I’m pretty sure there’s nothing authentically Cantonese about these wings, but my mom has been making Cantonese Chicken Wings since we were kids. It’s a simple recipe with just a few ingredients but the result is tasty zesty tender wings. I’m guessing this is one of those women’s magazine recipes but don’t be fooled by the basic ingredients. The flavours really work together. I promise, you won’t be disappointed.
I just saw a new product in the grocery store. It’s a frozen Chicken Pot Pie from a certain chain restaurant that sounds like a ski cabin in the alps. I asked one of the staff about it and she said it’s really good. But then I thought a homemade version would be better and probably have a million less grams of sodium. The next day, coincidentally, my neighbour Rob brought over a Pheasant Pot Pie he’d just taken out of the oven. It was incredible. So I’m totally copying his recipe.
These creamy Chicken and White Bean Enchiladas can be made with a deli chicken or leftover turkey. The white beans add some protein and fibre so they move up a notch on the nutritional scale. Every little bit helps! This is Mexican comfort food at its best.
I just received my complimentary copy of The Ultimate One-Pan Oven Cookbook by Julia Konovalova. It features complete meals using a sheet pan, dutch oven or roasting pan. The recipes are interesting, yet not complicated and include everything from breakfast to dessert. Today I’m making Easy Chicken Thighs in Peanut Sauce with Green Beans. The recipe intrigues me and I can’t wait to taste it.
This one is for my friend Vicki. We have quite the social neighbourhood and a bunch of us go for chicken wings regularly at a local restaurant. Vicki prefers the “Thai Chicken Bites” because they don’t have any bones or skin. I don’t exactly love chicken wings either, or the “bites.” They’re kind of a rip off. I prefer bone in skin on chicken thighs. There’s so much more meat and flavour than the bites or the wings and there’s no deep frying or breading. I decided to make my own Sweet Chili Thai Sauce by reading the ingredient list on the store bought jars and experimenting until I got it right. I wasn’t going for the exact flavour because I find it’s a little too sweet and hot for me. What I came up with was really good!