Monday, August 30, 2010
It's the first day of school. The baby is at my feet playing with computer cords and chewing on my slippers. She's crawled in and out of her sisters' room a few times, and seems genuinely surprised that they aren't there to shove her back out. The American Girl dolls smell faintly like spit-up.
I don't know anything about this.
nothing at all.
Here's a super simple chicken dish you can throw into the pot before you head out the door to conquer the world. Or the PTA.
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves or thighs
1 (18-ounce) jar orange marmalade (it can be sugar-free organic if that's the kind of thing that makes you happy. it's all good.)
1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (I didn't find this hot. if you've got a wussy palate, don't use so much.)
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 cup chicken broth
Use a 4 quart slow cooker. Put the chicken into the bottom of your slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine the marmalade with the dry spices and chicken broth. You'll end up with a slimy orange gel that smells like ginger. Pour this on top of the chicken. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 7 hours, or on high for about 4. If when fully cooked the chicken isn't quite as moist as you'd like, you can cut it into strips, then return it to the pot to soak in even more of the yummy sauce. Serve over brown basmati rice.
The chicken gets a neat brown shiny glaze when it's cooked in this sauce. We all really liked the flavor, and there was hardly any left for my lunch the next day. Danielle, who's an EMT in New Jersey sent me this recipe. She really likes how she can rely on the crockpot to deliver a healthy, hot meal with very little time invested on her end. There's no chopping in this meal, but if you'd like to throw in some carrots, onion, or celery---go for it!
Thank you, Danielle!!
other quick and easy chicken dishes:
brown sugar chicken
bacon and cheese chicken
balsamic chicken w/ veggies
chicken cordon bleu
cream cheese chicken