Sheet pan with chicken, carrots and potatoes with a mushroom sauce

Sheet Pan Chicken with Mushroom-Onion Sauce

Hearty Sheet Pan Chicken with Mushroom-Onion Sauce is a hearty, flavorful dish that will warm you up on a cold winter’s night! I enjoy making “sheet pan” recipes – those multiple ingredient dishes that are prepared all in one sheet pan (basically a rimmed cookie sheet). These recipes are definitely in my wheel house –… Read more »

White Bean and Chicken Chili in a blue bowl with a mug of beer

White Bean and Chicken Chili

White Bean and Chicken Chili is a fast alternative to traditional chilis – and is lower in calories and fat, too!   Traditional chili dishes can often take several hours to make. This lighter version takes no time at all and uses chicken and white beans instead of ground beef and kidney beans. For our… Read more »

stir fry chicken, pea pods, almonds, green onion and rice arranged in a flat bowl

Healthy Chicken Stir Fry

Healthy Chicken Stir Fry uses a limited amount of oil to cook a fresh, flavorful and colorful mixture of chicken, pea pods, almonds and green onion. Growing up, my mom frequently made some version of stir-fried chicken for the family on busy weeknights. The stir-fry method fit mom’s style of cooking to a T –… Read more »

Handheld Chicken Pot Pie Envelopes wrapped in paper napkins

Handheld Chicken Pot Pie Envelopes

Handheld Chicken Pot  Pie Envelopes – the perfect hearty nibble as part of an Academy Awards viewing menu! The Academy Awards are coming up on Sunday, March 4th, and I’ve been thinking about fun foods to serve for awards viewing. I don’t know about you, but my friends and family are glued to the TV,… Read more »

Angel Hair with Chicken and Artichoke-Caper Sauce

Angel Hair with Chicken and Artichoke-Caper Sauce – a light and healthy pasta dish that is chock-a-block full of flavor! I love to layer flavors into a dish at various points, and this recipe for Angel Hair Pasta with Chicken and Artichoke-Caper Sauce does that in spades: First, garlic slivers are sautéed in olive oil… Read more »

tourtiere-meat-pie-recipe

Tourtière – Meat and Potato Pie

Tourtière – sautéed pork, onions and mashed potatoes flavored with garlic, thyme, sage and spices are the flavorful filling in this delicious double-crust pie. Comfort food at its best! I was first introduced to the French Canadian dish Tourtière by my college roommate Cynthia Ballantyne, who grew up in Montreal, Quebec. It has been one… Read more »

Mexican-chicken-black-beans-and-rice-recipe

Mexican Chicken, Black Beans and Rice

Mexican Chicken Black Beans and Rice is a quick and easy Southwestern-flavored casserole that takes minutes to prepare and is guaranteed to please all your friends and family! This dish takes all the flavors you find in many Mexican dishes – chicken, black beans, green chiles, corn, salsa, cilantro, cumin – and combines them together… Read more »

round white shallow bowl filled with Chicken, Artichoke Hearts, Quinoa and Brown Rice Salad

Chicken, Artichoke Hearts, Quinoa and Brown Rice Salad

Earthy, flavorful and colorful, Chicken, Artichoke Hearts, Quinoa and Brown Rice Salad is easy to prepare and oh, so delicious! I have to admit, I love quinoa. While most people think it’s a grain, it’s actually a seed! And they grow it right here in Colorado (among other places). It has a nutty flavor that… Read more »

chicken-orzo-salad-peanut-dressing-recipe

Chicken and Orzo Salad with Peanut Dressing

Chicken and Orzo Salad with Peanut Dressing – a quick and easy, super flavorful pasta salad. This chicken and orzo salad is super quick and super easy to prepare – and is super delicious, too! While the orzo is cooking, I chop the roast chicken, green onions, cilantro and jalapeño pepper. Then, while the pasta… Read more »

10 Easy and Delicious Ways to Prepare Chicken

May 14, 2017

Chicken is quite possibly one of the most versatile ingredients we have on hand, but let’s face it – it’s easy to tire of the same-old chicken dishes that we prepare time and again. There’s no need to send the chicken to the back of the freezer. What you need is a new infusion of… Read more »

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I’m Lee Clayton Roper, and I’m passionate about making cooking and entertaining easy, elegant and fun. Here you’ll find scrumptious recipes, helpful tips and seasonal menus that will spark inspiration in your kitchen!
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