General Tso’s Chicken, Chinese Version

Are you looking for the Americanized General Tso chicken that is very sweet or a dish originally created by Peng Chang-kuei, a Hunanese chef exiled from Taiwan? I found two American versions of this popular Chinese dish I liked online and two recipes from my Chinese cookbooks. Fuchsia Dunlop, “Revolutionary Chinese Cooking” and Kian Lam Kho, “Phoenix Claws and … Continue reading

Kung Pao Chicken

Kung Pao “anything” is a favorite Chinese dish. When we lived in the country there was a little Chinese restaurant in a neighboring village and we would sometimes go there for a quick meal and I always ordered this.  Authentic, definitely not, but it was good and our choices were very limited unless I cooked. Our village … Continue reading

Best Chicken Fingers

Chicken fingers are a great recipe to serve your family or friends. They are easy to make (especially if you buy chicken tenderloins) and always a crowd pleaser from children to adults. I would even go so far as to call them “comfort” food. As I have been helping to care for a special sister who just had serious … Continue reading

Black Bean Chicken (Dou Chi Ji Ding)

The original recipe from Liuyang, China was deep fried but the author chose to stir-fry the chicken instead in this cookbook. I agree even though I love fried food and the crispy chicken would add a nice contrast with the vegetables and sauce. I enjoyed Fuchsia Dunlop’s first cookbook a lot so I bought the other … Continue reading

Slow Cooker Lemon Chicken by Weight Watcher’s

I love to use my slow cookers all year round as they are convenient, easy to use and dishes such as this lemon chicken come out so tender and moist. Besides this is a Weight Watcher’s recipe worth 4 points per serving. I did add some potatoes and onions which would give this recipe 2 … Continue reading

Island Style Ginger Beer Chicken

I was introduced to ginger beer (not real beer) last summer with a special cocktail called Moscow Mules.  Ginger beer has no alcohol but is made with concentrated ginger syrup mixed with carbonated water.  I served this delicious chicken with Mango Salsa and Roasted Potatoes.  With leftovers one night I served it with my Black … Continue reading

Rajas Con Crema

I make your typical chicken fajitas with onions and peppers that have been marinated, cooked and then served in a warm tortilla.  The Best of America’s Test Kitchen 2014 had this as an alternative which sounded delicious and it was!  I did tweak their recipe a little by adding some cheese and giving a recipe … Continue reading