Dinner

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 Piccata

I’m sticking with the ’70s dinner party classics right now, mostly because they’re also almost pantry classics. Easy meals that don’t require a lot in the way of ingredients, or that feature something you may have found in the back of your fridge while … foraging during Social Distancing? Chicken […]

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 […]

Kung Pao Chicken with Spring Asparagus

I’ve mentioned in previous posts that chicken thigh can stand in for pork. It’s hearty, and rich. Chicken thighs’ deep flavor truly lends itself to preparations like the classic Kung Pao – even though that dish is often made with diced chicken breast. This recipe is relatively quick and is […]

Chicken Noodle Soup

To quote some internet wag with a quicker wit than mine: This week has been one hell of a year. Grocery stores have bare shelves, the news is frightening, and the whole world is basically holding its breath. In uncertain times, I want something comforting and familiar. Something warm, satisfying, […]

Chicken Thigh Piperade

Chicken Piperade originates in the Pays Basque, the predominantly Basque region of Southwestern France, whose culture straddles the border between France and Spain. The flavors and preparations are at once French, Spanish, and of course, Basque. This simple combination of dried hot pepper, red onions, fresh sweet peppers, and tomatoes […]