Need to serve your guests protein-packed sandwiches, but don’t have the time or skill set to cook something up from scratch? Pick up a rotisserie chicken from the supermarket; then pull it apart and serve it as barbecue chicken sandwiches or sliders.
Crispy fried chicken and fresh-baked waffles come together to create a sweet and savory brunch dish. Gather the following ingredients: your favorite waffle batter mix (like buttermilk, sweet potato or apple cinnamon), 4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs, 1 cup plain flour, 1 tablespoon water, 2 eggs, salt and pepper and oil for frying.
The owners of this tin roof chicken coop wanted to create a home for their chickens and guest houses for visiting bluebirds: "We read that bluebirds like to have 15 to 20 feet of open space in front of their nesting houses. When we built the coop, we left the posts tall on the back side. My parents brought me the 'See Rock City' house, which I was thrilled to have because it's a great nod to my happy Southern childhood spent hiking and camping with my family. The Rock City birdhouse lets guests know we want them to be relaxed and happy in our garden."
The owners said landscaping was a key factor in the positioning of the coop. "We thought about the placement for several weeks. It made sense to be on the far side of the garden because it's tall and creates a separation between our yard and the street that runs behind our next-door neighbors' yard. It works as a privacy screen and looks like a charming shed or rustic playhouse. The screens across the front of the structure came from my grandparents' house when it was torn down. The major drawback to our design is the lack of a human door, which makes spring cleaning the coop no easy task."
Place the bird in a roasting pan and rub the skin with salt and pepper, or mix a little softened butter, crushed garlic, lemon zest, chopped fresh rosemary, thyme and black pepper. Lift the skin away from the flesh, smear the butter under the skin and over the breast, and then re-cover the flesh with the skin. Preheat the oven and calculate the cooking time according to the weight of the bird.
After the backyard transformation by licensed contractor Chip Wade, the Schroeder residence in Atlanta, GA now has a lot of function. An old shed was transformed into a chicken coop (left) and a sitting area with a custom hammock, as seen on HGTV and DIY Network's Elbow Room.
Warm, comforting and delicious for a busy weeknight, this chicken curry recipe uses minimal ingredients (many of which you already have in the pantry) and requires less than an hour to cook. Plus, it can be made ahead time and reheated for future meals. Get the recipe >>
Not all updates are modern. Give a wood cabinet a “rustic update” by replacing the existing cabinet doors with chicken wire. Athens Building Co. created a wood frame for the wire inset. It can make even a china collection fit into farmhouse style.
Prep the components of this recipe ahead so it can be ready to assemble and serve in less than 10 minutes on a busy weeknight. Use leftover grilled chicken, canned black beans, frozen corn kernels and other grocery staples to customize a family-friendly tostada with all of your favorite toppings. Get the recipe >>
Critters, including rabbits, squirrels, chipmunks and even birds, can destroy young seedlings, making you have to plant seeds multiple times.
Easy Solution: Outsmart critters by covering seedlings with chicken wire anchored to soil using landscape staples. Bird netting may help, but greedy rabbits will hop onto it if they crave the seedling badly enough.
For a tasty Halloween treat, "mummify" chicken tenders with strips of phyllo dough and bake them until golden brown. Then they will be ready to skewer and dip in "bloody" sweet-and-sour sauce, a kid-friendly Halloween dinner or a party appetizer for all ages.