Quinoa Stir Fry

My first experience with quinoa was back in college in one of my food science labs. My teacher presented its as this wonder food that was a grain AND a complete protein {meaning that it contains all 9 essential amino acids which are usually only available in animal products}. We then proceeded to make one of the most delicious casseroles I’ve ever had with it, so naturally I was hooked.

But quinoa really is the wonder grain now. I can understand why its been a fave for vegans, but I’m loving that all us omnivores have jumped on the bandwagon too. In theory, and for a while there it did make it easier to get. A few weeks ago I posted an article about the economics of quinoa, and I understand that it’s not always an easy or cheap grain alternative. We are so lucky that a 500g bag is still just 5 euro here which, compared to a lot of places is a steal.

If quinoa is scarce in your area right now, then go ahead and try it with some brown rice. However, I would throw in a chicken breast or and extra egg just to get that extra protein!

Kiwi+Peach: Quinoa Stir Fry

Quinoa Stir Fry

{adapted for two from DamnDelicious}

The Quinoa
1/2 cup quinoa
1 cup water
1 tsp salt

The Egg
olive oil
1 egg
1 green onion {optional}

The Veg
olive oil
1 clove of garlic
1 small white onion {or 1/2 of a large one}
1 cup fresh mushrooms
2 cups of broccoli {or 1/2 a head}
1/2 of a zucchini
1 ear of corn, cooked

The Juice
1 Tbsp soy sauce
2 tsp. ginger

Start heating a medium sized pot and a large pan with deep sides on medium high heat. Go ahead an boil your jug. In a sieve, rinse your quinoa under hot water for a couple of minutes to rinse off the powdery saponin on the grain that has a really bitter taste. Very important step!

Once the jug has boiled, measure your water and add it to the pot along with the salt. Once it comes to a boil, add the quinoa and reduce the temperature to medium low. Cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until the water is absorbed and the quinoa is soft.

While the quinoa is cooking away, pour a bit of olive oil in the pan {just enough for the egg not to stick} and add the egg. Scramble and cook until done then put it in a bowl and set to the side. Return the pan to the heat. {If you have a green onion, slice it up and scramble it in with the egg.}

Now get to chopping. This is all about timing. Mince your garlic and onion first. Then get to work on the mushrooms, broccoli, and zucchini. Wash the mushrooms, remove their stems, and then slice ’em up. Cut the florets off the head of broccoli and give them a rinse. Wash your zucchini, slice into half inch-ish sized slices, and then quarter those slices. Cut the kernels of corn off the ear and break them up into individual kernels.

Add the olive oil to the hot pan and toss in the minced garlic and onions. Cook for about 3-4 minutes.

Toss in the mushrooms, broccoli, zucchini, and corn and cook until the broccoli and zucchini are soft enough for your liking. {Usually 5-7 minutes for us.}

The quinoa should be finishing up by now, so use a fork to fluff it up a bit and remove it from the heat.

When your veggies are appropriately soft, add the quinoa to the pan. {I push all the veggies to the side, add a little bit more olive oil to the empty part of the pan and then add the quinoa a little at a time so that the quinoa can get a little bit crispy.} Go ahead and throw that scrambled egg back in there too and mix well.

Season with a little soy sauce and ginger and cook for a couple more minutes. Serve it up and enjoy. I always use a little sriracha sauce on mine for an extra little kick, but it’s just as delicious without.

The Caprese

Yesterday, around lunch time, I realized we had no bread and then I commenced with the panicking. Most of y’all in the States are thinking ‘So what? Go to the store you lazy bum.’ Not so fast my friends. Three words that really make you pay for any lapse in meal planning preparedness. Sunday. Shopping. Hours. As in, there are none. Grocery stores, retail stores, some restaurants. All closed. Coming from the land of 24 everything, it’s not my favorite thing about living in Germany. I mean, I understand the wonderful things it means about their society {kudos Deutschland} but sometimes I just really need some bread on Sunday.

So what is a girl to do? Naturally I scoured Pinterest for a quick bread recipe because the Kiwi was getting kind of hungry. I found this quick focaccia recipe and immediately started remembering all of the amazing focaccia with olive oil and balsamic we had in Italy. I was sold. You can’t really go wrong with olive oil and balsamic on fresh focaccia bread that is still warm. You know what else goes really well with that? Tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella, and fresh basil from the garden.

Again, kind of like the fried egg and tomatoes, this isn’t as much a recipe as just a simple sandwich you an throw together in no time flat. {That is of course unless you’re making the focaccia too in which case it’s going to take about an hour.} In the end we were pretty pleased with our meal planning fail.

Kiwi+Peach: The Caprese

The Caprese

2 large slices of focaccia bread {or half a loaf of your own}
1 Tbsp olive oil
2 smallish tomatoes {or 1 large one}
1/2 of a ball of buffalo mozzarella
5-6 leaves of fresh basil
1-2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar {depending on your taste}

Slice the focaccia and pour the olive oil over the bottom slice. Then slice your tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil. Layer the tomatoes and mozzarella until the bread is covered and then sprinkle on the basil. Pour the balsamic over the top and close her up.


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Fried Egg with Tomatoes, Feta, and Avocado

In keeping with our breakfast items for dinner theme this week, I thought I’d share one of my go-to last minute dinners. This isn’t really a recipe to write home about. It’s just a bunch of delicious things piled on a plate and called a meal; however, the simplicity of it really lets you taste all of the flavors and they are beautiful together!

If you follow us on instagram you already know this, but we have a tomato!! That my friends is something to write home about. We grew that! From a seed! {Please note that this is the first thing I’ve ever grown in the history of ever, so please pardon my over-enthusiasm for our tiny little tomato baby. This is a big day.} I can’t wait for the rest of them to really come in so I can try this recipe with fried green tomatoes!

Fried Egg with Tomato, Feta, and Avocado

Fried Egg with Tomatoes, Feta, and Avocado

olive oil
4 eggs
2 smallish tomatoes
1/4 cup feta, crumbled
1/2 of an avocado
4 fresh basil leaves
fresh ground black pepper

Start heating a pan on medium high heat. While its heating up, I go ahead and slice the tomatoes and place the slices on our plates. I also crumble the feta, slice the avocado, and slice the basil into strips.

Once the pan is hot, add a bit of oil to the pan {just so the egg doesn’t stick}. Crack an egg into the pan and let it sizzle away for about 3 or 4 minutes. Then, very carefully, flip it and let it cook for 1 or 2 more minutes depending on how runny you like your egg. When its finished, transfer to a plate and repeat for the remaining eggs.

Once all the eggs are cooked and in place, top with the avocado, feta, basil, and black pepper and enjoy!


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The Pig and Fig

We are big breakfast for dinner fans in the Kiwi and Peach house. It’s simple, straightforward, and usually pretty quick.

When I was in Croatia this spring, I picked up a teeny tiny jar of delicious homemade fig jam. I was kind of saving it to use on something special when I saw this delicious looking sandwich floating around on Pinterest. This was it. What more could you want? There’s fig, there’s creamy brie, and most importantly, there’s pig.

Mmm. Bacon.

Kiwi+Peach: Bacon, Brie, and Fig Breakfast Sandwich

Pig and Fig Breakfast Sandwich

{adapted for two from Sweet Sugarbean}

4 slices of bacon
2-3 ounces brie
4 slices of sourdough bread
2 Tbsp fig jam
1 Tbsp butter

Start heating a pan on medium high heat and lay the bacon in the pan.

While the bacon is cooking, cut the rind off of the brie and build your sandwich. Spread the jam on each piece of bread. Layer the brie and, when it’s finished, the bacon on two slices and then top with the other two.

Drop the butter into the hot pan. When it’s melted drop your sandwiches in the pan and cook until the bread is golden brown. Flip and do the same on the other side and the cheese is melted.

Enjoy by itself or with some scrambled eggs or with fresh fruit. The possibilities are endless!


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Creole Shrimp and Basil Goat Cheese Grits from Tupelo Honey Café

Thank y’all so, so much for your overwhelming support and kind words yesterday about our kitchen! Obviously a lot of cooking gets done in that kitchen, but like I said on the write up, my absolute favorite thing to cook is shrimp and grits.

On our last trip back to the States, I actually bought two 5 pound bags of grits. The Kiwi thought I was being absurd {which I kind of was}, but I was bound and determined to get back to Germany with enough grits to get me through. Unfortunately, we were over the weight limit on the bag so one of my bags of grits had to go. {It went back home with my mom. Don’t worry, no grits were harmed in the making of this error in judgement.} We have made do with just the one bag, but we do have to ration them. Its always a treat when we break out the grits.

Grits are inherently southern. Go north of the Mason-Dixon or west of the Mississippi and chances are most folks haven’t heard of them. It’s always hilarious to watch non-southerners in the breakfast line at southern hotels. They always scoop them up and let them drop with the most bewildered expression on their faces. Grits, much like polenta, is a ground corn product. It cooks up into a thick porridge-like consistency and {when paired with enough butter, cream, and cheese} are incredibly tasty. To learn more than you ever wanted to know about grits, check out the wiki.

I hesitate to say this because it may come across as bragging, but I’m something of a shrimp and grits connoisseur. By that I mean, if shrimp and grits are on the menu that’s what I’m ordering. As you can imagine, I’ve tried a lot of shrimp and grits. Every restaurant has their own take on the southern staple. Most are good, a few disgusting, but the following are truly, truly outstanding.

Grits A YaYa from Great Southern Café in Seaside, FL

Shellfish {shrimp, scallops, and lobster} over Grits from Magnolias in Charleston, SC

Shrimp {with andouille sausage} and {Vidalia onion} Grits from NONA {originally Harry Bissett’s} in Athens, GA

Shrimp and Grits from Alligator Soul in Savannah, Georgia

and my all time favorite…

Brian’s Shrimp Grits from Tupelo Honey Café in Asheville, North Carolina

Kiwi+Peach: Creole Shrimp and Basil Goat Cheese Grits from Tupelo Honey Café

Creole Shrimp and Basil Goat Cheese Grits

{adapted for two from the Tupelo Honey Cafe cookbook}

The Spice
2 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
2 tsp paprika
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp fresh ground black pepper

The Shrimp
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 small clove of garlic
150 grams of shrimp, shelled
1/4 cup roasted red pepper, sliced
2 Tbsp of a dry white wine
1 1/2 Tbsp butter

The Grits
1 1/2 cups water
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup quick cooking grits {If they’re good enough for Tupelo Honey, they’re good enough for me.}
1 Tbsp butter
1 Tbsp soy cream
3 ounces of goat cheese
about 15 fresh basil leaves

Number one key to success in making this is preparation. The actual cooking time is so fast that you really won’t have time to prep ingredients while the others are cooking {my usual m/o}. That said…

Boil your jug and start heating up a medium pot and a large pan on medium high heat.

While they are getting hot, mix up the spice and set it to the side. Shell the shrimp, peel the garlic, thinly slice the roasted red pepper, and measure your butter. Most importantly, open your bottle of wine. You do not have time for wrestling with a cork once the shrimp is on. {Ain’t nobody got time for that!} As far as wine goes, I use a Gewürztraminer because that’s what the cookbook recommends you pair the dish with, and I’m not going to buy two different bottles of wine for one dish. It works well.

To prep for the grits, cut the rind off the goat cheese and crumble it; pick your basil leaves, wash them, and slice them; and measure your pat of butter.

Kiwi+Peach: Creole Shrimp and Basil Goat Cheese Grits from Tupelo Honey Café

The next few steps are an exercise in orchestration. Ready to multi-task?

By now the pot and pan should be nice and hot. Go ahead and add the olive oil to the pan to get it hot too.

Measure your {boiled} water from the jug and add it to the pot along with the salt.

Back at the pan, add your minced garlic and shrimp and give it a stir. Let it cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Over in the pot, the water should be boiling now, so add your grits and butter. Stir constantly to avoid clumps as the grits absorb the water and the butter melts. Add the cream and reduce the heat to low.

Back at the pan, add the spice and stir well. Then add the red peppers and give it another stir. Let this cook for a couple minutes so the peppers can heat up and then add the wine.

Over in the pot, turn the heat off. Add your crumbled cheese and basil and stir until all the cheese is melted.

Back at the pan, remove the pan from the heat and add the butter. Stir until the butter melts completely.

Plate it up and enjoy!

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 •• Update ••

Apparently I should have consulted the Kiwi before I hit publish yesterday because he had a lot to add! Before he moved to Germany, he was living in North Carolina, and he has tried his fair share of shrimp and grits as well. Here are his recommendations.

Shrimp {with bacon and mushrooms} and {smoked cheddar} Grits from NOLA in New Orleans, LA

Carolina’s Shrimp and Grits from Carolina’s in Charleston, SC

He would also like to add that Gewürztraminer is a great wine to pair with spicy dishes in general {in fact, Gewürz means ‘spice’ in German}, which is what makes it the ideal choice for the Creole Shrimp and Grits.


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Watermelon, Mint, and Feta Salad

It. is. so. hot.

I’ve started writing this post 5 times today and had to stop to go stick my head in the fridge. {TMI?} Come on, you know you do it too when it’s 50 million degrees outside. It’s days like this I miss air conditioning the most.

Our apartment is on the top floor of our building and we have huge windows in each room and the ceiling in the hall is a sky light. Please don’t get me wrong. I love, love, love all of our windows, but it’s a little like living in a green house and right now, that blows. Or rather doesn’t. Naturally we have all of the windows and doors open to create a cross-breeze which would significantly cool things down if the wind was blowing–which it’s not.

So I’ve resorted to sticking my head in the fridge and wishing it was big enough crawl inside. And while I’m there I might as well eat some watermelon, yes? And now that I’m thinking about watermelon I’m reminded that we have a lot of it. And since there is no way on God’s green earth I’m firing up that stove tonight, so I should probably figure out a salad.

Melon+mint is always a winner, right? Yes. Yes, it is.

Watermelon, Feta, and Mint Salad from Kiwi and Peach

Watermelon, Mint, and Feta Salad

The Salad Fixings
100 grams of mixed field greens
3-4 mint leaves
1/4 cup roasted pumpkin seeds {or sunflower, or flax, or etc.}
1/3 cup feta cheese, crumbled
1-2 cups watermelon, cubed {It’s kind of hard to actually measure. I used about 10 pieces on each salad.}

The Dress
{adapted from Tupelo Honey}
1/4 of a sweet onion, sliced
1 clove of garlic
juice from 1/2 of a lemon {about 1 Tbsp.}
2 tsp white wine vinegar
2-3 fresh oregano leaves
3-4 fresh basil leaves
big pinch of sugar
pinch of salt and black pepper
1/4 cup olive oil

Wash and dry your greens and mint leaves well. Thinly slice the mint leaves, and then mix them, the greens and the rest of the salad fixings together in a large bowl.

Toss all of the dressing ingredients {except the olive oil} in the food processor and pulse a couple of times. Add half the olive oil and process for about 10 seconds. Then add the other half and continue processing until it’s a consistency you like.

Pour the dressing over the salad fixings and toss well. Enjoy!

Bruschetta Chicken

Monday, we meet again.

Have you got a case of the Mondays today? I sure do. My parents are off to Amsterdam and Paris for the week, and the Kiwi and I are back at work after a great weekend of castles, hiking, and the Kocherball. Bummer, man. I can’t really complain though. We’re meeting up with them in the Black Forest on Friday, so life’s not that bad. I guess.

Today I thought I’d share my version of a Pinterest find. I made it for my mom when she was here back in April, and it was one of the first things she requested I make when they decided to come back this summer. This is super simple y’all. You can do with when you’re dead on your feet after a full day of running, bike riding, and walking 40 million miles; or just work.

Kiwi+Peach: Bruschetta Chicken

Bruschetta Chicken

{adapted for two from this Flickr}

The Chicken
2 chicken breasts
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 egg
2 tsp butter, melted
2 Tbsp whole wheat bread crumbs
2 Tbsp parmesan cheese, grated
1/2 tsp garlic salt

The Bruschetta
2 medium tomatoes
8-10 fresh basil leaves
5-6 fresh oregano leaves
1 clove of garlic, minced
1 tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper

The Pasta
4 oz whole wheat pasta
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
juice from 1/2 a lemon {about 1 tbsp}
1 clove of garlic, minced

Preheat the oven to 375°F/180°C. Using olive oil and a pastry brush, grease the bottom of a glass baking dish.

Measure your flour and put it in a shallow bowl.  In a separate bowl, crack your egg and scramble it a bit. Coat the chicken with the flour first, then dip it in the egg, and place it in the baking dish.

In a separate bowl, melt the butter and add then bead crumbs, cheese, and salt. Give it a mix, making sure that the butter is absorbed, then spoon it over the tops of the chicken breasts.

Cover it with tin foil and pop it in the oven. Set your timer for about 35 minutes.

While its baking, I go ahead and whip up the tomato topping and make my pasta. Since the tomato topping is essentially the ‘sauce’ for the pasta too I make a lot. Chop up everything and add it to a medium sized bowl. Give it a toss and let it sit for a bit.

When the timer goes off, remove the tin foil and spoon the tomatoes on top of the chicken breasts. Put it back in the oven {uncovered} for 5 more minutes so the tomatoes can get nice and warm.

For the pasta, boil your jug and cook the pasta according to the directions on the package {usually 11-13 minutes for whole wheat pasta}. Always remember to salt your water. It makes the pasta taste so much yummier! When its finished, drain the water and turn off the heat. Return the pasta to the pot and mix in the parmesan, garlic, and lemon juice.

Serve the chicken on a bed of pasta and dig in. I suppose you could forego the pasta altogether and have a nice salad with this instead of carbo-loading, but where’s the fun in that. {Just kidding. I think it would be real tasty!}

Carne Asada Tacos with Homemade Guacamole

To me, summer in the South means lots of grilling. {That’s barbecuing for y’all Kiwis.} The last thing you want to do on a day that’s 99° and 100% humidity is to fire up the oven, so we take the heat outdoors where it can feel at home. I think the hardest part of cooking this summer has been our lack of a grill. Our kitchen is teeny tiny and heats up fast when you turn the oven on. Aye yi yi. Add that to the lack of air conditioning and its just downright unpleasant. Makes me want my church fan.

My solution to this problem {besides opening every single window to try and encourage a cross breeze to cool this Küche down} has been to focus on cooking stuff that requires very little time on the heat. This is only really a challenge for meat, but these tacos super fast! 4-5 minutes tops.

I suppose {if you want to get technical} I can’t really call these carne asada as that literally means grilled meat and we aren’t grilling it. I’m ignoring this fact and doing it anyway. One of these days I will make these on the grill and they will be perfection.

Kiwi+Peach: Carne Asada Tacos with Homemade Guacamole

Carne Asada Tacos with Homemade Guacamole

The Marinade
½ of a lemon
½ of a lime
1 Tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp chili powder
½ tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 of a green chili pepper {or jalapeño}, diced
¼ of a red onion, diced
1 small clove of garlic, minced
2 flank steaks

The Taco
6 small flour tortillas {soft taco size}
6 red cabbage leaves, washed and dried
1/2 cup of grated cheese {monterrey jack, gouda, or cheddar could all be delicious}
as much salsa as you’d like
a batch of fresh, chunky guacamole {see recipe below}

Mix all of the ingredients for the marinade together in a tupperware container {or a medium sized bowl} and then add the steaks. Pop it in the fridge and let it marinate for an hour or two.

When you’re ready to make the tacos, start heating a pan on medium high heat. While that is getting hot, go ahead and prep everything else. Get out your tortillas, wash and dry your cabbage, grate the cheese, and knock out a fabulous batch of homemade guac.


Homemade Guacamole

1 avocado, diced
1 tomato, diced
1/2 of a red onion, diced
1/2 of a green chili pepper {or jalapeño}, diced
zest from 1/2 of a lime
juice from 1/2 of a lime
splash of tequila {completely optional}
salt and pepper to taste

For chunky guacamole, just add all of the ingredients to a bowl and give it a stir. For traditional guacamole, put it all in a food processor and process until its your desired consistency. {I am more of a chunky guac girl.}


Anyway. Once the pan is hot, drop your steaks in and pour the marinade over the top of them. Cook for 2 minutes undisturbed and then flip. Do the same on the other side. Remove the steaks from the heat and slice them into strips. {They should be medium rare, but if you like your animal well dead to shoe leather, cook for about a minute longer.}

Now you can get to assembling your tacos. Start with the tortilla {obvs}, then the red cabbage, and finally a few strips of steak. Top with cheese, guacamole, and salsa and dig in!

It’s especially great with this warm corn, zucchini, and black bean salad from The Little Red House. {Aren’t her pictures phenomenal?!} I wouldn’t say no to some strawberry margarita cupcakes for dessert either.

Kiwi+Peach: Carne Asada Tacos with Homemade Guacamole

Mama’s Chicken Burritos

My mom will be the first to tell you that she doesn’t enjoy cooking. That’s not to say she’s not good at it–quite the contrary, but she doesn’t enjoy trying out new recipes and coming up with new combos in the kitchen. Being the working mom she was, she tended to go for the tried and true recipes that she knew we loved. This is one of those recipes.

Whenever I’d come home from college this would always be my first request. No one can make it quite like Mama, right? So, in honor of their visit, I’m sharing her famous chicken burrito recipe. It’s been altered slightly to eliminate some of the processed ingredients {like taco seasoning}. I usually make my own refried beans and salsa too, but the stuff from the jar is just as good. Promise.

Kiwi+Peach: Mama's Chicken Burritos

Mama’s Chicken Burritos

The Chicken
1 tsp chili powder
½ tsp chili flakes
½ tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp salt
3 tbsp olive oil
1 chicken breast, cubed

The Goods
½ of a red pepper, sliced
½ of an onion, sliced
1 tsp chili powder
½ can of refried beans
¼ cup sour cream

The Wrap
2 whole wheat tortillas
1 ball of fresh buffalo mozzarella
2 tbsp{ish} salsa

To make a marinade for the chicken, mix the spices together with the oil. Add the chicken and let sit for at least 30 minutes.

Begin heating a sauté pan. Slice the pepper and the onion and add to the pan. Dust with a bit of chili powder and give it a stir. Cover and let them cook, stirring occasionally, for 7-8 minutes or until the onion is translucent and soft.

Add the chicken (marinade and all) to the pan and cook until the chicken is done {5-7 minutes}.

While the chicken is cooking, warm the tortillas in the microwave for about 30 seconds. Then give the refried beans a hit for about 45 seconds. Spread the beans on the tortillas and then top with sour cream. When the peppers, onions, and chicken are finished, layer them on and wrap it up.

Slice the mozzarella and lay the cheese on top. Pop it in the micro to melt the cheese. It takes me about a minute and 45 seconds. Spoon some salsa on top and dig in!

Chicken Salad Croissants

A few weeks ago the news came out that one of my favorite brunch spots in Athens {Georgia, not Greece} had closed. Heartbreaking. Five Star Day and I had some great times together. At least the Kiwi got to eat there a couple times before it closed so that he could be indoctrinated on my absolute favorite thing of theirs–the Poppy Seed Chicken Salad. Oh my yum. It was so good! However, since we will never be able to have Five Star Day’s again {sob}, I thought that I should figure out how to make an acceptable version of it myself.

If you want this to be a super quick recipe, just buy a rotisserie chicken instead of roasting the chicken yourself. You’ll only need about half of the meat though, so make sure you have a use for the extra!

Kiwi+Peach: Chicken Salad Croissants

Chicken Salad Croissants

The Chicken
2 bone-in chicken thighs and legs {2 chicken breasts work too}
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 tsp fresh oregano, chopped
1 tsp fresh rosemary, chopped
salt and pepper

The Goodies
2 tbsp ricotta cheese
1/4 cup plain yogurt
1 Tbsp mayonnaise
10-15 grapes
2 Tbsp pecans {these spiced pecans would be delicious}
2 tbsp poppy seeds

The Sandwich
2 croissants
2 leaves of romaine lettuce

Preheat the oven to 400°F/200°C.

Line a baking pan with parchment paper. Then wash the chicken and pat dry. Put the chicken in the pan and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with the herbs, salt, and pepper, and then rub everything into the chicken really well. Pop it in the oven for about 60 minutes.

{If you are using chicken breasts, do the same thing the prepare the chicken, but before you pop it in the oven, wrap it in tin foil so it doesn’t dry out. You should also reduce the cooking time to 45 minutes.}

When the chicken is finished, let it cool for a quick minute and then get to shredding. Using two forks, pull the bits of meat off the bone, and then put your shredded chicken in a medium sized bowl. Toss in all of the yummy goodies and mix well.

Cut your croissants in half lengthwise and put your romaine on the bottom piece of the croissant. Load it up with the chicken salad and close her up. Enjoy!