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How to Roast a Chicken

Knowing how to roast a chicken gives you control over the seasonings — especially the amount of salt. Buying a roast chicken from the supermarket is a timesaver, but if you're watching your salt intake [more…]

Slow Cooker Chicken Provençal

This chicken provençal recipe uses the slow cooker. Unlike traditional chicken provençal, a slow cooker simmers slowly, so the food stays moist, eliminating the need for basting. Serve the chicken with [more…]

Chicken Cutlets with Balsamic Vinegar

This sautéed chicken cutlet recipe is especially quick to prepare. Because the balsamic vinegar is so central to this chicken cutlet recipe, use balsamic vinegar that’s the best you can buy. [more…]

Trussing a Chicken

If you want your chicken to hold its shape perfectly while roasting, you can truss it. You can do without trussing if you’re in a hurry, but a trussed roast chicken makes for a better look and easier carving [more…]

Ja Jiang Mein (Noodles with Meat Sauce)

In northern China, people enjoy this flavorful noodle dish hot or at room temperature. Enjoy ja jiang mein at whatever temperature you like. (And any time is noodle time in northern China.) In case you’re [more…]

Mediterranean-Style Braised Chicken Thighs

Chicken thighs have a sweet meaty taste that goes well with a variety of herbs and spices. The combination of tomatoes and olives that you add to the chicken thighs in this recipe suggests a Mediterranean [more…]

Greek Egg-Lemon Chicken Soup

Egg-lemon chicken soup dates to the days of the ancient Greeks and is enjoyed around the Mediterranean. In traditional egg-lemon chicken soup, the egg adds body and silkiness, while the lemon adds a nice [more…]

How to Make Chicken Marsala

Marsala is a type of wine originating in Marsala, Sicily. In Chicken Marsala, this wine is a key ingredient in the sauce, hence the chicken dish’s name. Marsala wine comes in two types: sweet and dry. [more…]

Quick and Simple Recipes for Leftover Turkey

A beautifully roasted turkey is often the centerpiece of a holiday or celebratory meal, and turkey sandwiches are inevitable — or are they? If you're looking for different ways to serve leftover turkey [more…]

Carving a Chicken

After you roast a chicken, you need to carve it. Carving simply means to cut the chicken into smaller pieces. Carving a whole chicken that you’ve cooked follows a certain process designed for efficiency [more…]

Meat-Stuffed Peppers with Tomatoes, Garlic, and Dill

Jewish cuisine features countless ways to stuff peppers — many with meat mixtures, as in this recipe. Stuffed peppers are simple to make, and adding tomatoes and tomato sauce to the stuffing keeps it exceptionally [more…]

White Chili

White chili, with its chicken and white beans, is a great alternative to a tomato-based chili. Use a pressure canner to make and preserve this dish for later use. When you serve your white chili, garnish [more…]

Drunken Chicken

This drunken chicken recipe doesn’t call for chickens who’ve had one too many martinis. It actually gets its name from the step of marinating moist, cooked chicken pieces overnight in Chinese rice wine [more…]

Roasted Achiote Chicken

Achiote paste, a blend of spices and vinegar, gives this roasted chicken its distinctive orange hue and spicy aroma. Roasted achiote chicken is a recipe straight from the Yucatán — as Mexican as you can [more…]

Orange Chicken Veronique

Veronique? Not to worry — it just means to garnish with grapes. This orange chicken dish is both easy and elegant, so consider orange chicken veronique when you’re expecting guests. [more…]

Chicken Cacciatore

Cacciatore means “hunter’s style” and refers to how Italian hunters used to prepare small game. Today, cacciatore dishes are usually chicken-based. Serving chicken cacciatore with white rice allows the [more…]

How to Buy Chicken

Knowing how to buy chicken will result in quality meals. When buying chicken, look for Grade A poultry. It’s economical because it has the most meat in proportion to bone. The packages should be well-sealed [more…]

Chicken Tikka

In chicken tikka, a South Asian recipe, you marinate cubes of chicken in yogurt along with spices common to curries — turmeric, cumin, and cayenne pepper. The turmeric gives these kebabs a yellow glow. [more…]

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

Straight from Cajun country to your table, this chicken and sausage gumbo is fantastic. When preparing chicken and sausage gumbo, you may find making the roux a little tricky — just be sure not to burn [more…]

Sephardic Grilled Chicken

This Sephardic grilled chicken appears on the barbecues of homes and restaurants throughout Israel. With its Mediterranean marinade, the grilled chicken is a succulent and flavorful main dish. [more…]

Easy Coq au Vin

Coq au vin, or chicken braised in wine, is a classic French dish. Like other stews and braised dishes, coq au vin tastes even better the next day — after the sauce has had a chance to thicken and the chicken [more…]

Roasting and Carving a Turkey with Ease

Roasting a turkey is part art and part science. Certain rules apply, but then again, the experience seems to differ every time and can become largely a matter of individual style. In this recipe, the stuffing [more…]

Tofu with Mushrooms and Cashews

The tantalizing textures in this tofu dish run the gamut: It has light, airy pieces of fried tofu; chewy, tender button mushrooms; and crunchy roasted cashews. Combine all that with the bright green of [more…]

Carving a Turkey

If you get carving duty on Thanksgiving, you can wow the family with your turkey-carving skills. Following a simple process can help you carve a turkey into succulent pieces, instead of creating a bird-related [more…]

Ten Ways to Use Turkey Leftovers

Most Thanksgiving hosts find themselves with a ton of turkey leftovers. Well, lucky you! If you are already tired of reliving the same dinner over and over, you can whip up many, many dishes with this [more…]

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