Category Archives: Chicken

No.290

Belle du Jour {Quick Fix Chicken}

Bijouxs Belle du Jour | Quick Fix Chicken

Happy almost Spring weekend! The weather has cheered us up here in Los Angeles, lots of bright sunshine! So, here’s a little bell du jour dinner idea after a day of enjoying the outdoors – Quick Fix Chicken from Bijouxs.
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March 11, 2017
No.286
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Coq au Vin

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A fabulous recipe from Richard Olney’s ‘The French Menu Cookbook.’ Coq au Vin (Chicken in Red Wine) – a Valentine jewel.

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February 5, 2017
No.270
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Aztec Chicken Soup

Aztec Chicken Soup | Bijouxs Little Jewels

A little jewel is a bowl of soup that makes a meal – Aztec Chicken Soup is a hearty, healthy bowl that is packed with vegetables. Soup’s on!
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April 3, 2016
No.263
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Hurry Curry Laksa

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Welcome the vibrant Autumn hues…golden yellow, burnt orange, and rich reds, reflected in a spiced bowl of Hurry Curry Laksa, a seasonal jewel from the Bijouxs Kitchen.
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October 1, 2015
No.256
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Chicken alla Cacciatora

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Big Night cooking…it’s all about the sauce. Chicken alla Cacciatora, yes, an old school classic, a simple, family-style way with a chicken. Bijouxs la dolce vita!

One of my favorite food movies is “Big Night” and I can’t help but think of it whenever I cook a family favorite, Chicken alla Cacciatora (chicken in honor of the hunter’s wife). Leave it to the Italians to create the most fabulously simple food and this recipe is no exception. What you will need is a chicken, an onion, garlic, a can of tomatoes and oh, yes of course a bit of white wine. Result? A tender stew with fall-off-the-bone chicken, plus a healthy serving of sauce to embellish rice or pasta. Simple right?

Cooking from the heart and memory is a joy. You might have grown up with a version of the dish too. This is a flexible recipe, that is, I adjust the oil needed based on the size of onion, adjust garlic to taste, etc. The technique works with other meats as well to create a substantial sauce for Sunday night. With only a 45-minute stovetop stew, a budget chicken becomes a memorable, family-style meal, sending off an aroma throughout the house that just begs the pot to be opened and tasted.

I serve Chicken alla Cacciatora family style on a large platter, extra sauce on the side, and a bowl of fluffy white rice with fresh parsley. Of course, this dish is even better reheated the next day, if you can wait.

Wishing you a big night from the Bijouxs.

June 14, 2015