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Recipes Tagged with “chicken”

Spicy Peanut Sesame Noodles

main course chicken thai vegan vegetarian


  • 1 c unsalted peanut butter
  • 1/4 c rice vinegar or white vinegar
  • 2 tbl light soy sauce [plus more if necessary–JP]
  • 1 tsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1 to 3 serrano or other chili peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 1 1/2 tbl sugar or honey
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 c + 2 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tbl chili oil [this makes it a bit spicy, reduce to ~2.5 tsp–JP]
  • 1/2 c freshly brewed black tea
  • 1 lb chinese egg noodles or spaghetti
  • 4 c shredded cooked chicken
  • thin strips of peeled seeded cucumber
  • cilantro leaves
  • chopped peanuts


Combine peanut butter, vinegar, both soy sauces, garlic, chili peppers, sugar or honey, salt, 1/4 c sesame oil, chili oil and black tea in a food processor or blender and blend throughly. The sauce can be covered and refrigerated for 1 to 2 days. Allow to return to room temperature and stir well before using.

Cook the egg noodles in boiling water, drain in a colander and rinse under cold water until cool. Toss with 2 tsp sesame oil. Add chicken and sauce and stir together. [Chicken can be omitted to make the dish vegan–JP] Garnish with cucumbers, cilantro, and peanuts.

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Chicken Paillards with Clementine Salsa

main course chicken fish


  • 4 5-ounce chicken breast halves [or white-fish fillets]
  • 4 clementines, peeled, diced (about 1 cup)
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1/2 cup finely diced red onion
  • 1/2 cup finely diced celery
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 serrano chile, seeded, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup fresh clementine juice (from about 6 clementines)


Place chicken breast halves between 2 sheets plastic wrap or parchment paper, spacing apart. Using mallet, pound chicken to 1/4-inch thickness. DO AHEAD: Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and chill.

Mix clementines and next 8 ingredients in medium bowl. Season with salt and pepper. DO AHEAD: Salsa can be made 2 hours ahead. Cover; let stand at room temperature.

Uncover chicken; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Heat olive oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook until slightly browned and cooked through, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer chicken to platter. Add clementine juice to skillet; boil until reduced to 1/4 cup, stirring often, about 2 minutes. Drizzle sauce over chicken. Spoon salsa over and serve.

Bon Appetit, December 2009

Fajita Marinade

miscellaneous beef chicken mexican seasoning


  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke flavoring
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper


In a large resealable plastic bag, mix together the lime juice, water, olive oil, garlic, soy sauce, salt, and liquid smoke flavoring. Stir in cayenne and black pepper.

Place desired meat in the marinade, and refrigerate at least 2 hours, or overnight. Cook as desired.

Robbie Rice, Allrecipes.com

Garlic-Schmeared Rosemary Roast Chicken

main course chicken


  • 1 (3 1/2 pound) free range chicken
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped rosemary (reserve stems)
  • 1/3 cup roast garlic puree


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Rinse the chicken well inside and out and pat dry with paper towels. Rub chicken all over with olive oil, and season, inside and out, with salt and pepper. Sprinkle rosemary all over chicken (place stems inside cavity) and roast in the oven for 1 to 1 1/4 hours, until chicken is almost cooked through. Remove chicken from the oven and schmear roast garlic puree all over outside of chicken and return to the oven for 15 minutes, until chicken is cooked through.

Emeril Lagasse

Provencal Chicken Stew

main course chicken crockpot french stew untested


  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 chicken, cut into serving pieces and skinned
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 (14 1/2-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley, for garnish
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, cut into chiffonade, for garnish
  • 1 cup black Nyons or kalamata olives, for garnish


Combine the 3/4 cup flour and the salt in a resealable plastic bag. Add the chicken to the bag, several pieces at a time, and shake to coat completely.

Heat a large sauté pan over medium-high heat and add the oil. Add the chicken and cook, turning once, for 8 to 10 minutes, until browned on both sides. Using tongs, transfer to paper towels to drain, then arrange in the slow cooker.

Set the sauté pan over medium-high heat and add the onion and the 2 tablespoons flour. Sauté, stirring frequently, for 10 minutes, or until lightly browned. Add the garlic and stir for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the wine and stir to scrape up the browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Increase the heat to high and add the tomatoes and pepper to taste. Cook, stirring frequently, for 10 to 15 minutes, until some of the tomato liquid evaporates.

Pour the onion mixture over the chicken in the slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 3 to 8 hours, until the chicken is tender. At 3 to 4 hours, the chicken will still be firm and hold its shape. At 6 to 8 hours, the meat will be falling off the bone.

Divide the chicken among dinner plates and garnish with the parsley, basil, and olives. Serve immediately.

Lynn Alley, Epicurious

Chicken and Green Bean Casserole

main course chicken greenbean


  • 1 lb. Chicken, cut into strips
  • 1 lb. Green beans, ends snapped off and in bite size pieces
  • 1 package sliced mushrooms
  • 1 large can or 2 small cans of condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 can French’s fried onions


Preheat the oven to 375°. Mix together the green beans, mushrooms, soup, and half the fried onions. Arrange the chicken on the bottom of a casserole dish. Pour the green bean mixture over the chicken. Bake the casserole for about 45 minutes, or until the soup is bubbling. Sprinkle the rest of the fired onions on top of the casserole and cook for another 5 minutes, until the onions brown.

Hazelnut-Crusted Chicken with Raspberry Sauce

main course chicken dressing hazelnut raspberry


Raspberry sauce:

  • 3/4 cup lightly packed fresh raspberries (about 3 1/2 ounces)
  • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup safflower oil
  • 3 to 6 teaspoons water (optional)


  • 1 cup chopped hazelnuts (about 4 1/2 ounces)
  • 3/4 cup panko (Japanese breadcrumbs) or plain dried breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
  • 3 teaspoons coarsely ground black pepper, divided
  • 1/3 cup honey mustard
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 4 large skinless boneless chicken breast halves, butterflied
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons peanut oil
  • 4 cups baby salad greens
  • 1/2 cup fresh raspberries


For raspberry sauce: Puree raspberries, white wine vinegar, and sugar in blender until smooth. With blender running, gradually add safflower oil. Add water by teaspoonfuls as needed to thin to desired consistency. Season raspberry sauce to taste with salt and pepper. [JP: This sauce would also work well as a raspberry vinaigrette.]

For chicken: Preheat oven to 375°F. Mix hazelnuts, panko, 1 tablespoon coarse salt, and 2 teaspoons pepper in shallow bowl.

Mix honey mustard, mint leaves, mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, remaining 1 teaspoon coarse salt, and remaining 1 teaspoon pepper in bowl. Add chicken; coat, leaving to marinate for a bit.

Dip chicken pieces, 1 at a time, into crumb-nut mixture, coating both sides and pressing to adhere. Transfer coated chicken pieces to baking sheet.

Divide equal amounts of butter and peanut oil between 2 large nonstick skillets (try to use a minimal amount of oil for your skillets); heat over medium-high heat. Add 2 chicken pieces to each skillet; reduce heat to medium and cook until chicken is light brown, about 4 minutes per side. Place chicken on rimmed baking sheet; transfer to oven. Roast chicken until cooked through, about 15 minutes.

Divide salad greens among 4 plates; top with chicken. Garnish with fresh raspberries and serve raspberry sauce alongside.

Bon Appetit, July 2008