Dinner

Stroganoff Style Mushroom Chicken

Hi. While you’re here, check out my other food project – The Weekly Menu. Stroganoff might be one of those dishes you associate with a steam table, or 1950’s convenience  foods – but I love the stuff.  To be honest, I like almost any dish loaded with sour cream.  Chili?  […]

Chicken Thigh Nuggets

Welcome to The Chicken Thigh Guy.While you’re here, check out my other project – The Weekly Menu. Anyone who says they don’t love chicken nuggets is probably lying. You can find vegetarian nuggets, nuggets tossed in sauce, nuggets on sandwiches, and any big sporting event there’s probably a tray of […]

Chicken and Noodles

My friends from certain parts of Pennsylvania would call this “Chicken and Dumplings” but to me, and to most everyone I grew up with that’s a different dish altogether. This chicken and noodles. It’s thicker than chicken noodle soup, and a staple of festivals, carnivals, town picnics, and state fairs […]

Fiery Hot Pepper Chicken

I love heat. Ripping hot Thai salads, numbing Ma La dishes from China, fiery salsas, dishes from the southern Indian subcontinent that make you sweat. I know not everyone agrees with my tates, and some of you won’t be interested in what’s essentially a fiery hot take on the classic […]

Cream of Chicken Soup

Canned cream of chicken soup – in that red and white can, of course – was my go-to lunch as a kid. Honestly, I don’t know why. Something about the combination of creamy and chicken broth made me happy. I also sort of hated Tomato soup at the time and […]

Chicken Paprikash

If it is possible for a city to have a national dish, then chicken paprikash is the national dish of Cleveland. You will find it in diners, at church potlucks, on your grandmother’s table, even ladled over fries at a bar. In Cleveland, paprikash freed itself of its Eastern European […]

Super Crunchy Spicy Baked Chicken

It’s not all fancy french recipes here. I mean, there are a lot. I like fancy french things. Fussy little pickles and rich spreads made from unspeakable parts of the animal, tasty pastries and bread, and wine. Did I mention wine? Now that i’ve got you thinking about delicious french […]

Ce N’est Pas un Coq au Vin

The classic French coq au vin is prepared with an old rooster, that is tough but full of flavor when cooked properly. This is not coq au vin. An old rooster is essentially impossible to come by in an American market, and if you happen to live on a farm, […]

Two Pozoles

I was in High School when I first encountered Pozole. Shortly after my Grandmother died, my whole family spent the holidays in Tucson, where my father grew up. Though I’d been exposed to Mexican foods my whole life, my mother and local restaurants had made do with what was available […]

Rustic Chicken Thigh Pozole

Note: This is one of two chicken pozole recipes I’m posting this week. For more about the recipes, their origins, and to see the other more refined recipes, click here. This is a dish I taught myself in high school, possibly a heresy, a recipe I either dug out of […]