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How to Roast Chicken

By Heather Solos | March 16, 2007

Heather says: Here at Home Ec 101 we get a lot of questions on how to stretch those grocery dollars. One of my personal favorites is to buy a whole chicken. You can get a lot of bang for your buck with one of these, just make sure you don’t buy one injected with anything…

Crockpot Friendly Sticky Chicken Recipe

By Heather Solos | August 18, 2015

Heather says I honestly don’t know why this recipe is called “sticky chicken”, I have the feeling it is a recipe that has evolved over the years and doesn’t exactly resemble its origins or maybe it was a family nickname. This recipe for chicken in the crockpot was a favorite on a message board I frequented…

Fried Chicken Thighs, Marinated in Homemade Italian Dressing

By Heather Solos | March 30, 2010

For a full breakdown on exactly how to fry chicken, I invite you to check out Buttermilk Fried Chicken. Heather says: We don’t fry chicken often, but sometimes when chicken thighs are well under $1 per pound the temptation is overwhelming. Recently we had a long conversation on the hidden sources of high fructose corn…

Stewed Chicken: Comfort Food Classic

Stewed Chicken Recipe: A Comfort Food Classic

By Heather Solos | May 14, 2010

Heather says: This recipe for stewed chicken is a frequent request and a great use for those giant bags of leg quarters. Leg quarters on sale are a mixed blessing. I’m not a huge fan of dark meat, but with the right seasoning I can be persuaded. My usual go to is a recipe for…

Chicken Stock

How To Make Your Own Chicken Or Turkey Stock

By Heather Solos | November 23, 2009

Heather says: Want killer -figuratively, you do keep a sanitary kitchen, right?- dressing, gravy, or mashed potatoes? The secret is in the stock. Before Tom the turkey heads into the oven (or deep fat fryer, just sayin’), remove the neck from the cavity and fearlessly reach up under the neck flap and pull out the…

Chicken Pot Pie Recipe: Fearless Friday

By Heather Solos | May 22, 2009

Heather says: My husband is always asking for chicken pot pie and I realized my avoidance is part of some bizarre personal boundary. (It has to do with the amount of work for a meal in relation to my own general enjoyment). So, both today and next week’s Fearless Friday are about me getting over…

Garlic and Soy Chicken Thighs

Garlic and Soy Chicken Thighs

By Heather Solos | January 30, 2014

Heather says: The humble chicken thigh certainly doesn’t get as much attention as its counterpart the boneless skinless chicken breast.  In my area, boneless, skinless chicken breasts have been running in the neighborhood of $5 a pound on sale, which makes thighs much more attractive. This recipe is flexible, substitute low-sodium soy sauce if you…

Oven Fried Chicken

By Heather Solos | February 22, 2009

Heather says: This recipe is versatile, use any 3 – 5lbs of bone in chicken, use breasts, thighs, or a cut up a whole chicken. If you have young children they can help with shaking, but only if your container has a tight fitting lid or said child is old enough to understand they need…

Spatchcock Chicken

By Heather Solos | May 28, 2008

Heather says: I have said it before, but whole chickens are often a great buy.  I am a huge fan of cooking once and eating several times, but how do you reap the benefit when it is is too warm for the oven?  You grill it, of course.  Rather than cutting the bird into parts…

How to Butterfly or Spatchcock a Chicken

By Heather Solos | January 26, 2011

Heather says: Did you know there’s a way to increase the amount of crisp skin on your chicken while decreasing the cook time? I tell the truth, you just use a five minute technique called Spatchcocking -that sounds dirty, doesn’t it?- or butterflying and you’ll greatly increase the surface area of your roast chicken. Not…



3 Comments

  1. ajacksonmom on August 1, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    @HeatherSolos Thanks so much! They look delicious!

  2. HeatherSolos on August 1, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    @ajacksonmom That sounds wonderful. I just use this technique for dumplings: http://www.home-ec101.com/how-to-make-drop-dumplings/ and drop them into a regular chicken soup

  3. ajacksonmom on August 1, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    We love your chicken pot pie! Thank you for the recipe!! Do you have a chicken and dumplings recipe?

    Small addition to the pot pie: I’ve been adding one boiled egg and one small or med. sized red potato boiled and cut up. Yum!

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