asian chicken lettuce cups

during the winter, there is a lot of chili-and-cornbread-eating, curl-up-with-a-hot-bowl-of-soup nights around here. i love the warmth and the fullness of my belly after a big bowl. but after a few months of this loveliness, i do crave a fresh, crisp, even crunchy dinner. and recently, it was these chicken lettuce cups. if you’re like…

baked parmesan romano chicken

this is my favorite, all-time, go-to recipe for chicken parmesan (courtesy martha stewart magazine, years ago, and as usual edited by yours truly just a bit). it is light and crunchy, thanks to the panko breading (my edit, sorry martha) and has so much delicious, italian flavor. it’s probably the red wine vinegar… i’ll eat…

baked lemon garlic chicken with thyme + oregano

this recipe is adapted from the ever-brilliant barefoot contessa. she’s got such a knack for easy, flavorful dishes. i have gently edited this recipe for i how i tend to cook… using a little less olive oil and making sure all of the lemons got used and not wasted. and giving an option for those of you…

creamy baked chicken taquitos

for a long time, i was unable to find a really good taquito recipe that did not involve frying. they are always fried (traditionally) and i am just not the frying type. no thank you. so i came across this one and was excited to try it, although i was a little skeptical. but it…

santa fe chicken tacos (crockpot)

i made this a few months back (and have made it several times since) and completely forgot to share it with y’all! a good friend reminded me of it yesterday and it just may be going in the crockpot this week. now, if you know me, you know that in my past i have not…

chicken enchiladas – red sauce version

oh, enchiladas! where would we be in life without enchiladas!?  i would be in a sad, dark place for sure. now usually you’ll find chicken enchiladas with a verde or tomatillo sauce, which is what i always order at any mexican restaurant. but these are such a lovely departure from the standard. and oh so…

pulled bbq chicken sandwiches

tender pieces of chicken… dripping in barbeque sauce… cheese melting on top… all on a crunchy toasted kaiser roll… can you tell my mouth is watering as i type this? i don’t make many sandwiches for dinner, but this is one of my all-time favorite homeade sandwiches. it’s super easy and doesn’t have a long list…