Coq au Vin

As kids we loved when our mom made Coq au Vin. Because we got to say cock out loud. For the same reason, we were also mesmerized by the musical stylings of Engelbert Humperdinck. But seriously, this classic French dish that translates simply to Chicken in Wine is a delicious slowly braised stew. Surprisingly, the wine used in this recipe is red.

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Cantonese Chicken Wings

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.

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Chicken Pot Pie

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.

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Chicken and White Bean Enchiladas

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.

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Easy Chicken Thighs in Peanut Sauce with Green Beans

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.

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