Garlic-Lime Chicken I’m flirting with going vegetarian. I’m reading up on different kinds of grains, beans and legumes. I dream about finding joy in bowls full of greens. I constantly (weekly) ask my husband if he thinks he could go meat-free (the answers are always inconclusive -or- NO). But for now, I’ll try and focus on eating healthier meats. Like chicken. If you’re anything like me, you eat a TON of chicken. I think chicken is the healthiest lean protein to eat (aside from fish – but I’m not in Seattle here) and one of the cheapest to get all natural, free range, or organic. This is where I run into problems. Here’s one that’s great. Garlic-Lime Chicken Adapted from All Recipes 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/8 teaspoon paprika 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/8 teaspoon onion powder 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme 1/4 teaspoon dried parsley 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves 1. Like this: Like Loading...
Kaytucky Chicken I have a really fun recipe for you! And easy, too. It’s hardly any work; the oven does the work for you, but it’s a really fun and tasty way to serve chicken for a change. Serve with an Avocado & Fennel Salad, lots of skillet baked potatoes and a little Green Peppercorn Sauce, but that’s mainly because I’m seriously addicted to how the sauce tastes on potatoes. This was absolutely delicious! Directions: 4 chicken fillets 4 frozen puff pastry sheets 4 oz cream cheese (the firm kind) few rashes of bacon flat-leaf parsley 1 spring onion 1 large egg pepper salt This is what we call ontbijtspek here. I’ve also chopped a spring onion with my cute orange baby Santoku. And I’ve finely chopped a small handful of flat-leaf parsley. Add the spring onions, parsley, crumbled up bacon and a good pinch of pepper to 4 oz firm cream cheese; I’ve opted for low-fat cream cheese. Mix it all up. Make a fairly deep cut in each chicken fillet. Until I ended up with puff pastry looking like this. Kay’s Recipe Card
Honey Glazed Chicken and Bacon Bites I had an idea. Actually, it was more like my three hundred and forty-sixth idea for this month and I now have the hips to show for it. No biggie, I consider it a small sacrifice for eating food that tastes this good. So I asked myself: “Would it be a really crazy idea to wrap loads of bacon around chicken strips and brush them with a spruced up honey marinade?”. Why yes, Kay, it would be. See, now that’s what happens when you blog from your desolated home or kitchen (in the burbs). Anyway, it turned out nothing short of a phenomenal idea that I simply have to share here in my little corner of the www. Ingredients: 1 pound boneless chicken breasts 20 thin bacon slices 3 tbsp honey 2 tsp coarse mustard fresh lemon juice Optional: salt Directions: Cut the chicken breasts—or fillets, as we call them here—in thin strips. Note: I’m using the Dutch equivalent to bacon in this recipe. Grab a bowl and combine 3 tbsp honey with 2 tsp coarse mustard. Squeeze in some lemon juice.
Chicken Enchiladas aka the best enchiladas ever! Thank you so much to Laura, at Tide and Thyme, for introducing me to this recipe. Seriously - they were so so good I can't even tell you. So good in fact, that the leftovers are really calling my name, and I'm trying so hard to resist.... OK so on to the recipe. I followed her recipe pretty closely, with the exception of a few minor changes. Seriously, make these ASAP! Chicken Enchiladas with Red Chile Sauceadapted from Tide and Thyme, orginally from America's Test Kitchen Combine the onion, jalapeno, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and oil in a large saucepan. cover and cook over medium-low heat, stirring often, until the onions and peppers have softened, 8-10 minutes. Nestle the chicken into the sauce. Strain the sauce through a strainer into a medium bowl, pressing the onion mixture to extract as much liquid as possible. Shred the chicken into bite-sized pieces. Lightly spray the tops of the enchiladas with cooking spray. Reduce heat to 400.
Inchi Kabin/Nyonya Fried Chicken This is a Nyonya version of fried chicken. The nyonyas and babas are indigenous to the Straits Settlements of Penang, Malacca and Singapore and have their own cuisine which is mix of Chinese and Malay. Inchi Kabin is all know as Encik Cabin Chicken. And how does this dish have its unique name? The story goes like this. This dish was popularly cooked on the ship for sailors. Ingredients: 1 small chicken – about 2.5 pounds Marinate: 2 tbsp curry powder 2 tbsp grated ginger 2 tbsp chili powder – you can use less 1 tsp garlic powder 2 tbsp soy sauce 1 tsp coriander powder 1 tsp cumin powder 4 tbsp coconut milk Salt to taste 1. Note: You don’t need any dipping sauce for this chicken as it is flavorful enough to eat it on its own. I am entering this post in the Muhibbah Malaysian Monday roundup, created and hosted by Sharon of Test with a Skewer and Suresh of 3 Hungry Tummies.
Garlicky Baked Fries I’m never going to make garlic potato fries any other way. These garlic fries, win hands down as the best garlic french fries I’ve ever made. Plus they are baked – so I won’t feel too guilty if I make it every time I’m craving for some potato comfort. When I read that there is garlic infused oil involved, my heart skipped a beat (in a good way, not the way oil would otherwise treat your heart). crispy golden baked fries These garlic fries are incredibly simple to make and are so full of flavour. crunchy potato skin Garlic Fries Adapted from: Lottie + Doof Ingredients: 8 garlic cloves, minced or grated 6 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 3 russet potatoes (about 8oz each), each cut into 12 wedges 3 tbsp cornstarch/cornflour 1 1/2 tsp coarse sea salt 1 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper ½ tsp garlic powder 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper Tools:Microplane to grating the garlic warm and soft interior Tagged as: garlic, garlic baked fries, savory bakes, sides
Filipino Adobo Chicken In the Philippines, adobo refers to the process of stewing chicken or pork in vinegar and a soy based sauce with lots of garlic. As this simmers, your kitchen will be filled with an intoxicating sweet and sour aroma that will leave you anxious to eat. My friend Liren of Kitchen Confidante was so gracious to share her family recipe with me, which I slightly modified to reduce the fat. I served this over brown basmati rice which made this a complete meal. It's recommended marinating this overnight but if you're pressed for time, at least one hour before cooking. I hope you all enjoyed your Thanksgiving and didn't eat too much! Filipino Adobo ChickenAdapted from Kitchen Confidante Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes Servings: 4 • Serving Size: 2 drumsticks • Old Points: 4 pts • Points+: 4 pts Calories: 174.8 • Fat: 4.3 g • Protein: 27.2 g • Carb: 5.0 g • Fiber: 0.5 g Ingredients: Marinate chicken in vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, jalapeño and pepper, for at least an hour (overnight is ideal).
Slutty Brownies I'm not really sure why these are named slutty brownies...what I do know is that they. are. amazing. Are you ready for this? First it's a chocolate chip cookie followed by an Oreo topped by a fudgy brownie. Everything melds together, the Oreo becomes soft, and it's three distinct layers of deliciousness. You may also like: Balsamic BBQ Glazed Chicken A homemade balsamic bbq sauce is used to glaze chicken as it’s grilling. The result is tender chicken with a slightly sweet, and tangy taste. Summer is one of my favorite seasons for one simple reason: grilling. This recipe is all about the balsamic bbq sauce that you use to baste the chicken while it’s grilling. While I used a grill pan with great success, I know this recipe would turn out even better using a grill. Is anyone else just itching for Spring to arrive? Prep Time: 5mn Cook Time: 35mn Total Time: 40mn 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts1 cup balsamic vinegar3/4 cup ketchup1/3 cup brown sugar1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce1 tablespoon Dijon mustard1/2 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon black pepper1/2 teaspoon garlic powder In a sauce pan, combine balsamic vinegar, ketchup, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, Dijon mustard, salt, black peper, and garlic powder.
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes Food exists for every occasion. Birthday cakes for birthdays (obvi). Casseroles for cold nights. Chicken soup to rid a cold. Bacon wrapped jalapeños for pot lucks. You know…food for when your heart actually hurts. So yeah…there’s food for this occasion, too. Chocolate pudding is pretty popular for this type of situation, as is a pint of ice cream while calling home to mom. But I…I personally recommend pancakes. There’s carbs (requirement!) From the time I’ve spent on this earth, I’ve learned a thing or two about heartbreak; it’s quite simple, really. It usually happens when two people aren’t on the same page. For this special life occasion, I recommend a new purchase of fancy shoes…paired with a stack of delicious pancakes. Please make them. They can really service any type of predicament or celebration–they’re versatile! Today, though–for me–they’re serving as a pep-talk, from me to myself (and maybe from me to you). So: (Right? Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes Print this recipe!