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Sunday Dinner: Simple Roasted Chicken Thighs with Pan Gravy

Sometimes there is nothing more satisfying than a simple roast chicken. It is festive and humble, rich and thrifty, all at the same time. And while I love it more than I can really express, roast chicken can be fussy, and inevitably – in roasting it whole – you are […]

Chicken Thighs in Mole

Mole Poblano is one of the great sauces of the world: a complex, warming, rich mixture of spices, fruit, chilis, and chocolate from Puebla in Central Mexico. It’s one of those sauces that is somehow more than the sum of its parts. This is remarkable in that most good moles […]

Simple Barbecued Chicken

This is essentially the barbecued chicken that I ate at least once a week, all summer, as a child. It is simple, fast, and while I am sure I complained about it at the time, it is a great balance of tangy, sweet, charred, and just a little bit spicy. […]

Chicken á la Creme

It’s suddenly gotten cold again across much of the U.S. We’re all stuck inside, and falling into a rut. Also everyone’s suddenly taken up making sourdough bread. So … this seems like a great time to post a dish that’s both a perfect cold weather warmer, feels sort of decadent, […]

Peruvian Style Chicken

Peruvian style chicken, or Pollo a la Brasa, is a wonder of simple flavors. Traditionally it’s rotisserie grilled over charcoal, and you can find prepared that way it in chicken joints all over the east and west coasts of the US. Once you’ve had it, particularly if you’ve somehow stumbled […]

Chicken Thigh Cacciatore

Chicken Cacciatore is one of those dishes you have probably had 100 times and have never actually heard its name. Or you’ve heard it’s name and it gives you dining hall related flashbacks. That is not this recipe. A simple Italian braise of tomatoes, herbs, wine, and peppers, Cacciatore has […]

Chicken Pastis

Given the state of my social media feeds and food sites the last few weeks, I should have written about sourdough bread baking instead of chicken. Folks would be flocking here. Get it? Flocking, you know, like chickens. I’ll be here all week folks. And the week after that, and […]