Baked Chicken Schnitzel

Schnitzel is a classic Austrian dish. It is always made from a boneless cut of meat. For weiner schnitzel (which means Viennese Schnitzel) , use boneless veal chops. For pork schnitzel, use boneless pork chops. And for a chicken schnitzel , use boneless skinless chicken breasts.  Classic schnitzel is a breaded meat that is fried. Today’s recipe is a healthier version of chicken schnitzel that uses less oil and is baked in the oven.  It is a tasty main dish that works well for get-togethers too.  (Many thanks to Traude Rostrose at Rostrose for history of schnitzel.)



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Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

Today’s recipe is an easy dish that brings lots of warmth, flavor, and comfort but with only 15 minutes prep. Italian chicken cacciatore usually uses a mix of chicken parts and is slowly simmered on the stove.  I like a healthy chicken cacciatore slow cooker approach. Making chicken cacciatore in the crock pot achieves the same tenderness and depth of flavor as the slow-simmer method, with less hassle.

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Morocan Roasted Chicken

A friend of mine, Anita, loves to collect recipes and crafts from magazines. She has decades of cut-outs (pre-Pinterest ladies Anita & I are retired.) and recently has been weeding thru them to re-organize the keepers and eliminate those she doesn’t use. She then extended her clean out to her cookbooks.  Since she lives in an apartment, all unwanted cookbooks were deposited on a table at the building entrance for one of her neighbors to take.  I do love the sharing of things like this.  I myself did something similar to this back 10 years ago when I was downsizing.

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Jerk Chicken with Mango Salsa

Jerk is a style of cooking native to Jamaica in which meat is dry-rubbed or wet marinated with a hot spice mixture called Jamaican jerk spice.  Living in South Florida for many years I enjoyed many Caribbean dishes. This is a great one. Jerk seasoning, if you are unfamiliar with it, is based on two main ingredients – Scotch Bonnet chili peppers (or Habaneros) and allspice. Read More