Chicken Sausage “Pasta” (with zucchini noodles)

Some days you just need a quick lunch or dinner idea that doesn’t involve much cooking.  This was one of those days!  I try to keep a package or two of pre-cooked sausages in the refrigerator for this very reason.  Whole foods, and some supermarkets, have a good selection of gluten-free, pre-cooked chicken sausages.  Some… Continue reading Chicken Sausage “Pasta” (with zucchini noodles)

Bacon-wrapped Chicken Cordon Bleu

Ok, I had my doubts about posting this recipe because of this photo – let’s just say it reminds me of those photos of jack-o-lanterns spewing their insides out.  However, the kind Facebook followers of our blog thought it looked yummy, and who am I to argue with reason?  It was very yummy!  (Thanks in… Continue reading Bacon-wrapped Chicken Cordon Bleu

Grilled Lemon-Pepper Chicken Wings

In my humble opinion, chicken wings are good any time of the day or night.  You can have them as appetizers, set them out as party food, or make a complete meal of them for dinner.  If there are any leftover (rarely), I will eat them for breakfast!  We were having a craving for the… Continue reading Grilled Lemon-Pepper Chicken Wings

Lemon Garlic Chicken with Goat Cheese

Slightly modified from Barefoot Contessa’s Lemon Chicken Breast Our oven has been out of commission all week, so cooking has been a bit of a challenge.  We tried to grill as much as possible, but twice got soaked again in the thunderstorms that always pop up promptly at 6:30 pm (or whenever the grill has… Continue reading Lemon Garlic Chicken with Goat Cheese

Korean Honey-Sesame Chicken Skewers

Modified from: Barbecue! Bible by Steven Raichlen Yes, this is yet another post about meat on a stick.  We are just plain nuts about grilling meat on skewers (and there are those that would say we are just plain nuts, period).  I’m pretty fond of a good sweet-salty combination, which led me to the recipe… Continue reading Korean Honey-Sesame Chicken Skewers

Product Review: Bilinski’s All Natural Chicken Sausages

If you’re looking for a quick and easy dinner idea, these sausages could be just what you need!  I found these at Whole Food and picked them up to have on hand for one of those days you just don’t feel like cooking from scratch.  Whether it is a long day at work, you forget… Continue reading Product Review: Bilinski’s All Natural Chicken Sausages

Chicken Satay with Grilled Vegetables and Basil

Loosely adapted from MarthaStewart.com Grilling outdoors in 90+ temperatures is a little brutal, but this simple meal will get you back into the air conditioning in no time!  We wished that we had grilled twice as much chicken, it was so good.  The flavors from the marinade really come through, and the grilled vegetables with… Continue reading Chicken Satay with Grilled Vegetables and Basil

Chicken Paprikash

Sources: A mish-mash of recipes, including this from Simply Recipes and this from Cook’s Illustrated.  [Subscription required to view recipes at Cook’s Illustrated.] The last day of vacation is always a little bittersweet, especially when we are at our “forever house” in New Mexico and have to do a mind-shift to prepare to return to… Continue reading Chicken Paprikash

Perp-Walk Chicken

aka Grill-Roasted Chicken with Lemon, Garlic, and Fresh Herbs Saturday, May 21, 2011.  This date stands out for many reasons.  First, as I’m sure you heard, it was purported to be Judgment Day.  As 6 pm slid past uneventfully while we sipped Pinot Noir on our peaceful patio, with this chicken roasting away in the… Continue reading Perp-Walk Chicken

Chicken Stuffed with Brie and Walnuts – An Experiment

Back in the 80’s when I lived in Chapel Hill, NC, there was a restaurant called McCarthy’s Grill.  They served a stuffed chicken breast with a flavor that haunts me still, and I have absolutely no idea what was actually in it.  I remember walnuts, a mustard sauce, perhaps some kind of cheese.  This recipe… Continue reading Chicken Stuffed with Brie and Walnuts – An Experiment

Chicken Thighs with Spicy Mustard-Orange Sauce

Adapted from Bon Appetit via Epicurious “Orange Chicken”, as we call this at home, is an old favorite of ours because of the great sauce.  It combines the sweet, fresh flavors of orange juice and honey with the spiciness of grainy mustard, and a bit of chipotle pepper thrown in for warmth.  A good sauce… Continue reading Chicken Thighs with Spicy Mustard-Orange Sauce

Chicken Tagine with Lemons, Olives, and Thyme

Sources:  Flavors of Moroccoby Ghillie Basan and “A Classic” at 64 Sq Ft Kitchen James commented to me other day that I think about food like he thinks about music, and it’s true.  My idle thoughts are often reliving a scrumptious meal from the past, or leaping ahead to plan what morsels will next pass… Continue reading Chicken Tagine with Lemons, Olives, and Thyme

Thai Chicken Curry

I admit, I probably could have taken a better photo of our Thai Chicken Curry.  The recipe itself was truly stellar….we mmm’d and exclaimed during the entire meal, exalting the symphony of flavors and textures.  The next morning I dutifully wrote down the ingredients while they were fresh in my memory, then viewed the memory… Continue reading Thai Chicken Curry

Chicken with Herbed Goat Cheese

Do you remember the first thing you cooked for the love of your life?  You might have been a jangle of nerves, hoping to impress with your culinary skills.  You may have deliberated for days, wondering if you should attempt something exotic and extravagant, or instead, play it safe and go for the tried and… Continue reading Chicken with Herbed Goat Cheese