Which Came First? – Part One

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Darlings, because I’m a busy Mommy this week, I thought I’d amuse you by sharing some of our favourite Epicurious recipes. I hope you know Epicurious – it’s a fabulous online database of recipes, and the first of it’s kind that I ever used. Users review the recipes on the site (I always read the reviews before attempting a new recipe, because the information here is often indispensable) and I’ve found their ratings system to be quite accurate.

Today, I give you our favourite Chicken Recipes.

Perfect Pan Roasted Chicken Thighs
This is not a low-fat option because the skin is essential to the awesomeness of this very easy recipe for pan-roasted chicken thighs. I’m drooling as I type this. I followed one reader’s recommendation for this glaze, but served the glaze as a sauce so the crispy skin didn’t get rubbery:

Reserve 2 tbsp of the drippings in the skillet, add 1 tbsp of Sriracha, 2 tbsp of brown sugar, about 1 tbsp minced cilantro, and the juice to half a lime. Whisk and bring to a boil until the brown sugar has dissolved or until it thickens and becomes a nice glaze.

Chicken Pot Pie
This recipe is a true labor of love where EVERYTHING is made from scratch, including the stock. Consider spending a rainy weekend cooking this for the people you love. They will weep tears of gratitude because it’s the best chicken potpie I’ve ever tasted.

My Favorite Simple Roast Chicken
Looking for a foolproof recipe for a basic roast chicken? Look no further. I think even the most inexperienced chef could nail this one. If there are more than five people in your family, consider roasting two chickens at a time.

Quick Coq Au Vin
This is a wonderfully simplified version of a classic French country recipe. Plus, it pairs two things I absolutely love – coq and vin.

Chicken with Tarragon Caper Sauce
Here’s a go-to for a quick and easy weeknight meal. The sauce is also delicious on grilled chicken, if you’re ambitious enough to tackle the BBQ. I would halve the amount of shallots used, I find it a bit overpowering otherwise.

Chicken Thighs with Creole Mustard Orange Sauce
This recipe is so easy, and it’s delicious. I usually pair it with sweet potato and roasted kale chips, or another leafy dark green veggie. The kids love this one too.

From Daddy

Coriander Chicken Tostadas with Refried Beans and Grilled Fennel
This is so, so good, we were making it on a weekly basis for a while! Be warned that the whole coriander seeds can get quite smoky, so make sure your kitchen is well ventilated.

Mama S’ Specialty

Orange Braised Chicken Thighs with Green Olives
This was one of the first meals Mama S cooked for me, and the combo of orange and green olive is delicious! We need to make this one again very soon!

What are some of your favorite chicken recipes, from Epicurious or elsewhere? Share the love, and stay tuned next week for part two of ‘Which Came First?’ featuring my favorite egg recipes!

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  1. Robert
    July 25, 2013 / 12:30 am

    Channeling my inner teenager, you talked about thighs a lot in this post.. hehe