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Serving suggestions for sides

Creamed Spinach Vegetarian or vegan. Recipe forthcoming.

Coleslaw  #vegan

Marinated vegetable salad #vegan

Orzo Vegetable Salad #vegan

Be sure to see if our favorite groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, will see his shadow on February 2. How long will winter last? We all love this holiday from the Pennsylvania Dutch tradition.   Happy Groundhog Day!

Bring the hostages home.

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Spicy Strawberry BBQ Chicken

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This Spicy Strawberry BBQ Chicken is just the thing to brighten up a grey winter day. So easy to prep, with ready made strawberry jam and with the few ingredients usually in your pantry you can even throw it together after a day at work, school or home! You can prep the chicken in the marinade the night before and just grill or bake it in the oven 20 minutes before you want dinner. Make the sauce as spicy or more delicate as your palate prefers. Make extra because it’s that delicious! I have used Smucker’s jams for years; this recipe is adapted from their website, always a good place to check out for recipes of favorite products. I used strawberry jam instead of apricot and to cut down on cooking time, use boneless chicken breasts. Other poultry choices and vegan options are below in suggestions.

Spicy Strawberry BBQ Chicken


2 pounds boneless chicken strips sections

1 cup strawberry Jam

2 tablespoons cider vinegar

1-2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce

1 teaspoon chili powder

1/4 teaspoon minced garlic


  1. Slice boneless chicken breasts into portion size pieces. Place in plastic or glass storage bag.

  2. Mix strawberry jam, vinegar, hot pepper sauce, chili powder and garlic. Pour 1/2 cup sauce in bag with chicken; seal bag and marinate at least 1 hour or overnight. Refrigerate remaining sauce, to use as extra sauce when served.

  3. Heat grill or to roast preheat oven to 375 (190C)  Place chicken on grill or on parchment lined oven proof pan in oven. Cook 15-20 minutes or until chicken is completely cooked through, measuring 165F on a meat thermometer. (74C). The length of time depends the size of the chicken pieces. Brush chicken with reserved marinade during cooking.

  4. Serve with remaining refrigerated sauce.


Expandthetable suggestions

Other poultry cuts: Can be used on chicken wings, bone in breasts or thighs, or any poultry such as turkey, rock Cornish hen, etc.

Jam: In place of strawberry, try marmalade or apricot preserves.

Reduce the sugar: Use sugar free jams.

Vegan: Use tofu or seitan in place of chicken and grill or roast in oven at 375F (190C) until golden in color. Brush with marinade during roasting. 

Cooking for One: Cut recipe in half.

#main  #poultry  #BBQ

Adapted from

Foodie Lit

    “I had no answers for Elta. None that would be truthful, anyway. At least not now. But I knew that we needed a home. My daughter needed to live in a place where she wouldn’t have to live in constant terror. A home where she wouldn’t have to be fearful that murderers might come for her in the middle of the night. Where people didn’t hate her because of an accident of birth.”

So thinks Shaindel, a main character in Sherry Ostroff’s excellent historical novel, The Wall At The Sugar Factory. A pogrom opens the novel, murdering Avram, Shaindel’s husband, along with most men in her village. Women and girls were raped and murdered, homes looted and burned, and fear was in the air. Shaindlel hoped that a mother and her child would not be targets. But she knew better.

    Shery's other books reviewed: Caledonia, Mannahatta, Expulsion.  All are fabulous for book clubs and Sherry is available for remote talks to your club!

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