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Apr 17, 2007 06:47 PM

Your BEST Chicken recipes...

Simple, inventive, time-consuming, quick, gourmet, etc....are there any AMAZING chicken recipes that you love to eat or make, or that are constantly requested? Any recipes are welcome, and please include any meal ideas or sides that you make with the chicken..You guys always have the best ideas and I would love to learn from your tried and true recipes!!

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  1. Everyone in my household loves West African Groundnut Stew, which is chicken sauteed with generous amounts of onion and garlic. You then add some canned tomatoes and ground cumin, cinnamon, and red hot pepper to taste. Mince a hunk of fresh ginger and grind up roasted peanuts in the food processor, pour it in, simmer for forty minutes. Not exactly présentable, but my daughter loved it so much, she used to eat the leftovers for breakfast. Cold. (we are a microwaveless household)
    I'm also quite fond of a chicken with pickled lemon stew. The spices are turmeric and mace (a little dab'll do you, maybe half a teaspoon). But this is only fun if it's easy for you to get pickled lemons, like, if you make them?
    Am trying to figure out Lebanese lemon-marinated chicken kebabs. They are so good!
    Have tried a marinade of lemon juice, garlic, sumac, and red pepper. Close, but no cigar.

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    1. re: Amanita

      Add some olive oil, plain yogurt and allspice to the marinade.

      1. re: Amanita

        Could you give specific measurements?

      2. I love pan-fried chicken fingers.
        Ina Garten's Chicken with 40 cloves of garlic
        Mushroom-Smothered chicken with gnocchi and a salad
        Chicken Cacciatore over polenta
        Swiss chicken cutlet served with rice pilaf and salad
        Fuchsia Dunlop's General Tso's Chicken with rice and broccoli
        Chicken Francese (David Rosengarten's recipe) served over linguine

        Chicken is the meat that I eat and cook the most. I'd have to say it's my favorite.

        1. Since my EX-husband worked in management for Tyson foods, we got great discounts on chicken directly from the plant. I think I must have learned to cook chicken 100 different ways. By far, the most requested dish was Cordon Bleu. I've evolved it over the years by using better quality ingredients. I used to use thin sandwich ham, now I use proscuitto. Regular swiss is now gruyere. Ritz cracker crumbs is now panko (although I must admit to liking the ritz version.
          Pound the breasts flat. Salt & pepper them. Lay 1 slice ham & 1 slice cheese on breast and roll. Secure with toothpicks. Melt some butter. Mix crumbs (your choice) with fresh grated parm cheese & chopped fresh parsley. Coat rolls with buttet, then roll in crumb mixture. Bake at 350. I can't remember the exact time, 35-45 minutes or so.
          A whole roasted rosemary chicken can't be beat (with garlic roasted mashed potatoes).
          Chicken curry with cashews is a current favorite (with basmati or jasmine rice)

          1. two that come to mind are:

            Mediteranian stuffed chicken: I stuff chicken cutlets with a mixture of spinach, feta, garlic, chopped kalamata olives and greek seasoning. roll them up and secure with toothpick. Cook in a large skillet with a mixture of white wine, lemon, and chicken stock (I got the idea from Giada's chicken saltenboca (sp?))

            slow cooker chicken picatta: in the slow cooker I put in some olive oil, juice of a lemon, lemon zest, caper, chopped garlic, italian seasonings, salt and pepper and some white wine. I lay 5-6 chicken thighs in there and cook for about three hours. once done, I sprinkle in some capers and serve over rice or pasta.

            1. I make a dish which is like a quick cassulet. Saute chunks of sweet sausage, chicken thighs, onion and garlic. Add some cubed potatoes, cannelini beans and mild cherry peppers (marinated in jar) and chicken stock. Simmer until the beans have absorbed some of the liquid and the stew becomes rich and creamy.