Taco Casserole

Sigh. I miss the one that used to come in a blue box. And one day, it just disappeared, and I have missed it ever since. I’m not a “box” kind of cook, but I have spent a good amount of time over the past 15 years trying to recreate that Taco Casserole — with […]

Chicken Fajitas with Crunchy Lime Cabbage and Avocado

Makes 6 servings 6 tablespoons olive oil, divided, plus additional for griddle 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 tablespoon chili powder 2 pounds skinless boneless chicken breast halves, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick slices 1 large red bell pepper, cut into 3/4-inch-thick strips 1 large red onion, halved, sliced lengthwise 3 cups thinly sliced red cabbage 2 […]

Chicken with Roasted Lemons, Green Olives, and Capers

Roasted Lemons 12 thin lemon slices (from 2 lemons) Olive oil Chicken 4 large skinless boneless chicken breast halves All purpose flour 5 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 cup sliced pitted green Sicilian olives or other brine-cured green olives 2 tablespoons drained capers 1 1/2 cups chicken stock or canned low-salt chicken broth 1/4 cup (1/2 […]

Zuni Cafe Roast Chicken with Bread Salad

This just LOOKS like a law-haw-hawng recipe — but it’s absolutely the best roast chicken I’ve EVER had — SO worth the time — SO MAKE THIS!! My brother Mark is a master at this recipe and has adapted it to the barbecue for outdoor cooking which solves the need to have a super clean […]

Oven-Crisped Chicken with Maple Vinegar Sauce

Sauce: 2 T. butter ¼ c. chopped shallots ½ t. cracked black pepper ¼ t. nutmeg 1/3 c. cider vinegar 1/3 c. maple syrup Melt Butter in a sauté pan. Add shallots and cook until translucent. Add pepper and nutmeg. Add vinegar, then bring to a boil. Add maple syrup, and return sauce to a […]

Maple and Walnut Chicken

6 servings 1 c. walnuts, toasted 1 2/3 c. fresh breadcrumbs made from French bread 1 ½ t. chopped fresh sage 3 T. butter, melted 5 T. pure maple syrup, divided 3 ½ c. low-salt chicken broth 4 fresh sage sprigs 4 fresh thyme sprigs 1 T. olive oil 6 skinless boneless chicken breast halves […]

Crispy Chicken Medallions with Three Mustard Sauce

Serves 6 6 boneless and skinless chicken breasts 1 cup flour 4 eggs, whisked until smooth 2 cups panko (Japanese flaky breadcrumbs — available in the Asian section of most supermarkets) 1 T. chopped fresh thyme (I use lemon thyme when I can get it) 1 T. olive oil 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 shallot, […]

Spanish Smoked Paprika Wings

2 t. ground cumin 1 t. granulated garlic 1 t. dried marjoram, crushed 1 t. Spanish smoked paprika 1 t. salt 2 lbs. chicken wing pieces 2 T. olive oil 1. Preheat the oven to 425. 2. Mix together the cumin, garlic, marjoram, paprika, and salt in a small bowl. Rinse the chicken pieces and […]

Butterflied Chicken with Thyme, Lemon and Garlic

4 servings Ingredients 1/2 cup canola oil 2 tablespoons, plus 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh garlic, salt made a paste 2 tablespoons, plus 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh thyme leaves 2 tablespoons grated lemon zest 1 tablespoon chopped onion Pinch crushed red pepper flakes 1 (3-pound) whole chicken, butterflied Salt and freshly ground black pepper […]

Chicken Stroganoff with Mushrooms, Sherry and Sage

4 t. Extra-virgin olive oil 1 8 oz package sliced cremini (baby Bella) mushrooms Kosher salt 1 shallot, finely chopped 2 T. finely chopped fresh sage Freshly ground black pepper 1 ¾ lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs (5 or 6), trimmed of excess fat and cut into 1 ½ to 2 inch pieces (I use […]