Slow Cooker Chicken Marrakesh

We became very well acquainted with our slow cooker during my campaign. A love-hate relationship developed. When a dish worked, it was wonderful. But there were many days when I threw in a whole lot of string spices only to end up with flavorless meat. I was so confused and disturbed. But, we studied the…

Joojeh Kabob (Persian Chicken Kabob)…Revisited

I decided to revisit my recipe for joojeh kabob by making it more my own recipe, adding more flavors to the marinade to make it brighter (garlic and lemon). I also wanted to show how to make it in the broiler – which is as easy as making it on the grill.  The main difference…

Salad Olivieh

I remember having Salad Olivieh in Iran in restaurants when we travelled into the center of the country.  When I asked my husband if he would like me to try making it, he jumped on the idea.  Unbeknownst to me, it is one of his favorites. So, the pressure was on. As seems to be…

Barberry Rice with Lemon Chicken (Zereshk Polo ba Morgh)

I decided to try a change of pace for this year’s Persian New Year.  Instead of our typical Sabzi Polo ba Mahi (fish with herbed rice), I decided to make barberry rice with chicken. I like citrus-sy chicken, so I chose to do a lemon chicken.  The beautiful color comes from saffron and tomato in the…

Tah Chin (Persian Rice with Chicken, Saffron & Yogurt)

I first had Tah Chin on my first trip to Iran over 10 years ago. We were going on a picnic and this was the delicious dish that was brought along to feed the crowd. So, when I returned to the states, I quickly searched for a recipe to make Tah Chin here.  I have…

Roasted Chicken with Jerusalem Artichokes and Lemon

Spring has sprung here in Dover!  We even have enough daffodils blooming that I can start having fresh flowers in the house again. I went out to Farmer Kim to pick up some freshly dug Jerusalem artichokes.  Getting fresh veggies again is making me so happy! I have been waiting all winter for the Jerusalem…

Apricot-Onion Chicken

There are some recipes that stay with you for a very long time.  Tonight’s dinner was a chicken dish that a friend’s mother had made when I was in my teens.  I was a very picky eater then, or perhaps I should say, INCREDIBLY picky eater.  Getting me to even taste a new food was…

Joojeh (Chicken) Kabob

Lunch is one of my favorite things when we are in Iran. Most days it means kabobs; and for me that is joojeh, or chicken, kabobs. So simple, yet so tasty. The red powder on top is sumac, what a wonderful flavor that adds! There is also a grilled tomato and some pickled olives on…

Haveej Polo (Persian Chicken, Carrot and Rice Pilaf)

I will admit that other than the chicken being grown within 100 miles of my house, there is nothing particularly local about my making this dish at this time of year.  Although the chicken is local, the star of this meal is the carrots.  They add a good bit of sweetness, so make sure you…

Rotisserie-style Chicken in a Slow Cooker

Who doesn’t like those yummy rotisserie chickens you can buy at the store? (If you eat meat, that is)  But, they are loaded with salt and fat, so they are not the healthiest option.  But then again, they are so, so good. When I saw the recipe for rotisserie-style chicken in Stephanie O’Dea’s “Make It…