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Chili chicken. Late breakfast.

I'm not really a breakfast person but working all night last night was terrifically stressful and, by the time the sun rose, I could literally hear my stomach grumbling. We were out of bread, I'd bake but it takes several hours for bread dough to rise and, by the time the … [Read more...]

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Skillet chicken with lime, orange and herbs

Last June, I cooked a baked chicken dish that pleased a lot of people. The chicken was flavored with lemon and orange, it's a one pan dish that bakes in the oven so there's no stirring required. But there were a couple of readers who PM'd (via the Facebook page) me asking if … [Read more...]

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Chicken, vegetables and Sriracha fried rice

A complete meal in one bowl, this dish has meat, vegetables, carbs (no, I am not scared of carbs) and lots of flavor. It's another example of how simple ingredients can be turned into a fantastic dish by following two basic cooking techniques: 1) stir frying basics and 2) … [Read more...]

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Chicken, mushroom and vegetable chowder

The rest of the cream of mushroom soup left over from the chicken dinner the other day went into this soup. I made the two dishes on the same day, actually, but I didn't serve them together. The chicken dinner was served with rice; a loaf of sourdough bread accompanied this … [Read more...]

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30-minute chicken, mushrooms and peas dinner

When the typhoons came one after the other over the past several weeks, we stocked up on canned goods. That's really the only time of the year when that happens. Before and after the monsoon season, we rarely have more than a few pieces of canned goods in the pantry. But, as … [Read more...]

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Chicken and black mushrooms braised in soy-ginger sauce

It starts with the marinade -- a mixture of soy sauce, ginger, sugar, rice wine and white pepper. Into the dark sauce the chicken pieces go where they stay for a couple of hours. Then, the chicken pieces are tossed in corn starch and deep fried just until browned. Not cooked … [Read more...]

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Chili-honey fried chicken

Yesterday, just before midnight, I started craving. I wanted fried chicken. Speedy had already turned off the TV in the room so I knew he was in NREM stage 1 -- that state of sleep where the person still hovers between sleep and wakefulness. If I was going to get fried … [Read more...]

chicken-rice

Chicken rice

Alton Brown's corned beef recipe has intrigued me for a long time. I finally decided to try it. I made the brine, poured it over two large slabs of beef and the meat is now marinating in the fridge where it will stay for the next ten days. But I made too much brine for the … [Read more...]