Category Archives: Chicken-centered

29 December 2010 – Deviled chicken thighs; pilaf; frozen mixed vegetables

I am trying to find recipes that Mom would like (she is bored with her standards) and would also be willing to cook (not complicated, that is), and this one was a winner. It’s from an old cookbook by Marian … Continue reading

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11 December 2010 – Grilled, herbed chicken; pilaf; pencil asparagus

But the asparagus was really thinner than a pencil! I sinned… I got Mexican asparagus – not local or seasonal but wow – 99 cents a pound… and this was a “Christmas” dinner where D bought an excellent wine, so … Continue reading

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21 September 2010 – Grilled chicken with caramelized carrots and scallions

Another great recipe from Potager  by Georgeanne Brennan. The chicken is grilled; the scalliona and sliced carrots are cooked separately in butter, slowly, until very well done, and the chicken is served over them. IIRC there is tarragon in the … Continue reading

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19 September 2010 – Grilled chicken breasts; fresh corn and shell beans

D found this corn and bean recipe in Potager by Georgeanne Brennan, one of the best cookbooks we’ve ever bought. He defrosted some chicken breasts and we had a split one between us. They were marinated in lemon, thyme, and … Continue reading

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3 September 2010 – Chicken, mashed potatoes and salad at the Sausalito Art Festival

I went to the Sausalito Art Festival to help D with final setup (like sweeping leaves out of the booth) and to see the show during the opening gala. There were wondrous hors d’oeuvres around that I did not photograph, … Continue reading

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28 July 2010 – Chicken sandwich and salad before the Planning Commission meeting

D was just going to serve cheese and bread, and the usual accompaniments like olives and some munchable veggies, but on his walk home he changed his mind to this. It was a nice dinner to start off a rather … Continue reading

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27 July 2010 – Chicken saltimbocca and rice; salad

This is a dish D discovered in, of all places, the cookbook we call “Chez P. veggies”. It’s a tossoff in a discussion of sage, I believe. The chicken is topped with sage leaves, which are in turn covered by … Continue reading

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25 June 2010 – “Vinegar Chicken” with tarragon, rice, sauteed summer squash

I decided to make this old favorite dish because I still had some tarragon left, and then forgot to add it until after this picture: This is a great quick dinner, if you have the ingredients routinely in the house. … Continue reading

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16 June 2010 – Defrosted curried chicken and lentils over rice; radicchio and prosciutto

Getting the house ready for friends to visit, and had not thought of anything for dinner… all that’s in the fridge is a pan of cooked rice from a few days ago. What to do? I was searching for something … Continue reading

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15 June 2010 – “Virginia Lee’s Chicken and Cold Noodles with Spicy Sauce”

I got this recipe from a colleague maybe… 15 years ago, and finally checked out the notation that it is from the 60-Minute Gourmet… which I seem to have picked up somewhere. Pierre Franey is the author. My colleague brought … Continue reading

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8 June 2010 – Bits of roast chicken with veggies, over rice

(Written 14 June) Home again! D had roasted a chicken with veggies around it while I was gone, and served chicken bits and some of the veggies over rice. Turnips, carrots, green onions, potatoes, a rutabaga – perhaps a parsnip? … Continue reading

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2 June 2010 – Leftover “Polynesian Chicken”; rice; peas; salad

(Written 14 June) Good leftovers – this is the chicken cooked with vinegar and pineapple chunks. I think of it as sweet and sour chicken, but its official name I think is Polynesian chicken. Mom managed to resurrect the leftover … Continue reading

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28 May 2010 – Chicken…what was it called?

(Written 13 June) Oh dear, hard to remember… I think this was called “polynesian chicken” or something like that. It had vinegar and also pineapple, and was an interesting taste. I see we had the good little loaf of bread, … Continue reading

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26 May 2010 – Leftover chicken with peaches and raspberry jam; corn; cole slaw

(Written 13 June) I’m relieved that Mom is willing just to serve leftovers! She changes to a different veggie, though. This corn we both agreed was not as good as the kind she usually gets (this was some store brand, … Continue reading

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24 May 2010 – Chicken with canned peaches and raspberry jam; peas; cole slaw

(Written 13 June) Arrived at Mom’s. This is one she cooked when I was out in April – chicken cooked with canned peaches and raspberry jam. She didn’t have the jam she especially likes this time, but I don’t know … Continue reading

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27 April 2010 – Spaghetti with chicken and onions; salad

D used the last of the chicken he cooked the other day, chunked into bite-sized pieces, and heated with onion, as a very yummy pasta sauce. The salad has romaine, avocado, and I think some celery root, with balsamic vinaigrette. … Continue reading

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25 April 2010 – Chicken breasts with orange; brown rice; zucchini and mushrooms; salad

D still cooking – he pan-cooked some Costco chicken breasts, slicing them crosswise first and topping with tarragon and some grated tangerine and lemon zests. He served these with short-grain brown rice. He sauteed zucchini with mushrooms. The salad was … Continue reading

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22 April 2010 – Dinner at Mezze – Spanish special prix fixe meal

This post on hold just briefly, till I can get back to it… I’m almost caught up! {26 December 2010 – I never did get back to this. Oops. This turned out to be the least engaging of the Mezze … Continue reading

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9 April 2010 – Chicken cooked with canned peaches and raspberry/peach jam (at Mom’s)

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8 April 2010 – Chicken, pan-cooked; rice; before leaving for the airport

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30 March 2010 – Chicken and rice mix; salad

Catchup – written 10 April: D made this my first night back – chicken bits mixed with rice. It was very tasty. I don’t remember all that was in it, unfortunately, but undoubtedly onions. Maybe a mushoroom or two? The … Continue reading

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26 March 2010 – Country Captain Chicken leftovers over brown rice; mixed peas and corn

There was a lot of the Country Captain Chicken left over from Monday, so Mom reheated it for this meal. Fine with me! This time she served it over brown rice instead of white, which also worked nicely. I realized … Continue reading

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22 March 2010 – Dinner in the dark at Mom’s

Visiting my Mom, a more traditional cook. Good food, but tonight, waaaaaayyyyy low light. I did not manage to get a shot off before the lights went down, so this is as good a job as I can do in … Continue reading

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7 March 2010 – Curried red lentils with chicken

This is from The Great Bean Book. It’s good comfort food and freezes well. It doesn’t quite have the zing it ought to have with two jalapenos in it, but it’s still very tasty. It has an internal veggie in … Continue reading

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3 February 2010 – Grilled chicken thighs and lemon-herb risotto

All hail, comfort food! Especially the Italian version 🙂  D made risotto tonight, a big favorite. This was a recipe from Patricia Wells’ Trattoria, another of her excellent cookbooks. D also dug up a packet of Costco chicken thighs from … Continue reading

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