Spicy Braised Chicken Thighs

Serves 4-6. Season 8 bone-in chicken thighs with garlic powder and ground black pepper. Chop 2 large onions into thick slices. Core, de-seed and julienne 2 large bell peppers, orange, yellow or red. Same with 2-3 jalapeño peppers. In a large stock pot, in a little olive oil, brown the chicken thighs on both sides in 2…

Chicken Rosh Hashanah

For a sweet and tender start to the Jewish New Year. Enjoyed at a family get together a few blocks south this year. Happy 5777! Serves 4-6. Place 4 chicken thighs and 4 breasts, bone-in, skin-on, in a large baking dish. Rub each piece with salt, ground black pepper and ground cumin to taste. Sauce:…

Chicken Foggia

Salute a mi Papa di Foggia, Italia where the black olives are plenty. Serves 2. Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees. Pat dry 2 large meaty bone-in chicken breasts, skin on. In a deep baking pan drizzle olive oil on the bottom. Slice a sweet onion and place around the pan. Place the breasts in the…

Braised Summer Chicken

Braised breasts with summer vegetables. Serves 2. 2 large chicken breasts, skin on and bone-in. Pat dry with paper towels. Season with cracked black pepper and garlic powder all around. In a large, deep fry pan, brown 1 sliced onion in a little olive oil. Push onions to sides of pan and brown seasoned breasts…

Autumnal Roast Chicken

Consistently succulent methodologies borrowed from Alfred Portale and Jacques Pépin. Moist with crispy skin. Secret is drying thoroughly and refrigerating with sea salt in the cavity. Then, rotating in the oven. Serves 4-6. 4 lb. farm fresh whole chicken with giblets. Rinse chicken and giblets. Put in roasting pan with paper towels on the bottom. Pat…