Ten-Minute Tandoori Chicken

I don’t have a tandoor oven but I’ve found this is a good way to replicate the traditional Indian dish at home.  I’m calling it ten-minute-tandoori because that’s all the time it will take (or less!) to mix your spices into an overnight marinade for your chicken and pop it into the oven the next day. The chicken will have awesome flavor from the yogurt and blend of spices. … Continue reading Ten-Minute Tandoori Chicken

Artichoke-Basil Chicken and Broccolini

This is a great recipe if you’re tired of pesto but have a garden full of basil.  (That said, if pesto is your thing check out these recipes.) This simple weeknight dinner will take you less than 20 minutes from start to finish.  All you need to do is sauté the chicken, toss it in a quick pan sauce and stir in some flavorful artichoke hearts and sweet basil. … Continue reading Artichoke-Basil Chicken and Broccolini

Takeout Fakeout Kung Pao Chicken

My “fakeout takeout” recipes like Crockpot Cashew Chicken and Sesame Chicken are some of my most popular posts so I’ve got a new one for you today! Today’s recipe is an addictively delicious way to make chicken and vegetables thanks to the combo of salty, sweet and spicy flavors.  I used a big wok to stir fry everything but a regular pan will work just fine too. … Continue reading Takeout Fakeout Kung Pao Chicken

Super Simple (Light on the Mayo) Chicken Salad

I’m not a big fan of mayo so I’m always skeptical of chicken salad and the like but this version (inspired by the ever popular Foster’s Market Tarragon Chicken Salad) is delicious and perfectly light on the mayo. It has grapes and apples for sweetness, pecans and celery for crunch and a creamy chive dressing to top everything off.  It will keep well for several days, so … Continue reading Super Simple (Light on the Mayo) Chicken Salad

Balsamic Chicken Caprese with Roasted Tomatoes

When fresh tomatoes and basil pop up in the grocery store and at the farmers market, I can’t resist the lure of a caprese salad.  This recipe makes the caprese more than a salad with the addition of chicken and the flavor of balsamic vinegar.   Roasting the tomatoes releases their acidic juices, which blend with balsamic and olive oil to form a simple glaze. The chicken becomes tender … Continue reading Balsamic Chicken Caprese with Roasted Tomatoes

Sweet and Sour Chicken with Bok Choy

One of my favorite things about subscribing to a CSA in the spring and summer is that it forces me to get creative in the kitchen.  When my CSA box arrived last week, laden with baby bok choy, I started digging around for Chinese recipes. From that search I came up with this healthy Chinese chicken stir-fry.   The carrots and onion are cooked first, then the bok … Continue reading Sweet and Sour Chicken with Bok Choy

Chicken Tacos with Roasted Tomatoes and Jalapeños

I made these chicken tacos for Cinco de Mayo last week and they were a big hit.  They’re piled high with chicken, roasted tomatoes and jalapeños and purple cabbage slaw and topped with a creamy avocado sauce and queso fresco. I love the caramelized, robust flavor of roasted tomatoes and they’re a nice substitute for salsa in a dish like this. What to buy (serves 2): For … Continue reading Chicken Tacos with Roasted Tomatoes and Jalapeños

Chicken and Orecchiette Primavera

This easy pasta dish is loaded with spring vegetables and tossed in a light, creamy sauce with a spicy dash of red pepper.  I added chicken but this would be great as a vegetarian dish. It reheats well for lunch the next day. Fun fact:  the pasta’s name, “orecchiette,” comes from its shape, which resembles a small ear. Orecchio=ear in Italian.  Buon appetito! What to buy (serves 2): 1 … Continue reading Chicken and Orecchiette Primavera

Sesame Chicken with Green Beans {in Your Crockpot}

My most popular recipe by far is Cashew Chicken {in Your Crockpot.}  Its popularity inspired me to create today’s sister recipe for Sesame Chicken.  It’s also simple and delicious, slow cooked for ultimate flavor and tenderness in your crockpot, takeout fakeout at its best! I love that you only need a few drops of sesame oil to bring out that amazing flavor.  I served this over quinoa but you … Continue reading Sesame Chicken with Green Beans {in Your Crockpot}