Apricot-Shellacked Ghost Chile Chicken Wings

Ghost Chile Chicken Wings

When I think back on my history of eating spicy foods, a significant turning point springs instantly to mind. It was 2007, and Jillian and I were living on the Gulf coast of Mexico. We were at one of our favorite restaurants, a few blocks off of the zocalo in Merida. It was a bit… 

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“Greek Chicken Sub” (Athens Pizzeria)

Athen's Pizzeria

Today’s sandwich is the “Greek Chicken Sub” from Athens Pizzeria in Thomaston. It combines grilled chicken souvlaki, lettuce, tomato, pickles, crumbled feta cheese, and sliced Kalamata olives on a white submarine sandwich roll. Location: 179 Main Street, Thomaston Price:$7.95 Notes: Sometimes, you just can’t face another Ham Italian, you know? Don’t get me wrong: I’ve… 

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Classics: Spicy Cheez-It Chicken Fingers with Homemade Buttermilk Ranch

Spicy Cheez-It Chicken Fingers

Who among us hasn’t, when confronted with a menu filled with a dizzying array of dishes, including a fresh-foraged locally-sourced braised pork shank with a fair-trade pesticide-free basil/pomegranite reduction, cast a wistful eye towards the kids’ menu, and wished for simpler times? Whether you are an actual child, or have simply rendered your brain childlike… 

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Chicken & Green Bean Stir-Fry

stirfry

More than twenty years ago, bored suburban mothers made lopsided Christmas trees in ceramics class, and brought home a wok from Chinese cooking class at the adult learning annex. Stir-fry is as much a part of the American family dining lexicon as ground beef lasagna and ground beef tacos. My mom added pitted black olives to… 

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Chicken and Corn Summer Chowder

Chicken and Corn Summer Chowder

The lure of a supermarket rotisserie chicken can be strong, particularly in the Summer, when the temperature rises. They’re inexpensive (at around seven bucks), they’re easy to prepare (once you open the box) and best of all, they allow you to put a reasonably nutritious dinner on the table without heating the whole kitchen up,… 

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Chicken in Chipotle Cream Sauce

chicken-chipotle-cream-sauce

As holidays of dubious historical significance that serve as little more than an excuse for copious daytime imbibing, Cinco de Mayo is my second least favorite. I prefer daytime drinking that is forthright and without (much) pretense. (One must have a little pretense, or else they take you to Promises). Appropriate situations include: baseball games, company… 

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Chicken Tikka Masala

Chicken Tikka Masala

Bangers and mash? Fish and chips? Nah. The most popular takeout dish in Britain continues to be chicken tikka masala, baked or broiled chicken “tikka” marinated in yogurt and a “mix of spices” (or masala), flavored in a smoky and subtly spicy, creamy tomato sauce. Legend has it that the dish was first created by… 

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