We bookmarked Chrissy Teigen’s Cravings website the second it went live, and for good reason. She’s been sharing mouthwatering recipes, funny anecdotes, travel guides, and more on the site since it started, and now, she released her first official newsletter. There was a lot of information within, but our taste buds helped us eke out the most interesting information: the most popular recipes on her site so far are her Lemon & Walnut Pasta and her Buttery Adobo Chicken.
Teigen has a knack for highlighting recipes that are full of flavor, but still realistic to make on a weeknight, and that’s the case with both of these recipes, too.
The Lemon & Walnut pasta is truly weeknight-friendly, coming together in just 15 minutes. We eat spaghetti at least once a week already, but we’ve got to admit that sometimes the plain marinara route leaves something to be desired.
Teigen solves that boredom with a recipe that’s both bright and fresh tasting, thanks to lemon juice and zest, but also rich and satisfying, due to a splash of heavy cream, butter, chopped walnuts, and Parmigiano Reggiano. It’s a lot better than anything that comes out of a jar, and you can make it in the same amount of time.
The Buttery Chicken Adobo is similarly fast and flavorful. Unlike traditional Filipino chicken adobo, which is usually made with bone-in chicken that needs to be simmered for a while in order to be cooked through and tender, Teigen’s recipe calls for still-flavorful but faster cooking boneless skinless chicken thighs.
The chicken is sauteed, then simmered in a sauce made from soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, brown sugar, bay leaf, and peppercorns. Teigen adds a bit of butter near the end of cooking to add a richness to the sauce, and serves the dish over low-carb cauliflower rice.
Teigen keeps adding new recipes to her website, including 37 brand new holiday recipes, and she promises that a load of slow cooker recipes are on the way. We can wait to taste what she serves up next.