Chicken potpies are as American as apple pie, but they needn't be as fattening. Instead
a buttery piecrust, cap them with a billowy mound of light mashed potatoes, which
soaks up the flavorful broth in every spoonful.
A boneless chicken breast is split, tenderized in yogurt marinade, and broiled. Butterflying the chicken creates an even surface area, which helps it cook faster. The result is topped with a salad of cucumber, red onion, cilantro, and fresh lime juice.
Serve this home-style version of kung pao chicken and peanuts with a side of steamed white rice. If you're feeding a large crowd, stir-fry an additional batch instead of making one large serving at once; overcrowding the pan won't allow the ingredients to cook properly.
From the book "Mad Hungry," by Lucinda Scala Quinn (Artisan Books).
The seductively savory combination of soy sauce, sake, butter, and garlic seasons this chicken-and-egg fried rice. It's a complete meal that the whole family will devour. Day-old rice works best in this recipe, so plan ahead.
Broilers vary in heat intensity; move the rack to a lower position if the chicken is browning too quickly, or to a higher rack if too slowly. Remove items from the baking sheet as done, if they're cooking unevenly.
Kid-friendly chicken recipes from Martha Stewart and Everyday Food, including chicken fingers, fried chicken, chicken potpie, chicken and dumplings, chicken Parmesan, chicken tetrazzini, barbecue chicken wings, chicken casserole, sweet and sour chicken, chicken burgers, chicken meatballs, and lots more.