sour cream and whole cilantro leaves, for serving (optional) In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat the oil over… Continue reading Quick Red Turkey Chili with Chipotles

Pittsburgh Steak Salad

Iceberg or romaine lettuce (or a mix) Shredded carrots Shredded mozzarella Shredded cheddar Sliced hard cooked eggs Sliced cucumber Sliced grape or cherry tomatoes Grilled steak, sliced very thin Crispy hot French fries Dressing (see notes) Layer the lettuce, carrots, and cheeses in that order. Put the eggs, cucumbers, and tomatoes along the sides. Top… Continue reading Pittsburgh Steak Salad

Posole Verde

8 oz pasta (linguini, spaghetti or angel hair ) 1/2 an onion- diced 8 garlic cloves, rough chopped 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 lbs juicy ripe tomatoes, diced (about 6 cups chopped, save juices) 1/4 cup splash vermouth, red wine or white wine 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon fresh cracked pepper 15–20 basil leaves,… Continue reading Posole Verde

Grilled Chicken Caprese

4–6 x 6-8-ounce Chicken Breasts 1 tablespoon olive oil, or more to coat 3/4– 1 teaspoon salt 3/4 teaspoon pepper 1 teaspoon granulated garlic powder ( or 2 garlic cloves, finely minced) 1 tablespoon lemon zest 1 tablespoon fresh thyme ( or 1 teaspoon dried) or sub oregano 6 ounces fresh mozzarella ball (or sub… Continue reading Grilled Chicken Caprese

Grilled Chicken Breasts

1 1/2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts (4-5 small-ish breasts) or boneless, skinless chicken thighs (6-8 pieces- see notes.) Grilled Chicken Marinade: 2 tablespoons fresh oregano, rosemary, thyme, or sage, finely chopped (or use a combo) zest from one medium lemon (2 tablespoons) and save the lemon for grilling/ juicing. 1 tablespoon granulated garlic, or… Continue reading Grilled Chicken Breasts

Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad

2/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil 4 salt-cured anchovies, rinsed and dried 1/2 cup lemon juice 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 pounds skinless and boneless chicken breasts 2 hard-cooked eggs 1/4 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano Salt and ground black pepper to taste 2 heads romaine lettuce 4 slices whole-grain bread, without crusts Place 2… Continue reading Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad

Chicken Salad With Balsamic Dressing

FOR THE CHICKEN: 1 4-pound chicken (or a store-bought rotisserie chicken, in which case skip to the dressing below) 1 1/2 tablespoons salt 1/2 bunch fresh thyme 1 lemon, quartered 2 cloves garlic, peeled 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon ground black pepper FOR THE DRESSING: 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 1/4 cup Dijon mustard… Continue reading Chicken Salad With Balsamic Dressing

Pressure Cooker Japanese Curry

3 onions 1 1/2 carrots 3 Yukon gold potatoes (Tip: Russet potatoes would break down too easily) 2 cloves garlic 1 tsp ginger 1 1/2 boneless, skinless chicken thighs (you can also use pork or beef chuck roast; don’t use beef stew meat as it won’t get tender) 1/8 tsp kosher salt (Diamond Crystal; use… Continue reading Pressure Cooker Japanese Curry

Japanese Chicken Curry

1 1/4 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs 1/4 tsp kosher salt (Diamond Crystal; use half for table salt) (lightly season or skip if you’re using store-bought curry roux) freshly ground black pepper 2 carrots 2 onions 3 Yukon gold potatoes 1 knob ginger (you will need 1 tsp grated ginger) 2 cloves garlic 1/2 apple… Continue reading Japanese Chicken Curry

Reunion Coconut Chicken Curry

A fresh chicken. Whole or in pieces. 1 to 1.5 kg. 6 cloves of garlic 3 medium onions (150 g approximately) One or two tomatoes (100 g approximately) A piece of ginger, about half an inch (optional) A branch of thyme 1 level teaspoon of turmeric 1/2 teaspoon of Salt 1/2 teaspoon of Ground Pepper… Continue reading Reunion Coconut Chicken Curry

Garlic Chicken Bites

3 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 7 ounces each), cut into 1- to 1 1/2-inch cubes 2 tablespoons Wondra flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon chopped garlic 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 medium lemon, quartered Dry the chicken… Continue reading Garlic Chicken Bites