Mongolian chicken flavored with 15 spices–a pick-me-up recipe!

This redolent chicken dish was called ‘special chicken’ in a Mongolian restaurant. We had to order it as it was the last dish available for the evening. Impressed by the flavors, I asked our waitperson, “What did you put in the chicken to make it so flavorful?” She replied that she could not disclose the…

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Chicken Piccata– Cooking by Pictures!

Piccata in Italian means larded–the namesake for this easy to follow recipe. The conventional approach is to fry the chicken cutlets in butter, lemon, and parsley to create a delicious puckering sauce! Add the capers to this recipe to add texture and compliment to the tart flavor of the sauce. Cooking notes: Tenderize the chicken…

My Tinola — A Filipino Chicken Ginger Soup with a ZING!

If Sinigang (Tamarind Soup) is the king of Filipino soups, then surely the Tinola is the queen. Prized for its delicate broth, the Tinolang Manok (Chicken Ginger Soup) garners accolades from the rich umami and comforting flavors inherent at every sip. It’s been touted as a cure-all soup and often prepared for the sick and…

Star Anise Roasted Chicken

This recipe evolved through my interaction with my Picky Palate Boyfriend (PPB). I love making Rosemary and Thyme roast chicken with the accompanying roasted potatoes. Unbeknownst to me — he didn’t particularly like the taste of rosemary! Yet, there he was — having a serving or two of my roast chicken whenever it graced our…