Doro Wat (Ethiopian Chicken Stew)

Our latest Family Dinner was inspired by Ethiopian cuisine. We all love it but don’t get to have it as often as we’d like. So, I decided to tackle a whole meal centering around Doro Wat. This national dish of Ethiopia, Doro Wat is a spicy chicken stew made with berbere spice. This Doro Wat recipe was perfect for our family. It had just enough kick. Continue reading “Doro Wat (Ethiopian Chicken Stew)”

Chicken Marsala with Mushrooms

Chicken Marsala with Mushrooms is one of my favorite Italian dishes. This dish holds a special place in my heart because it reminds me of some of the best times in high school. The end the softball season (also the end of the school year). But at the end of the season, the coach would treat the team to dinner. Those were great times and this dish makes me reminisce on the good ol’ days.

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3 Reasons to Buy Chicken Thighs

Almost every recipe these days calls for chicken breasts. And that’s all well and good but I’d argue that buying chicken thighs makes more sense. Especially, if you are extremely distracted while cooking or trying to save money (that’s me all day). Using chicken things could be the difference between pass the ketchup and yum that was delicious. So, here are 3 reasons to buy chicken thighs.

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French Roasted Chicken

Family dinner was perfect partially thanks to this French roasted chicken. It was just as savory and delicious as I could have hoped. The skin was crispy and the chicken was moist. Though it wasn’t made in a sheet pan, this would be a perfect sheet pan dinner. Sheet pan dinners are all the rave and I can understand why. What’s better than dirtying only one pot?

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Pollo a la Brasa: Peruvian Roasted Chicken

A few years ago my parents introduced us to a “Pollo a la Brasa” in the neighborhood. At the time, the Pollo a la Brasa or Peruvian Roasted Chicken was one of the more popular Peruvian dishes. Roasting the chicken made it moist and delicious. The elements from both Chinese and Latin America cuisine added wonderful layers of flavor that were unbelievable.

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Chicken Pastel

In honor of the Olympics in Brazil, but still keeping with the street food theme today’s recipe is pastel. Pastel is a little bundle of goodness filled with some sort of savory filling. The dish originated from the Chinese egg roll. Many Chinese and Japanese people were brought to Brazil as early as the 16th century. The pastel became even more popular in Sao Paulo in the early to mid 1900s as more Japanese immigrants set up bakeries in the area. Brazil actually has one of the largest populations of Japanese people outside Japan.

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Halal Chicken and Rice

I have a love for the food carts in New York City. It’s one of the things that makes me miss living in the city especially in the summer. What’s interesting is that almost every major city around the world has some type of street food. In New York, there’s a long history of immigrants from Greece to Sri Lanka running food carts. The regional distinctions of the owning are sometimes reflected in the food. One of the most well known is the Halal Guys food cart, which is why this post is titled Halal Chicken and Rice.

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