TODAY AT “CHEZ BELLA” – Breaded Chicken Breast Cutlet (Paniertes Hühner Schnitzel)

: : : Any “Schnitzel”,  – Breaded Schnitzel, Paprika Schnitzel, Jäger Schnitzel, Rahm Schnitzel, Holsteiner Schnitzel, or which-ever Schnitzel comes to mind, served with Dumplings, Rustic Bread, Pasta, Potato Salad or Roast Potatoes, is pure comfort food for most Germans and Austrians. While it is super easy to prepare, it is also (like most simple […]

Not Your Mama´s Chicken/Noodle Soup – “Chicken Pho” (Phở Gà)

: : : If you have followed ChefsOpinion for a while, you might be aware of my passion for soups, especially for chicken noodle soup, prepared any-which-way. Without a doubt, the soup featured on this page is by far the best chicken noodle soup I have ever tasted. The combination and the amount used of […]

Hans’ Delicious Tandoori Chicken

: : : : : : : : When I was a chef it was essential for me to teach my cooks, then later my students at Le Cordon Bleu, recipes of dishes which were as authentic to their classic origin as possible. Especially during my many years as a teacher and program chair at Le […]

Запечённая курица с картофелем, луком и паприкой (Braised Chicken With Potatoes, Peppers And Onions)

: : : A few days ago I invited my cleaning lady to join me for lunch, since I just finished preparing lunch and had plenty to spare. When she saw the casserole, she happily proclaimed that this dish looked exactly like her families favorite chicken dish, which she remembers fondly from her childhood when […]

Chicken And Udon In Coconut/Chili Soup

: : : While this soup might seem a bit in the style of Thai food, it actually isn´t, but rather, it is a combination of things I love to be in my food – juicy simmered or roasted chicken, coconut/chicken broth, ginger, garlic, Ichimi togarashi, furikake, cilantro, Thai sweet chili sauce, and udon noodles, […]

” Phoenix Claws ” 豉汁凤爪 (Braised Chicken Feet In Fermented Black Bean Sauce)

: : : : JUST GET OVER IT !!!!! : Get over the mental hurdle, that is 🙂 It might take  a little pressure and daunting from your fellow diners for you to try this wonderful snack for the first time. But, if you love chicken skin (who doesn´t  ??? ), this dish is for […]

Breaded Chicken Sandwich With Guacamole, Sweet Chili Relish & Fried Egg, accompanied by Hummus and Small Salad

> > > Usually, I have a variation of breaded or grilled chicken sandwich at least once a week, always accompanied by some easily prepared salad. As for the chili relish and hummus, I usually make them fresh at home, but I also sometimes use store-bought items. Nowadays, many grocery stores have such great quality […]

Butterflied Grilled Chicken Breast With Sautéed Onion

> > > This dish should have earned two “Best of Show Awards” – . *Best Tasting Chicken Breast*  and  *Most Beautiful Chicken Breast*  . Alas, this baby did not participate in any competition, it just made a wonderful dinner in our home, where it  won  the love and admiration of Bella and myself 🙂 […]

Chicken & Potatoes – Boss Level

> > > Not much more can be said about a well-prepared chicken and potato dish that I haven’t said before on these pages (follow the 2 links below), except that, as usual, the method of infusing the potatoes with the juices and fat from the chicken while they cook on top of each other […]

Dak Bulgogi (Korean Grilled Chicken)

> > > > A few day’s ago a friend an I went to our favorite korean BBQ restaurant Kabose in Ft Lauderdale. Maria and I used to frequent this place quite often, especially when we had guests from overseas for whom the grilling at the table was usually a new and well-loved experience. This time […]