Poultry

Spatchcocked Chicken

How do you roast a whole chicken in less than an hour? Easy — you spatchcock it. Spatchcocking is a chef’s term for cutting the backbone out of a chicken and flattening it so that it cooks faster and more evenly. When I buy a whole chicken, and nowadays I buy free-range chickens grown at a local farm, I […]

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Rotisserie Chicken with Bacon, Tomatoes & Kale

Rotisserie chickens are ubiquitous. You can buy them anywhere at varying prices (Costco’s are an almost unbelievable $4.99, Whole Food’s are $8.99 with $2.00 off on Wednesdays).  Let’s be honest — these birds are usually overcooked and over seasoned, but that hasn’t stopped rotisserie chickens from becoming one of the most oft-purchased and convenient choices for a […]

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Happy Valentine’s Day

 If you are lucky enough unfortunate enough to get chocolate for Valentine’s Day, here’s a simple remedy: serve lean chicken cutlets topped with a combination of roasted cherry tomatoes, red onions and garlic. Not only is this a delicious way to serve usually boring boneless, skinless chicken breasts, the cheery red tomatoes lend a colorful Valentine air […]

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Chicken and Pepper Stew

I often seek out recipes from Martha Rose Shulman, food columnist at the New York Times, because she is an expert at adapting traditional recipes into more healthy fare.  Here she offers a pepper-packed classic French dish, poulet Basquaise, aka chicken and pepper stew. Chicken thighs are simmered in a “pipérade,” which is French for a combination of onion, bell peppers and tomatoes. […]

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Lemon Chicken and Broccoli

  It’s January and I need to lose the few pounds I gained last month eating … you name it.  What we could all use right now is a dinner entree that won’t make us feel like we’re dieting (Perish the thought!) Enter this time-honored Weight Watcher recipe that’s been an online favorite for years. Lemon Chicken […]

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