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Judy’s Chicken Salad with Mango Chutney

It is finally consistently hot here in the concrete jungle so I wanted to try to replicate a dish of Mom’s that celebrates summertime: light and refreshing with some zest and crunch.  Judy’s Chicken Salad with Mango Chutney immediately came to mind—actually finding that recipe was a different story.   I have such bitter-sweet memories of this meal.  The last time I remember eating the dish was at my baby shower for my first child, ten years ago.  As per usual, Mom was the consummate hostess.  She somehow pulled off a surprise shower for me with … [Read more...]


For this week's Friday-Food-Frenzy, we're all about chicken.  My mother's Chicken with Mango Chutney was her most celebrated chicken salad dish served on numerous occasions and featured in the Cooking Club Cookbook.   However, as I weave my way through her myriad recipes, I'm learning she often had many different versions of a dish.  With a quick substitution, Judy's Chicken Salad with Mango Chutney becomes Judy's Chicken Curry Salad.  Take away the curry and add some mayonnaise and some grapes and voila, Judy's Traditional Chicken Salad.  … [Read more...]

Slow Cooking: Chicken Tortilla Soup

It's been so mild out, who's thought about soup?  Today is literally the first day I've worn a hat and gloves and a winter coat to combat the freezing cold temperatures.  Making Chicken Tortilla soup in my slow cooker seemed like the perfect indoor remedy.  I haven't used the slow cooker since my last whirl with French Onion Soup and I was looking forward to the smelling the soupy aromas all day long.  In my book, any dish containing chicken broth means comfort and warmth and lots of flavor. I found a soup recipe from Mom's chaotic … [Read more...]

Chicken Tortilla Soup for the Soul

I have a sick kid home from school today, and it's only the third full week of school! While I wasn't planning to use my slow cooker until this weekend to make apple butter with our freshly-picked apples, my son's rising temperature and his pathetic putty-like demeanor prompted me to make a fresh batch of the soothing Chicken Tortilla Soup.  In my book, any dish containing chicken broth means comfort and warmth and lots of flavor- the perfect remedy for any illness. Mom's Chicken Tortilla Soup recipe I used calls for shredded chicken.  … [Read more...]

Hellmann’s Chicken Challenge: Helping To Diversify Dinner

Yesterday morning MyJudytheFoodie took part in the Hellman’s Mayonniase Chicken Challenge.  We were right at home as My Judy the Foodie uses mayonnaise in many of the celebrated recipes, most importantly the critically acclaimed Chicken Salad with Mango Chutney - it boasts some nice heaping spoonfuls of the mayoey goodness! So, what happens at a Hellmann’s Chicken Challenge you rightfully ask?  Well, Hellmann’s Parmesan-Crusted Chicken is one of the most downloaded recipes from the Hellmann’s website.  Our friends at Hellmann’s are on a … [Read more...]

Savory Chicken Crescent Roll Ups

I wrote an article a while back for Bush's Bean's Around the Table campaign where I expressed that "mealtime doesn’t have to be challenging, nor does it have to be boring. Sometimes, just making simple modifications to the meals kids already love helps open up a plethora of new dining options for everyone to enjoy."  Last night was one of those nights. … [Read more...]

Tomato Almond Pesto

 We often grill sirloin steaks for dinner. When I don't have the ingredients to make  Mom’s Mystery Marinade we use on our flank steaks, I've started making a new favorite  pesto variation as our replacement topping.I always have plenty of containers of slivered almonds in my pantry(for Mom’s Mango Chutney Chicken Salad and her awesome Venezuelan Cole Slaw) so I decided to add them to the original basil pesto recipe, in addition to some plum tomatoes.Tomatoes sliced and readyThe tomatoes and almonds add a subtle fruity flavor and slight … [Read more...]

Mango Guacamole

Apparently tomorrow, November 13th, is National Guacamole Day. I'm not quite sure who coins these days but, if it gives me another excuse to make and celebrate guacamole then, I'm happy. It's hard to believe 3 years ago I had never even purchased avocados from the store.  Now I feel as though they're staples on my kitchen counter.  It's also rare that you'll find me without one or two avocados ripening in a brown paper bag in the pantry. I still enjoy watching one of my first videos on "How to Make Guacamole": if you're reading this … [Read more...]

Tomato and Almond Pesto Sauce

My garden is VIBRANT right now and my basil plants are leading the charge.  There’s no better feeling than to be able to pick veggies and herbs fresh from your garden and then to use them in a recipe.  And, thank god I wised up and learned that making homemade pesto is actually easy and a lot cheaper than any store-bought variety. I now make about one full Ball jar of pesto a week to keep up with the rapidly growing basil plant.  These jars line my freezer shelves like trophies.  We’ve been enjoying pesto on everything from scrambled eggs to … [Read more...]

Garlic Chicken

In the past week, I've received emails from at least a DOZEN random people telling me they made Mom’s Garlic Chicken recipe and it was delicious.  This feedback warmed my heart as Garlic Chicken was also my all-time favorite dish for dinner as a child and still today as an adult. I decided to repost the recipe and abbreviated story again, 1 1/2 years later, with the hopes that even more people will benefit from this tasty dinner dish--- it's seriously that good.  The juicy plumpness of the chicken breasts coupled with the sweet, buttery and … [Read more...]

Asian Chicken Pasta

picture shown without broccoli This past week I've been in a major time crunch as we were hosting a BIG EVENT.  So, the first thing that fell by the wayside was our dinners.  I just didn't have the energy or time to deal. I was desperate for a dish that I could make quickly and leave for the kids and a sitter for when they got home. While I'd admitted that I'm not a huge fan of serving pasta for dinner (because I have my suspicions that at least one of my kids might default to pasta for school lunch every day) this Asian Chicken Pasta dish … [Read more...]

Chicken Tikka Masala

Somehow I've fallen into a tiny chicken rut again. I guess that's ok if I can continue to keep our meals diversified enough.  I've certainly put some mileage on our Slow Cooker Chicken Chilli recipe.  The weather has been so miserable these past few weeks that I've been compelled to use my slow cooker as much as possible.  I was quite surprised to find an incomplete recipe for Chicken Tikka Masala in Mom's archives. I remember eating absolutely no homemade Indian-inspired food as a kid, nor did we eat out at Indian restaurants.  While I was … [Read more...]

Chicken Quinoa and Broccoli Casserole

Now that Bake it Happen has officially come to an end (I will announce results from the campaign this week), I’m back to my normal grind.   A piece of my Sunday afternoons is usually reserved for my weekly meal planning. It helps alleviate any added stress during those frenetic afterschool hours. Armed with a short list of ingredients, Monday early mornings I stock up on the necessities for my earmarked meals. I’m so thrilled to have received my copy of The Pollan Family Table, the new cookbook from the Pollan sisters and their mom, Corky. I … [Read more...]

Potato Chip Chicken

I've had such a busy week with back to reality, back to school, the STRUT FASHIONABLE MOM SHOW and everything in between.  Having time to prepare an involved dinner was just not in my cards.  Next to my crock pot and all the hassle-free dishes it produces, my other go-to meal is Potato Chip Chicken.  Unless your entire family is vegan, it's safe to say,  most people probably have chicken in their stocked fridge or freezer and some form of "potato chip" (healthy or otherwise) in their pantry.  When I have at least 35 minutes to spare for dinner … [Read more...]

Roast Chicken Soup with Vegetables

Of course Mom made her own chicken stock. She’d use leftover  bones and skin from a cooked or raw chicken carcass and add in celery, carrots, onions, parsley, salt and pepper to the old worn out stock pot.  The back freezers always had Tupperware “stocked” with her homemade soup base. I still haven’t mustered up the nerve to to make my own stock (yes, I know it looks and sounds easy).  However, I did make the most wonderful Chicken Soup with Roasted Vegetables yesterday to try to ward off another frigid day of sub-freezing temperatures. This … [Read more...]

Columbian Chicken and Potato Soup

It’s Seriously Soup day today, featuring one of my favorite bloggers, Serena, who authors a blog called Seriously Soupy.  Serena started Seriously Soupy as a creative outlet for herself after her first daughter was born, which combined her passion for cooking with an interest in learning more about soups and soup making.  Since it started, she has given soup tours and taught soup classes and has a catalog of over 100 soups on the site!  You can join Serena on her Soupy journey at and twice a month you can find her here, at My … [Read more...]

Pistachio Crusted Chicken w/ Raspberry Sauce

I will admit this post is a re-post from last summer.  However, this recipe is so good that it's worth the spotlight again!  Definitely get it on your summer repertoire. If you were to taste just one bite of the pistachio-crusted breast, you’d mistakenly think it’d taken hours of preparation.  Not so!  Not so! Ever breaded a chicken cutlet before?  That’s essentially what you do to your chicken breasts but, instead of coating them with breadcrumbs, you’re covering them with ground pistachio nuts. Whole Pistachios Crushed Pistachios The … [Read more...]

The Benefits of Family Dinner (and an easy chicken recipe)

Yesterday I attended the Family Dinner Conference at NYU hosted by Blog for Family Dinner dedicated to creating a community of people who care about food, family, health and the environment and who believe that family dinner is a powerful force for good.  Blog for Family Dinner is a collaborative project between the blogs: Dinner Together, Eat Dinner, and Time at the Table. I had written a Mother's Day piece  for Blog for Family Dinner almost two years ago and have followed them ever since I decided to take on my own crusade towards … [Read more...]

Sesame Chicken

Taking matters into my own hands, I figured I'd try to recreate our favorite Sesame Chicken recipe from our local Chines restaurant.  Living in NYC, it's way too easy have to have food delivered or take out and you can get quite lazy about cooking. But, when you actually read the ingredient list for this recipe, there aren't many items that you probably don't already have in your stocked pantry, and the cooking instructions are simple. Who doesn't want to have another celebrated chicken recipe to add to their meal repertoire? I'm not … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving: Asian BBQ Chicken Wings

I promised a week full of slow cookery to provide ease of use meals that require little to no thinking. But, I'm focused on Thanksgiving recipes and needed to share this delicious one for BBQ chicken wings.  Admittedly, while these wings don't bake in a slow cooker, the recipe is as easy to prepare, and it would be the perfect addition to your appetizer hit list for the big turkey day. I recently had dinner over my neighbors and fell in love with this recipe because it's so basic to make yet, it tastes so decadent.  The combination of soy … [Read more...]