Whether you fry it, sear it, or grill it, chicken is a staple in life. Here are some of our favorite recipes for these birds… and remember, when it comes to chicken, the smaller the bird, the better it will taste.

Skillet Roasted Chicken Thighs

Chicken thighs are often overlooked as everyone is usually clamoring for skinless chicken breasts, which are also very tasty but you have to go back to the delicious crispy thigh that has some heat marinated into the meat. This is an easy, fast and inexpensive dish.  Be sure to cook it just before your guests arriveContinue Reading

Spatchcock Lemon Rosemary Chicken

If you ever stumble upon one of my favorite restaurants, Le Petit Maison, be sure to pop in and order their lemon chicken – as well as just about everything their legendary chef, Raphael, has on the menu. You can find his spots in London, Dubai, Beirut, and Miami. The original is in Nice andContinue Reading

Chicken & Sage Sausage Curried Stew

This is a great winter dish and really makes a one pot meal since it is veggie rich, packs a huge amount of flavor in each spoonful. (You can use turkey instead of the chicken). I love to serve this at parties as you can make in advance and just heat up in the ovenContinue Reading

Chicken Stock

Chicken stock is a key ingredient to so many recipes so you want to have the very best and the only way is to make it yourself. I make gallons of chicken stock and store it in the freezer for up to six months.  The difference between home-made and store-bought is striking and I reallyContinue Reading

Chicken Kabobs

Every October of late, we do a joint “non-birthday’ birthday seated dinner with good friends on Sullivan’s Island.  Sullivan’s Island is the size of a postage stamp and has a strong sense of community often lost in a beach town.  This year, we decided to do a progressive party starting at the the home ofContinue Reading

Chicken Sandwich v. Chick-fil-A

I finally had my first, freshly made, traditional Chick-fil-A sandwich at the airport and based on all of the hype, I was expecting something amazing.  It was fine.  Just barely fine.  A little cheap on the pickle, the sauce was average but for a quick bite at the airport it was better than most otherContinue Reading

Chicken LP-Bog

If you have ever visited us on Sullivan’s Island then you no doubt have been to the Obstinate Daughter for the Friday night welcome dinner.  Since guests always come in on Friday, but at different times, we kick the weekend off with cocktails at the house, usually the Frozen Vodka with Basil and then golf cart downContinue Reading

Chicken or Turkey Salad

As you might have guessed we love the beach and it’s great to just go out there for the day, have a light lunch and enjoy the surf.  The only hurdle is sand, wind, birds, transport, garbage and so on.  What we like to do it keep it really simple and delicious.  We love toContinue Reading

Grilled Jalapeño Mustard Herbed Chicken

This is an easy dish: budget friendly and great for summer grilling. The mix of olive oil, dijon mustard, herbs, garlic and jalapeños will elevate the traditional chicken paillard to a more complex flavor profile. This is a faster and easier version of our world famous spatchcock chicken. Ingredients 6 boneless chicken breasts, pounded toContinue Reading

Jalapeño Chicken Thighs

Wow. I love the amazing flavors of chicken thighs. The dark meat is delicious, tender and juice with a crisp skin served over a jalapeño medley with a side of grilled veggies. This is the ultimate easy, quick, cheap and amazing delicious weeknight dinner that is no guilt! Ingredients Make the the skillet chicken thighsContinue Reading

Marinated Chicken Sandwich

We love all kinds of chicken preparations and this one makes for a great casual brunch when you have a crowd over. This is a variation of our main marinade that we have used for years, but this has more of a kick to it, replacing the traditional ingredient of ketchup with Sriracha. Ingredients 4Continue Reading

Spicy Chicken & Mushroom Soup

Chicken soup can be delicious but often bland so I like to turn up the heat with Sriracha and soy sauce, add some cheese raviolis, button mushrooms to join the rest of the usual suspects. At the heart of a taste soup you need homemade chicken stock. There is no way around this and youContinue Reading

Chicken Biscuits

Curry Chicken Pot Pie with Cheesy Biscuits

When summer slips into fall and heartier dishes make their way to the menu, I always kick off the season change with a chicken pot pie.  I grew up on them and loved the ones served at Horsefeathers in North Conway, New Hampshire where we lived for many of ski seasons.  After a full dayContinue Reading

Mini BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

We say mini-sandwiches others say sliders, regardless these tiny treats are a great snack or appetizer.  I butterfly a chicken breast and let them marinate in the BBQ sauce for six hours.  Pick any barbecue sauce or make your own.  I have never made a sauce I like more than Sweet Baby Rays that youContinue Reading

Fried Chicken Tacos

Yes, you read it correctly. we put together an amazing pool BBQ lunch that had a crunchy and spicy fried chicken strip, two toasted tortillas with Guacamole in between, our Cole Slaw and our world famous blue cheese dressing drizzled on top. It’s a lot of steps for sure but simplify it in your mind and do it for aContinue Reading

Fried Chicken Sandwiches

I was greatly disappointed the first time I had a Chick-fil-A sandwich.  Don’t get me wrong, it was fine. But, for all the hype, I was expecting something spectacular.  The sauces were like any other fast food sauce, and I thought they were a little stingy with the pickles.  For the most part, it was aContinue Reading

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