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

Latin Roast Chicken

Latin Roast Chicken

I brought home one of those whole chickens from the supermarket and wasn’t quite sure what I was going to do with. We love roasted chicken but sometimes the flavor is just blah…so I mixed up some great spices to marinate it and arranged it on some Rustic French Bread slices in a cast iron skillet…into the oven it went…and out came a mouth-watering flavorful Latin Roast Chicken…it can’t get any better than that! Continue reading

Castilian Chicken

Castilian Chicken/Fabulous Fare Sisters

Castilian Chicken/Fabulous Fare Sisters

This is one of those chicken recipes that doesn’t ‘look’ good but tastes so yummy! It’s a rustic Spanish dish from the Castile and León regions where poultry stews and the addition of almond paste are very popular. Braised in white wine until the chicken is so tender it almost melts in your mouth and served over mashed potatoes or rice so that all the tasty broth is enjoyed… Continue reading

Chicken Mole Poblano

Chicken Mole Poblano

Mole Poblano is an ‘old fashioned’ Mexican sauce that goes way, way back. It’s not as popular as it once was (so I’m told) and I’m not sure why…because it’s truly a great sauce! The combination of the heat of chipotle pepper and the sweetness of chocolate is perfect together. I usually serve my Chicken Mole Poblano with a delicious Coconut Rice. Give it a go – I think you’ll be surprised not only with how easy it is to make, but how truly flavorful this sauce really is! Continue reading

Mediterranean Rubbed Chicken

Mediterranean Rubbed Chicken

This week I have the privilege of co-hosting Fiesta Friday with Loretta of The Safari of the Mind. Loretta and I are thrilled to join Angie’s wonderful Party! Fiesta Friday is a great way for fellow bloggers and visitors to check out new and interesting posts and add their own posts into the mix. I welcome all of you to join in the fun by clicking on the link at the bottom of today’s post or linking directly to Fiesta Friday #120. Loretta and I will be visiting all participating posts as this week’s Fiesta Friday representatives and features selectors. Let’s have some fun!

Today’s Mediterranean Rubbed Chicken is a flavorful addition to the Fiesta Friday party! Crushed fennel and cloves are combined with sweet brown sugar and savory onion, garlic & cumin and rubbed all over chicken breasts, thighs, drums and wings…then grilled to perfection. So much flavor…you’re going to love these! Continue reading

Turkey Thigh Cacciatore

When I saw these beautiful large turkey thighs I couldn’t help but think… ‘Cool, I bet these would make a great Cacciatore. And sure enough, they did. Delicious in fact. I have two secret ingredients that I add in my Cacciatore and I am going to share them with you today. This is a great dish to make for a crowd. You can prepare it ahead and let the oven do the rest. I love making meals that allow me to enjoy my guests. So if you are making it for a crowd use a cut-up chicken or chicken thighs instead. You will also want to cut the time by about 30 minutes as the turkey thighs are very large by comparison. Enjoy!    Continue reading