At the start of the week, don't consume yourself with preparing an elaborate meal. Rather, take advantage of proteins that'll translate well from Sunday to Monday, like chicken tenders. Not only are these tender cuts of chicken breast healthy, but they're also extremely quick-cooking, which makes them ideal for a speedy dinner bake with a medley of vegetables like red, yellow, and orange bell peppers, onions, and fresh herbs. A sprinkling of pickled jalapeños provides an addictive, lingering kick. For a wholesome yet flavorful dinner solution, read more.
Don't forget that kid-friendly food can still be delectable for adults. Sometimes, all a meal needs is a little touch of creativity to go from mundane to mouthwatering.
For tonight's supper, try this finger food, which is fun not only for the whole family to make but to devour as well. Forgo a predictable crust of Italian breadcrumbs or panko in favor of one made from an American pantry pastime, Cheez-Its.
Serve alongside buttered, wilted spinach, and spuds, and you've got a new household favorite! Want the recipe? Keep clicking.
I've never met a cuisine I didn't like, and ethnic dives are among my most regular haunts. But I recently have come to terms with the fact that I've never made any of the sought-after dishes at the top of my list: North India's saag paneer, Korea's bibimbap, Cuban tostones con mojo. Then, when I learned that most of you are just as interested in adobo and banchan as I was, I decided it was time to tread through previously uncharted kitchen territory.
So, in a new series, I'll be exploring new dishes from around the globe, beginning first with a wildly underappreciated dish: chicken adobo. The term adobo can mean many things, but in the Philippines, a Southeast Asian country that's heavily influenced by Spanish and Chinese cultures, it refers to the process of stewing chicken or pork in a vinegar- and soy-based sauce. I can't get enough of the succulent result, which has an intoxicating sweet-and-sour aroma, and the sauce, which is phenomenal with rice. Make a new chicken dish when you read on.
There's no better way to soothe the sting of Monday than with an easy, comfort-food dinner. Tonight, I'm using the tender, spicy leftovers from my braised chipotle chicken to make a quick, simple chicken and tortilla casserole. I'll pop layers of chicken, Monterey jack cheese, sour cream, tortillas, and salsa into the oven to create a satisfying, filling dinner in no time flat.
If you've got the energy, make your own salsa from tomatillos or fresh Early Girl tomatoes; if it was one of those Mondays, a jar will do just fine. Stick a couple cervezas in the fridge to chill, and check out the recipe below.
I've held a long-standing preference for eating fresh cherries over cooking with them. In fact, my favorite way to consume them is simply off the stem. Our Berry Tempting series, however, has encouraged me to broaden my cherry horizons, and I've not only discovered that the stone fruits work well in a savory salsa, but also as the sweet touch to an entrée salad. If you love a contrast of flavor profiles and textures, but you're over the predictable spinach-bacon or strawberry-pecan pairings, you'll flip for this healthy and creative yet fast and easy meal. Fresh, in-season Bings are the crucial ingredient. They add a burst of sweet juice, along with a lingering pucker, to the crunchy combo. For the recipe, keep on reading.
Under the headline "World's Easiest Dinner" in Esquire magazine, this recipe was impossible to ignore. Roast chicken is already one of the easiest hearty meals around, but cooking it in a cast-iron skillet makes it pretty much foolproof. From chef Linton Hopkins of Atlanta's Restaurant Eugene, this three-ingredient regimen renders a bird with golden-brown skin that's "juicy as hell."
The recipe calls for a three-pound chicken, though I got one that was about 2.5 pounds, which was just big enough to squeeze into my 10-inch skillet. I only salted and peppered my meat, and with so much moistness, it had plenty of flavor. For the delicious details and the recipe, read more
After a week of margaritas, Mexican, and Mother's Day meals, it's time to get back on track with a speedy, flavorful, and healthful Monday night dinner. When it comes to feeding loved ones, you can't go wrong with chicken cacciatore, the Italian classic. But instead of working with the course's traditional dark meat chicken thighs and flour-based brown gravy, use yesterday's leftover chicken breasts, along with tomatoes, fresh mushrooms, and onions. A chiffonade of basil and piquant capers add brightness. For the recipe, read more.
If you didn't have time to make your mother a relaxed brunch this morning, use the rest of the day to whip up an easy feast for dinner.
Tonight, serve something comforting, uncomplicated, and crowd-pleasing — just like she used to make. An elegant roast chicken, marinated in lemons and garlic, served alongside a medley of green beans and potatoes is perfect.
For added flavor and succulence, select bone-in, skin-on chicken breast that's been humanely raised. Get the classic mom-pleaser and read more.
Breathe life into an old favorite, chicken breast, by quick-roasting it, then ladling a puréed sauce of tahini, lemon juice, and garlic over the top. The Mediterranean sesame paste not only adds body and weight to a quick sauce, but also a nutty, creamy flavor.
Hit two birds with one stone — no pun intended — by cooking some sweet Spring asparagus in the oven along with the chicken. Serve it alongside pasta, potatoes, or brown rice. To have dinner ready in no time, read more.