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Fried Chicken Thighs

Fried Chicken Thighs

These fried chicken thighs are a quick and easy way to make a delicious fried chicken meal on a busy weeknight. In this recipe, boneless, skinless chicken thighs are coated in flour and fried until golden and crispy. Since the chicken is boneless it cooks up really quickly, so you get a juicy on the inside, crispy on the outside piece of chicken in less than 10 minutes.

Lentil and Andouille Sausage Soup

Lentil and Andouille Sausage Soup

This lentil soup is flavored with andouille sausage and vegetables. Since the andouille is so flavorful we can keep the rest of the ingredients to a minimum. It’s great for weeknights, because it comes together quickly. Plus you get a big pot, perfect for lunches and leftovers.

Italian Sausage Meatballs

Italian Sausage Meatballs

These Italian sausage meatballs are cooked in a tomato sauce that’s made with crushed tomatoes, garlic, onions and olive oil. It’s really simple and very good! In this recipe, the Italian sausage adds a ton of flavor to the meatballs already, so you only need a few ingredients to put them together.

Mushroom Pork Chops

Mushroom Pork Chops

In this recipe, thick pork chops are fried until they are beautifully golden then covered with a luxurious mushroom sauce. This meal is really easy to make, yet is elegant enough for a special occasion. Serve the mushroom smothered pork chops with fluffy mashed potatoes, rice or steamed veggies for a delicious meal.

Spanish Rice with Chicken and Sausage Recipe

Spanish Rice with Chicken and Sausage Recipe

This Spanish rice with chicken and sausage is a stick-to-your-ribs kind of dinner. It’s not fancy but it sure is good. Chicken thighs and andouille sausage are cooked with onions, lots of garlic and a combination of spices. The rice is cooked in the same pot, we even add a beer, arroz con pollo-style, to steam the rice.

Bacon and Lentil Soup

Bacon and Lentil Soup

This bacon and lentil soup is easy to make and delicious. In this recipe, bacon is cooked until crispy, then onions, carrots, celery and garlic are sautéed in the drippings. Add a few spices and you’ll have a hearty and flavorful pot of lentils. This soup is great for weeknights since lentils cook up pretty quick; by bean standards.

Sausage Gravy

Sausage Gravy

Sausage gravy is the perfect dish for brunch, and it works for breakfast-for-dinner too. My family has been enjoying this sausage gravy for years. My step-dad would make this on leisurely Sunday mornings, and we loved it! Served over warm biscuits, this thick, creamy, and super flavorful gravy is comfort food at its best.

Arroz con Pollo (Cuban Chicken and Rice)

Arroz con Pollo (Cuban Chicken and Rice)

Arroz con Pollo is a traditional Cuban dish made with chicken and yellow rice. Like many Cuban dishes, it’s not fancy but it is hearty, soul-satisfying comfort food. This arroz con pollo recipe isn’t difficult to make. And the ingredients are easy enough to find. It does take time and patience, but in the end, you will be rewarded with a big pot of delicious chicken and rice.

Cuban Split Pea Soup

Cuban Split Pea Soup

This Cuban style split pea soup, or potaje de chicharos in Spanish, is a thick soup that’s loaded with vegetables and smoked pork. In this recipe, yellow split peas are cooked with onions, carrots, celery, garlic, potatoes and smoked ham shanks to make a delicious, filling and affordable meal your family will love.

Chicken Fricassee

Chicken Fricassee

Chicken Fricassee is the ultimate in Cuban comfort food. In Spanish it’s called Fricase de Pollo, and it’s dark meat chicken braised in a flavorful tomato sauce until it is fall-off-the-bone. Tender potatoes and salty olives finish this dish beautifully. Serve the chicken fricassee on generous bed of white rice for a filling, delicious, meal.