Cardamom Buttermilk Roasted Chicken and Potatoes with Apple Spiced Brown Rice

Cardamom Buttermilk Roasted Chicken and Potatoes with Apple Spiced Brown Rice | Cooking On The Weekends

It's that time of year again.  Okay, not quite -- but, I'm really in the mood for comfort food, anyway.Let's be real, there's never a "wrong" time for a cozy, warmly spiced, super flavorful, one-pot-meal.  And this is one of my (almost) fall favorites.So let's cook, shall we?  Cardamom Buttermilk Roasted … [Read more...]

It’s Hatch Chile Season: Hatch Chile Tequila Chicken Tostada Recipe

Hatch Chile Tequila Chicken Tostada Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

It's time to celebrate Hatch chile season! It officially began this week and you'll start finding them in stores today!Hatch chiles are a prized New Mexican chile and are only available in August and September.  These Southwestern chiles are grown in the Mesilla Valley, where the sunlight is intense and and the … [Read more...]

Sesame Chicken Shirataki Noodle Stir-Fry Recipe {Gluten-Free}

Sesame Chicken Shirataki Noodle Stir-Fry Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

I'm just going to get right to it today.Melissa's Produce sent me a bag of Shirataki Noodles to try.  I had never had them before so I was super excited to work with them.  (You know how I get with new and interesting ingredients!)  Well it turns out that I love these noodles.I am loving them for several … [Read more...]

Summer Grilling Recipes

Summer Grilling Recipes | Cooking On The Weekends

It's Memorial Day weekend and tomorrow is the first official BBQ day of summer.  (I just made that up.)These are some of my favorite summer grilling recipes that are perfect for casual outdoor entertaining!Click on the titles to get the delicious recipes.Top left: Spicy Grilled Sriracha Burgers with Crispy … [Read more...]

Gluten-Free Quinoa Crusted “Fried” Chicken Recipe

Gluten-Free Quinoa Crusted "Fried" Chicken Recipe  | Cooking On The Weekends

When was the last time you had some finger-lickin' good fried chicken?I had some last night, and believe it or not (actually, believe it!), it was boneless, skinless chicken with a crunchy, super delicious quinoa crust, that was fried in a small amount of olive oil.I love quinoa with chicken (especially … [Read more...]

Smoky Lemon-Paprika Quinoa Recipe

Smoky Lemon Paprika Quinoa Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

I love smoked paprika -- and even more, I love when I'm able to add the word "smoky" to a recipe title.  It seems to add allure and mystery -- and it always hints towards deliciousness.This is no ordinary quinoa my friends, each seed (yup, quinoa is a seed, not a grain), is packed with the flavors of the smoked … [Read more...]

Simple Honey-Lemon Roasted Chicken Recipe

Simple Honey-Lemon Roasted Chicken | Cooking On The Weekends

The other day a friend asked if my recipes are "involved.""Why yes," I said.  "I like to make a day of it."  It's totally true for me  -- the longer the cooking project the better.  However, I don't always have the time, and I realize that this certainly isn't the case for everyone.  So every now and then I like to … [Read more...]

Ancho Chile-Red Wine and Grape Roasted Chicken and Quinoa

Ancho Chile-Red Wine Grape Roasted Chicken and Quinoa on http://cookingontheweekends.com #chickenrecipes

Many of the recipes I create come from my own food cravings.I woke up a few weeks ago in need of a warm, cozy comfort food meal.  And not for breakfast -- but for that evening.I wanted something with rich, bold, warming flavors. And I wanted to make a project of it, because for me, the process is where part of … [Read more...]

Friday Flowers: Pride of Madeira and Salt Roasted Chicken Recipe

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I could have called this "The Best Chicken Recipe Ever!"  I didn't, though.  You see, there are hundreds of best-this and best-that claims out there.  People throw the word "best" around a lot.This, however, is the best chicken I've ever made.  Hands down. And let me tell you, I've made dozens upon dozens of … [Read more...]

Apple-Bacon Roasted Chicken Recipe

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June gloom is starting a bit early in L.A., and yesterday was chilly and foggy.  While I love the sunshine, I also appreciate an excuse to cook warming foods!  And roasting a whole chicken with aromatic flavors is an easy way to create a delicious dinner for family or a group of friends on the weekend. This recipe is … [Read more...]