30 posts tagged Chicken

Chicken, Bacon & Cannellini Bean Chowder

This week has been a bit of a bust in our household. I've been sick since last Tuesday/Wednesday, and just when I'm finally feeling a bit better, poor W has come down with the same icky cold that started my sinus infection and bronchitis. So, last night I was in a total comfort food mode and wanted to channel this Tiger vs. Dragon Soup from Aarti's (yes, the Food Network's Star's former blog, Aartilla the Fun that I made a few weeks ago). But, I wanted it to taste more homey and rich, so based it on a chicken and cannellini bean soup I had made in the past, with the addition of some bacon . . . and some creamed corn. The creamed corn gives it a delightfully sweet touch that contrasts nicely with the savory comforting richness of chicken paired with bacon. I'm feeling better now. But, I'll probably have to make a new batch to get W through his sickness. Bless his heart. <3 Continue Reading

Orange-Maple Glazed Chicken Thighs

It's Super Bowl week, and there has been an overwhelming smell of apathy in the air for the upcoming game. Compounding the lack of any real excitement coming from surrounding Cowboys fans, we have had some incredibly treacherous weather here in the Dallas area recently. Beginning on Tuesday morning with an ice storm that shut down the entire city coating each and every street along my commute with slippery sheets of ice. The temperature has not ventured above freezing since Monday, so the ice has stuck around, much to my (and my boss') chagrin. Last night, we were rewarded with another 6"-8" of snow on top of that inch of ice. As a native Las Vegan living in the South, let's just say that this is exactly why I DIDN'T move to Chicago when I had the opportunity. Needless to say, I've become a bit stir crazy, and we decided to break out the camera equipment, lights, and "fancy" dishes for a dinner photo shoot. This recipe was a delicious combination of sweet and savory, and when I suggest using real maple syrup, I'm using grade A medium amber maple syrup. No Mrs. Butterworth's, please. The chicken was moist and tender. I left the skin on the thighs, and after broiling with a nice amount of seasoning, added a lovely crispy texture to the rest of the meal. This is a definite "make again", and after serving with some very simple steamed broccoli, the sauce makes plain old broccoli a delicious veggie that your kids might even happily eat! Continue Reading

Chicken Peanut Stew

Looking back through my past (most recent) posts, it's clear I need to make some apologies to you, dear Reader. Or excuses. Whatever you really want to call them, I haven't been adding content at a pace I'm happy with, so I wanted to make sure I submitted something before we made it through October with nary a new recipe. It seems like this year is just flying by, and with the cooler weather approaching, I'll be much more likely to spend a Sunday cooking and photographing dinner. Continue Reading

Balsamic Vegetable Risotto with Pan-Fried Chicken Sausage

Since returning from our vacation last month, I haven't really been incredibly motivated to cook. But, now that we've been home for a few weeks, the creativity is starting to return. As we haven't had risotto in a while, I decided to empty the pantry one night by making a dish that included leeks, carrots, and peas and tie it all together with some saffron and good quality balsamic vinegar. Pairing the risotto with some chicken sausages makes for a nice homey weeknight meal. Continue Reading

Chicken and Leek Stroganoff

I generally don't tend to work my way through a cookbook, but it really feels like that's what I'm doing with Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution. I assure you, this is not intentional. It was not planned. But, I simply can't put down this book. This collection of recipes seems to be inspiring me to cook something different every. single. night. Despite having a stomach bug for the last 3 nights, I have been inspired to cook these dishes because frankly, they're just so easy and quick! The Chicken and Leek Stroganoff had my husband exhibiting some skepticism when I suggested it, but because it only took 19 minutes or there-abouts start to finish, I think he was sold because I didn't spend all night in the kitchen. I liked this one! Continue Reading