Cilantro Grilled Chicken Breast

Written by Chacha on May 24th, 2012 in Barbecue, Meats, Poultry, Recipe | No Comments

Servings: 4 Ingredients 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper Fresh cilantro leaves, chopped, for garnishing Cilantro Herb Butter, for serving, recipe follows Avocado slices, for serving Special equipment  A food processor Plastic wrap A meat mallet Directions Place the chicken breasts in between plastic wrap and pound lightly with the flat side […]

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Chili Lime Chicken Kebabs

Written by Chacha on May 24th, 2012 in Barbecue, Kebabs, Meats, Poultry, Recipe | No Comments

Servings: 8 Ingredients 1/4 cup and 2 tablespoons olive oil 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar 2 limes, juiced 2 teaspoons chili powder 1 teaspoon paprika 2 small shallots, finely minced 1 clove garlic, finely minced Cayenne pepper to taste Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste 2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into 1-1/2 inch pieces for […]

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Chicken with Balsamic BBQ Sauce

Written by Chacha on May 24th, 2012 in Barbecue, Meats, Poultry, Recipe | No Comments

Ingredients For the Balsamic BBQ sauce: ● 1 cup balsamic vinegar ● 3/4 cup ketchup ● 1/3 cup brown sugar ● 1 garlic clove, minced ● 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce ● 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard ● 1/2 teaspoon salt ● 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper For the chicken: ● 4 pieces chicken (any combination of breast and/or thigh pieces) […]

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Karen Hirst’s Absolutely Amazing Blue Cheese Dip

Written by Chacha on May 24th, 2012 in Appetizer, Dip, Recipe | No Comments

Makes 2 cups Ingredients 1-8 oz pkg. cream cheese 3/4 cup chunky blue cheese dressing (preferably home-made) 4 oz. crumbled blue cheese 1 cup toasted and chopped pecans Sliced carrots, sliced red bell pepper, celery sticks and broccoli florets Toasted and chopped pecans for garnish Directions In large bowl, combine cream cheese and blue cheese dressing. Mix well. Add crumbled blue […]

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Jalapeno Popper Dip

Written by Chacha on May 24th, 2012 in Appetizer, Dip, Recipe | No Comments

Ingredients 1-8 ounce package cream cheese at room temperature 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, grated 1/2 cup parmigiano reggiano 1-4 ounce can sliced jalapenos 2 jalapeno peppers, chopped, optional 1/4 cup panko bread crumbs 1/4 cup parmigiano reggiano Directions Preheat oven to 373 degrees F Mix the cream cheese, mayonnaise, cheddar cheese, parmigiano reggiano and jalapenos in a […]

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Butterflied Chicken with Thyme, Lemon and Garlic

Written by Chacha on May 24th, 2012 in Barbecue, Meats, Poultry, Recipe | No Comments

Ingredients: ● 1/2 cup canola oil ● 2 tablespoons, plus 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh garlic, salt made a paste ● 2 tablespoons, plus 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh thyme leaves ● 2 tablespoons grated lemon zest ● 1 tablespoon chopped onion ● Pinch crushed red pepper flakes ● 1 (3-pound) whole chicken, butterflied ● Salt and freshly ground black […]

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Grilled Chicken Breasts

Written by Chacha on May 24th, 2012 in Barbecue, Meats, Poultry, Recipe | No Comments

Boneless chicken breasts are marinated in a spicy sauce, and then grilled. Servings: 4 Ingredients Chicken: 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts halves Vegetable oil, to oil grill Marinade: 1 cup chili sauce 2/3 cup good-quality red wine vinegar 1 1/2 tablespoons prepared horseradish 3 cloves garlic, finely minced Kosher salt, to taste Freshly ground black pepper, to taste  Special Equipment […]

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Grilled Chicken with Dijon and Meyer Lemon

Written by Chacha on May 24th, 2012 in Barbecue, Meats, Poultry, Recipe | No Comments

Recipe courtesy Anne Burrell Servings: 4 Ingredients ● 4 Meyer lemons, 2 zested and juiced and 2 halved ● 1 cup Dijon mustard ● 2 tablespoons finely chopped rosemary leaves ● 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes ● 2 (3-pound) chickens, backbone removed and split in 1/2 ● Extra-virgin olive oil ● Kosher salt Directions Combine the lemon juice, zest, […]

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Hummus V

Written by Chacha on May 24th, 2012 in Appetizer, Recipe, Spread | No Comments

Ingredients ● 1 pound cooked Chickpeas, cooled ● 2 cloves garlic, minced ● 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt ● 5 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice ● 1/4 cup water ● 1/3 cup tahini, stirred well ● 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra for serving Directions Place the chickpeas, garlic, and kosher salt in the bowl of a food processor. […]

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Hummus IV

Written by Chacha on May 24th, 2012 in Appetizer, Recipe, Spread | No Comments

Ingredients ● 2 (15-ounce) cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed ● 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil, or more as needed, plus more for garnish ● 1/2 lemon, juiced ● 2 tablespoons roughly chopped fresh parsley leaves, plus more for garnish ● 2 cloves garlic, peeled ● 1 1/2 teaspoon salt ● 1/2 teaspoon dark Asian sesame oil ● 1/2 to 1 […]

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