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Sep 27, 2008 05:25 PM

Need one of those chicken one-pot meal ideas for tonight- please!

Back again... now I find myself with 3 chicken legs and 2 chicken breasts on the bone and no idea what to do with them. Made chicken curry last week and cacciatore. Now what? Something quick and simple would be great - I have stuff in my pantry that might help...thoughts please?

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  1. 1. Preheat oven to 400 °F. Toss chicken pieces - cut in 2" chunks, cloves of garlic, and vegetables of your choice (zucchini, tomatoes, green-red-yellow peppers, corn, potatoes, carrots, onions, etc.) in a baking dish with lemon juice and extra virgin olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. . Top with the Parmesan cheese and fresh herbs and bake for 20-25 minutes.

    1. We had this again last night for like the 3rd time...very delicious and couldn't be easier...BUT you really should baste the chicken and potatoes every 10 or 15 minutes. For the amount of chicken you have, I would just cut everything in half. Greek Chicken and Potatoes from Epicurious:

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      1. re: Val

        Thank you both - both recipies sound SO good I am going to make one tomorrow instead and make the other during the week. Wound up shredding leftover chicken and just eating it with pasta- Thanks again!

      2. Maybe coq au vin. Brown chicken in a dutch oven. Add some pearl onions (or onion slices would do), mushroioms, salt, pepper, some herbs such as fennel sage and thyme, wine (I favor ), amd chicken stock to cover. Cover the and put in a 350 degree oven for an hour, Though there are "classic" recipes, it's very amenable to improv.

        1. Sautéed Chicken With Green Olives and White Wine
          1 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
          2 leg-thigh pieces chicken, cut in 2, or 4 thighs
          Salt and freshly ground black pepper
          1 cup white wine
          1/2 cup cracked green olives
          1/2 lemon, thinly sliced, seeds removed
          1/4 cup broken walnut pieces
          handful coarsely chopped parsley leaves, for garnish.

          1. Brown chicken pieces in hot skillet with 1 tablespoon of oil. Season with salt and pepper.

          2. With chicken skin side up, add wine and olives. Adjust heat to simmer vigorously, 10 to 15 minutes.

          3. When chicken is nearly done, place slices of lemon on it, and cook 2 to 3 minutes more. Arrange chicken and lemon on a platter, and stir walnuts into the sauce. Taste, and adjust seasoning, then spoon sauce over chicken. Sprinkle with parsley, and serve.

          1. Easy Teriyaki Chicken
            • 3/4 pounds chicken breasts or thighs
            • 2 tbsp sake (rice wine)
            • 4 tbsp soy sauce
            • 4 tbsp mirin (sweet rice wine)
            • 2 tbsp sugar
            • grated fresh ginger root

            Poke chicken with a fork. Mix other ingredients in a bowl for the marinade. Marinate the chicken in the mixture for 15 minutes in the refrigerator. Heat some vegetable oil in a frying pan. Brown chicken, skin side-down on medium heat. Turn the chicken over to fry the other side on low heat. Pour the marinade in the pan. Cover, and steam on low heat until chicken is done. Remove lid and simmer until the sauce becomes thick. Turn off the heat. Slice the chicken and serve on a plate with the thickened sauce. Garnish with freshly grated ginger .

            Would you like a recipe for cornflake crusted chicken? It's probably not as good as your mom's.

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            1. re: Cynsa

              Cynsa you read that? :-) I would LOVE that recipie - my mom passed away a long time ago and I never got that recipie from her. Please! That would be great! :-)

              And thank you both for the chicken recipies - sound delicious - I will file them away with the others to use this fall/winter!

              1. re: lovessushi

                Way back in 1985, we did a Family Cookbook and my brother-in-law submitted his recipe for Fast Chicken: one whole chicken cut in 8 pieces
                Marinade: Mix 1/2 cup sour cream, 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice, 1 teaspoon each of salt and Worchestershire sauce, 1/2 teaspoon each garlic powder, celery salt and dry mustard, 1/8 tsp. pepper
                Dry Coating: 1/4 cup corn flakes, crushed
                Wash chicken pieces and pat dry with paper towel. Toss chicken pieces in the marinade. Toss chicken in crushed corn flakes and press together. Cover and refrigerate for 20-seconds, 15 minutes... or, one hour to overnight (remember, this is FAST chicken) Heat oven to 350°F. Bake chicken on foil-lined baking sheet for 45 minutes or until tender.