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Chicken Vesuvio

Lovers of the Windy City, rejoice! One of Chicago’s most beloved dishes is Here. And man, oh man, is this easy Chicken Vesuvio good. It is hearty, garlicky, and classically Chicago. Even if you don’t have any connection to the dish’s Chicago roots, everyone can enjoy this family style Italian comfort food. This easy and inexpensive meal is a perfect addition to your weeknight meal rotation. I make it at least once a month, because the recipe calls for one pot, and ingredients I already have in my cupboard. Plus, it’s very easy to double, which makes it perfect...

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Mongolian Chicken Recipe

A classic Chinese dish gets a new (lighter) twist in my Mongolian Chicken. Tender pieces of chicken, marinated and pan-fried until crispy, get coated in a sweet and savory sauce that can hold its own against any takeout! I love combing over the menu at a new restaurant, even though other guests get a little impatient with me when it’s time to make a decision. Most of the time you can tell what you’re getting by the title of the dish, but sometimes the names can be deceiving. French toast? Neither French nor toast-like. Buffalo wings? I’m pretty sure...

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Crock Pot Cashew Chicken

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!!!  I think they wrote that saying for this recipe.  In my book, this dish has everything going for it.  It’s really, really delicious.  It has a wonderful Asain flavor yet is made with simple to find ingredients. Yay! That means I don’t have to look all over town for hard to find groceries.  Best of all, the entire family loves this dish and everyone is happy when I make it for dinner! This recipe calls for the chicken to be browned in a skillet before you cook it in the crock pot. As much as...

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