Chicken and Cheese Pockets

2018-01-31T14:55:24+00:00 Poultry|

Creamy Chicken Cheese Pocket and Happy Thanksgiving My family Thanksgiving dinner is not very traditional, yes, we have turkey, yams, pumpkin pie, ham and all the other dishes that you normally see on a Thanksgiving meal, but we also have lots of fusion dishes as we all bring one of our favorite dishes to share. It is a real feast… This year I decided to make these little pockets, they are simple and very easy to make. I filled the puff pastry with a creamy chicken filling with celery, carrot and cheese. It can be serve at room temperature or warm, as I prefer them warm. These pockets are perfect when entertaining since they come in little bites and can [...]

Chicken, Corn and Tofu Soup

2018-02-02T00:54:19+00:00 Asian Inspired Recipe, Gluten Free, Poultry, Soup/Stew|

I have been battling a very bad flu/cold for almost two weeks…after lots of soup and tea, I feel much better although still not totally recovered. So this week I am sharing a soup recipe. This is a very simple and easy recipe…and it is great at anytime of the year, especially now that is cold, not that it is so cold here in California as compared to some places in US… This soup is a meal by itself…each and every spoonful of this soup you will taste the soft tofu, tender chicken with the crunchy corn, all together in a flavorful chicken broth and a touch of the sesame oil…yum! You can call this corn chowder with an Asian [...]

Chicken with Broccoli

2018-02-02T00:53:31+00:00 Asian Inspired Recipe, Poultry|

When I saw this recipe that Beth posted on “Of Muses and Meringues” I thought to myself…I have to try it…and here I am…I only marinated for 2 hours, instead of 24 hours and cut the amount of salt. This is a very simple recipe with great taste…the chicken turned out to be very moist with a crispy layer and packed with flavor. Ingredients: 2 cup buttermilk 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon hot sauce, such as Tabasco 2 teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon salt 1 onion finely chopped 6 garlic cloves finely chopped 4 skinless boneless chicken breasts, sliced into half Approximately 2 cups panko bread crumbs Freshly ground black pepper 2 tablespoons olive oil Method: In a large bowl [...]

Chicken Potato Egg Salad Cups

2018-01-31T15:24:18+00:00 Appetizer, Poultry|

Chicken Egg Potato Salad in Wonton Cups I hope you all had a great weekend…and for the ones that celebrated Easter I am sure that you have lots and lots of eggs. Here is very simple recipe to use up the hard boiled or cooked eggs that you might have. There is no secret in this recipe, it is pretty much your classic recipe for potato salad, I added some shredded chicken, hard cooked eggs and served in a wonton cup. Again, you can color this recipe, I mean flavor it as your palate desire by adding or taking away ingredients that will make your family happy. I have added in this particular salad, pickles, celery, raisin, apple to give [...]

Chicken with Broccoli and Bell Peppers

2018-01-31T15:01:12+00:00 Poultry|

This is a very simple and easy dish with chicken…and comes with lots of veggies, in this case broccoli and red bell peppers. You can always add more color by adding green peppers. It is delicious when served over rice. I love this dish because it is all in one…the protein and the greens. Ingredients: 2 chicken breasts, sliced 2 to 3 garlic cloves finely chopped ½ tablespoon soy sauce ½ tablespoon corn starch ½ tablespoon olive oil 1 large red bell pepper 4 to 5 cups broccoli florets 1 small onion, sliced into small wedges 2 tablespoons olive oil Salt and pepper to taste 3 tablespoons soy sauce ¼ cup water 2 teaspoons sugar 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger [...]

Kimchi Rice

2018-02-01T14:06:28+00:00 Gluten Free, Pasta and Grain, Poultry|

This recipe was inspired from the one that I saw on Sissi’s blog, With a Glass, Kimchi Fried Rice, since then I wanted to make this kimchi fried rice. Well, I got a big jar of kimchi from Costco and here I am, for the very first time cooking with kimchi. What is kimchi? Kimchi is a fermented dish which uses cabbage or radish, made with a mix of garlic, salt, vinegar, chili pepper and other spices. Yes, it is true, you might need to acquire the taste of it…especially the smell. Can you believe the kimchi is used in almost everything from soups to pizza topping and hamburger…yes, you read it right! Anyway, once you get acquainted with the smell [...]

Oven Fried Panko Chicken

2018-02-02T00:52:34+00:00 Asian Inspired Recipe, Poultry|

First of all…Happy Memorial Day! I love the simplicity of this chicken…while the chicken is baking you can prepare the salad to go with it… You can dip the pieces of chicken in any sauce if you desire, but I can assure you, very little is needed since the pieces of chicken are packed with flavor… Ingredients: 2 chicken breasts thinly sliced 3 cloves garlic finely chopped ¼ cup cilantro finely chopped (or parsley) Salt and pepper to taste 3 tablespoons flour or cornstarch Approximately 2 cups of panko 1 egg plus 2 tablespoon of water Method: Preheat oven to 400F. In a bowl place the chicken, garlic, cilantro (or parsley), salt and pepper. Mix well and add flour. Mix [...]

Miso Marinated Chicken

2018-02-02T00:54:46+00:00 Asian Inspired Recipe, Poultry|

I had a wonderful week in one of my favorite place…Cancun, as a matter of fact we go to the same place at least once a year…especially when I feel the need to unwind… After spending so many days without any cooking I had to start slowly…to avoid any “shock”. This is a very simple recipe for a chicken marinate…the flavor of the white miso is delicate and not overwhelming. This marinate sure brings the grilled chicken to a different level. It is easy and works great when served with a side of green salad. If you do not have your grill set, you can always pan fry on the stove. Ingredients: 4 to 6 deboned and skinless chicken thigh [...]

Peeled Brussels Sprouts with Chicken

2018-02-02T00:54:05+00:00 Asian Inspired Recipe, Gluten Free, Poultry|

After eating so much over the Thanksgiving holiday I think that this healthy dish will counter balance the feast that we just had. This dish is very similar to the one that I made a while ago, Chicken with Brussels Sprout, the difference is that I peeled the Brussels sprouts, blanched and added to the stir fried chicken. I have the feeling that the sprouts tasted nicer and less bitter. Maybe the kids will accept better when cooked this way. This is very simple and great with a bowl of rice…not to mention that makes a great next day lunch. Ingredients: 1 chicken breast, cut into small chunks 3-4 cloves of garlic 1 tablespoon soy sauce ½ tablespoon corn starch Salt [...]

Chicken Rice Bowl

2018-02-02T00:52:55+00:00 Asian Inspired Recipe, Gluten Free, Poultry|

This is my version of chicken rice bowl…I mainly prepared the chicken with a lot of different vegetables and topped over steamed rice. This is a very simple recipe, especially when I feel like “cleaning” the fridge and use up all the vegetables. It is very versatile and you can use all kind of your favorite vegetables and meat, or tofu if you are vegetarian. Oh! Another thing, this is great for next day lunch! Ingredients: 2 chicken breast cup in cubes 3 to 4 cloves of garlic chopped 1 tablespoon cornstarch 1 tablespoon soy sauce Salt and pepper to taste ½ tablespoon light olive oil 1 cup of Brussel sprouts cut into quarter and blanched 2 zucchinis cut into [...]