For some unknown reason I recently purchased tamarind nectar on sale. Of course, I then needed a recipe to prepare with it. Originally found on the Internet on the National Chicken Council website, this is my adaptation. While presented to be made with chicken quarters, it also works well with boneless skinless chicken breasts. While quite flavorful, this is not spicy so adjust the red pepper flakes to taste.
Found this in a stack of clippings and can't quite figure out where it came from - New York Times perhaps. The combination of ingredients looks just wonderful to me and I'm keeping it safe here before I lose it.
At first glance, the origins of this dish may be a bit confusing. We associate risotto with Italia and the spices are North African. Truth be told, the dish is actually from Cyprus. Bulgur is a frequent menu item for me and I'm looking forward to trying this one as pumpkins become more readily available in the market. The original recipe calls for a much larger amount of oil, I've reduced it to make this dish a little lighter. Posted for the Zaar World Tour.
I love the spice combinations of classic Moroccan cuisine. When I found this dish in one of my favorite chicken cookbooks I had to try it, as presented this is the recipe with my modifications. The flavors are just amazing and the orange juice and spices complement the fennel and red onion just so. (7 points)
Another delicious recipe from the National Chicken Council with my tweaks and substitutions. The sweet mango dipping sauce makes for a perfect accompaniment for the spicy filling. I love that this rendition features baking not frying. If you don't have jerk seasoning, don't buy it. Try Recipe #91493 or Recipe #29317 instead. Cilantro is one of those things people love or hate - use the amount that suits your tastes. (WW Core people should read note.)
A new take on the classic chicken stew. This recipe uses sweet potatoes and a delightfully different combination of spices to create a slightly smoky, sweet and tangy sauce. Admittedly, this is better with chicken thighs but I usually make it with boneless skinless breasts. You can serve this over brown or white rice or (as I do) over couscous. If you are following the WW Core program omit the honey and cornstarch and count points for the flour -- 2 points for the entire recipe. If you are on Flex, the stew (not including the couscous) is 4 points per serving.
As someone who eats chicken breasts at least once or twice a week, I'm always looking for new recipes to inspire me. I recently found this one on the pages of Eating Well and was excited by the proposition of a dish that promised lots of flavor without a long marinating time. Serve this with some couscous and a Moroccan salad and enjoy. (WW 4pts/Core)
A wonderful recipe for chicken featuring balsamic vinegar. What sets this apart from others is the surprise inclusion of that distinctly American condiment, catsup. Together these create a delicious sweet and sour combination. This Cooking Light inspired dish is just 4 points per serving. For Core followers, count 1/2 point per serving for the wine or substitute with additional broth.
I love tamale pie but as a solo chef rarely make it. Found this recipe to be the perfect solution and it will easily double for larger families. The tamale topping on this is light and fluffy and complements the hearty beef filling underneath.
Based on Lynne Rossetto Kasper's improvisation of a classic combination she learned from Ron Bechtol, a gifted cook who divides his time between San Antonio and Mexico. Recalling the Mexican stew using the same flavors, I was instantly drawn to this recipe. Below is my rendition.
What could be nicer than a soulful bowl of soup filled with beautiful vegetables, healthy grains and lean protein? Finding one that is also quick and easy to prepare. Since following the WW Core program for two years, I continue to look for recipes that are share the healthy principles of the program. Found this recipe in Better Homes & Gardens and adapted it to my palette. For Core WW members, this is Core plus 2 points for the nectar in the whole dish.
Originally from Shape magazine and adapted to suit my tastes and simplify the preparation. This is healthy and comforting with a pleasing, but approachable combination of spices that even picky eaters will enjoy. Though full of flavor this is not spicy hot, so feel free to adjust to your own tastes. A word of caution, this makes 6 perfect portions for my weight watching lifestyle but if you have hungry eaters at your table, it may only serve 4 or 5.
Recently scored a few pork tenderloins, hard to come by in my neighborhood, and found this recipe in Cooking Light. I have modified the cooking instructions to my preferred technique for perfect pork tenderloin. The results are delicious and pair exceptionally well with mashed or whipped potatoes. Pure comfort food.
The unmistakable pairing of pork and fruit takes a new spin in this recipe inspired by a recipe from Eating Well magazine. Here the roasted plums are contrasted with a savory combination of peppercorns, balsamic vinegar and rosemary that will transport you to the rolling hills of Italy in less than an hour. Using pork tenderloins helps make this both fast as well as healthy. Serve with mashed potatoes and green beans for rapture on a plate.
This is my take on a salad featured in Bon Appetit. While I use a combination of fat-free mayonnaise and sour cream to make this consistent with the WW Core program, you should feel free to simply use 1/4 cup of your mayonnaise of choice. Please note cooking time is chilling time.
After wondering how Recipe #224699 would work with chicken, I began experimenting and came up with this dish. This is serious comfort food with a Tex-Mex twang. Small serving cooking means grabbing bits of leftovers in the fridge, so I've included a couple of ingredient options.