chicken feature

THE FEATURE – How chicken changed America and vice versa

By Jim Duncan Chicken transformed America after World War II, and vice versa. Post-war industrial agriculture streamlined the business and the breeding of poultry. That industry quickly shortened the time ...

Ice cream comes in 35 rotating flavors at Over the Top in
Pleasant Hill.

THE DESSERT – A classic treat

By Eleni Upah Ice cream is as much of a summer staple as hamburgers, grilling and the Fourth of July. So it only makes sense to end a classic summertime ...

Grilled chicken comes with countless ways to prepare it, including
more elaborate recipes such as the citrus grilled chicken tacos
at Dos Rios. Find more grilled chicken dishes at Iowa Beef
Steakhouse, Waterfront, Club Car, Down Under, Quinton’s and
Granite City.

THE ENTREE – Classic and versatile

By Eleni Upah Everyone has a preference when it comes to grilling. Rare or medium-well. Hamburger or hot dog. Chicken or steak. There’s something for everyone, but perhaps nothing is ...

The Contents

Des moines the dish

THE DISH – Honors, milestones, transitions and more

By Jim Duncan It has been a quarter of surprises, mostly pleasant. ...


Dos Rios By Bri Levandowski   Q: How long have you been ...
cultured chicks

THE PRODUCER – Home of cultured chicks

By Bri Levandowski   The barn is her favorite place to be. ...

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French Country chicken

THE RECIPES – French country chicken

Ingredients 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon pepper 1 medium onion, diced 1 lb. baby carrots 8 oz. fresh button mushrooms, quartered 1 tablespoon coarsely ground pepper 1 clove garlic, minced 1 teaspoon thyme 1 tablespoon flour 2 tablespoons butter 1 cup chicken stock ½ cup […]

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pretsel stuffing

THE RECIPES – Pretzel Stuffing

Ingredients: 1 6-ounce package of long grain or wild rice, prepared according to package directions 8 ounces sliced fresh mushrooms, sauteed 1 medium onion, chopped and sauteed 1 12-ounce package link sausage, browned and cut into 1/4-inch pieces 2 cups Snyder’s of Hanover Hard Sourdough Pretzels, broken into 1/2-inch pieces, crumbs removed 4 cups stuffing […]

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Slow cooker salsa

THE RECIPES – Slow Cooker Chicken Salsa

Ingredients 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts 1 15.5-ounce can black beans, drained 1 15-ounce can whole kernel corn, drained 1 15-ounce jar of your favorite salsa 1 8-ounce package cream cheese (optional) Directions 1. Place thawed chicken breasts in slow cooker, then pour salsa, black beans and corn over the top and stir just to […]

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The traditional wings at Jethro’s are slow-smoked for two hours
and flash-fried to order every day. Find more finger-lickin’ wings at
Down Under, Jethro’s, Granite City, Quinton’s and The Other Place.

THE APPETIZER – A mess worth making

By Eleni Upah Wash your hands and tuck that napkin into your shirt — it’s time to get messy. Chicken wings are a fan favorite when it comes to appetizers, so it’s only fitting to celebrate them in the poultry issue. While boneless wings have staged a major takeover in this food category, there’s just something […]

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Cabo Sol offers more than 15 different flavors of
margaritas. Also find these tasty cocktails at Quintons,
Granite City, Jethro’s and Cabo Sol.

THE DRINK – Starting out strong

By Eleni Upah Whether blended or frozen, the margarita is one of the most popular cocktails on the menu at many restaurants, and it also happens to be the perfect beverage to complement this issue’s main dish. Grilled chicken is a fresh entrée that only seems to taste better in the warm summer months. The […]

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