Parmigiano Panko Chicken and Honey Biscuits

One of the most popular recipes on this blog is our Parmigiano Panko Chicken. It’s pretty much my version of Italy meets the Deep South – Italian Fried Chicken. It’s quick, easy and big on flavor. It trumps any drive through chicken and is what I make my kids when they beg ask me for chicken and fries as we’re passing said drive thrus. Because I just can’t leave well enough alone I decided to shake up my recipe a smidge. Chicken and Honey Biscuits anyone?

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How to Grill Chicken Under a Brick

Grilled Chicken Under a Brick

Grilling is one of summer’s true pleasures. In my house that usually means I have the night off from cooking. It also means there are less dishes. While that may not seem super important, to someone that can’t stand doing dishes (you’re looking at her) it’s a big thing. When someone is grilling in the neighborhood you know it. The smells waft up and down the streets and make those that aren’t grilling wish they were (well unless they’re burning something and well that’s another story all together.)

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Pollo alle Olive {Chicken with Olives}

Simple suppers are what I need right now. Someone in our family has an activity every day of the week. EVERY day of the week {that makes me tired just typing that}. Which makes getting dinner on the table a little challenging. Lucky for me, I like a challenge. 30 {ish} minute meals are a staple in our house for just that reason. This chicken with olives is a fantastic recipe for those busy nights.

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Pollo in Salsa Rosa {Chicken in Pink Sauce}

Go ahead and get your baguette ready. This is one saucy chicken dish. This is a perfect go-to weeknight dinner because after you’ve browned the chicken it pretty much cooks itself. Freeing you up to, well perhaps enjoy a glass of wine and sit down and put your feet up for a change ; ) Okay well that usually doesn’t happen at my house BUT it sounded good didn’t it. What it does do is afford me the luxury of getting other things done while my dinner is cooking away.

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Scaloppine di Pollo {Chicken Scaloppine}

Need something delicious on the table in 30 minutes or less? This is your dish. It’s fast and flavorful. The key is using thin cutlets, and the secret is in the sauce. It’s a thick and rich sauce that clings to the chicken cutlets like they just met and can’t get enough of each other ; ) 

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Involtini di Pollo alla Salvia {Chicken Roulades with Sage}

Roulades sound very fancy but they couldn’t be easier to make. Roulade comes from the French word “rouler” meaning to roll. And that’s exactly what you’re going to do. Roll. Making roulades isn’t just tasty, it’s also a great way to stretch your meal budget.

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Pollo al Brandy {Chicken with Brandy}

 

I’ve said it a gazillion times, chicken is so incredibly versatile. So much so, I don’t know how anyone could ever tire of it ; ) At least that’s what I keep telling my family LOL. We’re big fans of chicken thighs and legs in our house. Not that I don’t like the chicken breasts, the darker meats just seem to be more flavorful to me and the fact that they’re also less expensive doesn’t hurt ; )

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Piccata di Pollo {Chicken Piccata}

Chicken Piccata

I can not believe that I haven’t shared my recipe for Chicken Piccata before now. It’s one of those dishes that is so simple in it’s preparation but full on flavor. It’s perfect for a weeknight as it comes together in less than 30 minutes or it’s even fancy enough for company {we don’t have to tell them how simple it was ; 0 }

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Fusi di Pollo al Limone nel Cartoccio {Chicken w/Lemon in Parchment}

This year I treated myself to La Cucina Italiana magazine for Christmas. My first issue arrived a week or so ago. I literally turned off the computer {shocking} and immersed myself into the pages ignoring all else. I think I’ve mentioned to you before my long love affair with this magazine and my constant “borrowing” of my mother’s subscription much to her dismay ; )

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Stuffed Turkey Breast w/Pomegranate Glaze

 

It’s November! And for those of in the States, that means it’s Turkey Time! Yes, Thanksgiving is closing in on us and will be here before we know it. It’s a time to be thankful for all of our many blessings and enjoy a bounty of what the Fall harvest has to offer. I for one can’t wait!

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Pollo Saporito {Zesty Chicken}

Pollo Saporito {Zesty Chicken} is the perfect name for this chicken – it’s definitely! It has big bold flavors and the most amazing color. Isn’t it  incredible how just a pinch of saffron can transform a dish! It’s like an explosion of sun for the senses, or better yet, liquid gold!

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Pollo in Potacchio {Braised Chicken w/Onions and Chili Pepper}

I know you’re thinking, Paula this looks like barbecue chicken. But it’s not. It’s an incredibly flavorful braised chicken. So tender that it just falls off the bone. And the sauce, oh the sauce. So good it will make your eyes roll while your licking your fingers trying to get every last drop. Well, at least that’s what I did LOL. Pollo in Potacchio is a dish from the Le  Marche region of Italy.

It’s a low and slow braised chicken dish chock full of aromatic onions and chili pepper. If you don’t happen to have a fresh red chili pepper you could substitute Calabrian Red Chili Pepper Flakes. This dish tastes so amazing everyone will think you’ve slaved in the chicken for hours. Have I mentioned how I love my dutch oven. I wouldn’t have imagined when I got it that I would use it as much as I do but, it’s pretty much my stove’s best friend. As a matter of fact it sits on the top of my stove because it’s used THAT often ; ) And well it weighs a ton so it’s also convenient tee hee.

The hardest part about this meal is browning the chicken pieces {and that’s not hard at all} the rest is easy peasy. Which makes it great not only for everyday meals but it’s just as fantastic for company. A risotto or polenta side would go famously with this chicken {and help you soak up all of that glorious sauce}

Baci!

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What you’ll need:
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves of garlic – crushed
1 large onion – sliced
1 red chili pepper – seeded and minced
1 whole chicken – cut into pieces and patted dry
salt/pepper
1 tablespoon tomato paste – mixed with 2 tablespoons warm water
1 cup of dry white wine
1 sprig of fresh rosemary – finely chopped
1 cup chicken stock

What to do:
1. Into your dutch oven add olive oil, garlic, onion. Stir and saute for approx 5 minutes over low heat. Add the chili pepper and chicken pieces {skin down} Season with salt and pepper. Increase heat to medium and brown on all sides.

2. Reduce heat to low, add the tomato paste and wine. Stir to combine. Cover and allow chicken to braise for approximately 30 minutes.

3. Add the chopped rosemary and SLOWLY add in the chicken stock. Continue braising until chicken is tender {Approximately 30-45 additional minutes}

4. Remove chicken from dutch oven and plate. With a whisk mix the sauce together until it’s a smooth consistency. Pour over chicken.

Garnish with additional  fresh rosemary if desired.

Buon Appetito.

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Pollo e Asparagi {Chicken and Asparagus}

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Ah, chicken how I’ve missed you ; ) Yes my love affair with chicken continues. If you like chicken and you like asparagus you’ll love this dish! And especially now since asparagus is in season it’s the perfect time! It’s quite an impressive dish too so not only it is fitting for a family dinner it’s perfect for company as well! 

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Pollo alla Birra {Chicken in Beer}

Bok Bok Bok Bok! Yep it’s chicken time again! Don’t act surprised. LOL You know I’m on a mission! Plus, I bought a few HUGE family packs of  thighs & well I have to put them to good use! Up this time … it’s Pollo alla Birra {Chicken in Beer}. I’m not a beer drinker, I’m sure I’ve mentioned that before. You know I’m a wine girl myself.  But this  really doesn’t have an overwhelming BEER taste in it. Trust me, if so I wouldn’t be eating it. I know it calls for TWO whole cans of beer. Yes, it does. But it cooks down for like an hour people and reduces into this beautiful amazing sauce!

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Pollo in Salsa di Mandorle {Chicken w/Almond Sauce}

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Yes it’s time for another chicken recipe! In my quest for 101 perfect poultry recipes I’m adding this one to the category! It’s amazing what you can do with chicken! Simply amazing. No more boring chicken ruts! Nope, not gonna happen on my watch ; ) This one will make your tummy & your pocketbook very happy!

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Petti al Mascarpone {Chicken Breasts Stuffed w/Mascarpone}

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Did you LURVE those Chocolate Truffle Brownies that Susan of Doughmesstic did for us earlier this week? Of course you did, what’s NOT to love, They’re ooey gooey chocolately truffly squares of deliciousness! Okay I’m trying to focus, but it’s so hard thinking about Chocolate (you know I’m weak)…

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Spinach Salad w/Walnuts & Craisins

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Anybody who knows me knows how I feel about salads. I just don’t like them. NOPE, sure don’t! Every one of them will tell you that I say, “Salad is rabbit food.” Yep, well I might have to change my stance on that now, well at least for this salad anyway. Perhaps it’s the spinach instead of the traditional lettuce that I like, or maybe it’s all of the sweet & sour flavors going on. I’m not sure but there’s just something about this salad that I LOVED!

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Pollo alla Cacciatora {Chicken Cacciatore}

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It’s COLD today in my part of the world. Bone chilling COLD (well, okay, maybe not THAT cold, but cold to me) and what better way to warm up (besides downing Grappa LOL) than some Pollo alla Cacciatora {Chicken Cacciatore} It’s a perfect ONE DISH (happy dance, yeah, I HATE doing dishes so one dish meals make me happy) hearty satisfying meal.

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10 in 2010

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Well, it’s here…2010! A whole brand new decade! & with each new year comes reflection and the dreaded resolutions! Of course one of mine was to get healthier. What does that mean? That means I want to eat better, feel better & well lets just be honest here, look better in my clothes. Yes, I said it & I feel better for saying it.

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Pollo alla Senape {Chicken w/Mustard}

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This is a chicken dish that takes a few ingredients and puts them together in a way you wouldn’t expect. The sauce is something to write home about. Seriously! It’s another insanely delicious dish from my Italian Poultry files. Pollo alla Senape is simply Chicken with Mustard. It’s pronounced Po-low all-a Sin-ah-pay but that’s really deceiving. It should be called Chicken with a creamy heavenly mustard sauce with traces of beer. But, well, that just doesn’t roll off the tongue like Pollo alla Senape does, now does it?

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