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Bone-In, Dinner, Stew

Braised Chicken Thighs with Chickpeas and Greens

This simple chicken braise is a perfect storm of ‘it’ ingredients, but it is also a delicious Mediterranean-style dish. It’s as at home on a sunny summer evening as on a cold winter day and, along with a hunk of crusty bread and some good quality oil, could be a […]

Bone-In, Oven Braised Dishes, Rice

Arroz con Pollo

Arroz con pollo means rice with chicken, but that simple name does not come close to explaining the wonder that is this one dish meal. Chicken, rice, and flavorful broth all slowly cooked together to make a hearty dish that is practically a homey, rustic take on paella. There are […]

Bone-In, Dinner, Soup, Stove Top

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, […]

Bone-In, Dinner, French Cooking

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 […]

Boneless, Dinner, Fried Chicken, Snacks

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 […]

Bone-In, Mexican, Stove Top

Chicken Tinga Tacos

When I was kid, we ate Mexican food every Friday night. That was sort of unusual for a midwestern family in the 70s and 80’s.  But my dad grew up in southern Arizona, and after they were married, my mom learned to cook the dishes he remembered from home. Mom […]