Tag: chicken

09
Jan
2012

Best Damn Smoked Chicken Recipe, period

This may be the best thing that could ever happen to a chicken. I get a whole lot of compliments on this one. There are some members of my extended family who insist I bring this to any family gathering,…

07
Nov
2010

Wild Rice Stuffing

Tried this in a chicken last week. I’m usually against putting stuffing inside a chicken or a turkey, since it means longer cooking time, and increases the chances of bacteria, but I figured if I didn’t make the stuffing too…

27
Dec
2009

Better Roast Chicken

So it seems pretty straight-forward, but I never actually tried it until last week. A better way to roast a chicken. I’ve often lamented the fact that the thighs and drumsticks are rarely ever completely cooked to my liking, or…

27
Jul
2009

Eleven Herbs and Spices Revealed?

Ron Douglas, author of America’s Most Wanted Recipes, claims he has discovered the secret recipe after lots of chicken, and years of testing. According to an article in The Guardian, the secret ingredients are : 1 teaspoon ground oregano 1…

30
Oct
2008

“Spatchcocking”

What I called butterflying in this recipe I posted in July is apparently really called spatchcocking. It’s basically cutting a whole bird down its back, removing the backbone (which I reserve for stock) and flattening it to a relatively even…

16
Oct
2008

Chicken with Vinegar and Shallots

This is apparently a classic french dish, because I found many, many versions of it on the net. (Fricassée de Poulet au Vinaigre et à l’Echalote.) It’s a basic, tasty, braised chicken recipe, which yields a really good gravy, and…

12
Oct
2008

Chicken Cacciatore with Risotto

Cacciatore means “hunter’s style” in italian, and it’s typically a braising method for chicken (or rabbit) with tomatoes and other vegetables, including mushrooms, onions, and herbs. The chicken part of this meal was the simple part to the much more…

24
Jul
2008

Butterflied BBQ Chicken

This method cuts the normal cooking time for a chicken in half. I got an electric patio grill for my birthday a few weeks ago, and with a few modifications, it’s able to get really very hot. So now I…

21
May
2008

Easy Chicken Stew

Saw this recipe for a chicken stew with wine demonstrated on a cooking show last weekend, and thought I’d give it a go. The results were ok, but I think it could use some tinkering, as the broth was a…

14
May
2008

Experiment : Boursin Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Made this recipe up in the grocery store, though ultimately, it was a waste of some expensive cheese spread. Marinate 3 chicken breasts using the salt/buttermilk & onion method described in the recent southern fried chicken recipe, below. Pat dry,…

08
May
2008

Again with the Southern Fried Chicken

After several attempts and false steps, I’ve finally come up with my go-to fried chicken recipe. This is the best I’ve ever made and the best I’ve ever eaten. Tried a new technique for fried chicken for dinner tonight, with…

26
Apr
2008

Fajita Seasoning

1 tablespoon cornstarch 1 teaspoons chili powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 1 teaspoon sugar 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon cumin 1 package Adobo seasoning Next time, I think I’ll add a little heat, in the form…

16
Mar
2008

Chicken Braciole with Pasta

I thought this recipe up on the way to the grocery store, as a fall back if nothing else looked appealing. I think I need to work more on the execution, but it had good flavor. I was lazy and…

09
Mar
2008

Southern Fried Chicken – “The Virginia Way”

Funny how my brother and I sometimes end up being simpatico but always with slightly different perspectives. My wife had been talking about feeding our kids Kentucky Fried Chicken when I ran into a deal at our local Asian food…

08
Mar
2008

Fried Chicken

This is how I make fried chicken…

01
Mar
2008

Antibiotics in Meat

Senators Ted Kennedy (D., Mass) and Olympia Snowe (R., Maine) must have read The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan, because he recently introduced a bill to limit the use of antibiotics in chicken, beef, sheep and pork farms. According to…

22
Jan
2008

Chicken Fingers

So, either buy a package of prepared chicken tenders, or buy boneless chicken breast and slice them into strips. Put them in a bowl, and pour in enough buttermilk to cover them. Then stir in enough hot sauce to turn…

10
Jan
2008

My Roast Chicken

First, the day before I plan to serve them, I start off with two 3lb bird, preferably organic, free range, but I’ll settle for a regular supermarket bird if that’s all I can find. I make two because it’s just…

24
Dec
2007

White and Brown Stock

When making chicken stock, using raw chicken will give you “white” chicken stock, while using a roasted bird will give you “brown” chicken stock. According to Escoffier, white stock is used for the base of white sauces. Brown stock should…