1144. Creamy Mustard Chicken with Mushroom

Tender chicken pieces cooked in a creamy sauce is a favorite classic world-wide anywhere. This specific version has the addition of sauteed mushroom and whole grain mustard to the sauce. The fact that skinless, boneless chicken breasts were used makes this dish express. Continue reading “1144. Creamy Mustard Chicken with Mushroom”

1140. Harissa Roast Chicken

The Moroccan harissa is not to be confused with the Iraqi or Arabian Gulf harissa. The Moroccan harissa is a spicy paste made of dried chilis and combined with a medley of spices and flavorings. It is spicy (obviously), abut also slightly tangy and oh so fragrant. Note that the heat of the spice varies from one manufacturer to another, ranging from mild to light-your-head-on-fire hot.  Continue reading “1140. Harissa Roast Chicken”

1134. Special Roast Turkey

While a whole stuffed and roasted lamb on a bed of jeweled rice is quite the feast, a whole roast turkey is also festive and perfect of an intimate gathering between family over Eid, or graduation, or engagement parties. This roast turkey is no ordinary turkey though. It takes a full 24 hours of brining, and another 24 hours drying, before the ultimate 3.5 hours of cooking and 30 minutes of resting to achieve this unbelievably succulent, tender, and juicy turkey. Continue reading “1134. Special Roast Turkey”

1121. Chicken Fritters

“It smells like Mc Donald’s, and that’s a good thing.” That was the first thing I was told as I was making these fritters. I think it may be the seared cheese seeping from the chicken patties into the hot pan and grilling up its magic. I had to try this recipe to believe how tender and juicy the chicken breast turns out in the cooked fritter. Continue reading “1121. Chicken Fritters”

1117. Grilled Chicken over Minted Quinoa

A well-rounded, healthy, and satisfying meal is a bare 30 minutes away from your reality. Grilled chicken breast is far from my favorite, usually being stringy, dry, and tough, but this defies all past experiences in its tang, tenderness, and taste. The quinoa, although a purportedly ancient South American grain, is basking in popularity lately, and for good reason, as it has a very high protein factor and doesn’t weigh you down like rice would. Continue reading “1117. Grilled Chicken over Minted Quinoa”

1110. Qatari Chicken Machboos

We’ve seen how fragrant and delicious Qatari desserts can be (remember sago and ageeli?), now it’s time to try their equally fragrant, perfumey, and delicious chicken. The medley of spices almost seems random, until you give it a taste and see for yourself the magnificent outcome. Onion and garlic do form the base, but the heaps of dry lemon, saffron, ginger, turmeric, and others make the chicken sing. Continue reading “1110. Qatari Chicken Machboos”

1020. Roast Chicken on a Bed of Roast Potato

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A good roasted chicken meal is timeless and never gets old. Low maintenance, and high rewards, it is the ultimate cozy get-together. Any left overs would also make the most delicious sandwiches, and feral cats simply gobble up the carcass, bone and all. Everybody wins. So when you serve this golden roasted chicken on a bed of crispy yet fluffy bed of potatoes, you know you’ve upped your game.

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