|FAMILY SIZE COCONUT LEMON-BRAISED CHICKEN|
It is too hot for a hot meal here in Phoenix. I stepped outside this afternoon at 5:00 and it was still 110^. The photo for Dorie's recipe is beautiful, but not tempting with this heat...it looks like a hot stew over lovely noodles.
But Dorie does suggest that other meats work well with this recipe method; I chose to use chicken breasts for my meat. Potatoes, carrots, and onion were cut up and steamed. For seasonings I used fresh squeezed lemon juice, salt, pepper, ...and when read through the recipe and got the the "coriander seeds", which are often used with curry, I decided to use instead, fresh coriander with is cilantro, and to also add fresh tomatoes and zucchini to the mix. I also left out the curry with my new mixture.
|THESE ARE THE UNUSUAL "STEW" INGREDIENTS I USED|
I found wide lemon pepper noodles at Trader Joe's and they are delicious...went well with the fresh squeezed lemon in this dish. I had coconut milk beverage in my pantry, and read the ingredients which are coconut milk and water...so I just deleted the water from my add-ins. The fresh cilantro and tomatoes made this dish very summery, and when added along with the zucchini without being pre-cooked, these veges helped make a more summery dish.
I could have browned the chicken a little more, but did not want it to be tough.
This recipe pleased the men who were home today...they all went for 2nds, and I really enjoyed it too. Fun to try new flavors and food mixtures. And with the extra veges, this dish was a great summer meal.
|MY SERVING WHICH WAS VERY TASTY|
Dorie inspired my "stew" and this was a fun dish to rework to suit my family....if I could have found some wild boar in my freezer like Dorie's friend, or maybe an AZ javelina, I'm sure that would have made everyone really happy...ha ha ha! I've seen many of these "wild boars" running around our desert, and people really do hunt and eat them.
I'm interested to see what you all did with this dish. Hope you all have a great week.