Air Fryer Whole Chicken

The best use of your air fryer is making this rotisserie style air fryer whole chicken. The meat is juicy and the skin is extra crispy…you are going to love how easy it is!

I have made several things in my air fryer that I love, but I think this Air Fryer whole chicken is my new favorite.  The chicken is perfectly juicy and the skin is extra crispy.  My family gives it rave reviews!

Thai Chicken Coconut Curry

This is an easy Thai chicken curry that’s made in one skillet, ready in 20 minutes, and is naturally gluten-free. According to the computer-generated nutrition stats, there’s only 141 calories and 4 carbs per serving – no rice or naan included.

With cold weather upon us, nothing is better than diving into a bowl of this hearty yet healthy comfort food that’s layered with flavors. I could just drink the coconut milk-based sauce.

The curry is savory, salty, there’s natural sweetness from the sweet Vidalia onions, carrots, and coconut milk. There’s perfect acid balance from lime juice and a very gentle heat from the Thai red curry paste.

Karaage (Japanese Fried Chicken)

Karaage (唐揚げ), or Japanese fried chicken, is a classic dish you can find at any Japanese home, bento lunch box, street-side stalls, restaurants, or diners. Come in bite-size nuggets, anyone who has tried the fried chicken can tell you how deliciously addicting it can be.

I grew up eating a countless number of karaage, and mom’s version was always the best. Just like any Japanese home cook in her generation, mom never shied away from deep frying, especially when comes to a dish worthy to make for the family. The chicken always turned out with cracker-crisp skin and the meat absolutely something you want to indulge with great abandon. Thanks to mom, I’m able to share the fried chicken love with you. And I promise: it’s going to be really good!

JAMAICAN BROWN STEW CHICKEN

Brown stew chicken is one of my favorite dishes that my grandmother would make. She would make brown stew chicken every Tuesday with-out-fail. I would anticipate this dish all day long. I mean like I would be in school dreaming about the smell, the glorious spices and the super tender chicken. Most people think of jerk chicken as a staple dish for Jamaicans but this stew is eaten a lot as well. It is the less famous but equally as delicious cousin of the jerk chicken.

The key is to this dish is to “brown” every component of the dish. The brown bits at the bottom of the pan form the gravy. Which incidentally is as important as the chicken or the vegetable. I think you guys know I’m a big fan of any gravy. But this one is AMAZING on rice. I mean like I would save the gravy to have wit a bowl of rice the next day. Is that weird? I hope not because I still do it now.

SLOW COOKER SWISS CHICKEN RECIPE

Spring is always a busy time of year for our family.  With all the fun activities and everything else going on, I always need a good slow cooker recipe on hand. This recipe is as delicious as it is easy.

This meal is simple enough that it can be served any weeknight, but tasty enough you can add some steamed broccoli and homemade rolls and serve it for Sunday dinner.

This slow cooker Swiss chicken is made with just 6 ingredients – most of which you probably already have in your pantry.

Turmeric Chicken and Rice

This turmeric chicken and rice dish reminds me of chicken biryani, a dish which my sister in law introduced me and my family to.  We love the rice biryani so much, it has since become a regular take-out dish at my house. Luckily, I found this turmeric chicken rice recipe on the “Food and Wine” annual cookbook that my co-worker gave me recently.  I found some interesting recipes in the cookbook that I am already planning to make including this chicken rice dish.  In this recipe, the chicken pieces were first browned in melted butter and then cooked on low heat with the aromatics, spices and rice. The result was this incredibly delicious rice dish that is packed full of flavor. It was a complete meal in itself. I am so impressed on how this dish turned out. My family, especially my husband, could not get enough of it. He has been having it at work for couple of days now.  He enjoyed it as is but I had mine with tzatziki. Enjoy!

5-STAR GRILLED TERIYAKI CHICKEN

Chicken is a good source of protein and other nutrients. If the fat and skin are removed and you bake or grill the chicken, it will be healthier.

This makes our 5-star grilled teriyaki chicken a healthier dinner option.  Chicken breasts are lower in fat and calories than chicken legs, drumsticks, or thighs.

You can also use thighs for this teriyaki recipe and they will still be delicious!

The marinade for your chicken can be healthier with a few simple changes. Teriyaki sauce is high in sodium. Choose lower sodium teriyaki sauce as a healthier option.

You will be able to enjoy a well grilled teriyaki chicken breast knowing that you have chosen a healthier option with your homemade marinade and method of cooking.

THAI GREEN CURRY CHICKEN

This Thai Green Curry Chicken recipe is my new addiction: sweet coconut milk and spicy green curry paste are blended together and added to strips of chicken, red bell peppers, sugar peas and fresh basil, making it a real quick fix for a comforting and beautiful looking weeknight meal. The fact that you can make this thai chicken recipe in under 20 minutes is not the only reason why I love it so much. It’s also a one-pan dish and absolutlely loaded with flavors.

And I should warn you, this green chicken curry is pretty spicy, pretty much the maximum heat that I can handle. Then again, I’ve never impressed anyone with the level of spiciness I can deal with!!! Even my 7-year old daughter Chloé handles heat better than I do and she just loves this dish! It actually makes her very proud that she can handle it. To think that I waited so long to make this recipe for her because I was afraid she would find the green curry sauce inedible because of the spiciness! Kids are always full of surprises. But don’t be afraid, you can always tone it down with more coconut milk.

Vietnamese Lemongrass Chicken

I don’t like to pick favorites, but if I had to choose one particular cuisine to eat for the rest of my life, it just might be Vietnamese. The balance of flavors, textures, and even contrasting temperatures in many of the dishes is straight-up amazing. In particular, I love the interplay of fresh herbs and seasonings that take simple proteins to the next level of flavor.

Inspired by our trip to Vietnam, I went in search of fresh lemongrass immediately upon returning home. This citrus-scented culinary herb stars in just about every single one of my favorite Vietnamese dishes, and it’s what makes them shine. (Well, that and fish sauce.) If you’ve never cooked with fresh lemongrass before, you owe it to yourself to try it. (You’ve got no excuse now that I’ve  prepared a step-by-step tutorial on how to prepare it!)

And with fresh stalks of lemongrass in hand, I decided to create a new dish: Vietnamese Lemongrass Chicken.

Chinese Chicken Salad

This is my most made faux Asian salad. It’s “faux” because it’s in no way authentic Chinese and that’s totally ok.

I love it anyway because it’s so delish, and it’s a good way to make me inhale large volumes of fresh greens.

The hero of this Chinese Chicken Salad is the Asian Dressing and crunchy noodles. It can make any bowl of fresh greens devilishly moreish! Made with cabbage, carrots, green onions and chicken, finished with sesame seeds, this is terrific for packed lunches as it keeps well for days!