I made homemade barbecue sauce and I made a lot of it, so I needed to cook some things to eat with it. Plain old chicken is boring so I made this. You'll like it, I promise.
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If you’re not into the heaviness of a beef chili, chicken chili is a perfect option. This is a pretty straightforward recipe with a dash of heat. Adjust the chili if you like things a little milder.15 Absolute Best Chili Recipes
My mother always likes to say this is the first thing she ever made that was so good, my sister and I literally licked our plates clean. Luckily, this curry and rice dish is an easy save on busy nights, and one pot will last a family at least two days.
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Never mind the chicken or the egg. How about the chicken and the egg?
“Oyako” means “parent and child” in Japanese, and so this dish is open to many interpretations. The most commonly found version here in the U.S., however, is the chicken and the egg over rice. Whoever invented this dish had a pretty decent grasp of the concept of irony — I wonder how the chicken would have felt if it had known that it would end up cooked next to its progeny. Or did the egg come first? (In this case, I’m not sure that’s possible.)
Alas, I’m anthropomorphizing, and none of this really matters because unless you live on a farm, those eggs probably didn’t hatch from the same chickens. Either way, it’s a delicious and simple comforting dish.
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I'm not one for salads. They're just not indulgent enough for me. In fact, if I have to make one, I sneak a little cream into the dressing just to make a point. But when I wanted to make something quick, I knew that a salad was one of the easiest options. To force myself into salivating for one, I thought hard about what my favorite ingredients are to have in a salad and came up with chicken, corn, heirloom tomatoes, and spinach. With some quinoa and a few additional touches, I am now just a little bit more in favor of salads. I think you will be, too.
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A hearty rice dish that can use almost anything you find in your refrigerator. This recipe makes three servings, so enjoy with friends or save leftovers for lunches and dinners.
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Vietnamese bánh mì sandwiches have become so trendy over the past five years that it's almost painful. It's gotten to the point when you see one on a menu that you know before ordering that it's best to stray far, far away from that portion of it. Besides, why order something out that you can make just as well if not better at home. There, I said it. You don't have to be Vietnamese to make a good bánh mì, and it's easy. The basic ingredients for a bánh mì sandwich? Steamed, pan-roasted, or oven-roasted meat and soy fillings like Vietnamese sausage, pork patties, pork liver pâté, and grilled chicken, topped with cucumber slices, cilantro, shredded pickled carrots and daikon, mayonnaise, sliced chiles, and chile sauce.
This simple recipe (really simple, I swear) combines two of the above ingredients — chicken (thigh meat) and chile sauce (Sriracha) — for a moist, flavorful effect. The key to great bánh mì? Moist meat. Adequate distribution. Overall moisture. And is just good bread with a thin crust and strategic layering technique for maximum ingredients and efficient distribution. This recipe was carried out using some really terrific bread baked by Leske's Bakery, a Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, original since 1961, and bought at Chubby Mary's, a new favorite sandwich shop by the Artichoke Basille crew in New York's East Village. What's the big deal about the bread? You don't need to go to Leske's or Chubby Mary's (though you could do much worse), but a really light and airy bread that's crusty outside and still moist and airy inside will be key. (Leske's would be great for a po'boy, too, by the way.)
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