Smoked Turkey Pot Pie

One of my fondest memories from growing up is the turkey pot pie my mom used to make whenever we had leftover turkey. I’m not sure if I was more amazed at the amount of leftover turkey or the fact that scraps could turn out such an amazing dish. I can recall almost always eating way too much turkey pot pie. Fifteen years later and not much has changed with me. A rather large dish of turkey pot pie still only lasts about 48 hours in my household. The other night I decided to put a few of my personal spins on turkey pot pie and I must say that the outcome was just as astonishing as what my mom used to make. Continue reading “Smoked Turkey Pot Pie”

Pineapple Plank Chicken Breast

When it comes to grilling chicken breast there is no shortage on methods to get the best part of the yard bird cooked. From simple recipes and ingredient lists all the way to elaborate gourmet methods chicken breast can be whipped up to culinary delight in a number of ways. This recipe features juicy chicken breast grilled somewhere in the middle of simple yet gourmet worthy. The aesthetics alone will make just about any chicken breast lover’s mouth water on sight! Continue reading “Pineapple Plank Chicken Breast”

Jamaican Jerk Chicken Kebobs

If you’ve ever had the pleasure of smelling authentic Jamaican Jerk chicken being cooked then you can attest to the almost euphoric feeling that comes over your mind and body as the sweet scents of flavor waft through the air. Grilling these jerk chicken kabobs on the Green Egg was a heavenly experience to say the least. The distinct scents made me want to keep cooking well into the night hours without even thinking about what they were about to taste like! Continue reading “Jamaican Jerk Chicken Kebobs”

Chicken Quesadillas

What started out as a search for a quick and simple late night meal abruptly turned into an international go to family favorite. Quesadillas have been a favorite in my family for years but it wasn’t until recently when we finally decided to dig a little deeper into the proper cultivation of these gooey, savory culinary master pieces. From freshly cooked chicken to the precise blend of Mexican cheeses these quesadillas are something that you will not be able to get enough of! Continue reading “Chicken Quesadillas”

Smofried Chicken Burger

Poultry burgers offer a much needed break from the normal routine of beef burgers. After consuming turkey burgers for several years of my life I finally got around to trying out chicken burgers earlier this year. For this cook I took that a step further by grinding fresh chicken breast and thigh meat. What happened next is nothing short of an epic adventure through the university of flavor! Continue reading “Smofried Chicken Burger”

Tostada Triple Stack

As of late I’ve acquired a major hankering for just about anything remotely related to Mexican cuisine. From tacos to nachos to cheesy enchiladas just about anything is free game when it comes to satisfying my appetite for something south of the border. Like many others born in the United States in the 1980’s the proverbial leaders in Mexican cuisine gave us a gross misrepresentation of what Mexican food is supposed to taste like, look like and feel like. This particular dish screams fiesta due to the multiple layers of flavor and an aesthetically pleasing disposition. Continue reading “Tostada Triple Stack”

Big Green Egg Peri Peri Chicken

In searching for a rich ethnic dish to grill I initially struggled to settle on a specific corner of the world. I was able to draw inspiration from the recent passing of my hometown legend Muhammad Ali a few weeks ago. While watching Will Smith’s Oscar winning performance in Ali I came to the realization that there just doesn’t seem to be adduce coverage of some of the wonderful and fragrant dishes that are indigenous to the continent of Africa. Continue reading “Big Green Egg Peri Peri Chicken”

Big Green Egg Lollipop Drumsticks

Several months back I was introduced to the concept of lollipop chicken drumsticks. Initially the main draw for me was the aesthetic factor they brought to the table. After a few bites that sentiment quickly changed to the distinctly rich flavor that each one of the varieties pack. The cooking technique alone qualifies these lollipop drumsticks as a contender the preferred method of cooking and consuming chicken legs. Continue reading “Big Green Egg Lollipop Drumsticks”