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Cacciatore Creativity

Translating a classic. Every few hundred years or so it’s a good idea to take a fresh look at a classic dish. An Italian-American favorite with roots in Italy going back centuries, chicken cacciatore is the perfect recipe to expand upon because variations have existed over time. In Italian, the… Read More

Grilled Chicken Bruschetta with Tomato Tapenade

In Tuscany, bruschetta is really just deliciously toasted bread that is rubbed with fresh garlic and topped with super-ripe tomatoes—at their harvest peak. The word “bruschetta” means toasted (or literally burned). By slicing the chicken breasts in half horizontally, the grill time is cut in half. Read More

Osso Buco-Style Chicken Legs

Meaty chicken legs, rather than veal shanks, are braised in a tomato sauce, then sprinkled with gremolata—a zesty blend of chopped herbs, fresh garlic, and lemon zest. Creamy polenta is an ideal accompaniment to this favorite Italian fall one-dish supper that’s lovely for an intimate dinner party. Read More

Chicken Pasta with Asparagus Pesto

Fusilli bucati are long corkscrews of pasta, very fun to wind around your fork, thickly coated with a creamy sauce and studded with chunks of chicken and tender spring asparagus. Read More

Sicilian Chicken Piccata

The rich flavor of boneless thighs melds beautifully with the sweet-tartness of blood oranges or red grapefruit. It’s a breeze to substitute boneless breasts—either pound them to an even thickness or slice them horizontally into cutlets. Read More

Herbed Chicken & Farro Caprese

There are lots of choices for sturdy nutritious whole grains that make nice main dish salads, but rustic farro is a fun option. It holds up well after cooking, rivaling pasta, rice, or barley as a great go-to ingredient for quick or do-ahead dishes. Read More

Grilled Drumsticks with Pesto

A traditional pesto infuses these drumsticks with fantastic flavor during grilling. Create seasonal variety by adding different herbs and nuts to the pesto and serving with different vegetable side dishes. Read More

Arugula & Walnut Pesto Grilled Drumsticks with Tomato Salad

This dish starts with the recipe for basic Grilled Chicken Drumsticks with Pesto adding arugula to make a peppery pesto that adds a little extra during grilling. When mixed with red wine vinegar, it creates a tangy dressing for the tomato salad that’s served on the side. Read More