White Chili (with Chicken)

This is an easy, make ahead soup for cold days. We usually keep it on low all day in the crock pot and serve with corn chips or corn bread. Also, to reduce the cheese a little, instead of putting it all in the soup, set some aside to use as garnish.

You will need at least 2 cups of broth, but we usually use more. Use your favorite method to poach the chicken breast, or use this recipe. Leftover broth can be saved for another recipe.

Athenian Chicken

The weather has been perfect for grilling. We wanted a new recipe and discovered this one. It is best grilled over a charcoal fire.

You can cook it whole or placed over an aluminum can half filled with chicken broth and a few tablespoons lemon juice. Or, spatchcock the chicken by removing the backbone and laying it flat to grill. Another option is to buy your favorite chicken pieces instead.

However served, it is extra nice with a greek salad on the side and fresh lemons to squeeze over the top. Or, make a nice honey mustard dressing to drizzle over chicken.

Chicken Nuggets

Other than birthdays, we rarely have chicken nuggets. For birthdays, the kids enjoy dinosaur nuggets eaten in a very specific way. Make them some dinosaur nuggets one day and ask if you are curious.

The other day, Andrea really wanted some nuggets, so she made some along with homemade chips. Thank you camp Patmos and Career Center for teaching Andrea the proper way to deep fry 🙂

Grilled Chicken

My brother Joe used to love chicken grilled this way and often had extra in the freezer.

It is similar to the chicken we can get at the fair. It uses an easy marinade and is best if made early morning.

Turmeric Chicken Soup

As the weather cools down, hot soup is a very easy and filling meal. This recipe has been adapted from a recipe that Mom M. gave to Angie who passed it on to me.

The turmeric is very subtle and more could be added easily without overpowering the other flavors. If you like ginger and garlic, go sparingly at first. They are not super strong, but will quickly overpower the chicken.

Serve as is with some fresh bread.

Miss Jili’s Kung Pao Chicken

Miss Jili is a friend of ours from China. We enjoyed having her over and sharing recipes with us before she moved to finish her schooling. This is a favorite recipe of ours.

Red Curry “Masaman” (Curry from Thailand)

We usually make a tomato based curry.  Our friend, Kristi Sellers, gave us this recipe in 2009 after introducing us to a different type of curry.  This is different, but just as good as the curries we are used to.

The recipe originated from a Ywam missionary friend from Thailand.

Curry

We enjoy curry in many ways.  Allan came up with this simple recipe.

Curry with bones, the way Allan prefers, thickens the sauce better and has more pronounced flavor.  I prefer not to have to dig out bones while eating, so make it how ever you prefer.

To stretch the curry more, use more onions and tomatoes and adjust spices.  You can also add diced potatoes and peas if desired.