Recipe: Taiwanese-style Three Cup Chicken or Pork

I’m a fan of cooking shows, especially the globe trotting kind. While he’s no Andrew Zimmern (whose Bizarre Food series I absolutely enjoy), I recently digested Ainsley Harriott’s street food series “Eat the Streets” on Netflix and was excited to try out some ideas I gleaned from the show.

One of them is a strangely familiar dish, bearing passing resemblance to Filipino adobo chicken…in which chicken parts are braised in a soy sauce base.

Three Cup Chicken/Pork is an easy poultry dish made herby with garlic, ginger and basil. As the meat braises in a spicy-salty-sweet sauce, the basil really gives this dish the perfect finish.

I found pre-cut drumsticks at my local 99 Ranch grocery, but you can chop your own or substitute chicken thighs. I’ve also cooked this with pork belly–which is especially divine.

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Recipe: Garlic Parmesan Shredded Chicken with Shiitake and Mukimame

What to do with leftover rotisserie chicken? I needed something quick and easy to fix, while utilizing a package of shiitake mushrooms that were languishing in my fridge. Good thing I still had a bag of frozen mukimame ready to go. And I really was looking forward to using the garlic parmesan olive oil I picked up at Scarborough Faire.

  • 16oz frozen mukimame
  • 12oz roasted or rotisserie chicken, meat and skin, shredded
  • 11.5 oz sliced​ shiitake mushrooms
  • 3oz raw garlic, chopped, minced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • .25 tsp sea salt
  • 1oz extra virgin olive oil
  • 1oz Garlic Festival Garlic and Parmesan infused olive oi

Recipe: Baked Panko Coconut Yogurt Chicken

This recipe got the stamp of approval from my fiancee. I had been thinking about doing something with the leftover coconut flakes from my mango bread pudding recipe from last week. I also had some panko breadcrumbs that I thought about using in another chicken recipe. After surfing the net for some ideas, I came…