This Sumo Wrestler Stew or Chankonabe from Poulet is a traditional method of carbo-loading for Japan's massive wrestlers. It's a hearty, bursting bowl of soup filled with rice, udon noodles, chicken thighs, tofu, and a load of good-for-your veggies. But even if you're not about enter the dohyō (that's a sumo ring), it's a fantastically filling bowl of soup and perfect for winter.
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The secret to really great jerk chicken is in the rub, and these Jerk Chicken Thighs from Poulet have cracked the code with a seemingly incongruous blend of Scotch bonnets, cloves, cinnamon, allspice, celery seed, cumin, nutmeg, sugar, and salt.
This Chanterelle Chicken from Poulet is that perfect sort of high-low recipe that impresses without too much effort. It's got wow factor by way of fancy (not to mention tasty) chanterelles and a rich creamy sauce but the cooking process is a simple braise that's basically a matter of a quick sauté and trip to the oven. Served with a simple side of buttered egg noodles, it's a really nice meal that is comforting and elegant all at once.
Not everyone has a jar of preserved lemons hanging out in the fridge, but after giving this recipe for Preserved Lemon Chicken with Olives with Almond Couscous a go, you might consider it. Adapted from our poultry-centric cookbook of the week, Poulet, this recipe brings together a trio of salty-fantastic ingredients—capers, olives, and those great preserved lemons)—to make a pot full of falling-off-the-bone braised chicken thighs.
This One-Pot Coconut Chicken over Jasmine Rice from Poulet simmers a whole chicken in a coconut milk with a host of veggies that cook with the chicken, soaking up all of its wonderfully savory flavors. Truly a one-pot meal (if you're not counting the rice), the chicken emerges from the pot incredibly tender.