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Your favorite CI main dish recipes that can be prepared in 1.5 hour or less

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Your favorite CI main dish recipes that can be prepared in 1.5 hour or less

bellyflop | Mar 3, 2011 05:54 PM

Hi - this is my first post.

I have recently become a fan of Cook's Illustrated because I never learned to cook. I like their recipes because they are so detailed, never seem to fail, taste good and I like learning some technique. However, I wish that they would include the time that it takes to prepare their recipes (or is it there and I am just missing it? I subscribe to the mag and online).

I am looking for your favorite CI recipes that can be prepared in an hour and a half or less, or there-about. I usually have about that long or less to cook weeknight meals. If there is substantial down time (during brining, or marinating, or in the oven), then the total could be longer than 1.5 hours.

Some of our favorites that fall into this category are the chicken enchiladas in red chili sauce, Dan Dan Mian, chicken tikka masala, and tonight I made the crispy skinned butterflied chicken with potatoes (which takes 1.5 hours only if I skip the brining) - that was really tasty!

Please share your favorites, and if possible estimate how long you think it takes to prepare start to finish. Thanks!

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