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Nordstrom Bistro Chicken Club Sandwich Recipe with Roasted Garlic Aioli | What’s Cooking

Chicken and bacon Bistro Club Sandwich recipe from Nordstrom.

Looking for the next best sandwich recipe? The version served at our Nordstrom Bistro and Bazille restaurants is our take on a pretty classic club with perfectly roasted chicken, crisp bacon, umami-rich tomato. Then we up the gourmet factor with creamy avocado, tender-crisp haricot verts and (here’s the kicker) our secret sauce: Roasted Garlic Aioli. Secret’s out! Our Bistro Club is perfect for a picnic, or prep everything in advance for a quick and tasty weeknight dinner.

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Chinese Chicken Salad Recipe with Ginger-Sesame Dressing | What’s Cooking

Nordstrom Chinese Chicken Salad Recipe with Sesame-Ginger Dressing. Photo by Jeff Powell.

After being on the menu at our Marketplace Cafe and Cafe Nordstrom locations for years, this Chinese Chicken Salad has quite a following. Because it’s delicious. And, as we show in our Friends and Family Cookbook, it’s pretty easy to make at home too.

We toss together a fresh and tasty mix of julienned bell peppers, carrots, bok choy, oranges and chicken with our Ginger-Sesame Dressing. I was surprised by how flavor-packed that dressing is, considering the small number of ingredients and its easiness to throw together—it has just the right Asian-inspired balance of salty and sweet with a little heat from the dry mustard and ginger. To top it all, crispy fried wonton strips (don’t skip these!) followed by a sprinkling of toasted slivered almonds and sesame seeds.

I had plenty of ingredients left over after composing one of these salads to photograph, so I packed up all the components and took them to a party I had been invited to that night. I just layered the ingredients in a big bowl—which made for a beautiful presentation too—drizzling each layer with the dressing. Not surprisingly, it was very popular, and now I can send a link to this recipe to all the people who asked me for it afterward. Guaranteed you’ll be doing the same once you serve this light but satisfying salad; it’s a tried and tested winner.

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Parmesan-Crusted Chicken BLT Salad Recipe with Honey-Dijon Dressing | What’s Cooking

Parmesan-Crusted Chicken Salad Recipe with Honey-Dijon Dressing from Nordstrom Cafe. Photo by Jeff Powell.

Introducing your new favorite dinner salad (unless you’ve already tried our Parmesan-Crusted Chicken Salad at one of our Nordstrom Cafe locations). With layers of satisfying flavor, if a salad can be comfort food, this guy is it.

We toss together mixed baby greens with ripe tomatoes, hard-boiled egg, roasted corn, smoky bacon (!) and tender chicken cooked until its Parmesan breading is crisp and golden brown. Clinging to it all: a quick and delicious honey-dijon dressing that’s spiked with a bit of ginger and a handful of fresh cilantro. This is the kind of salad you’ll want to make again and again, because once you’ve tried a gratifying forkful, it’ll be hard to stop thinking about having another.

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Grilled Ground Chicken Burger Recipe with Caramelized Onions, Roasted Mushrooms and Garlic Aioli | What’s Cooking

Best grilled ground chicken burger recipe from Nordstrom with caramelized onions, herbed mushrooms and roasted garlic aioli.

Add this superstar chicken burger to your grill repertoire and become newly best friends with the people lucky enough to dig in. This delicious monster is served at our Nordstrom Grill with caramelized onions, herbed mushrooms and roasted garlic aioli, all sandwiched within a toasted sesame bun. We amp things up by grinding both breast and thigh meat—for added flavor and moisture—and mix in lots of fresh parsley and a heap of caramelized onions to make each huge patty one of the best you’ll ever bite into.

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Creamy Chicken Pot Pie Soup Recipe | What’s Cooking

Homemade chicken pot pie soup recipe from scratch from Nordstrom. Photo by Jeff Powell.

I came across this recipe in our Family Table Cookbook about a year ago, and it has been beckoning me ever since. Now that I’ve made it, I only wish I would have tried it back then. This is one of the most comforting, homey and familiar soups I’ve ever made at home—and one of the easiest; I need more of it in my life.

Our recipe starts by simmering aromatics with bone-in skin-on chicken breasts in chicken stock to impart maximum flavor into the base broth and the chicken breasts, which then get cooled and shredded. All the usual goodies you’d expect to find under the crust of a chicken pot pie—mushrooms, potatoes, onions, carrots and celery—are sautéed before simmering in the enriched broth. Rather than adding flour to the vegetable sautée directly, our recipe makes use of a beurre manié (a paste of butter and flour) which is an old-school French technique for easily thickening that avoids lumps and adds a final note of richness to this luscious soup. This recipe is a star on its own, but we advise gilding the lily by serving it alongside a quick batch of our flaky Rosemary Buttermilk Biscuits.

Homemade chicken pot pie soup recipe from scratch from Nordstrom. Photo by Jeff Powell.

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Sweet and Spicy: Chicken Wings Two Ways, Baked and Fried | What’s Cooking

Sweet and Spicy Baked Chicken Wings Recipe for a Party or Appetizers from Nordstrom. Photo by Jeff Powell.We’re sharing these two recipes as Super Bowl party menu ideas, but after tasting the knockout flavors in both dishes, you’ll want to make them more than just once a year. These chicken wings are perfect as finger-licking appetizers or main-course MVPs (we recommend serving them alongside rice and vegetables like blanched green beans).

In our first recipe for baked chicken wings, Sriracha and a couple tablespoons of ground Tellicherry peppercorns get things fired up but are sweetly balanced by a mouthwatering caramel glaze. Our second recipe calls for frying the chicken wings. In this dish, even more black peppercorns lend their heat to an Asian-inspired sauce with ginger and shallots. A quick toasting of the peppercorns and a final addition of just a bit of coconut milk mellows any overly pungent spice in a surprisingly mild but still peppery sauce that gets tossed with the crispy-skinned wings.

Spicy Fried Chicken Wings Recipe for a Party or Appetizers from Nordstrom. Photo by Jeff Powell.

 

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Chicken Paillard Pasta Recipe with Garlic Tomato and White Wine-Butter Sauces | What’s Cooking

Sauteed chicken dinner recipe covered with an easy Italian tomato and flavorful white wine-butter sauce atop angel hair pasta. Nordstrom Recipe, photo by Jeff Powell.

Two delicious sauces form an unlikely duo in this dish that straddles the border between Italy and France. On the Italian side, a classic combo of tomatoes, basil and lots of garlic is simmered briefly to create a rustically chunky sauce that couldn’t be easier. It’s my new go-to for a quick pasta sauce that doesn’t cook out the fresh flavors of good-quality tomatoes. Representing France, shallots and thyme bathe in a super reduction of dry white wine. After straining, butter (enough to make Julia Child proud) gets whisked in to form an emulsified beurre blanc sauce that’s amped up with rosemary and our Roasted Garlic.

Chicken paillard—a ye-olde chef-y term for meat that is pounded thin—is tender and cooks in no time. To finish, the breasts get smothered in the tomato sauce with oyster mushrooms and spinach, and it’s all served on top of warm angel-hair pasta with the velvety white wine–butter sauce spooned at the side. Flavor-layered, completely satisfying and easy enough for a weeknight, there is nothing about this dish that disappoints.

Easy Italian tomato sauce with garlic, tomatoes and basil. Photo by Jeff Powell.

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Summer Berry Salad Recipe with Blackberry-Champagne Vinaigrette | What’s Cooking

Two years ago, one of the first recipes that kicked off our What’s Cooking series was a summer berry salad with balsamic fig vinaigrette and spiced, candied almonds. We thought it high time for a new salad idea featuring everyone’s favorite summer ingredient (berries!) for those hot and sunny days.

Mixed Summer Berry Salad Recipe with Blackberry Champagne Vinaigrette. Photo by Jeff Powell.

This time around, we’ve got snack-on-the-leftovers-worthy candied walnuts and a beautifully colored (and flavored) Blackberry-Champagne Vinaigrette. Rounding out this salad, roasted chicken breast and blue cheese (pick a good creamy but crumbly one or a goat cheese, if you find blue too funky) ground everything with their savory notes. Prep your ingredients up to two days in advance, and you’ve got a dinner salad–or office lunch everyone will jealously eyeball–at the ready whenever you are.

You’ll have extra berries after making this recipe. I’d encourage using the additional blackberries to serve up a couple Amelia Cocktails with vodka, lemon and St. Germain, or get a couple extra pints while you’re shopping and make your menu a real berry bonanza with a summertime dessert like our Shortcakes with Lemon Curd or White Chocolate Mousse.

Mixed Summer Berry Salad Recipe with Blackberry Champagne Vinaigrette. Photo by Jeff Powell.

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Crispy Seasoned Fried Chicken Recipe | What’s Cooking

Extra Crispy Seasoned Fried Chicken Recipe with Honey Chipotle Glaze from Nordstrom. Photo by Jeff Powell

Fried chicken. Yes, please! It’s perfect hot or cold–which makes it one of the best picnic recipe ideas. There are a lot of secrets to crispy skin and flavorful meat out there; here’s Nordstrom Sixth & Pine Restaurant’s for mouthwatering results: a double dredge in heavily seasoned flour with a good, long wait in between to let the herbs and spices make their way into the pieces before frying. The sweet and spicy honey chipotle dip adds a modern twist to this classic. Pair it with our Deviled Egg Potato Salad for a lunch, dinner or picnic that’s perfect for summer.Extra Crispy Seasoned Fried Chicken Recipe with Honey Chipotle Glaze from Nordstrom. Photo by Jeff Powell

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What’s Cooking: Grilled Chicken Chardonnay & Vegetables with Sun-Dried Tomato Vinaigrette

Just in time for the 4th of July and summer barbecue season, we’re sharing two easy-to-follow recipes developed by our Head Corporate Chef Michael Northern and his team, along with a few bonus expert grilling tips—a helpful guide to achieving the best possible results.

Blog Editor Jeff Powell makes a delicious, simple-to-prepare marinated chicken and grilled vegetable side dish with a complementary and complex vinaigrette. Proving, with his photographic evidence, that you don’t have to be a professional chef to turn beautiful, fresh ingredients into irresistible food perfect for summer entertaining—it’s What’s Cooking.

Chardonnay Grilled Chicken and Vegetables recipe from Nordstrom; photo by Jeff Powell.

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