• Chicken,  Dinner,  Flavors,  Grilling,  Proteins,  Recipes,  Southern

    Grilled Honey Barbecue Chicken

    A perfectly grilled, juicy chicken breast is a thing of beauty – and once you have mastered this take-it-slow technique, chicken success on the grill will be guaranteed, every time! Don’t be afraid of the lightly spiced paste, I was worried my children wouldn’t go for it. But slathered in the sweet honey glaze? They gobbled dinner right up! Honey Barbecue Chicken Author: Kate Wagner Serves: 6 Consider making a double batch of the spice paste and honey glaze. With dinner insurance in the fridge, you are just a step away from a savory dinner – simply brush some on grilled or seared meat, pork, fish or shrimp. The flavor…

  • Chicken,  Love your leftovers,  Lunch,  Recipes,  Salads

    Curry Chicken Salad

    Curry chicken salad…a marriage of my deep love of Indian food and good chicken salad. This builds on my classic chicken salad recipe with a few Indian twists. While deep in chicken salad recipe development a few weeks ago, I had a craving on my curry version, but not sure Jeff would like it, I still made a traditional one for him. Surprise! The person who claims not to like Indian food couldn’t get enough of this salad! Don’t have any chicken? Try my fail-proof poached chicken recipe for tender, flavorful chicken every time http://gatherconnectempower.com/2016/06/poached-chicken/ Curry Chicken Salad Author: Kate Wagner Serves: 6 You will notice that my chicken salads tend…

  • Chicken,  Cooking for a Crowd,  Dinner,  Recipes,  Soup

    Chicken & Lemon Stew

    At this time of year there’s still some uncertainty in the weather, lots of warm days hint of Spring, but the nights can be chilly and some days you need warm socks and a jacket. This stew is the last one I make each year, it’s fresh and light, and chock full of vibrant flavors – cumin, turmeric, dried red chiles, olives and lots of lemon. While this stew is great for a family dinner, it’s also special enough to serve for a cozy dinner with friends. Don’t be scared away from the long recipe – it’s very simple actually. I also included some technique notes that hopefully will add…

  • Asian,  Chicken,  Recipes

    Chicken & Pepper Stir-Fry

    For many years I stayed away from stir-fries, I was intimidated about how fast they cook and trying to have all the ingredients ready to go. Once I got over that fear, my eyes were finally opened to how stir-fries are the answer to a quick and savory weeknight dinner. This stir-fry is one of my favorites, the sauce is simple to make and so yummy, but if you don’t think your children will eat the sauce you have the option to pull some of the chicken and peppers out before adding the sauce at the end of the recipe. Complete this meal with fluffy and tasty Jasmine rice. Jasmine…

  • Chicken,  Dinner,  Recipes

    Honey-Dijon Sheet Pan Chicken & Sweet Potatoes

    Sheet pan dinners are all the rage, and it’s easy to see why – a delicious meal and only one pan? What’s not to love? However, when you’re feeding 6 people you normally can’t make an entire meal on one sheet pan. My solution is to make my chicken and potatoes on one sheet pan and steam some veggies – so, yes, there’s 2 dishes to wash, but dinner tasted great and everyone ate their food. Ah the small victories…Sweet potatoes can be a tough sell in my house, if your family doesn’t love sweet potatoes, try my solution. Roast half sweet potatoes and half redskin potatoes, and make a deal…

  • Chicken,  Dinner,  Recipes

    Perfect Roast Chicken

    I don’t use the word “perfect” lightly, but here I am confident in saying this is the most delicious roast chicken EVER! I have spent years simplifying and testing roast chicken recipes, and this chicken has it all – crispy skin, succulent white AND dark meat – and best of all it’s so easy to prepare. Roast chicken for this weekend – it’s simple enough your kids will love it, yet it will be so perfectly cooked, impressive even, that you could serve this chicken as part of a casual dinner with friends. Perfect Roast Chicken Author: Kate Wagner Serves: 8 The secret to this recipe is planning ahead. It sounds like…

  • Asian,  Chicken,  Dinner,  Recipes

    Teriyaki Chicken

    We are big fans of Asian food in my house, and chicken teriyaki’s one of our favorites. If you haven’t introduced your children to Asian flavors, this recipe is a great place to start. The chicken’s firm texture and sweetness from the brown sugar and honey will make this meal a kid home run. Once you’ve made this quick, easy and healthy sauce you will never buy teriyaki at the store, it’s so delicious! Teriyaki Chicken Author: Kate Wagner Serves: 4 I’m so excited for share this recipe. I love making Asian at home, most recipes are quick, lots are str-fries…tailor-made for busy weeknights. Plus cooking Asian food at home…

  • Chicken,  Love your leftovers,  Recipes,  Soup

    Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

    As soon as the weather turns colder I find myself throwing a big bag of yellow onions and a package of carrots into my grocery cart. My instinctual need to make soup arrives along with fall, and this is the soup I return to again and again all winter. This is my chicken soup for the soul…therapeutic to make, to smell in the air and best of all to eat. A warm bowl of this soup, sprinkled with some freshly grated Parmesan, is simply what soup is supposed to be. Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup Author: Kate Wagner Serves: 8-12 If you have never made homemade soup, or it’s just not…

  • Chicken,  Dinner,  Recipes

    Roasted Chicken with Farro, Peppers, Tomatoes & Spinach

    Farro is my new favorite grain, it has all the flavor of brown rice with a little more “toothiness”. This recipe was originally inspired by a one-pot dinner article I read, but I found during lots of recipe testing that the chicken and farro didn’t really finish at the same time. Plus the texture of chicken breasts when they roast in the oven is so much better than when it simmers in a pot…and a sheet of aluminum foil saves you the additional pan clean-up. In our house we call a bite with different foods on it a “layer bite”, well the layer bite here is delicious – succulent chicken…

  • Chicken,  Dinner,  Lunch,  Recipes

    Chicken and Biscuit Kabobs

    I love coming up with fun lunches for my family on the weekends. Inspiration struck in the form of a question. What are their true fav foods and can I put it on a stick? Enter the chicken and biscuit kabob! I toyed around with making homemade chicken nuggets, but decided to keep it simple and just use frozen chicken nuggets and refrigerated biscuits. Guess what takes these over the top? Honey butter! I have never seen Dashiell and Ridgely eat so quickly, raving the whole time about how good these are. Both of them came back for seconds! Chicken and Biscuit Kabobs Author: Kate Wagner Serves: 4 As usual…