Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Chicken Dinners with Katy

By now I'm sure that most of you know my dear bloggy friend Katy from Food for a Hungry Soul. I can't talk about Katy without just gushing, she so full of happiness and love that reading her blog is like being wrapped in a warm blanket (I told you I was going to gush!). And not only that, but her recipes are always fantastic.

So she definitely came to the rescue, not once, but TWICE a few weeks ago when I was in need of some great chicken recipes. I had a freezer full of chicken thighs and needed some great ways to use them. The first thing I made was this.

It's called Simply Great Chicken, which is exactly what it is. It involves three ingredients, and about five minutes to prepare for a chicken dish that my husband immediately requested again. It's sweet, tangy and a definite repeat. Check out her recipe here.

And only a few days later I pulled out more chicken thighs and made this delicious dish.

This is Slow Cooked Ginger Orange Chicken, and it is delicious! I've made quite a few orange chickens in the past, and this is my favorite. It's healthy, rich and has a wonderful citrus flavor. It also teases you all day with it's amazing aroma as it cooks. Go here for the recipe.

Thanks so much Katy! Keep those fantastic dishes coming, we have loved them!

43 comments:

Joanne said...

I love Katy's blog also! Such a ray of sunshine.

These chicken recipes look great! Gorgeous photos by the way.

Lisa said...

Katy is definitely one of my favorites! Such a lovely lady!!

Jenn said...

Another slow cooked recipe I need to try out. Yum!!!!

Kim said...

Those are some appetizing pictures! You have me hungry for chicken all over again.
Both of these sound like winners in all areas: quick, easy, tasty and healthy!

Katy said...

Awwwww geeze (scuffing the carpet with my bare toes)you are just too, too nice to me. And right back at ya, my Dear Friend. I hope you know I always look forward to coming here and seeing what's cookin'. And I can say without hesitation that it's always something GOOD!!

I'm delighted that you and your family enjoyed the recipes. They are favorites here as well. Nothing makes me smile bigger or brighter than sharing food and swapping recipes with my friends. You have graced me.

Hugs and blessings, Dear One. See you in the kitchen!

Me, Myself and Pie said...

Those both look great. I just checked out Katy's blog and I love it! Thanks for sharing!

MaryBeth said...

The chicken looks fabulous!!! I also love your new site.

♥peachkins♥ said...

ginger and orange goes so well with chicken..

Ingrid said...

I'm not at all surprised! Katy rocks!

You did a great job with both recipes. They looked really good.

Btw, you're one of my 10 Lucky Leaf winners! Congrats! Please email me your mailing address. Thanks for visiting my blog and always leaving a comment. :)
~ingrid

Coleen's Recipes said...

Katy's "kitchen" always feels safe and warm and even though I'm thousands of miles away, I can almost smell something good cooking when I visit her page. Thanks for sharing her chicken recipes (and GREAT photos).

Vanillastrawberryspringfields said...

This is delight full and Joanne being ur fren too, am inviting u here for her little party(its her birthday dear -i know that u know dear) which is a suprise party for her ...do leave her a wish in the sprinkles ok.....my feeds arent working so am trying my best to find all her pals to leave her a wish in the sprinkles before she gets there or even after....will ya help too to make it a little sucess....and leave her a wish too?

http://vanillastrawberryspringfields.blogspot.com/2010/02/joannes-birthday-middle-eastern-chicken.html?showComment

Cinnamon-Girl said...

I love Katy too - she's such a sweetie. Both chicken dishes sound excellent - I especially love the orange chicken.

Debbie said...

What a nice post. I also love Katy's site. It is one of my favorites. I've made her chicken before too and it wonderful. Your pics look delicious! I've "met" so many nice people through my blog!

Diana's Cocina said...

I too love Katy's site. Food for a Hungry Soul is one I frequently visit. These chicken dishes look really yummy, Teresa you did a great job. Thanks you and Katy for sharing!

Sook said...

I love Katy's blog! :) This recipe looks so great! I can't wait to try it.

Erica said...

THIS is why blogging is so awesome! Hundreds of fabulous meal ideas at your fingertips! Two great meals. Nice work chicky!

I have taken Zumba! Its fun- a great low impact workout. Flow is awesome!!

Carmen Rosa said...

This looks absolutely delicious!!

Debbie in Nashville said...

Yum, my mouth is watering...

Pam said...

It looks and sounds delicous - I am off to check out the recipe now.

Trish said...

Wooooo Hooo....thank goodness for a good friend like Katy. You describe her blog perfectly! What a blessing she truly is! AND...the gal can cook..grin! Yummers!

The Blonde Duck said...

I love that first recipe. I wonder if Ben would eat the second...I'm on the hunt for new chicken recipes too, so thanks for sharing!

Chow and Chatter said...

oh looks great we can never get enough chicken dishes

Kathleen said...

I love Katy! Her blog is wonderful. Your chicken sounds delicious!!

A Year on the Grill said...

I always look in on Katy... have you seen her biscuit recipe she posted recently!!! OMG

Burp and Slurp~! said...

Another reason why I love bloggy friends. They're so great in last minute emergency requests! I'm gonna go check out Katy's blog now! :-)

Deborah said...

I just happen to have some chicken thighs in the freezer!

Lara said...

Between yours and Katy's raves about it, I'll just have to put this on my list. Yum!

Julie said...

Katy's blog is great, and she's so sweet.
Your chicken sounds wonderful!

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Yum, that looks totally delish, and I love that you make it in the slow cooker.

Judy said...

Orange chicken sounds wonderful. I can't wait to try it.

HoneyB said...

Looks awesome Teresa!! Katy, your a popular lady! ;)

Barbara said...

I checked out the recipe and oh my yes...it is a simple, delicious recipe. And I have a freezer full of chicken! Will be trying this soon!

Barbara Bakes said...

The chicken looks great! I love Katy too!

theUngourmet said...

I completely agree with you about Katy and her blog! I adore her. What a nice looking chicken dish!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Annie Hawkins said...

Thanks for always comenting on my blog. I saved katy's blog as well and I want to make her chicken recipes so I can impress my friends. LOL My friend told me once that se didn't know that I liked to cook. :D I usually cook more when there are people coming to my house because my husband says that he is watching his weight. LOL Thanks again, and I love your blog, when I am in a need of a good recipe I always search your blog. :D

Pam said...

Oh, I can see why this is called "simply great chicken" as that is exactly how it appears. It looks delicious and I love the ginger and orange connection!

biz319 said...

Both look amazing! I have Greek chicken marinating right now - lots of garlic and lemon!

Hope you are having a great weekend!

Michelle said...

Ahhhh....I like being teased all day with the smell of something delicious!

Cathy said...

Two yummy chicken recipes to add to my collection. I'm trying the ginger orange chicken first and am looking forward to the delicious aroma filling my kitchen.

Emily said...

Seriously drooling over your latest posts!!! One day I am just going to show up for dinner!

Katherine Aucoin said...

I saw her post on that and I've had this printed to try. After your post, I have to move this dish up in the rotation.

Katy's blogs is one of my favroites too!

Sylvia said...

I need to try out, sounds delicious

Taste of Beirut said...

These photos make me yearn for a chicken dish like this! Looks and smells delicious