Cha Cha Chicken

Cha Cha Chicken

Cha Cha Chicken
For a healthy weeknight dinner, this quick recipe produces tasty oven-baked chicken breast in just about an hour.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Arrange chicken in the bottom of a 2-quart casserole dish.

Squeeze lime juice over the chicken and season with salt and pepper.

Mix salsa and garlic together in a bowl.

Spoon 1/4 cup of the salsa mixture over each chicken breast; top with more lime juice.

Cook chicken breasts in the preheated oven until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear 50 to 60 minutes.

An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

March 3, 2024

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Rahmschnitzel (German Schnitzel in Creamy Mushroom Sauce)

Rahmschnitzel (German Schnitzel in Creamy Mushroom Sauce)

Rahmschnitzel (German Schnitzel in Creamy Mushroom Sauce)
Rahmschnitzel is a traditional German veal dish in which veal escalopes are fried in butter and served with a mushroom-cream sauce flavored with Riesling wine.

Place veal in a 9-inch square dish (or bigger if desired) and pour lemon juice over top.

Marinade for 30 minutes basting occasionally.

Remove veal from lemon juice and pat dry.

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees F (95 degrees C).

Combine flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pepper and paprika in a bowl.

Place veal in the mixture and turn to coat evenly.

Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

Add veal and fry until evenly browned 2 to 4 minutes per side.

Pour in Reisling and cook for 2 more minutes.

Use tongs to transfer veal to an oven-safe platter.

Place in the preheated oven to keep warm.

March 2, 2024

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No-Knead Artisan Style Bread

No-Knead Artisan Style Bread

No-Knead Artisan Style Bread
This crusty bread undergoes a lengthy, slow fermentation, just like you would find in an artisan bakery, to give it its complex flavors and chewy interior.

Combine the flour yeast and salt in a large bowl and mix to combine.

Add the water and herbs if using and mix well.

The dough will be very sticky and shaggy-looking.

Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and set aside at room temperature for 18 to 24 hours.

Generously flour a work surface.

The dough will have risen and will be covered in bubbles.

Transfer the dough to the work surface and dust it with flour.

Fold the dough in half and then form the dough into a ball by stretching and tucking the edges of the dough underneath the ball.

March 1, 2024

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Laotian Grilled Chicken (Ping Gai)

Laotian Grilled Chicken (Ping Gai)

Laotian Grilled Chicken (Ping Gai)
A bounty of cilantro and fresh-ground peppercorns enlivens Chef John’s ping gai, an easy-to-make Laotian grilled chicken served with a sweet, garlicky dipping sauce.

Use a mortar and pestle, electric grinder, or spice mill to coarsely grind the peppercorns.

Transfer the finely chopped cilantro to a mixing bowl.

Add the cayenne, freshly ground pepper, oyster sauce, soy sauce, and fish sauce.

Chicken thighs should be added and hand-tossed until thoroughly coated.

For 4 to 12 hours, marinate in the refrigerator covered with plastic wrap.

To make the dipping sauce, mix the rice vinegar, lime juice, garlic, sambal, fish sauce, cilantro, and honey.

Keep chilled until you’re ready to use.

Grill should be preheated to medium-high heat with a light coating of oil.

February 29, 2024

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Creamy Mustard Dipping Sauce for Shellfish

Creamy Mustard Dipping Sauce for Shellfish

Creamy Mustard Dipping Sauce for Shellfish
You’ll be pleasantly surprised by how delicious steamed shrimp or crab are when paired with this smooth, spicy mayonnaise-mustard dip.

Whisk mayonnaise dry mustard Worcestershire sauce steak sauce half-and-half lemon juice sriracha and salt together in a bowl until smooth and creamy.

Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.

February 28, 2024

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Traditional White Bread

Traditional White Bread

Traditional White Bread
A delicious white bread recipe with a very light center with crunchy crust. You may substitute butter or vegetable oil for the lard if you wish.

In a big bowl, combine sugar and yeast with warm water.

Salt and 2 cups of flour are stirred in.

Add the last 1/2 cup of flour, stirring thoroughly after each addition.

When the dough is ready, turn it out onto a surface that has been lightly dusted with flour and knead it for 8 minutes, or until it is smooth and elastic.

Large bowl should be lightly oiled before adding dough and turning to coat with oil.

Cover with a damp cloth and let rise in a warm area for about an hour, or until volume has doubled.

Grease two 9×5-inch loaf pans very lightly.

February 27, 2024

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Chocolate Hazelnut Rolls

Chocolate Hazelnut Rolls

Chocolate Hazelnut Rolls
These Nutella cinnamon rolls are a chocolate and hazelnut version of cinnamon rolls that will make all the chocolate-loving people in your life very happy.

Place the bread, milk, and sugar.

In a bread maker, combine 1/4 cup melted butter, egg, yeast, and salt; select the “dough” cycle, and then press Start.

Set oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit (190 degrees C).

Line a 9×12-inch baking dish with parchment paper and grease it.

Punch down the dough and transfer it to a floured work surface.

Shape the dough into a broad rectangle.

Top the dough with 2 tablespoons of softened butter and chocolate-hazelnut spread.

On top of the chocolate layer, scatter hazelnuts.

Cut the log-shaped dough into 12 equal pieces after rolling the dough around the filling.

Rolls should be arranged in the prepared baking dish.

Bake in the preheated oven for about 25 minutes, or until the rolls are thoroughly cooked.

February 26, 2024

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Verde Chilaquiles with Eggs

Verde Chilaquiles with Eggs

Verde Chilaquiles with Eggs
These incredibly simple salsa verde chilaquiles transform leftover chicken for brunch and are baked with cracked eggs on top for extra deliciousness.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.

Add onion and jalapeno; cook stirring occasionally until onion begins to brown about 10 minutes.

Transfer to a very large bowl.

Add salsa chicken chips olives and cilantro.

Toss to coat breaking chips slightly.

Transfer to a 9×13-inch baking dish.

Use the bottom of a custard or measuring cup to make 8 indentations in the chip mixture.

Crack 1 egg into each indentation.

Sprinkle eggs evenly with salt and black pepper.

Bake until eggs are set and tortilla chips are softened and browned at edges 20 to 25 minutes.

Sprinkle with cotija cheese radishes and avocado.

February 25, 2024

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Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Bites

Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Bites

Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Bites
Bites of buffalo chicken quinoa are a delicious crowd-pleaser that freeze well for a quick snack.

Set oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees C).

Butter 24 mini-muffin tins.

In a sizable bowl, combine the chicken, Buffalo wing sauce, cream cheese, egg, and egg white and stir to combine well.

Stir in the Cheddar cheese and green onion.

Quinoa is added to the chicken mixture.

Fill prepared mini-muffin cups with the mixture.

Bake for 18 to 22 minutes in a preheated oven, or until the edges are browned.

February 24, 2024

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Cookie Salad I

Cookie Salad I

Cookie Salad I
This is my mom’s recipe, and it is delicious! It can be served as either a salad or dessert. This recipe can also be used to make parfaits. Simply layer the salad, extra whipped topping, crushed cookies and repeat. Top parfaits with a dollop of whipped topping. Or, to serve as a pie, pour into a graham cracker or cookie crust and chill before serving.

In a large bowl mix together the pudding mix and the buttermilk.

Fold in the whipped topping.

Mix in the pineapple chunks and mandarin oranges.

Chill until ready to serve.

Crush cookies and mix in just before serving.

February 23, 2024

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