Chicken recipes

Chicken Mole

Chicken Mole

Chicken Mole, excerpted from The Whole Smiths Real Food Every Day © 2020 by Michelle Smith. Photography © 2020 by Michelle Smith and Jennifer Skog.

The Whole Smiths Real Food Every Day © 2020 by Michelle Smith.

Today, more than ever, people are looking to transition to a whole foods-based diet, aware of the health benefits of fresh foods over highly processed options.

Still, people are used to convenience and have busy schedules and little time to put a meal on the table. The Whole Smiths Real Food Every Day solves the problem of what’s for dinner during a hectic week.

With simple, accessible recipes that are designed to be made ahead, used for leftovers, or thrown into a slow cooker, families will be able to easily prepare healthy meals on a regular basis.

Chapters like Sheet Pan Recipes, One-Pot Wonders, Meal Prep, and Leftover Makeovers will guide readers in making the most of their time in the kitchen while delivering healthy recipes that can be made with minimal effort.

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Basque Chicken

Basque chicken

Basque chicken, A Table: Recipes for Cooking and Eating the French Way by Rebekah Peppler. Photography by Joann Pai.

À Table: Recipes for Cooking and Eating the French Way

À Table: Recipes for Cooking and Eating the French Way is an alluring, delicious invitation to the French table from Paris-based American food writer and stylist, Rebekah Peppler. It is both a repertoire-building cookbook and a stylish guide that will make readers feel as though they are travelling through France with a close friend.

New York Times contributing writer Rebekah Peppler shares 125 elegant, “new French” recipes that reflect a modern, multicultural French table. With approachable recipes, a conversational tone, and aspirational photography, À Table contains secrets for cooking simple, sophisticated meals and recreating the magic and charm of French life anywhere in the world.

125 ACCESSIBLE RECIPES: Included are classics such as Ratatouille and Crème Brûlée; regional dishes, such as Basque Chicken, Niçoise (for a Crowd), and Alsatian Cheesecake; as well as recipes born of the melding of the cultures and flavours that help define contemporary French eating, from Bigger Bánh Mì and Lamb Tagine to Green Shakshuka.

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Smoky paprika chicken with warm cannellini beans

Smoky paprika chicken with warm cannellini beans

Smoky paprika chicken with warm cannellini beans, The Shortcut Cook: More than 60 classic recipes and the ingenious hacks that make them faster, simpler and tastier by Rosie Reynolds. Photography by Louise Hagger.

The Shortcut Cook: More than 60 classic recipes and the ingenious hacks that make them faster, simpler and tastier

It’s a myth that to make the very best versions of classic dishes, they have to be prepared from scratch. It’s actually a well-known fact in the food industry that chefs have always used shortcuts to create great food. But home cooks have not always been allowed the same privilege, and are often made to feel guilty about taking the easy route.

From her extensive experience, Rosie Reynolds has distilled over 60 much-loved classic recipes, such as eggs Benedict, spaghetti and meatballs, and lemon meringue pie, and applied every smart, time-saving tip, flavour boost and genius twist that she has learned along the way to produce failsafe recipes with no compromises.

This book is here to make your life in the kitchen bolder, brighter, and a whole lot easier. And this food isn’t trend-led: it’s tried and tested, world-over favourites that people love to eat and aspire to cook—but ready in a flash. (more…)

Greek Chicken and Potato Traybake

Greek Chicken and Potato traybake

Greek Chicken and Potato Traybake, excerpted from Milk Street: Tuesday Nights Mediterranean. Photography by Connie Miller.

Milk Street Tuesday Nights Mediterranean

Mediterranean cooking is so much more than olive oil, grilled fish, and just-harvested vegetables. It is a diverse cuisine that encompasses the cultures and traditions of Southern Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East. The food is direct, simple, and honest. It is proud to be served without disguise or embellishment.

Every Tuesday Nights recipe delivers big flavour, but the cooking is quick and easy. Each of these 125 Mediterranean dinners is ready in under 45 minutes, and many take just 20 minutes start to finish. Dishes include:

  • Green Shakshuka
  • Spicy Egyptian Eggplant with Chickpeas and Herbs
  • Bulgur Salad with Summer Vegetables and Pomegranate Molasses
  • Harissa-Spiced Pasta and Chicken with Green Beans
  • Greek Spanakorizo with Shrimp
  • Spanish Ribeye with Green Olives and White Wine.

The recipes are organized by how you cook, with some chapters focused on time—Fast (45 minutes), Faster (35 minutes), and Fastest (under 25 minutes)—while others dive into themes such as Hearty Vegetable Mains, Supper Soups, and Flat and Folded—including pizza, flatbreads, pita sandwiches, and panini. Many of the recipes require only one piece of cookware, and they all are built from pantry staples. Dinner? Solved—every night of the week.

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Chicken meatballs in Nepali-spiced cashew sauce

Chicken meatballs in Nepali-spiced cashew sauce

Chicken meatballs in Nepali-spiced cashew sauce, The Kitchen without Borders. Photography by Penny De Los Santos.

The Kitchen Without Borders

The Kitchen Without Borders is a special kind of cookbook. In it, chefs from around the world—all part of Eat Offbeat, a catering company staffed by immigrants and refugees who have found a new home and new hope through cooking—offer up to 70 authentic, surprising, nourishing recipes. The food has roots that run as deep as its flavours, celebrating the culinary traditions of Syria, Iran, Eritrea, Venezuela, and more.

Discover Iraqi Biryani, a rice dish combining vegetables and plump dried fruits with warming spices. Chari Bari, hand-formed meatballs simmered in Nepali-spiced tomato and cashew sauce. Iranian rice with garbanzos, Sri Lankan curry dhal, and Manchurian cauliflower straight from the Himalayas.

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Roasted Chicken Matzo Ball Soup

Roasted Chicken Matzo Ball Soup

Roasted Chicken Matzo Ball Soup, Jew-ish: A Cookbook: Reinvented Recipes from a Modern Mensch by Jake Cohen. Photography by Matt Taylor-Gross.

Jew-ish: A Cookbook: Reinvented Recipes from a Modern Mensch

When you think of Jewish food, a few classics come to mind: chicken soup with matzo balls, challah, maybe a babka if you’re feeling adventurous. But as food writer and nice Jewish boy Jake Cohen demonstrates in this stunning debut cookbook, Jewish food can be so much more.

In Jew-ish, he reinvents the food of his Ashkenazi heritage and draws inspiration from his husband’s Persian-Iraqi traditions to offer recipes that are modern, fresh, and enticing for a whole new generation of readers. Imagine the components of an everything bagel wrapped into a flaky galette latke dyed vibrant yellow with saffron for a Persian spin on the potato pancake, best-ever hybrid desserts like Macaroon Brownies and Pumpkin Spice Babka! Jew-ish features elevated, yet approachable classics along with innovative creations, such as:

  • Jake’s Perfect Challah
  • Roasted Tomato Brisket
  • Short Rib Cholent
  • Iraqi Beet Kubbeh Soup
  • Cacio e Pepe Rugelach
  • Sabich Bagel Sandwiches, and
  • Matzo Tiramisu.

Jew-ish is a brilliant collection of delicious recipes, but it’s much more than that. As Jake reconciles ancient traditions with our modern times, his recipes become a celebration of a rich and vibrant history, a love story of blending cultures, and an invitation to gather around the table and create new memories with family, friends, and loved ones. (more…)

Chicken, Kale & Feta Dumplings with Sicilian Olives

Chicken, Kale & Feta Dumplings with Sicilian Olives

Chicken, Kale & Feta Dumplings with Sicilian Olives, Slow Victories: A Food Lover’s Guide to Slow Cooker Glory by Katrina Meynink. Photography by Katrina Meynink, Kait Barker.

Slow Victories

Slow Victories removes the angst from the dinner rut with creative ways to use slow cookers for surprising results. It throws off the idea that cookbooks directed by convenience are necessarily virtuous or bland, instead of delivering ideas for across the week that readers may not have associated with this indispensable kitchen appliance. (And in doing so, does away with the antiquated view that slow cookers are exclusively for time-poor or lazy cooks.)

Mother of three Katrina Meynink embraces the chaos and sometimes hilarity of life with a line-up of 90-plus recipes that suit in all the moments, with chapters dedicated, individually, to grains, soups, condiments, batch cooking, vegetables, weekend cooking, sweets, fancy things, and the dreaded end-of-week what’s-for-dinner-dilemma—so-called Fragile Fridays at her house. Highlights are hard to pick and include: Spiced lamb burghul; Old school tomato soup; Fenugreek cauliflower curry; Wild rice with mushrooms, rosemary and cranberries; Strawberry and pink peppercorn crumble bars; and Yuzu lemon pudding with lemon crumble.

Slow Victories also offers advice on stocking pantries and fridges for slow cooking greatness, and insider tips on hacks that are a further reminder of how the slow cooker can be every food lover’s friend. Because it’s not about getting out of the kitchen, it is about using time there efficiently and with maximum creativity and flavour. (more…)

Roast Chicken with Mustard, Marmalade, Parsnips & Orange

Roast Chicken with Mustard, Marmalade, Parsnips & Orange

Roast Chicken with Mustard, Marmalade, Parsnips & Orange, Foolproof One-pot by Alan Rosenthal. Photography by Rita Platts.

Foolproof One-potOne-pot cooking cuts down on washing up, requires minimal kitchen space and tends not to be overly complicated. What’s not to love about that?

In the first book of the Foolproof series, Foolproof One-Pot celebrates throwing ingredients into a single dish and letting the oven do the work. Alan Rosenthal offers amazing new ways to elevate classics, as well as revealing new sure-to-be favourites.

From weekend slow cooks to easy-going tray bakes, this mouth-watering collection of 70 useful, vibrant recipes are all cooked with minimal fuss and maximum flavour!

Foolproof One-Pot: 60 Simple and Satisfying Recipes is available at Amazon.com and Indigo.ca

 


Roast Chicken with Mustard, Marmalade, Parsnips & Orange

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Taiwanese Fried Chicken

Taiwanese Fried Chicken

Taiwanese Fried Chicken, The Double Happiness Cookbook by Trevor Lui. Photography by Suech + Beck.

The Double Happiness Cookbook: 88 Feel-Good Recipes and Food Stories

Toronto is a renowned food mecca, born out of a cultural identity defined by the unified culinary tradition of a vibrant multicultural community. It is a city that has shaped and defined one passionate chef who abandoned his corporate job to throw on an apron and to get into the kitchen, behind the bar, and in front of diners.

Almost immediately, his Taiwanese fried chicken was voted best in the city, fans queued for his notorious ramen burger, and his sensational Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich brought in the masses.

The Double Happiness Cookbook is a riveting exploration of Trevor Lui’s tireless culinary journey that began in the kitchen of a family restaurant with sweet and sour chicken balls and chow mein and eventually drew inspiration from the streets of Toronto, LA, New York, and Taiwan.

Featuring feel-good, Asian-inspired recipes with a big-city attitude—think BBQ pork on rice, bulgogi beef tostadas, sweet chili cauliflower wings, and ramen with L.A. Kalbi—this heartening cookbook is an authentic celebration of heritage, community, street culture, and food philosophy. It is eighty-eight recipes, eight compelling stories, and one man’s dream.

The Double Happiness Cookbook: 88 Feel-Good Recipes and Food Stories is available at Amazon.com and Indigo.ca.   (more…)

Cuban Mojo Chicken

Cuban Mojo Chicken

Cuban Mojo Chicken, excerpted from THE “I LOVE LUCY” COOKBOOK: Classic Recipes Inspired by the Iconic TV Show by Jenn Fujikawa. Copyright © 2021. Photography: Shutterstock.

THE “I LOVE LUCY” COOKBOOK: Classic Recipes Inspired by the Iconic TV Show by Jenn Fujikawa.

Learn to feast like Lucy, Ricky, Fred, and Ethel and entertain in retro style with this collection of craveable classic recipes inspired by one of the greatest TV shows of all time. Recipes include:

  • Cuban dishes such as Ricky Ricardo’s Arroz con Pollo and Tropicana nightclub favourites
  • Chocolate treats and other sweet delicacies inspired by Kramer’s Kandy Kitchen
  • Mid-century Hollywood’s finest fare, from episodes set in the sunny film capital
  • Classic dishes from season three’s “The Diner”
  • “Pioneer Women” Fresh-Baked Bread (easy on the yeast!)
  • Classic cocktails to toast life’s big events — plus a recipe for Vitameatavegamin, so you can spoon your way to health!

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