Chef Daniel Boulud’s Sunday Supper

August 31, 2015

Listen to Linda’s Food Talk show on!

Do you ever wonder what celebrity chefs cook at home? That’s the question I asked Daniel Boulud. He’s considered one of the top 10 chefs in the world and he loves home cooking. He told me he even asks his staff to bring their mothers to the restaurant to cook for him.

He usually has Sunday’s off and likes to cook Sunday supper for family and friends, “Chicken, with spices and gently sautéed vegetables is my 30-minute Sunday supper,” he said. I have adapted Chef Boulud’s menu for this quick, chef-inspired dinner.

I like to cook rice like pasta, in a large saucepan filled with water. The rice should roll freely in the boiling water. This method takes about 10 minutes and gives fluffy rice without having to measure the exact amount of liquid.

This meal contains 607 calories per serving with 16 percent of calories from fat.

Helpful Hints:

  • Quick-cooking or microwaveable rice can be used instead of the recipe given. Toss with 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • Slice the red bell pepper and fennel in a food processor or with a mandolin
  • A quick way to chop ginger is to scrape the skin off with the edge of a teaspoon and grate over the food
  • Chicken broth can be substituted for the white wine
  • Chopped fresh onion can be used instead of frozen. Add the onion 3 to 4 minutes before adding the other vegetables.


  • Start chicken
  • While chicken simmers, prepare rice.


Here are the ingredients you’ll need for tonight’s Dinner in Minutes:

To buy:

  • 1 bottle ground cumin,
  • 4x 8-ounce chicken breasts on the bone
  • 1 package frozen chopped onion
  • 1 small fresh ginger
  • 2 medium red bell peppers
  • 1 small bulb fennel
  • 1 bottle white wine
  • 1 small bunch cilantro (optional).


  • Flour
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic, salt
  • Black peppercorns.

Listen to Linda’s Food Talk show on!

Linda Gassenheimer is the author of fourteen cookbooks including her newest, Prevention’s Fit and Fast Meals in Minutes and Mix ‘n Match Meals in Minutes for People with Diabetes. Email Linda at You can visit Linda on her web page at

The words of this author reflect his/her own opinions and do not necessarily represent the official position of the Orthodox Union.