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Chicken Enchiladas Verdes

Do you ever cook with tomatillos? They look like little lanterns, with their green papery husks. Sometimes people mistake them for green tomatoes (doesn’t help that their Spanish name is “tomate verde”); they are nightshades, like eggplants and peppers, and therefore distant cousins of tomatoes, but the taste is quite different. The tomatillos I grow in my garden here in Northern California ripen in September and October, but most of the tomatillos we get from the market come all year round from Mexico. When my tomatillos are ripe, I make…

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Chicken Scampi with Angel Hair Pasta

Most people associate scampi with shrimp and other shellfish, but guess what? This classic pasta dish works just as well with chicken. The richness from the butter and olive oil are balanced by the acidity of the lemon juice and white wine. You also get a punch of garlic, a hint of heat from the red pepper flakes, and some freshness from the parsley. Continue reading “Chicken Scampi with Angel Hair Pasta” » … Read the referenced recipe here: Chicken Scampi with Angel Hair Pasta

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Pressure Cooker Chicken Adobo and Rice

This pressure cooker Chicken Adobo and Rice has everything going for it: it’s fast, it’s tasty, and everything cooks together in the same pot! Make a salad to serve alongside while the pressure cooker does its magic, and you’ll have a complete dinner in less than an hour. Continue reading “Pressure Cooker Chicken Adobo and Rice” » … Read the referenced recipe here: Pressure Cooker Chicken Adobo and Rice

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Maple-Glazed Chicken with Caramelized Onions and Pears

In New England, where I live, there are so many grand maple trees that the syrup goes into everything. You often find it in pots of baked beans instead of molasses, as well as in all kinds of cakes, pies, and other sweet desserts. Maple syrup also makes its way into simple weeknight dishes like this skillet chicken recipe, where it turns into a glaze. Continue reading “Maple-Glazed Chicken with Caramelized Onions and Pears” » … Read the referenced recipe here: Maple-Glazed Chicken with Caramelized Onions and Pears

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Salsa Verde Chicken Bake

This recipe is so easy, it’s surprising how good it is! You just line a baking dish with chicken breasts, pour over plenty of salsa verde, bake, sprinkle with some cheese, bake some more, and presto wham-o you’re there. Serve over rice to absorb the sauce. Continue reading “Salsa Verde Chicken Bake” » … Read the referenced recipe here: Salsa Verde Chicken Bake

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Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken Chili

This slow cooker chicken chili recipe is for those days when you would really like to just throw a bunch of ingredients in a pot, wave a magic wand, and have dinner ready exactly on time. That would be nice, right?! There’s no magic wand (unfortunately), but thanks to the slow cooker, the rest of this recipe comes pretty darn close to granting that wish. Continue reading “Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken Chili” » … Read the referenced recipe here: Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken Chili

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Chicken Minestrone with Basil Pesto

You don’t really need a recipe for minestrone, so think of this recipe as more of a guideline. The key ingredients to this ubiquitous Italian soup are beans, pasta, and tomatoes. Beyond that, you can add whatever vegetables are in season, leftover chicken from another meal, or any number of things. What’s fresh and in season? What do you have in your crisper drawer or pantry already? Take this recipe and make it your own! Continue reading “Chicken Minestrone with Basil Pesto” » … Read the referenced recipe here: Chicken…

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Sheet Pan Chicken with Roasted Eggplant Caponata

Caponata is a beloved sweet-sour Sicilian dish that brings together eggplant, tomatoes, celery, olives, and capers. It’s usually served as a relish or as a topping for bruschetta. I decided to turn it into a complete meal and use it to top roasted chicken thighs. Continue reading “Sheet Pan Chicken with Roasted Eggplant Caponata” » … Read the referenced recipe here: Sheet Pan Chicken with Roasted Eggplant Caponata

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