Tag Archives: Chicken

Versailles-Inspired Cuban-Style Garlic Chicken

After yesterday’s meal, there was a lot of yellow rice left, but nothing else left-over to go with it. So, I decided to make my own version of Versailles‘ “#6 Famoso Pollo Versailles” (Famous Garlic Chicken).

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Lemon/Lime Cilantro Chicken


At the BBQ my roommate KC hosted a couple weeks ago, his friend marinated and grilled some chicken that turned out quite well. Since I had a handful of lemons and some cilantro on hand, I tried to recreate the magic, or at least approximate it.
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Chicken Cacciatore

For the past couple of weeks, I had been living off of leftovers and hadn’t cooked anything, so I felt the urge to make something healthy and tasty. I had raw chicken thighs waiting for me in the fridge, and felt like eating something bright and acidic – perhaps something that involved tomatoes – so I decided on chicken cacciatore (the other dish under consideration was chicken picatta).
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Chicken, Potato and Baby Bok Choy Stew

It’s been a while, but I had made this dish quite a few times before and I wanted to note it down before I forgot how to do it. Maybe because it’s been a while, but out of all the times I’ve made this dish, today’s was probably the worst. Still, it’s a relatively robust dish and can take some misjudgments and cooking errors with the best of them.

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Marinating Chicken with Yogurt: Mediterranean Edition

Last year, I marinated some chicken with yogurt and Indian-tasting  spices (e.g., cumin, tumeric, coriander, red or cayenne pepper, ground ginger), and the meat turned out really tasty and tender. Since then, I’ve been wanting to experiment again with marinating chicken in yogurt. Something about being rewarded for planning ahead appeals to me. When I was left with a small amount of TJ’s French Village yogurt – not enough to constitute an entire breakfast by itself, but not so little that I would add it to another meal – I had the perfect opportunity.

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Making Chicken Broth

Just when you thought that Costco chickens couldn’t possibly be a better deal than they already were ($4.99 for a whole roasted chicken), wistfully looking at the picked-clean chicken bones before you and remembering the delicious meal you just had, you suddenly get the bright idea to use those bones to make delicious, home-made chicken broth. Tasty and cost effective!
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