JChester Profile - Allrecipes.com (19258717)


Home Town: Hampton, Virginia, USA
Living In: Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2011
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Healthy, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Photography, Music
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About this Cook
Born: Oct. 1952. (Do the math.) Occupation: Audio/Video system design & sales. Avocation: Part-time musician (Sax, Bass, Guitars, Keyboards).
My favorite family cooking traditions
Beef Stroganoff, Waffles, Swiss Steak, Chili
Recipe Reviews 16 reviews
Chicken and Biscuit Casserole
I used ‘Herb-Ox Sodium Free’ packets, for the broth and half the salt and pepper directed (I'm on a low-sodium diet). It still had plenty of flavor. I boiled 3 small chicken breasts and cubed them and used 2 bags of frozen mixed vegetables. I made 'drop biscuits' with Bisquick Heart Smart mix & almond milk because that's what I had on hand. I cooked as directed, then just left it all in the skillet, dropped the biscuits in and put it in the oven... one less dish to wash! I didn't bother with the foil at the end because the 'drop biscuits' didn't really need it. DELISH!!! I may try some mushrooms and sherry next time, but what a terrific comfort dish... I can't wait for leftovers!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 22, 2015
Baked Lemon Chicken with Mushroom Sauce
I've tried this recipe BOTH ways. It's delicious either way, but the skillet method is MUCH better, both for looks (browned) & taste (much more developed)! It's just a total PAIN!!! Trying to follow a recipe, written for the oven style, with only vague footnotes & reviews for the skillet style is INSANE! The original poster really should post her skillet method as an entirely NEW recipe! If she won't I will! BTW... I'm making it again, right now (Yes... it's THAT GOOD!), hence my present frustration.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 11, 2015
Crispy and Tender Baked Chicken Thighs
I followed the recipe as close as I could. I always try to, at least the first time. However, I don't use or keep onion salt or garlic salt, so I used onion & garlic POWDERS + a little table salt. (I did add a bit of cumin, from a review, to the spice mix, but Dear Wifey picked it up right away & said, "It was awesome, but leave the cumin out, next time.") We both found ourselves pulling the awesome, crispy skin off & treating it like another side-dish! This was, BY FAR, the best, most honest & simple chicken thigh recipe we've ever tasted! I may never even attempt to GRILL thighs again... no matter the weather!!! We're already on the hunt for more $.99/lb thighs! Thank you so much, Nicole!!!

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 4, 2015
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