Tag: Italian

Chicken thighs cooked with red wine, olives, mushrooms, figs, and garlic

I’ll be honest. This recipe came about when I was struggling to figure out what to make for dinner.  I scrounged in the fridge and cooked with what I had.  But I accidentally came up with something that mimics flavors used in Europe before the European conquest of the Americas.  […]

Chicken Thigh Florentine

This dish isn’t’ really Italian. I doubt my Italian readers will recognize it as … well, anything.  I doubt my Italian readers will recognize it as … anything.   This is a Florentine in the American sense – meaning something with spinach or a spinach sauce. It’s a take on an […]

Red Sauce Spaghetti and Chicken Thigh Meatballs

Wait, chicken thigh meatballs? You’re kidding, right?  No. I’m not. This is another in my series of “chicken thighs are a great stand in for other meats” recipes.  In this case, again, they’re standing in for pork.  Or maybe veal. Or both.   Italian American Spaghetti and Meatballs is classic comfort […]

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 […]

Sheet Pan Chicken Thighs with Grapes and Almonds

This simple preparation is a great dinner party dish because it is fast, it serves a crowd, and weirdly, it ends up being a stunning dish. Chicken thighs are roasted with garlic, thyme, shallots, red grapes, and whole almonds. The grapes collapse and burst to form a sweet and sour […]