Category — Chicken + Poultry Recipes

{secret chef tips} Here Is All The Thanksgiving Advice I Have to Offer

It probably won’t surprise you to hear that a lot of people ask me for advice about cooking Thanksgiving dinner. But why keep it to my inner circle? Here, in pretty much random order, are the resources, advice, and tips I have to make your Thanksgiving cooking successful!


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November 18, 2016   4 Comments

{recipe} Kung Pao Chicken & Broccoli

For the past couple of years, I have noticed that this recipe has become a pretty regular weeknight go-to, especially when I’m pressed for time. It is quick to put together and cooks up in less than 10 minutes, and it’s just what I want from homemade Chinese comfort food: a little sweet, a little spicy, a little salty, with a rich brown sauce. Throw some rice on the stove or into the rice cooker, and you’re good to go.

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June 26, 2015   2 Comments

{recipe} Creamy Coconut Cumin Chicken

Whenever I need to throw dinner together using things I have around, it often comes out as something like this: a comforting, creamy, spiced-up, coconut milk-based sauce with something in it. Often, it’s chicken–and usually some chickpeas or lentils. I also tend to add finely chopped nuts for flavor, texture, and health.

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August 25, 2014   1 Comment

{recipe} Slow Cooker Honey Soy Chicken

I am in Shanghai right now, and while I usually don’t write while on vacation, the jet lag has me up at odd hours with not much else to do. I was also eager to share this recipe because it was just too tasty not to write up as soon as possible. I have been trying to experiment with crockpot recipes to build up a repertoire of go-to slow cooker dishes, and this one is definitely going in the permanent rotation!


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December 27, 2013   7 Comments

{recipe} Broiled Buffalo Wings

I never liked Buffalo wings that much, but then I married a guy who can’t get enough of them. Tired of paying 10 bucks for a plate of what were clearly frozen Costco wings dressed up on a restaurant plate, I decided it was time to try and make my own. And boy, am I glad I did.

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October 9, 2013   No Comments

{recipe} Easy, Cheesy Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Several people have asked me for this recipe, and in the past I have demurred, because I didn’t want them to know my secret: that it’s so easy and requires essentially no cooking skills. It almost feels like you’re cheating when you serve this for dinner. But I can’t keep it under wraps any longer.


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July 8, 2013   No Comments

{recipe} Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

It’s 6:30, you have dinner guests are arriving in less than an hour, and all you have in the fridge are some boneless skinless chicken breasts and a head of lettuce. There are legos all over the living room floor and the toddler still needs to be changed, fed, and bathed. What do you do?

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June 13, 2013   2 Comments

{recipe} Peppery Chicken Teriyaki Tacos with Snap Pea Slaw

I am going through another one of those phases where I decide to count calories and eat healthier. They usually pass after a few months, but while in the thick of them I tend to come up with some pretty creative low-calorie recipes. Hence these teriyaki tacos (teriyacos?) with a crunchy snap pea and scallion slaw.


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May 13, 2013   6 Comments

{recipe} Hot, Melty Buffalo Chicken Dip

My friend Christen has excellent taste in everything – decor, wine, food, clothes, and so forth. So when she tells me something is good, I tend to believe her. In this case, I was extremely skeptical. Hot Buffalo chicken dip? Seriously? It sounds like a Midwestern mayonnaise nightmare. But as I mentioned, the woman has great taste- and she was totally right. This stuff is really delicious.

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February 28, 2013   No Comments

{recipe} Sweet and Sour Indian Chicken

My mom often made this dish for company when I was growing up. In a big pretty bowl, over a bed of fragrant basmati rice, it looks beautiful and impressive despite being pretty easy to make. It sort of gives off the impression that you’ve been cooking all day, when in reality, you can cook the whole dinner from start to finish in less than an hour.


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February 1, 2013   No Comments