Thai Chicken Pizza | Fork Knife Swoon

Thai Chicken Pizza

The Honey and I have a Sunday night tradition which involves two staples: homemade pizza and dvr catch up. It’s our favorite way to cap off the weekend and wind down before the Monday morning alarm goes off. We generally opt for fresh veggie toppings from our little garden – tomato slices, spring onions, peppers and fresh herbs – but lately we’ve been experimenting with some new flavors, like this Thai chicken pizza topped with grilled chicken, peanut sauce, and lots of fresh veggies. This one was such a hit, it was the Honey who actually suggested I make it…

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Grilled Chicken with Mango Salsa | Fork Knife Swoon

Grilled Chicken with Mango Salsa

Every year since we first moved into my childhood home, my parents have hosted a pot-luck barbecue over Memorial Day weekend for friends and neighbors. When we were little, the neighborhood was bustling with dozens of other kids around the same age, and we spent the afternoon running around the yard and munching on classic burgers and hot dogs. Now, with most of us well out of college, it remains an annual tradition. This year however, for the first time since it began, the festivities are being postponed. My cousin is getting married, and the family is converging on my…

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Crisypy Baked Chicken Tenders with Rosemary and Parmesan | Fork Knife Swoon

Crispy Baked Chicken Tenders with Rosemary and Parmesan

These next words may get me in trouble given that I happen to live in the South, where golden brown, crispy fried chicken is a culinary staple, but these oven-baked chicken tenders are just as tasty, flavorful and texturally-fantastic as their fried counterparts. The trick is the light coating of herbs, Parmesan and panko – or Japanese-style bread crumbs – which creates the required crunch (without the fat and grease of oil and chicken skin) and helps keep the chicken moist and juicy while it cooks. The result is an out-of-this-world little chicken nibble, that’s healthier and actually easier to…

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Chicken with a Mustard Cream Sauce | Fork Knife Swoon

Chicken with a Quick Mustard Cream Sauce

As if on cue, the arrival of Daylight Saving Time this weekend ushered in not only an extra hour of evening light, but the lovely, unexpected surprise of warm, sunny weather. After weeks of cold, dreary days, it suddenly feels as if Spring is here. While I know we may very well have snow again in the near future, for the moment I am focusing on this warm bliss. Simply-seasoned chicken breasts drizzled with a creamy mustard pan-sauce pair nicely with grilled veggies and a glass of white wine for a delicious Spring supper. The recipe comes together quickly, leaving…

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Lighter Slow Cooker Tukey Chili

Slow Cooker Turkey Chili

We live a bit outside of town, where farmland regularly intersects with a scattering of houses and small neighborhoods. It’s peaceful here. Open. Quiet. Plenty of land to meander through with the pup. This winter, it’s been especially still, with occasional falling snow and misty, foggy days. When the weather grows chilly, I turn to a handful of my favorite comfort recipes; tried-and-true soups and stews, warming roasts and a few other cozy dishes, including this hearty Turkey Chili. Not only is this flavorful chili a perfect cold-weather antidote, I love that it mostly cooks itself, simmering away all day…

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Braised Chicken with Cannellini Beans and Fresh Herbs

Chicken with Cannellini Beans and Fresh Herbs

Phew! Did you survive the holidays? Did your waistline? I certainly overindulged in the seemingly endless supply of holiday baked goods, Christmas cookies and other festive treats. I made four batches of these cookies alone. But as the new year begins, I’m craving fresher, healthier meals packed with lots of seasonal fruits and veggies. Simple dishes that are flavorful and nutritious yet satisfying in our still frosty, winter weather. This roasted Chicken with Cannellini Beans and Fresh Herbs is just that; perfectly juicy chicken and lemony white beans with aromatic garlic and fresh herbs. A delicious winter comfort meal without…

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Whole Roasted Chicken

Whole Roasted Chicken with Lemons and Thyme

We are debuting a new feature on Fork Knife Swoon called Simply Swoonworthy, a regular series of seasonal dishes, menus and entertaining ideas, designed to be easy, approachable and utterly swoonworthy.┬áThe star of our first feature is a glorious – and simple – whole roasted chicken with lemons and fresh thyme; a classic comfort dish meant to be served family-style. The glowing bird, with crispy, crackly skin, flavorful, juicy meat resting atop caramelized roasted root vegetables will be sure to impress, and shines as part of our rustic Fall Sunday Supper menu. Continue reading for the menu and recipes… Happy…

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Pan Roasted Chicken | Fork Knife Swoon

Pan-Roasted Chicken

There are few aromas as wonderful as roasting chicken. Especially chicken slathered in butter, lemon, and garlic roasting away on an autumn afternoon. The citrus adds a bright, aromatic note to counter the richness of the butter, and the dish is finished with a flavorful sauce made from pan drippings and a touch of cream that is just as delicious atop the chicken as it is drizzled on accompanying potatoes or vegetables. Pan-roasting is my go-to method for mouthwatering, succulent chicken. Browning the meat on the stove first locks in moisture and creates beautifully crispy, golden skin. Then the chicken…

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