Chicken with smoked provolone cheese in a roasted red pepper and tomato sauce. This is a quick and easy meal from Lidia’s Italy that takes less than 20 minutes
A zesty Southwestern soup to jazz up your life. If not your life then your taste buds. Because maybe your life doesn’t need it but your taste buds? They always do. This hearty soup has a range of flavors and colorful ingredients like shredded chicken, spicy jalapeño peppers, red peppers, red onions, earthy black beans, sweet corn, fresh tomatoes, lime, cilantro and buttery avocado. It’s… [Read more]
Chicken Divan is a layered casserole of roasted broccoli, cauliflower and sliced chicken breasts smothered in a decadent red-wine-Parmesan-cream-sauce. With sliced almonds, roasted red peppers, onions and garlic, it is not the old school Chicken Divan made with canned soup and sherry. . . Do people still make that? Sometimes I think I was born in the wrong generation.
Mediterranean chicken ragù with artichokes, capers, roasted red peppers, fennel, garlic, tomatoes and orrechiette pasta. Little ears. With their hollowed out nooks they capture the slow-cooked melange of vegetables and seasoned chicken so tender it falls apart merely by touch. This sauce was the best way to use up the half-eaten jars of Italian delicacies languishing in my fridge. There’s that. And this. . .
Nigella Lawson calls this French bistro food. I call it extraordinarily delicious! The recipe is built around tarragon, it’s mild and delicate flavor is the star of the show. Tarragon is often described as being licorice or anise flavored and while the aroma is similar it has a distinct flavor all its own with hints of sweetness and pepper. I don’t know of any substitute… [Read more]
This crock pot chicken tortilla soup recipe is a cinch to throw together with fool-proof, outstanding results! Chicken breasts, corn, onion, green chiles, tomatoes, chicken broth, corn tortillas and seasonings are slow cooked for hours in a crock pot until the chicken falls apart to the touch and a thick, spicy broth forms. Where the true pleasure lies is with the garnish. Homemade tortilla strips,… [Read more]
I was inspired by the Basil Garlic Chicken breasts I posted earlier this week and made a second dish out of them. By combining them with whole-grain couscous, string beans and Parmesan cheese, they made a delicious stuffing for bell peppers. While cooking the chicken breasts I upped the chicken broth, wine and half & half from the amounts in the original recipe so there… [Read more]