Melissa d'Arabian

Melissa d'Arabian
Crispy Chicken a l'Orange
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Melissa uses frozen orange juice concentrate to glaze this chicken dish.

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Before Melissa started hosting Ten Dollar Dinners, she ousted her fellow finalists on Food Network Star to earn the ultimate culinary prize.

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  • Ten Dollar Dinners

    Melissa d'Arabian warms up with warming French favorites. She simmers a pot of Daube a la Provencale, a classic French beef stew, and serves it with a traditional side, pasta-based Macaronade. For dessert, her Orange-Olive Oil Cake is tender, moist, and not too sweet. Bon appetit!

  • Ten Dollar Dinners

    Melissa d'Arabian uses her signature 4-step method to simplify perfectly cooked fish. Her Fish Piccata is sauteed until flaky and tender, with a lightly golden crust and buttery lemon sauce. Her Tossed Angel Hair Pasta helps soak up the tangy pan sauce, and Simple and Satisfying Broccoli adds fresh flavor in a flash. For dessert, individual Chocolate Sponge Puddings are easy, indulgent, and inexpensive to boot!

  • Ten Dollar Dinners

    Go behind the scenes with Melissa d'Arabian as Scott Conant shares secrets to his restaurant hits, then see Melissa make her budget-friendly versions at home. Her Chicken Liver Ravioli With Marsala Reduction is restaurant-ready yet wallet-friendly, as is her Roasted Sole With Tomatoes, Basil and Oregano. Your family and friends will enjoy every bite, while you enjoy the savings.

  • Ten Dollar Dinners

    Melissa d'Arabian shares her recipes for a big-flavor brunch with big money savings. Tasty Huevos Rancheros are baked in individual tortilla shells for a fun new twist on the classic brunch entree. On the side, Brunch Cornbread is moist, tender, and served warm with a touch of honey-lime butter. Bubbly Lime Spritzers are cool and refreshing any time of day.

  • Ten Dollar Dinners

    Melissa d'Arabian cooks a weekend brunch menu with two enthusiastic helpers: her daughters. Chocolate-Chocolate-Veggie Pancakes are filled with chocolate flavor and nutrients. Baked Eggs With Chorizo and Cream look elegant and are kid-friendly, cooked in ramekins with a layer of bubbly jack cheese. To drink, Green Morning Smoothies are a fun color and a tasty finale for this delicious, nutritious family brunch.

  • Ten Dollar Dinners

    Melissa d'Arabian makes a whole meal inspired by popular appetizers. Bowls of chilled White Gazpacho, Spicy Turkey Lollipops with a raspberry glaze, warm Blue Cheese Fondue, and Crispy Fried Celery Sticks will fill you up without draining your wallet.

  • Ten Dollar Dinners

    Melissa d'Arabian proves you can serve a delicious fried chicken meal any night of the week, without breaking a sweat...or your budget. Her Weeknight Buttermilk Fried Chicken is juicy and tender inside, golden and crispy outside, the perfect match for creamy Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes. Crunchy and fresh Kale Slaw completes this Southern-inspired meal.

  • Ten Dollar Dinners

    Melissa d'Arabian prepares a refreshing Greek-inspired meal that is simple and affordable. Her Greek Salad with Roasted Salmon is a meal-worthy version of the satisfying classic. For dessert, Mocha Granita keeps the menu light while satisfying your sweet tooth.

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  • Ten Dollar Dinners

    Melissa d'Arabian dresses up a wallet-friendly classic without breaking her budget. Her tender Meatloaf gets an extra flavor boost from her Mustard and Sour Cream Gravy. On the side, Twice-Baked Mashed Potatoes are brimming with green onions and cheddar cheese, and her Braised Collard Greens are tender and flavored with bacon, garlic, and lemon zest. Comfort never tasted this good!

  • Ten Dollar Dinners

    Melissa d'Arabian makes a quick soup and sandwich meal worthy of your neighborhood cafe. Quick Croque Madames layer tender ham, a tangy cream sauce, and melted Swiss cheese on toasted country bread, all crowned with a perfectly fried egg. Alongside, Rich Roasted Tomato Soup is brimming with deep tomato flavor and aromatic herbs. Crispy Kale Chips bring a salty crunch to the plate, and added nutrition.

  • Ten Dollar Dinners

    Melissa d'Arabian stirs up her Easy Chicken Curry with Vegetables, simmered in a creamy coconut-curry sauce. For pennies more, her Coconut Scented Rice rounds out the meal and soaks up the delicious sauce. Finally, Mom's Banana Bread is moist, tender and studded with chocolate chips, making it a favorite for breakfast, dessert and every snack in between.

  • Ten Dollar Dinners

    Melissa d'Arabian helps herself to delicious savings with this wallet-friendly holiday menu. Sausage and Apple Stuffed Pork Roast makes an impressive centerpiece, with Salt-Roasted Potatoes and Green Beans With Grainy Mustard shining alongside. Poached Pears With Chocolate Ganache Sauce make a showstopping dessert.

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About Melissa d'Arabian

Melissa proved that dreams can come true when she won Season 5 of Food Network Star. Her grand prize: the hit show Ten Dollar Dinners. More

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Ten Dollar Dinners

On her daytime cooking series, Season 5 winner of Food Network Star and mom of four Melissa d'Arabian shows viewers how to incorporate creative and tasty meals into their budgets by sharing her tried-and-true recipes.