Big City Chicken

Big City Chicken, a Lettuce Entertain You restaurant on Chicago’s Navy Pier, serves up fried chicken worth fighting through crowds to get to. (Just to clarify, for my Polish relatives in Detroit, that’s Big-City Chicken, not Big City-Chicken. I know … sigh.)

Chicken Salad (Sandwich)

This is the Donna Reed of chicken salad sandwiches, meaning domestic perfection, of course. But you know the disreputable character she played in “From Here to Eternity?” Well, it’s got a little of that Donna Reed in it, too. It’s party-flavored comfort food made with chicken that was spit-roasted, partially eaten, and then cast aside.

A Quick and Satisfying Meal

Here’s some tasty, everyday cooking you’ll love: chicken tenders, sundried tomatoes, and pasta in a sauce made simply from half-and-half and mozzarella. Pair with with a salad and maybe some crusty bread: you have a quick and satisfying meal. Afterward, throw some blueberries and cream cheese into puff pastry.