Dinner

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 […]

Wine Braised Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic

This dish is an evolution of the classic Duck with 40 cloves of garlic in which slow roasting converts the piquant garlic into a luxurious sweet sauce. However, instead of roasting, this is an open braise – and can even be a easy weeknight meal. Here, you simply brown the […]

Chicken Thigh Marsala

When I was very young, my father was pastor of a large church in a small town, one that’s now almost a suburb of Columbus, but that in the late 70’s was a small place with a small college, a big grain elevator, and a handful of factories. My parent’s […]

Buffalo Chicken Bites

I love chicken wings. I mean love. Unconditionally. Even bad chicken wings, while disappointing, are still chicken wings, and I love them. When good, they’re almost transcendent: crispy skin or coating, rich, juicy and tender meat, piquant sauces – seet, spicy, sour – all hing conveniently on the bone to […]

Chicken in Fish Sauce Caramel

To the uninitiated , Fish Sauce Caramel sounds like a 10-year old’s gross-out joke. It’s not. This Vietnamese sauce is one of the truly amazing flavor combinations  of the culinary world. Funky, sweet, rich, and satisfying, it has more in common with sweet soy sauce than ice cream toppings. In […]