Chicken and Broccoli Divan

A classic casserole dish, this was first prepared in New York in the 1950's, the name implies elegance.  Top the dish with parmesan, as is tradition, or finish with any cheese you like.   Chicken and Broccoli Divan   6 Chicken…

One Dish Chicken Thighs

This is as easy as it gets...throw everything into a casserole dish and bake.  We call for cooked potatoes in this recipe to speed the cooking process.  Our tip: cook the potatoes in the microwave until just done, then cool a bit before…
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Jambalaya

This Louisiana specialty has its roots in French and Spanish cuisine.  The addition of tomatoes makes this a Creole Jambalaya, omitting them yields a Cajun jambalaya.   Jambalaya   1 Lb. Sausage, preferably Andouille,…

"Beer Can" Chicken

I came up with this recipe in response to the "stuff a can of beer in a chicken" phenomenon.  Sure, it looks cool, but does it really work?  Not according to my taste tests, nor the very specific testing done over at Amazing Ribs.  Here's…

Duck Confit

This isn't so much of a recipe as it is a method.  Duck legs are dressed with salt, sugar, garlic and herbs before poaching in fat.  I was fortunate to learn this method when I worked in the kitchen at Charlie Trotter's Restaurant.  The…

Chicken Stock

Stocks are a fundamental part of any professional kitchen, and their quality is paramount to any dishes made with them.  Here's a recipe for a basic chicken stock that yields enough that you can make a batch and freeze the extra.  Make…

Chicken Pot Pie

A great meal any time of the year, this recipe is a hit.  The recipe is a bit involved, but don't let that put you off - the reward is worth the effort.  This is a great way to use up leftover chicken, you can use cooked breast meat in…