Pesto Turkey Burgers

This burger recipe comes together easily and is very RV-friendly (if you have a mini chopper/blender/mortal & pestle). There is plenty of salt in the cheese, so I did not feel the need to add salt to this recipe. Obviously, these burgers would also be delicious with ground lamb or chicken. 2 Tablespoons pine nuts […]

Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches (Slow Cooker)

Another easy crowd pleasing dinner! Imagine eating all the components of Buffalo chicken wings in a convenient sandwich. No deep-frying required. This is a great recipe for tailgating. Using a good quality refrigerated Blue Cheese salad dressing is the key to this delicious sandwich. 1 medium yellow onion, minced 4 stalks celery, chopped fine (about […]

Brother Billy’s Jamaican Jerk Chicken

After seeing the photos and reading about the wonderful Jamaican Jerk Chicken DT’s brother grilled in Merced, several people emailed asking for the recipe. Brother Billy is not a “recipe” cook. He throws-in this and that, and cooks from feel and experience. But Billy actually responded to my two requests and finally gave me his […]

Chicken Paprikash

One of the most famous dishes of Hungary, Chicken Paprikash (PAWP-rah-kawsh) is easy to prepare, easy on the budget, yet fancy enough for company. Just a few everyday ingredients add-up to something special. Some cooks add a bit of sour cream to the sauce just before serving, but I like to use sour cream as […]

Mediterranean Chicken Stew

This is great served over polenta. 4 boneless, skinless, chicken breast halves, cut into 1/2-inch slices (about 2 lbs.) 1 T olive oil salt and pepper 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 can garbanzo beans (15 oz.) drained and rinsed 1 cup chicken broth 6 Roma tomatoes, seeded and chopped 1/2 cup sliced green olives (with […]

Lemon-Herb Chicken

A great – and super easy – marinade for chicken. Use chicken pieces with bones and skin. I like to use whole legs and breasts so there is something for everyone’s taste. No need to be fussy with the fresh herbs – just coarse-chop – stems, leaves and all; they will burn-off during grilling. This […]

Chicken Provencal

This delicious RV-friendly French chicken dish is easy – most of the ingredients come from the pantry – and pretty-enough for company. Because the anchovy paste and olives are so salty, taste before using additional salt. It is traditional to serve Chicken Provencal with boiled parsley potatoes. Olive oil 4 skinless boneless chicken breasts ¼ […]

Scarborough Fair Chicken

Are you going to Scarborough Fair? Why not! This dish has parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme – and it is delicious. (You will need a mini-chopper or a really good knife for this recipe – as the herbs need to be chopped into a paste with garlic.) At most supermarkets, you can find a “Poultry […]

Roast Chicken

If you are at our home (or motorhome!) on Friday night, most likely there will be a chicken roasting in the oven. A roast chicken is comfort food, and tradition at our house. There is nothing easier – two minutes of prep – so a roasted chicken is perfect for entertaining – especially if you […]

Orange-Saffron Chicken with Rice

An easy one-pot meal, but elegant and rich in contrasting flavors. This is a perfect dinner to serve during Rosh Hashanah. If your orange does not quite yield 1/2 cup of juice, use additional water, stock, orange juice or white wine. 2 Tablespoons olive oil 4 chicken thighs, with bones and skin (about 1.5 pounds) […]

Mustard Chicken

I can’t, in all honesty, call this recipe “Chicken Dijon” because Chicken Dijon is all fancy with a lot of ingredients and requires several steps, pots and pans. This recipe does not. In fact, this RV-easy recipe has just a few ingredients, can be made ahead and is adaptable. But guess what? It is really […]

Orange Chicken

Inspired by a dish from a recipe in Bon Appetit, I have pared-down the ingredients to create a simpler chicken dish with a lovely bright orange flavor. RV-easy, family and budget friendly, this dish will be a hit. 4 chicken thighs, bone-in, with skin (about 1.25 pounds) 3 juicy oranges, preferably Valencia 1 teaspoon cornstarch 2 Tablespoons […]

Chicken Chile Verde – Crockpot or Not

My Chicken Chile Verde is a delicious, easy slow cooker recipe. It is extremely low in fat and extremely high in taste. I make it in the slow cooker, but there is no reason it could not be simmered on the stove. (I also think using the meat from a supermarket rotisserie chicken would be […]

Tequila Lime Chicken

Garnish the cooked chicken with fresh cilantro, if desired. Juice of four limes 1/3 cup tequila 1/3 cup olive oil 2 teaspoons dried cilantro 1 teaspoon salt 2 cloves chopped garlic 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (or substitute) Place lime juice, tequila, olive oil, cilantro, salt and garlic in a ziplock bag. Place chicken in […]

Turkey Enchilada Meatballs

Another easy recipe. RV-friendly as the meatballs are not fried, but “poached” in purchased enchilada sauce. I have made the meatballs with chicken and turkey and enjoyed both. (I also made them with beef, using red enchilada sauce and red salsa, but prefer the poultry.) Purchase the enchilada sauce and salsa of your choice – […]

Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas

Pick up a rotisserie chicken from the supermarket, let it cool and shred the meat for use in this recipe. The flavor of the roasted chicken is fabulous in this dish. Also, the filling can be made early in the day, the tortillas can be fried early in the day and you can assemble the […]

Salsa Chicken

This recipe is so easy, it shouldn’t even be called a recipe. Grab a few items from the grocer, toss them together and bake for a delicious dinner that uses only one baking dish! 1 green bell pepper, seeded and cut into thin strips 1 pound boneless, skinless, chicken breasts or thighs 16 oz carton […]

Chicken Tacos

This marinade is a spicier variation of my Chicken Asado recipe. It is perfect for chicken tacos. 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground paprika 1 teaspoon kosher salt 2 cloves garlic, minced fine (I use Dorot in this recipe) 3 Tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice One pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs Suggested to accompany: […]

Chicken Asado

This recipe makes enough marinade for around two pounds of chicken (or meat of your choice). Serve with rice or a black bean salad. Juice of two limes ¼ cup olive oil ½ teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon salt 2 lbs. chicken pieces – your choice Make the marinade in a zip-top […]

Arroz con Pollo (Rice with Chicken)

A few fresh ingredients, a few canned ingredients and you have an easy one-dish, low-fat, meal – perfect for the RV or home kitchen. Traditionally made with bone-in chicken pieces, my version uses sliced boneless chicken thighs or breasts so you can wrap it inside a tortilla for campfire dining, if you choose. 2 Tablespoons […]

Santa Fe Chowder

This thick chicken, potato, corn and green chili chowder is popular in the Albuquerque and Santa Fe area, especially in winter. My version works best in the crockpot (but can be prepared on the stove top) and there are several options for finishing and serving the soup. Go ahead and add a diced jalapeno to […]

Salsa Chicken Chili

Place a few ingredients in the slow cooker and go about your day – a healthy (under 300 calorie) satisfying stew will be waiting. This will serve six people, but could be stretched a bit by adding an additional can of beans. 1 cup minced onion 2-3 cloves garlic, minced 1 red bell pepper, chopped […]

Ginger-Mango Chicken – Two Ways

This recipe is adaptable. Serve the salsa over just-grilled marinated chicken breasts – or cube the grilled chicken after it has chilled, mix-in the Ginger-Mango Salsa, and you have a delicious picnic-ready chicken salad. (I serve it both ways –  the Ginger-Mango Salsa over grilled chicken for dinner for two, and as a salad the […]

Tarragon Chicken Salad

Picnic Perfect and best made ahead – this salad pairs well with champagne too. Easily doubled for a crowd. Use 3/4 cup mayo if you don’t like your chicken salad super creamy. 4 boneless, skinless, chicken breast halves (about two pounds) 1 large handful fresh tarragon sprigs (from a 1 oz. herb package), divided 1 […]

Lemon Artichoke Chicken Salad

An easy recipe. Perfect for a picnic. Serve the salad over a plate of greens for a pretty luncheon plate. The salad isn’t very salty – you may want to use a teaspoon of salt. One pound boneless skinless chicken breast (about two large) 1 teaspoon lemon zest ¼ cup fresh lemon juice (from about […]

Caprese Chicken Salad

Our 32nd Anniversary Picnic on the Oregon Coast I should call this chicken salad “Forgotten Salad” as I made it once to enjoy on a train trip and forgot it at home. Using the same ingredients as a Caprese Salad – with basil-infused chicken breasts added – this make-ahead-friendly salad is just right for dinner […]

Turkey Tetrazzini

Turkey is traditional, and a great way to use up Thanksgiving leftovers, but if you are craving something creamy and satisfying, chicken is equally delicious. The recipe requires a skillet and a pot to boil the pasta… a colander… and a bowl… and a casserole… so maybe it isn’t so RV-friendly, but I think your […]

Turkey Lasagna

This recipe involves a simple Turkey Ragout layered between many sheets of lasagna noodles. The veggies need to be diced super small, so they will meld into the sauce. The only cheese is a little Parmesan sprinkled over the top. Low fat. Low calorie. (The sauce could also be served over spaghetti, penne or rigatoni […]

Chicken with Olives & Lemons

Ready for the oven – Chicken with Olives & Lemons DT ordered this wonderful dish our first week in Italy and never saw it again on a menu. He loved the salty olives baked with the succulent chicken, so it was up to me to recreate it for him! You will need a large covered […]

Chicken Parmesan

The chicken can be breaded earlier in the day, so all you need to do for dinner is to heat up the jar of pasta sauce and boil the spaghetti while the chicken is baking. It is traditional to fry the fillets in olive oil, so that is another option. (Now you can usually find […]

Chicken Piccata

Delicious and quite elegant. Serve over a bed of spaghetti or fettuccini. olive oil for frying flour, for dredging 4 chicken cutlets (or boneless, skinless breasts, pounded flat) 1/4 cup white wine 1 clove garlic, minced 1/2 cup chicken stock Juice from half a lemon 1 Tablespoon capers, drained and rinsed 2 Tablespoons butter 4 […]

Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

Too easy to believe – yet very satisfying and good for you. Serve over hot pasta – spaghetti is traditional – for a busy-day dinner. I most-often use boneless, skinless, chicken breast halves. You can use frozen chicken breasts in this recipe – no need to thaw. (Of course, this dish can also be made […]

Chicken Mushroom Ragu

Extra virgin olive oil Flour, for dredging, about 1/2 cup 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs 1 medium yellow onion, chopped 1 pound crimini or white button mushrooms, sliced 1 cup white (or red) wine, divided 1 jar pasta sauce (26 to 32 oz) I use Tomato-Basil Handful of freshly chopped flat-leaf parsley (plus more […]

Chicken Cutlets with Arugula & Tomatoes

Need something quick for two people? This dinner can be on the table in less than 15 minutes! Use the thin-sliced chicken breast cutlets available now in the supermarket. Peppery arugula, also known as rocket, is a perfect match with the balsamic dressing and savory chicken, but you could use baby spinach if you choose. I used […]

Mexican Lasagna

This recipe uses corn tortillas in place of noodles. It smells delicious and is very filling. A red pepper or green pepper will work, but if your family doesn’t care for peppers, use a cup of corn kernels. The casserole is fairly spicy – but you could heat it up even more by adding a […]

Tortilla Soup

We have taken several short-cuts for you here, yet this easy recipe still makes a very traditional-tasting Tortilla Soup. This simple soup comes together in minutes, is very satisfying, a little spicy and remarkable the next day too. Pick up a rotisserie chicken from the supermarket to use in this recipe. Serve with chips, guacamole […]

Lazy Girl Chicken Soup

I made this soup (in our motorhome) when hubby developed a nasty cold on a very busy day. It does require two pans, but is super-easy, delicious and freezes well. Garlic isn’t really traditional in chicken soup (see my Jewish Penicillin recipe), but I figured garlic is good for a cold… so what the heck? […]

Jewish Penicillin

The best chicken soup comes from a chicken you have roasted with onion and fresh thyme stuffed into the cavity of the bird. Rosemary is nice too, but I prefer thyme for soup. After carving the bird and removing as much meat as possible from the carcass, boil the bones, covered in chicken stock for […]

Coconut Curry Chicken

This Thai dish is very easy, uses only one pan and tastes surprisingly authentic! Very filling also – serve it in individual bowls over a bed of rice, with cold fruit as accompaniment.