Easy Recipes

These recipes come together without a lot of prep work or details, perfect for rushed weeknights.

Poulet au Vin Blanc

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Fancy-speak for "chicken with white wine", this recipe is amazing, easy, and delicious. If you've got chicken, white wine, an onion, some garlic, and some mushrooms, you can toss this together in a little more than an hour.

The site I got this from calls it Coq au Chardonnay, but since it's not coq but hen (rooster isn't widely-available in supermarkets), and it wasn't Chardonnay but cheap white wine, I can't very well keep calling it that.

Since the chicken takes 40 minutes to cook, I had time to make a mushroom barley risotto. I had some dried porcini mushrooms laying around, so I rehydrated those and saved the flavorful liquid that resulted. I combined the mushroom liquid with some beef stock and some thyme, made a risotto, and then added some good parmesan cheese I had laying around. The result was better than I had expected.

As with so many good recipes, the biggest problem is that it's gone too soon...

Chicken with creamy white wine sauce and mushrooms with barley
mushroom risotto

Taco Chicken Bowls

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Got a new crock pot, and this was the inaugural recipe! For the longest time, I had a very bad crock pot. It was small, and the cooking surface wasn't removable, making even simple things a lot harder than necessary.

So, since I really wanted to try this Taco Chicken Bowls recipe from Budget Bytes, and a bunch of other recipes in America's Test Kitchen's Slow-Cooker Revolution books, I bought myself a new slow-cooker.

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