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Finger Food Friday: Grilled Chicken Skewers with Special Sauce

  I’ve been making this recipe with some variation of chicken for years now.  It’s one of my favorite weekday lunches.  And it all started with leftover chicken and a hodgepodge of fridge finds. Some of my off-the-cuff lunch creations like this are worth repeating.  Others are not.  This one’s been in constant rotation since day one because it’s quick and flavorful and the entire family likes it.  But because the sauce is made with Greek yogurt, I had to give it a code name so my kids wouldn’t snub it–they were weird about that stuff when I first started [ ... ]

Roast Chicken with Lemon Herb Pan Sauce

  I love roast chicken.  During the week, I pull together a simple family meal by roasting legs or legs and boneless thighs.  For those quick dinners, all I do is sprinkle the chicken with Creole seasoning, salt and pepper and drizzle with olive oil.  I then stick the pan in the oven and roast until all the fat has melted away and the skin is deep golden brown and crispy.  It’s a simple process for dark meat perfection.  I approach a whole chicken a little differently.  Because it contains both dark and white meat, I punch it up with more [ ... ]

Finger Food Friday: Chicken and Andouille Cocktail Meatballs

  I’ve been under the weather this week and yearning for a big bowl of warm, soothing and spicy gumbo. I just couldn’t find the time or energy to pull it together. So yesterday morning the thought came to me to prepare a knock off of my Chicken and Andouille Gumbo in finger food form. And here it is! What do you think? Okay. Not a fair question since you haven’t tasted it yet. But let me say, these meatballs rock. They’re light and flavorful and perfectly seasoned, especially when partnered up with the gravy (or sauce or whatever you want [ ... ]

Finger Food Friday: Blackened Chicken Bites

  I’ve had this blackened chicken idea in my head for sometime now.  It just took me awhile to figure out the best way to pull all the pieces together into a nifty little finger food.  My original thought was to wrap the ingredients in pie dough.  But I just used that dough for my crawfish pies.  I decided instead to finish the Blackened Chicken Bites a couple of different ways and go with whatever recipe turned out best. My first batch of Blackened Chicken Bites involved filling Tostitos Scoops with the cream cheese mixture, placing a piece of blackened chicken on [ ... ]

Chicken Sauce Piquant

I wanted to let you all know that last week I was invited to do a guest post on my friend Shea’s blog, Dixie Chik Cooks. Shea is “a Southern Belle” (Birmingham to be exact) “who thinks about what’s for dinner while eating lunch.” Sounds like a native New Orleanian, doesn’t she? I’d love for you to hop on over to her site and check out my recipe for Chicken Sauce Piquant.  Once there, I hope you’ll stay awhile and get to know Shea through all her wonderful stories and recipes.  Happy Tuesday! Genêt //

Chicken Roulades with Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Sauce

This recipe is the perfect example of what happens when you don’t have a plan.  The boneless chicken breasts were defrosted, the kids were starving and I was bored with the same ol’ same ol’.  So I hit the fridge hoping to get the creative juices flowing and dinner on the table in less than an hour.  What I found, thanks in great part to my kids’ lunch habits, was deli ham, salami and string cheese.  Stuffing immediately came to mind.  I continued to root around the refrigerator shelves for one more ingredient. Something that could perhaps shape a [ ... ]
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Basil Chicken Salad

I have another yummy basil recipe for you to try.  It’s Basil Chicken Salad.  Think big chunks of chicken coated in a creamy mixture of fresh basil, pungent garlic and sharp Parmesan.  Sounds good, doesn’t it?  It’s a nice departure from the chicken salad we ate as kids.  There’s no celery, no fruit and absolutely no pickle relish.  Just a handful of bold ingredients that become more delicious over time. To take full advantage of these wonderful flavors as they develop, I’ve come up with a three-day plan for eating this chicken salad. On day one, after the salad has [ ... ]
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Grilled Ranch Chicken

Things have been crazy around here lately with end-of-school activities (field trips, field days, musical performances, graduations, parties and so on) and it’s during these hectic times that I turn to my stash of shortcut supper ideas. These recipes contain at least one premade or premixed grocery store find and a short list of ingredients. Grilled Ranch Chicken is one of them.  I pull it together with nothing more than a packet of Hidden Valley® Ranch® Dips Mix, olive oil and a whole chicken that’s been cut up.  If you don’t like handling a whole chicken, you could try and [ ... ]
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Moo Shu Chicken

I was introduced to moo shu at Jade East, a friendly, neighborhood Chinese restaurant situated in New Orleans East.  They closed their doors several years back; I believe it was pre-Katrina.  But during their heyday, when I was in high school, my mom and stepdad would eat there once or twice a week following their “fishing dates.”  There were even times when my folks would exchange their catch-of-the-day, usually croaker or drum from the brackish waters of Lake Pontchartrain, for a smorgasbord of the restaurant’s best dishes.  Inevitably, they’d return home from those dinners with containers full of delicious and [ ... ]