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Chicken and Cauliflower Stew

January 25, 2017

Great winter stew with yummy cauliflower… delicious weeknight meal…

  • 1 pound chicken thighs, cleaned and cut into bite sized pieces
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons salt

Add lemon juice, paprika, garlic, cilantro and salt in a blender. Blend till smooth. Take out and transfer to a medium bowl. Add the chicken pieces and mix well. Marinate for at least 2 to 3 hours.

  • 1 cauliflower head, cut into florets
  • Drizzle of olive oil
  • Salt

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Place the cauliflower onto a lined cookie sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle salt. Mix well and roast for 30 to 40 minutes till the florets are golden brown but not over done. Keep aside.

  • 2 tablespoons extra light olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • Salt
  • ½ cup cilantro, chopped

Heat a medium saucepan and add the olive oil. Add the onion and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes on medium heat. Add the tomato sauce and sauté for another 2 to 3 minutes. Add the chicken and the marinade. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes. Add the cauliflower, bring to a boil and lower the heat and place the lid. Cook for another 10 to 15 minutes, till the chicken is cooked. Mix well and check for seasonings. Add salt and cilantro for garnish. Serve with a green salad.

Chicken Mushroom & Fennel Stew with Roasted Duck Fat Potatoes

September 21, 2016
  • 2 pounds chicken thighs, boneless, skinless
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ½ cup all purpose flour, seasoned with salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil and more if needed
  • 2 tablespoons duck fat
  • 2 cups Cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 fennel bulb, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme
  • Salt
  • 4 cups chicken broth

Heat a heavy saucepan with the oil and duck fat. Dip the chicken into the egg and then dredge into the seasoned flour. Brown the chicken pieces on both sides, about 3 to 4 minutes on each side on medium heat. Take the chicken pieces out and add the mushrooms and thyme. Saute on high heat for 6 to 7 minutes. Take the mushrooms out and add the onion and fennel (add extra oil at this point if needed) and sauté for 4 to 5 minutes. Add 1 to 2 teaspoons salt and continue to sauté for another couple of minutes. Add the chicken broth and the chicken pieces. Bring to a boil and lower heat to a simmer and cook with lid on for 20 minutes or till the chicken is cooked through. Take the lid off and increase the heat to cook at least half of the liquid off. Add the mushrooms and check for seasonings. Serve with roast potatoes.

  • 4 to 5 medium potatoes, cut into quarters

Transfer to a medium saucepan and top with water. Bring to a boil and drain and let the potatoes dry in the saucepan for 10 minutes.

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon duck fat
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons salt

Place the potatoes on a lined cookie sheet and mix in the oil, duck fat and salt. Mix well and roast in a 400 degrees (convection) oven for about 30 minutes or till the potatoes are golden brown.

Serve with the stew.

Chicken Stew with Spinach and Mushrooms

March 17, 2015

Even though it is technically spring- winter refuses to leave. One way to enjoy it while it lasts is to make a delicious stew. The house smells amazing and you have a one pot meal in no time…

  • 1 pound chicken thighs, with or without bones, skinless
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 small bunch of fresh thyme
  • ½ cup pancetta, chopped
  • 1 10 ounces Cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • ½ cup tomato sauce, homemade or store bought
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • Salt
  • 6 ounces baby spinach
  • ½ cup fresh parsley, chopped

Mix the flour, salt and pepper in a bowl. Heat a heavy saucepan with the oil and the butter. Dredge the chicken and brown on both sides in batches if needed. Take the chicken out and add the pancetta and thyme. Saute on medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the mushrooms and cook on medium high heat for 3 to 4 minutes. Add the onion and garlic. Saute for another 3 to 4 minutes. Add the tomato sauce, chicken broth and the browned chicken pieces. Bring to a boil and lower to a simmer and cover with lid for 20 minutes. Take the lid off and cook for another ten minutes. Add the baby spinach and let it wilt down and check for seasonings. Garnish with parsley. Serve with garlic bread or polenta.

Chicken and Mushroom with Tomato Sauce

February 12, 2014

This is a great dish to enjoy either with spaghetti or crusty bread… it almost like a stew and this weather it is perfect with a yummy glass of red wine…

  • 6 to 8 chicken thighs, skinless and boneless
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 2 10 ounces packs of Cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 cups tomato sauce (homemade preferable)
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • ½ cup parsley, chopped
  • Cooked spaghetti

Dredge the chicken pieces in the flour, salt and pepper mixture. Keep aside. Heat a heavy saucepan with the olive oil on medium high heat. Brown the chicken pieces on both sides, about 3 to 4 minutes each. Take the pieces out and add the mushrooms. Saute on medium heat for 5 to 6 minutes until wilted and golden brown. Add the onions, garlic and rosemary. Saute on medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes. Add the red wine, chicken broth and tomato sauce. Bring to a boil and lower the heat to a simmer. Cover with lid and cook for 30 minutes. Take lid off and bring to a boil once more and cook till the desired consistency is reached. Taste for seasonings and garnish with parsley. Serve on top of whole wheat spaghetti.

Leftover Chicken Lasagna

January 28, 2014

After I made the delicious stew, I had some chicken left over- this is a great way to make a completely new dish!!! If you haven’t cooked the stew and don’t have leftover chicken- just buy a rotisserie chicken…

  • Leftover chicken breast, meat taken off and chopped, mixed with any leftover gravy. It should be about a cup.
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • ½ cup grated Parmigiano Reggiano
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, beaten

Mix all the ingredients in a medium bowl and keep aside.

  • 3 to 4 cups fresh tomato sauce
  • 9 lasagna noodles (I used no bake ones)
  • 1 medium sized oven proof dish
  • 5 to 6 small slices of fresh mozzarella

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Dip the no bake noodles in tomato sauce and place three at the bottom of the dish. Add half the amount of ricotta cheese mixture and top with half the amount of chicken. Top with three more no bake noodles (dipped in tomato sauce) and repeat the process. Finally top with the last three no bake noodles (dipped in tomato sauce) and add at least a cup of tomato sauce on top, covering all corners (add more sauce if needed). Top with fresh mozzarella and then cover with aluminum foil. Bake in oven for 45 minutes. Take out and let it rest for at least 15 minutes before serving.