Chicken Tender Sliders with Sweet and Sour Slaw

Chicken Tender Sliders with Sweet and Sour Slaw
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It may only be Wednesday but these Chicken Tender Sliders have “weekend” written all over them. Inspired by the chicken nuggets I coveted in my youth, these sliders feature pita-crusted chicken tenders served on mini kaiser buns topped with sweet and sour slaw. The sweet and sour slaw is simply a bag of coleslaw mix dressed with a homemade sweet and sour sauce. This is, of course, a nod to the best nugget dipping sauce around. I know there are probably people who would disagree with that statement but BBQ has nothing on sweet and sour.

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Chicken Curry Pot Pies

Chicken Curry Pot Pies
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I know spring has sprung but I live in Canada. Spring doesn’t really happen here until mid-April if we’re lucky. Sure, we have the odd good day here and there but a stretch of positive temperatures is not our current reality. And to make matters worse, I find I’m more prone to a chill during fake spring than I am when we’re in the depths of winter. It’s probably because every time the thermometer ventures further south than 5°C, I consider cropped jeans a sensible choice. They never are. By 5 pm the temperature plummets and I’m left with a pair of cold ankles and regret. That’s why I’m still stuck on cozy recipes like today’s Chicken Curry Pot Pies. These petit pies are powerful ankle warmers, and I’m speaking from experience here. 

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Warm Duck Citrus Salad with Blood Orange Glaze

Warm Duck Citrus Salad with Blood Orange Glaze
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I despise winter. But I’m sure you already knew that. And now that we’re nearing the end of February, I’m starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. But it’s still far too far away for my liking, it’s practically a pinhole, which is depressing, to say the least. So what else can I do in this scenario other than crank up my SAD lamp and start up a new kitchen project like this Warm Duck Citrus Salad? Kitchen projects are the perfect distraction and really, in my book, the only alternative to staring out the window and crying at yet another dump of snow.

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Chicken Satay Rice Skillet with Pickled Veggie Ribbons

Chicken Satay Rice Skillet with Pickled Veggie Ribbons
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Satay is one of those dishes that should never be messed with. Marinated skewered bits of protein cooked over charcoal and serve alongside a creamy peanut-heavy sauce. It’s edible poetry. The earliest form of satay is thought to have come out of Javanese cuisine, but the dish is considered a staple in countless countries throughout South East Asia and beyond. Here, in North America, it graces countless appetizer menus and is recognizable to most people ages three and up. It’s not a dish to be trifled with, and yet, here we are. But to be fair, today’s take on Chicken Satay does not stray far from the original flavor profile. This Chicken Satay Rice Skillet is basically satay with fewer skewers and more carbs. And considering my BBQ is currently under a foot of snow, this is the only satay I’m capable of. So let’s get into it. 

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