Chicken Dopiaza

Have you tried chicken dopiaza? It’s an Indian style curry that can be made with any type of protein. Chicken is perhaps the most popular version. Dopiaza means “two onions” which get added at two different stages of the cooking. You first fry onions that get set aside and added towards the end so that the onions remain distinguished and don’t break down into the curry. You also use onions that are coarsely chopped and fried with other spices to make the curry sauce.

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Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

Gumbo is dish I like to make often. It’s flavorful, filling, and very popular with everyone in our family. I can make a big batch and freeze a portion to be used later on. Gumbo is a popular soup in the south, especially in the state of Louisiana. Gumbo is made of flavored stock from meat or shellfish, and vegetables likes celery, bell peppers, and onions. To make it hearty and satisfying, gumbo uses thickeners such as roux (cooked flour and butter) and filé powder.

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Baked Chicken in Indian Spices

I have been meaning to make this chicken recipe for a long long time; about 23 years now! I finally got around to doing it. It is such a wonderful dish and brings back good memories of my first couple of months in the United States. This recipe was served to my husband and I by my wonderful sister-in-law when I first visited her home. The recipe is called “Indian Chicken” and is from the More With Less cookbook. Even though this is called Indian chicken, this doesn’t taste like most Indian dishes, because it has soy sauce and honey. I remembered, however, that it was very tasty!

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Caldo de Pollo (Chicken Soup)

Fall is one of my favorite seasons. I like the changing color of leaves, pumpkins, sunny days, chilly evenings, and wearing scarves. I tend to sleep better when the days get shorter and colder, and I love dreaming up soup and stew recipes that would not have made sense in hot summer weather. If you’ve been following my blog, you might have noticed that I have been posting a lot of soup recipes lately. My family and I enjoy trying out soups from around the globe.

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