When you are in a hurry, do not overlook salad. It can be a main dish. Thinly sliced chicken breast can be coated with egg or milk, and rolled in crushed almonds, or breadcrumbs mixed with grated parmesan and oregano, salt and pepper and baked for about 20 minutes in a 400F oven. It can then be served over a salad for a very hearty meal.
Category Archives: chicken
Tacos make for a quick meal when you are on the run. We made these in under 25 minutes. The best thing about them is that each individual can adjust them to suit their personal tastes.
Nothing says comfort food so well as a chicken stew with dumplings floating in it. Coming home after a long day at work, it really hits the spot. It takes about an hour to make, but is worth it.
This is an easy chicken noodle recipe. It’s my version of chicken lo mein. It’s fairly quick to make, especially if you have 2 woks.
2 chicken breasts, cubed
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon sesame oil
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tsp grated fresh ginger
2 teaspoons grated or crushed garlic
Combine the above in a bowl and set aside. if the honey is a bit thick, warm it for a few seconds, and it will be easier to work with.
I remember nights when I would finish work, and dash into the grocery store and stare at the meat until something sort of leaped out and said “buy me”. Then I’d rack my brains trying to think of what to do with it. When my mind would go:
hamburger= chili, meatloaf, shepherd’s pie, tortillas
chicken breast= fried chicken, chicken burger, souvlaki, soup
Soup! Aha! Grab a couple of chicken breast halves, a couple cans of chicken broth, I have onions and vegetables at home, grab some nice bread if I don’t want to make biscuits….okay, I’m set.
This is one of my all-time favourite meals. It is fast food the way fast food should be- yummy and portable. The amount listed will feed two adults, and possibly one child, depending on appetite.
I love chicken curry made with coconut milk. My husband prefers to make curry with tomatoes, but I prefer the slightly sweeter taste from the coconut milk. We like both, but tend to lean in opposite directions:)
One of the nice things about cooking a whole chicken is that it provides leftovers that can be turned into sandwiches, soup, casseroles, curries…or just have cold chicken and salad. There are many recipes using leftover chicken, and today I decided to make a chicken pot pie.
Flattened chicken, aka spatchcocked chicken is a great way to cook a chicken in a hurry. Using a cleaver, or kitchen shears, cut the backbone apart, and spread the chicken on a cutting board.Press down on the breast to flatten it, or cut the breastbone, whichever is easiest. The chicken in the picture is not huge (about 2.5 pounds) and took about 45 minutes to cook on the barbecue.
There are several quick chicken drumstick recipes, so I thought I would make one of them for supper tonight. Drumsticks are dark meat, so they are a little more
moist and flavourful than the breast. They are also, usually, quite a bit less expensive than other parts of a chicken…so meals made with them tend to be more economical.