Poultry

Roast Turkey

When roasting a turkey, your main concern is that the dark meat inside the thigh gets done enough before the breast gets over done and turns into shoe leather. Now this is tricky, because the turkey's lying on its back with the dark meat down in the pan while the...

Mediterranean Chicken

Last night Ms. Cooking Dude said that this was the best dinner of the year! I was very glad to hear that, especially since took so little time and cooked all in one skillet. This dish is also sometimes called Chicken Primavera, since fresh veggies in the springtime...

Jerk Chicken

Most of the folks in the household here haven't been to the Caribbean, and have never tasted jerk chicken. So I made it the other night and it was a huge hit. Youngest son was working late and missed dinner, so he attacked the leftovers and went back for more. The...

Fried Chicken

I've been fooling around with fried chicken for longer than I like to remember. This recipe is the best so far for crispy, spicy fried chicken. This recipe got rave reviews from the whole family (and some guests). Plus, it's just as good cold as hot. My next trick is...

Chicken Schnitzel

Well, of course you can make this with veal if you want real Weiner Schnitzel. It's so good, I'm even going to try this with boneless pork. But I made this for a recipe to include in my Chicken Cooking Dude Cookbook, so this is for chicken. If you change the meat, the...

Rotisserie BBQ Turkey

Barbequed turkey is a special treat around here, and I've used the method on the Barbequed Turkey page many times. But this Thanksgiving, my friend Big Al told me that I should cook it on the rotisserie, and that I would really notice the improvement. The self basting...

Barbequed Turkey

In order to barbeque a turkey, there are a few things you need besides the turkey. This is real barbeque as opposed to grilling, like you would a hamburger or steak. Barbeque means cooking slowly in smoke, which means the meat can't be directly over the heat, the...

Oven Chicken Parmesan

This is a very easy, tasty, and good looking meal that you can fix for a crowd, and still have enough time and energy left over to enjoy the party yourself. To save time and trouble, you can buy the skinless, boneless chicken breasts all ready to go, either fresh or...

Chicken Cacciatore

This dish gets A++ from everyone every time I make it. Plus the house smells great the whole time. One of the reasons it's so good might be that the tomatoes, mushrooms, and onions are oven roasted first. Plus, don't forget to brine the chicken after cutting it into...

Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic

This is one of the most delicious and elegant of all chicken recipes. This is a French classic from Provençal. If you're having company over, print a menu and call it "Poulet à Quarante Gousses d'Ail." I've adapted several recipes for the one shown here, so it's not...

Bistro Roasted Chicken

This chicken, like most bistro fare, is simple enough for any time, but tasty and elegant enough for company or to impress an important date. A real bonus is the delicious sauce you get with very little extra work. As usual, I recommend brining the chicken if you have...

Chicken of the Gods

Tom Ham, the late owner of the Bali Hai restaurant in San Diego created this dish, which was a favorite of many people for years. Although no longer on the menu, you can sample his well-known dish at home, thanks to the staff at Bali Hai. The recipe calls for chestnut...

Chicken in Lettuce Cups

We enjoy a similar dish to this when we eat out, so I decided to find a way to do something like it at home. After a little research, I came up with this recipe. When I served it the other night, it was a huge hit. It was also a nice change from some heavy robust...

Chicken Chow Mein

You can make this dish with either fresh, canned, or a combination of noodles. And you have to use noodles, because that's what mein means. If you use rice, call it chop suey, although chop suey is usually made with pork. Shoot, it's all good. Make it the way you want...

Chicken Loco

This grilled chicken recipe came about as I was trying to come close to the flavor of Pollo Loco's grilled chicken. It's citrus-based, like theirs, but not quite the same. I have a hunch their recipe is simpler, but what the heck, this recipe turned out so good I may...

Tacos

Taco night is always popular at our house. They aren't much work, and they are always fun to make and to eat. We usually use ground beef in our tacos, but there's no reason not to use chicken, pork, fish, shrimp, or just beans if you want to. Sometimes the taco's...

Hot Wings

Buffalo Hot Wings are a very important part of football. Either tailgating or watching the game from your favorite seat, whether at home or at the game, this special appetizer treat can't be beat. You can fry them or bake them, buy them in a bag or make them from...