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

Chicken Vesuvio


3-4 lbs chicken, bone in, skin on
1/3 cup olive oil
4 cloves garlic, flattened with the side of a mallet or knife and minced
Pinch salt
1/4 t ground black pepper
1/2 t dried oregano
6 red potatoes, quartered
1 sweet onion, cut into chunks
1/2 cup white wine, or good sherry
3/4 cup unsalted chicken stock Read More

Grilled Lemon Chicken


3-4 lbs bone in skin on chicken breasts and/or thighs (the Spoon Mage loves thighs!)

Marinade Ingredients:

2 T lemon zest
1 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup olive oil
6 cloves garlic, minced
2 t dried thyme
1 t dried rosemary
2 T fresh parsley
1/2 t red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper Read More

Baked Chicken Flautas


Makes 8 large dinner-sized flautas

Looking for a great little flautas for an appetizer? Try Pan Fried Chicken Flautas.


2 (1 lb total) chicken breasts, boneless skinless
2 T butter or oil
2 t chili powder
1 t cumin
1 t garlic powder
1/2 t onion powder
1/4 t turmeric
1/4 t black pepper
Pinch of cayenne, or to taste
8 oz queso fresco, crumbled
2 T green chilis, mild or hot, chopped
1 T cilantro, finely chopped
8 (9 inch) flour tortillas
Toppings: salsa, guacamole Read More

Roast Chicken Thighs with Crispy Kale


Serves 6


1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 t balsamic vinegar
1/2 t turmeric
1 t ground garlic
1/4 t ground pepper
Salt to taste (optional)
1 1/2 lb medium red potatoes, leave the skin on, clean, and slice into large chunks
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
1 sweet red pepper, cut into chunks
1 lb cremini mushrooms, washed, dried, and sliced into 1 inch pieces
6 oz kale, stems removed, leaves torn
6 large bone-in chicken thighs
1 T Seasoning Blend, see Spoon Mage™ Note
1/2 t smoky paprika Read More

Creole Chicken and Rice Stew


Serves 8

1 T olive oil
2 cups carrots, sliced
1/2 cup celery, sliced – include a bunch of the leaves
1 small onion, chopped, approximately 1 cup
1/2 bell pepper, chopped
1 heaping T fresh chopped garlic
1 bay leaf
2 T Creole Seasoning mix
1 t dried basil
1/4 t fresh cracked black pepper, or to taste
2 cups chicken stock, low to no sodium
28 oz tomatoes, hand squished
1 cup brown rice
1 1/2 lb boneless skinless chicken breast, approximately 2 breasts
Dashes of Tabasco sauce to taste
2 T parsley
2 green onions, sliced Read More