Tag: chicken (Page 2 of 9)
How to Skin Raw Chicken in One PieceNovember 21st, 2015 in Tips, Advices & How-to by Julia Volhina
I was working on a recipe stuffed chicken skin (it will be coming up in next post) and, after seeing how much time and effort it took me to remove the skin from a raw chicken in one piece without damaging it on the way, I decided to create a post with step-by-step instructions and pictures for others to use.
Pictures have come up not that appetizing (and for that I apologize), but at least they illustrate the process in details and are easier to follow than plain word description.
Most of the work you will be doing with a knife placed in between skin and meat slightly angled towards the meat. Work with short precise cut motions to make sure skin remains undamaged through the process. So, to get a whole raw chicken skin to use for a recipe you will need a raw chicken, sharp long knife and a tablespoon.
Hrechanyky (Ukrainian Buckwheat Fried Patties)October 10th, 2015 in Chicken, Main Dishes by Julia Volhina
There are many recipes in Ukrainian cuisine for Hrechanyky – meat and buckwheat patties.
All of them use some sort of meat (chicken, or pork, or beef, or a combination of these) which is being mixed with boiled buckwheat and some other ingredients; patties are either baked or fried, and then served either plain or with some kind of sauce. So, there are many variations.
In this recipe I used ground chicken, patties are fried and served without any sauce. Simple recipe I would say. If you are grinding chicken meat yourself, you can do it together with onion, that way there is no need to grate it.
Serve hrechanyky warm or cooled down with vegetable side or on a bread bun.
Baked Chicken Patties in Cheese SauceSeptember 26th, 2015 in Chicken, Main Dishes by Julia Volhina
Interesting and I would say unusual recipe: chopped chicken meat patties baked in garlicky cream cheese sauce. Great choice for romantic or family dinner.
I used chicken thighs meat for this recipe, it seem juicier and tasty to me, but breast meat will work as well. As for cheese, it is italian cheese blend, but if you like something else – it would probably work too.
If meat mince consistency is watery, forming patties may get tricky, just use two spoon to ladle and shape them, otherwise use hands.
Spicy Chicken SkewersAugust 15th, 2015 in Chicken, Main Dishes by Julia Volhina
Nice recipe for summer cookout – spicy (and somewhat sweet because of paprika) tender chicken meat skewers. Easy to prepare, yet it is very delicious.
All the heavy lifting for marinating meat is done in advance and then skewers are cooked right before serving. One more positive side of this recipe.
We usually cook these on metal skewers over open hot charcoals. If you plan to use wooden sticks – make sure to soak them in water well in advance to prevent burning.
Alternatively, these can be cooked in the oven, using broil at the end for color is a plus.
Fried Meat with Mustard and EggsMay 9th, 2015 in Beef, Chicken, Main Dishes, Pork by Julia Volhina
The magic of this recipe is in the fact that you can prepare everything for it a day before and then just fry the meat when the time is right.
You can actually store marinated meat in fridge for longer and just fry a portion you need every time you need it, which may save time eventually.
Results may vary depending on the taste of mustard you use. So use the one you like :).
The same goes for peppers – I used a mixture I had on hands: red pepper, black pepper, white pepper, coriander, etc, but you can use whatever you like the most.
Choose softer cut of beef for this recipe, pork or chicken may work too.
Raw Vegetables and Chicken Salad with FetaMarch 14th, 2015 in Salads by Julia Volhina
This salad is more advanced version evolved from Raw Vegetable Salad with Feta.
I added few ingredients: kale, celery, zucchini, corn, olives, mushrooms and a protein source, boiled chicken, to make things a bit more interesting.
I take this salad ingredients with me and slice them up at work for a healthy lunch. It only takes few minutes to do.
By the way, if you boil chicken right before making the salad, make sure you let it cool down to room temperature first.
Spaghetti Squash with Chicken and MushroomsNovember 8th, 2014 in Chicken, Main Dishes by Julia Volhina
Fall is a perfect time to cook some squash. Spaghetti squash.
This recipe features spaghetti squash stewed with chicken and mushrooms in sour cream sauce. Prepared like this, this dish doesn’t require a side.
Stewed spaghetti squash will work great for dunner or lunch. Leftovers can be easily reheated in microwave.