The weather may finally be getting warm enough to poke our noses outside, but don't pack away your Dutch oven quite yet. Everyone's favorite pot can still be your friend in springtime. Roast a chicken in fresh and saucy coconut milk, or make a pot of Hot and Sour Mushroom and Rice Soup. There's a risotto of fresh spring vegetables that bakes into creamy goodness right inside your Dutch oven. Or make a big pot of easy, tender barbecue shredded chicken. Keep your favorite pot handy — these spring dishes will keep it busy.
Chicken Tagine with Apricots, Almonds & Chickpeas
So often, we think of meals from the Dutch oven as fall and winter fare. And it's true that once the weather really warms up, the last thing we want to do is turn on the stove. But right now is that in-between time when we can get away with heartier dishes that incorporate fresh ingredients and bright flavors.
A case of the sniffles? A batch of homemade chicken soup is definitely in order. For those who are dying to get into summer, make a pot barbecue shredded chicken while it's still tolerable to have the oven on all afternoon.
Take time this week to step outside, turn your face to the sun, and breathe deeply. But when you're ready to come back inside, choose one of these recipes and dive into the kitchen.
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