Hoisin Chicken With Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta And Cherry Bomb Peppers

> > > First of all – calm down, don’t be scared, hold your horses, don’t panic ! Despite their vicious name, “cherry bomb peppers” (sometimes just called “cherry peppers”), are not very hot at all, registering at just 2500 to 5000 Scoville heat units (SHU). (Think jalapeno). They can be red, yellow or green […]

Plasas & Foo Foo (West African Chicken, Spinach, Tomato and Peanut Stew With Cassava)

< < > There is not much one can say about Plasas – essentially, it is a simple chicken stew. On the other hand, it is without a doubt one of the most delicious chicken dishes anywhere. Plasas will go well with any starch, but in my opinion, it goes especially well with this version of foo […]

Faux Chicken Biryani

> > It looks like biryani. It tastes like biryani. It smells like biryani. Alas, it’s not biryani. As usual when I cook for Bella and myself, a few days ago I cooked too much jasmin rice. The next day, my usual train of thought at first led me to either one of two leftover […]

Fried Chicken&Boursin Sandwich

A great sandwich can be a wonderful dish. Put a few good ingredients together, add some love and voilà, a quick and most satisfying meal can be on the table in minutes, without breaking the bank. And yet, so many folks at home and in restaurants manage to screw up this simple task. Substandard ingredients, lack […]

Stir Fried Chicken And Vegetables

Does stir fried chicken ever get old? Not in my book, for sure 🙂 Its beauty lays in large part in its versatility. Not only can it be served with or without sauce, but there is no limit to the number of variations with which you can prepare the sauce. If you choose to prep […]

Another Day, Another Wonderful Salad (Plus A Great Grilled Chicken Breast)

> In my ongoing (and admittedly, so far not very successful) quest for a more healthful lifestyle, I do eat a lot more vegetables and salads. Unfortunately, most of the time when I choose a healthy dish for one meal, I offset the good effect with a not so healthy dish for the following meal. […]

Flaming Hot Chili Chicken Noodle Bowl With Broccolini And Straw Mushrooms

> > < OK,  while you let this sink in, let’s move on to today’s featured dish : < > If  you are not used to VERY hot food, don’t try these noodles ! If you love bland and boring noodle dishes, don’t try these noodles ! If you don’t want to open your mind and […]

Piri Piri Chicken With Portuguese Fried Rice

  Here  we have two beloved Portuguese dishes which are not typically recognized as Portuguese staples (rice) and chicken (piri piri chicken). Piri piri chicken is a favorite way of preparing chicken/poultry in most parts of Portugal, especially in Lisbon. I remember eating grilled chicken brushed with a spicy sauce in Lisbon way back in the seventies […]

Jägerschnitzel Vom Huhn Mit Pasta Und Schmelze – Chicken Cutlet Hunter Style

> > I just  have come across some debates about what constitutes a “true” Jägerschnitzel, so I’d like to put that to rest, right now, right here, with some authority on the subject (easy now !) 🙂 After all, I grew up  in Swabia in Southern Germany, where, during my youth, schnitzel were one of the […]

Fried Chicken With Potato Salad

> > This  dish does not need  a lengthy, flowery introduction, ’cause, what could be more familiar, appetizing and, at the same time, easier to prepare than fried chicken. Especially when it’s done the American way as opposed to the European way. Classically and in the European style, fried chicken is breaded with a simple breading […]