Love Thursday: Hearting Chicken

Faithful reader and new blogger Ann of Only in Maine recently sent me the following email entitled “I heart Bleeding Espresso”:

I could not resist sending you these two shots because they so made me think of your Love Thursdays – and really, what says love better than raw meat? Or actually in this case chicken?  Some people send you cappuccino, I send chicken……

I couldn’t *not* post them to share with everyone, so here you go:

I Heart Chicken by Ann of Only in Maine

I Heart Cooked Chicken by Ann of Only in Maine

I *so* heart chicken too, Ann. Thanks for thinking of me!

Happy Love Thursday everyone!

What’s your favorite chicken recipe?

19 Beans of Wisdom to “Love Thursday: Hearting Chicken”
  1. Gil
    02.19.2009

    They grow Love-ly chickens in Maine!

    Hah, indeed :)

  2. hahaha. You’re right…nothing says love like some chicken.

    nyc/caribbean ragazza’s last blog post..Writing and music. A playlist.

    I don’t know about you, but I really do love chicken…yum!

  3. 02.19.2009

    Meaty love!! Hearts really are everywhere. Coincidentally, I’m having chicken tonight.

    milanese masala’s last blog post..My favourite screen kisses

    Buon appetito!

  4. 02.19.2009

    Well, I made Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic last week and that was purty darn good. Upcoming blog post to follow next week…

    I love any chicken dish- really. As long as the seasoning is good- cause otherwise chicken is bland.

    Nice chicken pics! I was gonna say nice breasts- but didn’t want to get you in trouble for having *inappropriate content* :)

    My Melange’s last blog post..Travel Tip Tuesday -Destination Montreal

    OK, wait, literally 40 cloves of garlic? And P think *I* go crazy on the garlic ;)

  5. 02.19.2009

    I *HEART* chicken too & totally love chicken fajitas & balsamic & herb marinated chciken breasts too. That’s a cool picture Michelle!!

    deeba’s last blog post..SUN DRIED TOMATOES SANS THE SUN!

    Mmmmm now I want a fajita….

  6. carol
    02.19.2009

    For me, nothing beats those pollo allo spiedo that we buy from our local macellaio (when we’re in Italy, of course) Simply cannot reproduce those here. Added to their deliciousness is that someone else does the cooking. A winning combination, secondo me.

    Oh they are fabulous, aren’t they? You *really* can’t beat them for taste, price, or convenience. I just may have to get one tomorrow….

  7. 02.19.2009

    I’m so honored, I don’t know what to say!!!! I’ll have to post that recipe today as a tie in (great, now how did I make that?) and I’ll have to call it “Chicken Bleeding Espresso” which will certainly raise some eyebrows. But I swear there is no espresso in this recipe (as far as I can remember, anyway)!!

    Buon appetito everyone!

    anna l’americana’s last blog post..Chicken Bleeding Espresso….

    Wow, kudos for getting that recipe up! Talk about pressure!

  8. 02.19.2009

    Good eye – LOL!

    Angela Klocke’s last blog post..Exploring Cripple Creek, Colorado

    I’ll second that Angela!

  9. 02.19.2009

    Very nice photos! I love that they were sent them to you, and you posted them! Happy Love Thursday Michelle! :)

    Amber’s last blog post..Forwarding Address

    I loved having an excuse to share Only in Maine :)

  10. 02.19.2009

    Mmmm, I see chicken fajitas on the menu tonight …

    Happy Love Thursday!

    I’ll be right over, Julie :)

  11. 02.19.2009

    Thanks for sharing..great that they thought of you :-)

    Went into Oxford today, but didn’t have my camera..going back to take a photo..I will share it too!

    anne’s last blog post..My little taste of Italy…

    Yay! Can’t wait Anne :)

  12. 02.19.2009

    Happy LT!

    That’s so cute! Recently, I’ve been enjoying chicken soup!

    And I’ve been working on a word a day in French, so “poulet d’amour” was the first thing that popped in my head. : )

    Anali’s last blog post..Cupcakes: Are You My Frenemy?

    I should really start to learn French too…I’ve been telling myself I want to do it for years…now I know *one* phrase at least ;)

  13. 02.19.2009

    LOL! That’s just awesome! Happy Love Thursday!

    Tanya’s last blog post..skillz – baking & emotional

    And also to you, Tanya :)

  14. 02.19.2009

    We heart chicken too…. in fact there are about a dozen apricot-glazed chicken drumsticks baking in the oven right now! Happy Love Thursday!

    bonggamom’s last blog post..Pink Pancakes

    Sounds delicious Bonggamom!

  15. 02.19.2009

    That’s funny! Happy Love Thursday!

    Gayle’s last blog post..One of My Kitchen Hearts for Love Thursday

    And also to you Gayle :)

  16. 02.19.2009

    Oh Michelle, what a lovely (heart shape) chicken.
    Happy thursday to you as well.
    Cheers,
    Elra

    Elra’s last blog post..Financiers

    Thanks Elra, and thank for coming by :)

  17. 02.20.2009

    Love it. Hearts come in all forms I guess.

    The Daily Colander’s last blog post..Video: The Tiny Kitchen Makes Tangerine Sherbet

    Always be on the lookout DC :)

  18. I LOVE Chicken! In fact, just the other night, I dreamed of chicken – see my post about it here: http://bellavenere.blogspot.com/2009/02/something-has-gone-terribly-wrong.html

    As for my favorite chicken recipes, here are my two TOP favorites – the first one I make all the time!:

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    Chicken with Sun Dried Tomato Cream Sauce

    You may use either dry- or oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes in this sauce.
    If using dry, add a tablespoon more broth and cook a little longer to allow the tomatoes to soften.

    4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 6 ounces each)
    ½ teaspoon salt
    ½ teaspoon chili powder
    ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
    2 teaspoons olive oil
    2 teaspoons butter
    ¼ cup chicken broth or water
    2 tablespoons oil-packed dried tomatoes (about 6), cut into thin strips
    ½ cup heavy cream

    1. Season chicken with salt, chili powder and pepper. In large skillet over medium-high heat butter in oil. Cook chicken 8 minutes, turning once, until cooked through. Remove to serving plate and keep warm.
    2. Pour broth and tomatoes into pan and cook, stirring until liquid is reduced by half. Add cream, cook 4 minutes more until slightly thickened. Pour over chicken and serve immediately.

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    Roasted Chicken Salad

    7 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
    Salt and pepper
    2 pinches cayenne pepper
    1 tablespoon lavender
    1 lemon, juiced
    3 cloves garlic, minced
    2/3 cup sliced roasted almonds
    1 large onion, chopped
    1/2 bunch celery, chopped

    Dressing (recipe follows)
    2 tablespoons chopped parsley leaves
    2 tablespoons chives
    2 tablespoons chopped tarragon leaves

    1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
    2. Clean the chicken thoroughly. Sprinkle salt, pepper, cayenne, lavender, lemon, and garlic on chicken. Bake in preheated oven until golden brown, about 20
    minutes.
    3. Let chicken cool, and then pull it into small strips.
    4. Add roasted almonds, onions, celery, dressing and herbs.
    5. Mix together all ingredients in dressing, add to chicken and mix. Can be served by itself or on a sandwich.

    Dressing:
    1 cup mayonnaise
    3/4 cup sour cream
    1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
    2 tablespoons honey
    Salt and pepper
    Mix all ingredients together.

    Salena of The Daily Rant’s last blog post..Sometimes There Are FOUR Sides To A Story

    OK you really came through on the recipe question…YUM! I should not be this hungry for chicken at 9 am….

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