Archive for category: chicken

Chicken Involtini or Involtini Di Pollo (Stuffed Chicken Breasts)

Chicken Involtini or Involtini Di Pollo (Stuffed Chicken Breasts)

Involtini Di Pollo or Chicken Involtini (Stuffed Chicken Breasts) is a fabulous way to manipulate chicken breast to get the most out of a usually bland cut of chicken.  Our Involtini Di Pollo recipe features a stuffing with spinach, mushrooms, and mozzarella.    We also flour our involtini prior to pan frying and then slowly simmer the stuffed chicken breasts in chicken [...]

Chicken Marsala

Chicken Marsala

Chicken Marsala (Polla alla Marsala) is a popular Italian-American restaurant dish and it takes its name from Marsala wine, a fortified dry/sweet wine used for the sauce which is produced in western Sicily.  Chicken Marsala is easy to prepare and universally loved by Italian food fans.  Mastering this dish will provide an easy and consistently good meal for your Italian food loving family [...]

Lemon Chicken with Artichoke Hearts

Lemon Chicken with Artichoke Hearts

So, I was all set to fry up a batch of chicken cutlets (which our family was going to consume with a crispy and acidic salad) when, lo and behold, I discovered we had no breadcrumbs in our pantry!  While I panicked my wife suggested I do something with the can of artichoke hearts sitting next to our empty container of breadcrumbs. [...]

Chicken Broth (Brodo di Pollo)

Chicken Broth (Brodo di Pollo)

The best broths usually contain chickens that have been butchered with fully attached heads and feet; this little known fact was made abundantly clear to me when I asked my grandmother when she would be removing these parts after slaughtering chickens for a large family meal (I won’t elaborate on her response but you can take a guess).   The simple idea [...]

Chicken Thighs with Lemon, Garlic, and Parsley

Chicken Thighs with Lemon, Garlic, and Parsley

We should all get down on our knees and thank the food Gods for allowing our species to co-exist in a world where the chicken thigh is present.  Yes, the often misunderstood and poorly utilized chicken thigh is a home cooks secret weapon given flavor, cost, and easy preparation.  You can purchase a whole chicken and butcher your own thighs [...]

Wild Arugula, Chicken Breast, Red Onion, and Tomato Salad

Wild Arugula, Chicken Breast, Red Onion, and Tomato Salad

I’ve only recently realized the tremendous gratification in eating a well prepared salad for lunch (including a recent Wild Arugula, Chicken Breast, Red Onion, and Tomato salad).  Yes, I know the realization isn’t mind blowing but I’m upset at myself for not having more stand alone salads for lunch (hence the excitement and public declaration).  I’ve been missing out on [...]

Grilled Skinless Boneless Italian Chicken Breasts (Pollo Alla Griglia)

Grilled Skinless Boneless Italian Chicken Breasts (Pollo Alla Griglia)

My favorite way to cook chicken is to roast it whole (butterflied so it shortens the cooking period) on either an outdoor, wood charcoal fired, BBQ or in the oven.  I also like braising chicken parts in herbs, potatoes, onions, and white wine and of course the standard chicken cutlet. A simpler chicken preparation includes roasting chicken breast fillets on [...]

Chicken Cacciatore (Pollo alla Cacciatora)

Chicken Cacciatore (Pollo alla Cacciatora)

There are hundreds of variations on the popular dish Chicken Cacciatore (Pollo alla Cacciatora) translated as in the style of the hunter, including using various meats such as rabbit, pheasant, partridge, and capretto (baby goat).  Most versions of the dish include herbs, onions, tomatoes, mushrooms and a braising liquid such as white or red wine (and/or water).  It’s my guess that most [...]

Lentil Soup with Italian Chicken Sausage

Lentil Soup with Italian Chicken Sausage

(photo: thanks to thegivenschronicles.com for the photo) We’re big fans of soup and we’ve covered many varieties such as chicken soup with tortellini, Italian cauliflower carrot, pea, escarole and bean, pasta e fagioli, broccoli bean soup, minestra, chickpea, and our perennial favorite lentil soup. We like to begin our meals with a soup and then usually prepare a protein such as fish [...]

Pesto Chicken (Pollo al Pesto)

Pesto Chicken (Pollo al Pesto)

(photo: simple chicken breast and pesto sauce) I generally like the Fall season and welcome the change in climate, but I always mourn the loss of my second favorite herb on the planet (parsley is number one in my book) come this time of the year; namely, basil.