The Great Chicken Round-Up

The Great Chicken Round-Up

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The Great Chicken Round-Up has been one of my favorite things to write up. With fall fast approaching (already here in Maine) my mind keeps going over all the wonderful summer chicken recipes, that some of my awesome food blogger friends have put out! I’ve personally tried several of these tasty mouthwatering recipes, and all are on my “winter to make list”.  I wanted to compile a list for all the chicken lovers out there, starting with one of my own favorite recipes that I adapted from one of the best places to go in Portland, Maine.

I have to tell you, not all of these recipes are gluten-free, but they can be converted with a switch of a few ingredients. If you have any questions about converting a recipe, just give me a shout and I’ll let you know how I changed things up. Now on to The Great Chicken Round-Up with some of my favorite foodie friends.



Sweet-Sesame-Seed-ChickenThis Sweet Sesame Chicken was adapted from one of our favorite restaurants (Zen) in Portland, Maine. Being gluten-free it’s not always easy to find a restaurant that’s as accommodating as Zen’s; they have a full gluten-free menu, and I’m one of their biggest fans. I went home and made a recipe that is as close as you can get to the original. Since I can’t always be at my favorite restaurant, I can now bring it to my kitchen.



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Megan’s Cornish Game Hen Teriyaki Stir Fry Bowls are to die for! The use of brown sugar and ginger mixed in with the soy sauce (check label, kikkoman makes a great gluten-free soy sauce that I love) on the hen is an amazing combination, and I love the snap peas she uses in the veggie mix. Yum! Stop on over at Megan’s “Strawberry Blonde Kitchen” and get this recipe to put a wonderful dish on your table tonight. Don’t forget to check out her other great recipes while you’re there.



BBQd-Chicken-Pizza-9Renee’s Grilled BBQ Chicken Pizza is amazing! Its fantastic prepared either on an outdoor grill or inside in the oven. She started out with (and not ashamed to admit a shortcut) pizza dough from Trader Joe’s (one of my favorite places to shop, they have an abundance of gluten-free items), and they have gluten-free pizza dough, as well. She proceeded to add some tasty simple toppings that make this pizza outstanding. I personally love the cashews on top of the pizza – a favorite of mine. Head on over to Joy In Every Season and get your recipe, and don’t forget to stop and check out her other wonderful recipes while you’re there.


img_1830Tracy has a super delicious Cornell Chicken recipe that has gone on for many years in her family. It’s being passed down from generation to generation. You know how I love to pass recipes on to my grandchildren, and believe the heart and soul of a family starts with being in the kitchen together. Well, Tracy has done the same thing with this tasty Cornell Chicken. Her simplest ingredients for the marinade make this dish simply amazing! Make sure to stop by and see Tracy’s recipe at Served From Scratch, she’s got some good old comfort food going on there. Make sure to check out her other recipes while you’re there.


IMG_5463titleChrissie is always adding something light and fresh to her table. My favorite is her wonderful Chicken Milanese with Roasted Tomatoes and Spinach. I can almost smell the oregano and basil right now, and those roasted tomatoes with that beautiful spinach, is one of my favorites. The breading (that would be the only thing I would have to change to be gluten-free) looks very light and is cooked to perfection. I can’t wait to try this tasty recipe for my family. Stop over and see Chrissie at The Busy Baker to check out this wonderful light and healthy dish. Oh, don’t forget to check out her other delicious recipes while you’re there.



Byron’s Chilli Ginger Vegetable & TOFU Stir Fry has me amazed! It looks so appetizing and I just could believe when I read his recipe for the first time – It’s Tofu – who would have thought – not me. This recipe is first on my “winter to make list”, and I really can’t wait. No, it’s not real chicken, but I bet this mouthwatering dish is going to be on everyone’s list. Just look at those wonderful vegetables that are included with stir fry, YUM. I don’t think you have to be a meat eater to try something new and wonderful, and this dish is new and wonderful. So make sure you head on over to see Byron at Pretty Practical Pantry and check out list wonderful Chilli Ginger Vegetable & Tofu Stir Fry. Don’t forget to browse through his other scrumptious recipes while you’re there.




Rosemary has a recipe that I remember from my childhood. My mother would make Chicken Cacciatore a couple times per month. It was amazing. The fresh garlic, onions, tomatoes, and those herbs combined with a little olive oil will leave a wonderful taste in your mouth and on your lips. I can’t wait to get into the kitchen and make this recipe, it sounds as good as it looks. I wish Rosemary could just stop by and bring me one large bowl of this Chicken Cacciatore. I would be one happy person. Make sure to stop by and see Rosemary over at An Italian In My Kitchen (I wish she was), to check out this recipe and her other tasty and delicious recipes that are posted.



IMG_0914-1024x683Diane has made a wonderful quick and easy Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad that everyone is going to love. It doesn’t matter what the weather is outside, you can bring in the sunshine with this wonderful salad. There’s nothing like a nice roasted chicken mixed in with some delicious pasta (I use corn or brown rice pasta for gluten-free), and some crispy bacon! Oh, yeah! Everything is better with bacon. My husband loves this stuff – he can’t get enough. You’ve got to visit Diane at Homemade Food Junkie, she is amazing. Make sure while you’re there you check out her other fantastic recipes along with her greenhouse, and all the wonderful vegetables that her and her husband are growing. I’ve become her daily stalker!




Brian sure has out done himself with this Nuttily Perfect Roast Chicken, just look at how beautiful, moist and delicious chicken looks. I can’t wait to make this! My family is going to go chicken crazy! My father-in-law is the all time winner at cooking chicken in this family. I love the idea of the peanuts, cumin and cinnamon used to stuff under the skin of the chicken and how it will add a beautiful nutty flavor to the meal. It sounds so amazing and delectable. Make sure to look at Brian’s other recipes when you visit him over at Krumpli’s. Believe me you won’t be able to help yourself, it’s that good.



Now that I’ve tantalized your taste buds with not just one of my own favorite recipes, but with eight (8 total) wonderful recipes from some of my favorite bloggers, make sure to stop by and give them all a little love, and tell them Tina Marie sent you! These tasty recipes are just a start of what everyone has to offer. You will soon find yourself lost in their stories and recipes as I find myself doing almost daily. Enjoy!

From my kitchen to yours,

Tina Marie


Note: If you’re going to switch up ingredients, just make sure you give credit to whom the original belonged to.

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