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Boneless, Dinner, Mediterranean, Stove Top

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 […]

Bone-In, Dinner

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 […]

Boneless, Chinese, Fried Chicken

Sesame Chicken

Sesame Chicken is one of those “you know it’s wrong, but it’s so right” classic take out dishes. The snob in you says: It’s junk. It lacks sophistication. It’s not authentic. You crave it. it’s the perfect American Chinese dish. It’s sweet and crunchy. Salty with soy sauce and a […]

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Mafé Style Chicken Thigh Stew

Mafé or Groundnut Stew originates in West Africa.  It’s a spicy stew with a list of ingredients that would be incongruous, if something similar didn’t exist in many other cultures.  Ground nuts, a pungent salty fermented  sauce,  and a spicy kick come together in the same way they do in […]

Boneless, Dinner

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 […]

Boneless, Fried Chicken

Indian Spiced Fried Chicken

I’ve been taking a little break. I needed it. Who doesn’t these days. But I’ve been cooking. I made my Buttermilk Chicken Sandwich for my brother and his family – the first (carefully distanced, lots of COVID-19 testing) family visit since March. And I have been cooking and developing new […]

Grilled

Holiday Weekend Grilling Recipes

Planning ahead for the socially distanced holiday weekend? Here’re a few easy and tasty grilled chicken thigh recipes that can please an appropriately small, socially distanced, responsibly masked crowd. Or just you. Whatever you want. Smoked Chicken With Alabama Style White BBQ Sauce Jerk Chicken Thighs Simple Barbecued Chicken Peruvian […]