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Still Crabby: Chicken Teriyaki-ish

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Time to revisit an old CC favorite.ChickTeri

As I have often said, I usually refuse to cook recipes that I can get at a good takeout place. I mean, why bother cooking Chinese food when it’s on your list of tasty takeout options? Why make chicken teriyaki when there’s a Japanese restaurant close by (it happens to be called The Crazy Asian) where they’re willing to make it for you?

I apply this principle to bread, too. Why go to the trouble of yeasting and kneading when there’s fabulous bread to be had at every market these days? The same goes for cupcakes. And pizza? Fuggedabodit.

But occasionally I discover a recipe that’s so easy, I have to relax my attitude. My new feeling is, if it takes less time and stress to cook something than it does to drive somewhere to pick it up, I’ll cook it. This recipe is sort of, kind of Japanesey, but cooking it myself is easier than a trip to The Crazy Asian.

4 chicken thighs

1/2 cup soy sauce

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger

2 cloves garlic, finely minced

¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

(lime and cilantro?)

 1. Place the chicken pieces in a bowl. Mix together the soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger, garlic and pepper, and pour the mixture over the chicken. Marinate the chicken in the refrigerator for at least three hours or overnight.

2. About an hour before you want to serve the chicken, preheat the oven to 350º F. Bake the chicken for about 50-60 minutes, basting occasionally. Serve immediately.

 

Serves 4-6.

 

 

Crabby&Crabbier: Chicken Curry (With Heirloom Tomatoes and Coconut Milk)

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Continuing to work my way through The Crabby Cook Cookbook, I revisited the recipe for Chicken Curry. This was partly to accommodate my anti-dairy daughter (who has moved home post-college, restoring my nest to half-empty condition) and partly because I had a curry craving due to atmospheric or hormonal or domestic changes, or maybe to the L.A. heat which made me feel like I was living in one of the overheated countries where curry is popular. Read More

 

Chicken Teriyaki-ish

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Tom, my picky husband, will eat little meat or fish, leaving me constantly desperate to find new chicken dishes. Luckily for me, there are a few takeout places I can go to that offer chicken dishes Tom likes. Read More

 

Chick Magnet Chicken

Monday, April 25th, 2011

My nephew, who lives in a tiny New York apartment, called me with a recipe emergency. He’d invited a new Potential Girlfriend (PGF) over for dinner and wanted to cook something that was cheap and easy but impressive. I thought this was ambitious for a guy whose cooking skills are limited to pouring cereal and microwaving popcorn, but I had an idea. Read More

 

Chicken From Hell (In A Good Way)

Monday, November 1st, 2010

With our daughters off at college, my husband and I were home on Sunday, staring at the jack-o-lanterns I carved (or rather, drilled—see instructional video), missing the kid-filled Halloweens of the past, with all the costume obsessing and sugar rushing. This year, we didn’t even know the name of Disney’s current ruling princess, whose dress was worn by a multitude of girls on Sunday, just as her predecessors’ gowns dressed up our daughters.
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Burglar’s Chicken

Monday, January 25th, 2010

Burglarstockphoto_Vector_Burglar_3457584So I heard this news story about a really stupid burglar.

In eastern Pennsylvania the other day, this guy apparently broke into a house, ransacked the place, then, in a fit of personal grooming, cut his own hair and took a shower. But that’s not all. Next, neatly coiffed and shower fresh, he snapped on the TV and fried some chicken. Read More

 

Bachelor’s Chicken

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

GrilledChickenstock_000010746037LargeI’ve often used the expression, “once in a blue moon” but never knew its origin. I only knew that it implied infrequency, as in, “My husband cooks only once in a blue moon,” a complaint I have made a thousand times.

When I heard that there would be an actual blue moon on this past New Year’s Eve, I did a little research. Now I know: a blue moon is the second of two full moons in one month, and you only get one about every two and a half years. Read More

 

Chicken Curry

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

Coconutphoto_Coconut_2260667My friend Suzanne is one lucky bitch.

She recently sent me an email, which began, “Tonight Adam and his buddies are making the following meal for themselves.”

Okay, I had to pause there for a second. Adam is Suzanne’s fifteen year-old son, just so you know, so already I was choking with envy: I have thus far never had the opportunity to write a sentence like that regarding my own children. Plus, aren’t teenage boys supposed to be out zooming around on motorcycles, rebelling without a cause? What’s up with this? Read More

 

Wolverine Salad

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

Wolverine Salad

If your Salad Hands are making you feel like Wolverine (to read the back story on that peculiar thought, click here) I suggest you stoke that fantasy and make a salad in his honor. And if you really believe, who knows, maybe Hugh Jackman will show up for dinner. (Sigh.)

¼ cup fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 chicken breast, skinless and boneless, halved Read More

 

The Dog Ate My Chicken

Thursday, June 5th, 2008

When I’m desperate (5pm, no idea what’s for dinner), my default plan is to roast a chicken. Nobody doesn’t like roast chicken, which makes it a Miracle Food in a house like mine which is full of picky people. You throw it in the oven and then you’ve got an hour to figure out what you’re going to serve with it, or to address more compelling tasks, like making a martini.

I have to resist the temptation to serve this every day, it’s such comfort food. Just ask my fat dog Oliver, who made off with last week’s chicken when my back was turned, and had a smile on his face even after the verbal abuse. Read More

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