Category: Poultry and Game

Why Have You Not Tried These Three

Why Have You Not Tried These Three  Delicious Recipes Asia is a vast continent. With so many different cultures, languages and cuisines. For those of us that yearn to learn more about the plethora of culinary cultures, you need not look any further. If you haven’t tried dishes that both 

Artichoke, Chicken and Pasta Bake Dish

Artichoke, Chicken and Pasta Bake Dish

Artichoke, Chicken and Pasta Bake Dish  If you like a bake dish with lots of flavor, then Artichoke, Chicken and Pasta Bake Dish is calling your name. Made with marinated artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes, feta cheese, left-over chicken breast and kalamata olives. Left-over grilled or 

Maple Lime Chicken Thighs (Air Fryer)

Maple Lime Chicken Thighs (Air Fryer)

Maple Lime Chicken Thighs

Maple Lime Chicken Thighs are a tasty, slightly sweet, slightly tart recipe for chicken thighs. Allowed to marinate for several hours, the chicken thighs absorb the flavors of the marinade thus tenderizing the meat. Serve maple lime chicken thighs with steamed cauliflower and jasmine rice.

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Chicken Breast

The grocery store located near my home recently had 5 lb. packages of chicken breast or chicken thighs or drumsticks on sale for .99¢ a pound. Whenever this happens, which isn’t very often I might add, I’ll take a trip to the store and pick up at least one package of each. We eat far more chicken breast than thighs or drumsticks but at that price you can’t go wrong. Over the years though, that trend has changed somewhat in my house. Chicken thighs and drumsticks have appeared on the menu more often than they once did.

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Stock-Up

Chicken breasts are a favorite of mine because there are so many different ways to prepare them. I’m not talking about those packages of scrawny, crystallized looking, icy boneless, skinless chicken breast either! Buy the packages of fresh, plump chicken breast whenever possible. When they go on sale, stock up! In my humble culinary opinion, Aldi has the best chicken breast by far. Large, plumb, juicy and very tender. They are usually $1.99 a pound but sometimes they’ll go on sale for $1.69 a pound and sometimes even $.99¢ a pound.

Chicken Thighs and Drumsticks

Now on to the thighs and drumsticks. More and more, we’ve been making recipes that call for chicken thighs and drumsticks. I will confess that I am not a fan of wings. They’re messy and lack substance. Give me a meaty chicken leg any day. Recipes that call for chicken wings can be substituted with legs, I think anyway. Chicken thighs are really more flavorful than chicken breasts and tend to be juicier too. Thighs work fantastic in the air-fryer. I’ve never tried drumsticks but I certainly plan too very soon. I have a package if drumsticks in my freezer as we speak:)

Favorite Chicken Recipes

 

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