Spicy Thai Coconut Chicken Soup (Tom Gar/Ka Gai)

Spicy Thai Coconut Chicken Soup 1 WMAnother delicious recipe from the Needed Killing Series of mysteries by author Bill Fitts.

Prep time: 15 minutes
Total time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6


1/4 C fish sauce
1/4 C fresh lime juice
2 T garlic, minced
1/4 t cayenne pepper
1/2 t ground turmeric
3/4 lb boneless skinless chicken breast
3 T vegetable oil
2 (14 oz) cans coconut milk (do not use light coconut milk)
2 C water


2 T sliced green onion
1 T chopped fresh cilantro Read More

Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole


1 cup evaporated milk
1 1/4 cup homemade cream of celery soup (or 10 oz from a can)
1 cup chicken stock
1/4 cup white wine
1 1/2 T roasted garlic, minced
3 cups cooked shredded chicken
3/4 cup brown and wild rice – uncooked, not one with flavoring packets, just the whole grains
1 cup sweet red pepper, chopped
1 cup onions, chopped
1 t onion powder
1/4 t turmeric
1/4 t dry mustard
1/2 t black pepper
1 t thyme
1 t dried parsley flakes
Pinch of salt
Paprika Read More

Savory Seared Chicken and Vegetable Salad



1 1/2 lb chicken breast, cut into chunks
1 t salt
1 t ground black pepper
1 t garlic powder
1 t onion powder
1 t smoky paprika
1 T olive oil
12 cups mixed salad greens, torn
1/4 cup white onion, sliced
24 cherry tomatoes, halved
1 red bell pepper, cut into strips
1 large avocado, cut into chunks
1 broccoli crown, cut into pieces
2 T aged balsamic vinegar
2 T extra virgin olive oil Read More

Roast Chicken with Lemon and Tarragon



1 whole Sunday Roaster chicken (approximately 6-7 lbs)
3 sprigs tarragon, divided use
1/4 t white pepper
1 lemon, Sliced into quarters
1 thick slice of onion, leave the skin on
2 T butter
Cracked black pepper
Coarsely ground Kosher salt
1 lemon, juiced
2 cups carrots, peeled and sliced on the diagonal
1 cup onions, sliced
2 cups chicken stock, low sodium Read More

Home-Style Chicken Soup


3-4 lbs bone-in chicken (use a whole chicken or just breasts and thighs)
Water (approximately 4 quarts)
1 onion, rinsed, roots and skin removed, onion chopped
The skin and top layer from an onion, rinsed, remove the paper sticker from the grocers
1 handful of parsley, rinsed, left whole
2 whole cloves (or use add 1/8 t of ground cloves with the thyme)
2 t whole pepper corns
2 bay leaves
6 large carrots, peeled and sliced
3 celery stalks, trimmed and sliced
1/4 cup celery leaves, minced
2 t dried thyme, crushed
Kosher salt to taste
Pinch saffron threads Read More

Roasted Lemon Chicken



2 T olive oil
8 garlic cloves, sliced or minced
2 shallots, minced
1 t dried thyme
1/4 cup Sherry
1 t soy sauce, dark, low sodium
1 T lemon juice
4 chicken breasts
4 chicken thighs
1/4 t sea salt
1 t black pepper
2 lemons, rinsed, dried, quartered, and deseeded
1/4 cup flat leaf parsley, chopped Read More