Lemongrass Chicken Salad

Lemongrass is usually associated with Thai food and it’s got a great flavor. For this dish I marinate the chicken in a lemongrass mixture and then lightly bread it in Panko crumbs – pop it in the oven and it’s done in a jiffy. The salad is prepped while the chicken cooks and the end result is a yummy Lemongrass Chicken Salad… Continue reading

Chicken Ragù

On busy days I love to use my Slow-Cooker to get dinner done with ease…This hearty Chicken Ragù cooks all day, making the whole house smell wonderful…then by suppertime it’s served over a bowl of penne or your favorite pasta and sprinkled with freshly shaved Parmesan… So easy and so delicious…perfect meal to serve for tomorrow’s Halloween! Continue reading

Lemon-Garlic Chicken Thighs with Tzatziki Sauce

This is one of those delicious Greek-style dinners that’s sure to please…what’s not to love about juicy chicken thighs marinated in a lemon-garlic sauce? Braised in that same lemon-garlic sauce along with fresh zucchini and then grilled for the final minute or two to give them those beautiful grill marks – brushing them with the sauce along the way…then topping it all with a cool Taztziki Sauce…tasty perfection! Continue reading

Eggplant & Chicken Tajine

A Tajine is an earthenware pot which is used in many Mediterranean slow-cooked, savory dishes. The Mediterranean diet is touted as a very healthy diet… I try to incorporate this type of meal into our menu at least once a month… slowly introducing the different flavors without too much fanfare…and so far everyone seems to enjoy each dish! On today’s menu is an Eggplant & Chicken dish that is so healthy and delicious – if you don’t have a Tajine simply use an oval shallow casserole dish… Continue reading

Perky ‘Paella’

Perky 'Paella'

Paella is a wonderful rice dish that originated in Valencia Spain. It is a flavorful combination of ingredients cooked in a ‘Paella pan’ which is a round shallow pan with side handles. There are actually many types of Paella including Valencian, vegetarian, seafood and mixed.  Today’s ‘Paella’ is a mixed, free-style version in which I used Spanish chorizo, boneless chicken thighs, large shrimp and a combination of jasmine rice and fine egg white noodles along with saffron and other spices. This is the perfect meal to cook as a couple…grab a bottle of your favorite wine…I recommend a Spanish Rioja…pour a glass and share the stove! Continue reading

Poulet Poêlon

Poulet Poêlon
Poulet Poêlon means Chicken Casserole in French. This recipe is a simple ragoût prepared with chicken thighs & potatoes simmered in a rosemary-thyme & wine flavored broth and topped with crispy bacon. It’s a hearty meal – great for any weekday! And it’s one pot ease… Continue reading