Mar19

Chicken Enchiladas with Chipotle Sour Cream Sauce

I’ve never liked chicken enchiladas very much in Tex-Mex restaurants. The filling is mushy, the sauce is bland, and they can be a bit on the soggy side.  So, when I was thinking of recipes I could make for dinner a few nights back I wondered if I could make a chicken enchilada that I actually enjoyed.  I like a challenge so I set to work. The first change I made was to the chicken itself.  Most recipes call for shredded chicken,...

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Jan18

Orange Chicken with Fried Rice

Growing up I despised what I knew as Chinese food. What we always got was greasy, over breaded, over sauced American take-out Chinese food.  It was terrible.  This aversion became a fairly serious problem for me when I was first invited over to my future mother-in-law’s house for dinner.  She is from Taiwan and was going to make us home-cooked Chinese food for dinner.  I was distraught.  I hated Chinese food, but I did not want...

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Sep04

Mushroom, Bacon and Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Would you believe me if I told you stuffed chicken was something you could make during the week?   I would not have believed you until now.  This is the perfect make ahead dinner, just get the chicken breasts stuffed and trussed and stash in the fridge for dinner up to two days ahead.  If you are like me, and you do not plan ahead that well, this dish is also easy to make from start to finish.      The best part of this dish is how...

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Apr22

Chicken Tenders

Where I come from there is a saying.  Everything is better deep fried.  While I do not subscribe to the idea that EVERYTHING is better deep fried, I do know that the humble chicken breast is very tasty deep fried.  Very, very tasty indeed! My mom taught me to deep fry a few months after she deemed me ready to start cooking on my own, sometime around my 13 birthday.  With the exception of cookies, I was not allowed to do more than...

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Mar30

Chicken Tikka Masala

  I have been craving Indian food lately and it has been an excellent opportunity to try out some new recipes and dig out some old favorites.  It has been an adventure, trying different blends of spices, different cooking techniques, and working out what I like and what needs tweaking. Chicken tikka masala is one of my favorite dishes to order at Indian restaurants.  When I try a new place I order the chicken tikka masala and use it...

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