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, Greens and Rice Noodle Soup

Ever think to yourself, I should to eat more greens?  If so, I’ve got a noodle soup recipe packed with greens and delicate slippery rice noodle that you’ll love. I found these in my local grocery store in the Asian food aisle.     I added leeks, kale, scallions and bok choy to my soup but you could add other vegetables like carrots, celery and mushrooms.  I … Continue reading Chicken, Greens and Rice Noodle Soup

Sweet and Sour Chicken

I’m excited to share this sweet and easy recipe. Sweet and Sour Chicken is an addition to my take-out, fake-out repertoire which so-far includes Chicken Fried Rice, Crockpot Cashew Chicken and Chicken and Broccoli.  When I was growing up, sweet and sour chicken was my all time favorite Chinese takeout menu item.   This is a grown-up version without breaded and deep-fried chicken and with less sugar. Frozen … Continue reading Sweet and Sour Chicken

Spicy Yogurt Chicken

I like marinating and cooking chicken in yogurt (Greek or regular) as I find it makes the chicken very tender and juicy.   The combination of yogurt with spices and tomato paste gives this a nice kick.  I served the chicken with roasted vegetables topped with the Barefoot Contessa’s Tzatziki, another recipe starring yogurt! What to buy (serves 2): 2 chicken breasts 2 tablespoons olive oil … Continue reading Spicy Yogurt Chicken

Chicken with Sticky (Honey-Beer) Sauce

On most nights when I’m making dinner I’ll have some wine in one of our recycled wine bottle glasses.   I like their shape;  they’re hardy in the dishwasher and I don’t worry about tipping over a stemmed wine glass when I’m working in the kitchen.  I recently discovered the same company makes tumblers out of recycled beer bottles and I got Joe a set from … Continue reading Chicken with Sticky (Honey-Beer) Sauce

Mango Salsa Skillet Chicken

One of my favorite cookbook authors is Sara Foster and while this isn’t one of her recipes,  it reminds me of the simple, healthy food she serves at her restaurant in Durham, NC and writes about in her many cookbooks.    This is a great way to make grilled chicken more exciting;  adding mango to your marinade and salsa gives this dish a sweetness that is … Continue reading Mango Salsa Skillet Chicken

Spicy Coconut Chicken Curry

Coconut milk made from fresh shredded coconut that is simmered in water then strained to form a rich liquid is one of those ingredients that can take a recipe over the top.  It is creamy, aromatic and pairs well with other foods like the spicy red curry paste and jalapenos in this recipe.  You should be able to find coconut milk and red curry paste in the Thai … Continue reading Spicy Coconut Chicken Curry

Bacon Pimento Cheese Chicken Bliss (or Hot Bacon Pimento Cheese Bliss Dip)

Pimento cheese has been called the pate of the south and it is the star of this chicken recipe.   I made my own pimento cheese but if you were pressed for time you could pick up some of your favorite brand and mix it in with the bacon before topping the chicken.  The crispy bacon takes it over the top!  Throw in some diced … Continue reading Bacon Pimento Cheese Chicken Bliss (or Hot Bacon Pimento Cheese Bliss Dip)

Chicken Cheesesteak {in your Crockpot}

It is wayyy too hot where I am to turn on the oven these days so the crock pot is my best friend and I’m sharing another crockpot recipe today. This one was adapted from Crockpot Cheesesteak Pulled Chicken  from How Sweet It Is, one of the first food blogs I discovered and am still inspired by.  I opted to skip the buns, but go for … Continue reading Chicken Cheesesteak {in your Crockpot}

Cinnamon Spiced Chicken Fajita Bowls

This recipe is a sister of my Marinated Steak Tacos Bowls recipe from a couple weeks ago.  You’ll see  I used the Trader Joe frozen pepper and onion mix again; it is a nice shortcut to cut your chopping/kitchen time.  Both recipes are a great way to get a lot of veggies with your dinner and to get your Chipotle fix without all the added salt.  We … Continue reading Cinnamon Spiced Chicken Fajita Bowls