When I was a kid, my mom used to make a sweet and sour chicken dish that was breaded, fried, and mixed together with pineapple chunks, bell peppers, and onions. Omg. Just thinking about it, makes my mouth water. (Note to self: get the recipe.) She even served it in a super cool decorative ceramic dish that looked like something you could only buy in China.

Those are the kind of chicken dishes I grew up with.

Paul? Not so much. He was used to plain chicken breasts, seasoned with salt and pepper, and baked. Dry. Tasteless.

So, when we were dating and he saw me defrosting chicken, you could hear the heavy sigh from the next county over! He quickly realized chicken doesn’t have to be boring.

Italian Chicken Sandwiches [click to read more…]

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