Poultry

Barbecue Spice Rub for Chicken

I’ve grilled my share of chicken parts over the years. I’ve slathered them with bottled barbecue sauce, brined them in salty water, marinated them in olive oil and herbs, you name it. Fancy preparations usually yielded good if not unforgettable results, which means I never adopted one tried-and-true method for grilling terrific chicken, especially at a summer […]

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Rotisserie Chicken Salad with Strawberries

I meet people every day who say they eat out a lot because they hate to cook.  I get it. We’re busy. We’re distracted by the chaos of modern life (and politics!) and the last thing we want to be doing during our few hours of down time is to prepare a healthy dinner. Heaven forbid “healthy,” because healthy means […]

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Avocado Chicken Salad

  Rotisserie chicken comes to the rescue for a fast, easy weeknight dinner that delivers on protein and deliciousness. When Cooking Light posted this recipe, they wrote that although you could eat it on salad greens, why not use it as a dip for tortilla chips? I know why not — it would turn this low-fat, nutritious meal into a […]

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Baked Chicken and Rice with Mushrooms

When our kids were young I made cheesy chicken casseroles with Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom soup, an easy fix for dinner but not the healthiest option. I’ve mended my ways in recent years and no longer use cream soup in recipes. I use a lot less cheese now too. Life is hard and then you die. I […]

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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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