Conquering Cuisine with Denis Chiappa
Cooking Classes in Bucks County, Montgomery County

What's Cooking

The latest from Denis Chiappa

Chamber Chopped
Simple, Healthy Recipes
Event Date: 10/17/2019

Chik’n Salad (Plant Based Chik’n Salad recipe courtesy of Jim McCormic, Doylestown Health)


1 cup Chopped garbanzo beans

1 cup chopped artichoke hearts

¼ cup vegan Mayonnaise

½ cup diced celery

½ cup diced red onion

1 cup red grapes sliced

Salt and pepper to taste

  • Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl, mix until fully blended.
  • Serve on grainy bread or a brioche roll w lettuce, tomato, cucumber.

Delval Apple & Quinoa salad with Grilled Chicken (Courtesy of Gerald Hunter, Delaware Valley University)

2 cups cooked Quinoa (see attached recipe)

1 cup small diced apple of choice

¼ cup small diced peppers

¼ cup grape or cherry tomatoes cut in wedges

2 Tbs of fresh cut cilantro

¼ cup of dressing (see optional attached recipe)

4-6oz cut cooked boneless skinless chicken (see optional recipe)

Micro or fresh cilantro and sliced apple for garnish (this is optional.)

  • In medium size mixing bowl add quinoa, diced apples, cherry tomatoes, peppers add fresh cilantro
  • Add dressing mix till evenly coated
  • Top with cut chicken
  • Top with sliced apple and fresh cilantro
  • Salad greens are also an option

Basic Vinaigrette recipe

1 cup olive or canola oil of choice

¼ cup of vinegar of choice (apple cider preferred)

Salt to taste

Optional ingredients

Tbs spoon minced shallots

2 Tbs honey

2 Tbs Dijon mustard (Grey Poupon)

  • Add all ingredients but oil in bowl.  Slowly add oil incorporating it into ingredients
  • Season with salt

Grilled Chicken

Season boneless skinless chicken of choice with salt, pepper and oil

  • Grill chicken on grill or grill pan for 1-2 mins each side
  • Place in 350 degree preheated oven
  • Cook 8-10 mins or till chicken holds an internal temp of 165 degrees for 15 seconds on a meat thermometer
  •  Always make sure to check center of chicken at its thickest part to get accurate temp, this is important depending on size and shape of chicken you want to make sure its cooked throughout the entire piece.
  • Chicken can be prepared up to 2 days before needing it there are many options to use from tenderloins, breast or even boneless skin less thighs, any of these are good option so whatever personal favorite is will work


2 cups water

1 cup Quinoa

  • Toast quinoa in small nonstick pan till begins to smell nutty (optional)
  • Add to small sauce pot and add water bring to simmer 10-15 minutes till Quinoa is cooked and fluff with fork
  • It’s important that if making this ahead of time and holding that it is cooled down immediately after cooking to sop cooking process and keep it from over cooking.

5 Ingredient Impossible Bolognese (courtesy of Pete Anderson, Water Wheel Tavern)

1 12oz package of Impossible Foods Meat Alternative

1 Fennel Bulb, large diced, reserve fennel fronds for garnish

1 cup shredded carrots

1 cup Red Wine

1 24oz Jar of your favorite tomato sauce

  • Cook the Impossible "Meat" over medium high heat. Heat until browned thoroughly.  Remove browned "meat".
  • Add 1 Tablespoon of olive oil to the pan.  Saute fennel and carrots until slightly tender.  
  • Deglaze the pan with 1 cup of your favorite red wine.
  • Add 1 24oz jar of your favorite prepared pasta sauce.
  • Simmer over medium heat for 20 minutes while stirring frequently.  
  • Add salt and pepper to taste and serve over pasta of your choice.




Featured Recipe: Salmon Ceviche with Scallions and Mustard Oil Emulsion

Fine Wine and Food of Italy

Food and Wine: French Steakhouse

Feature Recipes: Perfect Sides for your July 4th Burger

Featured Recipes: Foods of Provence

Featured Recipes: Steakhouse at Home

Featured Recipes: Mexican Cuisine

Featured Recipes: A Taste of Spain

Lessons at the Dinner Table: Mesquite Smoked Ribs

Featured Recipe: All Purpose Spice Rub & Memphis Style Sauce

Lessons at the Dinner Table: A Taste of Spain

Watch and Learn with Denis

Featured Recipe: Grilled Skirt Steak Tacos with Pineapple Salsa

Featured Recipes: Food & Wine of Italy

Featured Recipes: Celebrate Mom with a special menu

Featured Recipes: Get Ready for Cinco de Mayo!

Featured Recipe: Pizza Dough or Bread

Featured Recipe of the Week: Risotto alla Primavera

Featured Recipe: Savory Baked Crepes with Roasted Vegetables and Cheese

Featured Recipe: Seared Pork with Dijon Sauce

Featured Recipe: Ricotta Gnocchi with Mushroom, Cream Pancetta Sauce

Featured Recipe: Pad Thai

Featured Recipe: Seared Fish with Caramelized Onions, Raisins and Pine Nuts

Featured Recipe: Sautéed Shrimp with Salsa Verde, Honey-Garlic Aioli and Fried Bread

Featured Recipe of the Week: Herb Coated Pork Tenderloin with Radicchio & White Beans


March 2022
January 2021
August 2020
July 2020
June 2020
May 2020
April 2020
March 2020
February 2020
January 2020
December 2019
November 2019
October 2019
September 2019
August 2019
July 2019
June 2019
May 2019
April 2019
March 2019
February 2019
January 2019
December 2018
November 2018
October 2018
June 2018
December 2017
December 2016
December 2015
November 2015
September 2015


Conquering Cuisine divider
267-625-6900 • 378 North Main Street, Doylestown, PA 18901
Conquering Cuisine on Facebook  Conquering Cuisine on Instagram  Conquering Cuisine on Linked In