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chicken redux

Last night, I decided to roast a chicken for dinner. It was a simple enough recipe - I took a broiler, slid slices of lemon and red onion under the skin and roasted it, baking large red potatoes at the same time. I also microwaved some fresh green beans. Not only was dinner just *nice*, but we sat and talked and relaxed over it, which we don't do over a bowl of curry or stir fry.

I pretty much always serve chicken for Friday night, but there's a big difference between a chicken cut in eighths and left in a warm oven or served cold and a whole freshly cooked hot roast. This was NICE.

However, we only ate half the chicken, and we left one potato over.

So tonight, I diced the rest of the chicken, which was very lemony because I'd poured the chicken juices over it before I stored it away, and the potato. I added a couple stalks of celery, diced, and a handful of pecans, and some mayo, plus lemon pepper seasoning. I served it in green peppers - cut each one top to bottom and filled both halves with the salad. Very yum, very pretty and I think I might use it for a Shabbat lunch.


Roasted chicken and veggies is one of my favorite meals. :) Simple, delicious, comfort food.

Leftover chicken toys! I made pot pie with leftover chicken this week. Very nummy.

1 chopped onion, browned in olive oil. 3-4 ribs celery and 1 large leek, chopped, sauteed with the browned onions. A bunch of fresh mushrooms, quartered and sauteed separately, then added. 1 carrot and 1 parsnip, shredded, added along with some hot water and onion soup mix. Leftover chicken, diced and added. Some white wine, some honey, some pepper and garlic powder and thyme and I forget what else. Stew together for a bit to let the juices blend.

Pie dish, pastry bottom crust, bake for about fifteen minutes, then dump in chicken-veg mixture and cover with freshly mashed potatoes (with roasted garlic mixed in) for top crust. Bake till potato crust browns a bit. Serve hot. Eat. Have happy tummy.

i want to eat at your house :)

That sounds really good. I think I'll try it this week (both the roasting with lemon and the salad). Thank you!