Do you know someone who is like...
the most amazing cook in the whole entire world?
I know someone like that.
I've never tasted anything she has never cooked that wasn't 100% delicious.
I swear her kitchen is magic or something.
If I could have any job, a dream job,
I would be a chef.
At some hole in the wall restaurant in the middle of a big old city.
Wearing a white hat and a white apron.
And always tasting things with a wooden spoon,
to make sure they are just right.
But until then...
I'll just steal all of her recipes.
Like this one for example.
It's surprisingly easy and such a hit!
Slightly spicy. Slightly zesty. And a lot delicious.
it's probably not the healthiest thing in the world.
Okay okay, anything with butter in the name and a pint of whipping cream can't possibly be healthy.
But who said you have to be healthy all the time anyways?
That wouldn't be any fun, now would it?
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite sized chunks
4-5 cloves of garlic, minced
1 t. salt
1/2 t. freshly ground black pepper
1/2 t. cayenne pepper
1/2 t. cumin
1/4 t. cardamom
1/4 t. coriander
Juice from one lemon OR one lime
1 largeish onion, diced
2-3 T. butter
1 15 oz. can tomato sauce
1 15 oz. can diced tomatoes
1 pint whipping cream
3 c. rice
In a ziplock bag, combine the first 9 ingredients and marinate in the refrigerator overnight.
Make sure everything is real mixed up and the chicken is well coated.
When you're ready to cook...
Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat and saute the onion until softened and beginning to turn a nice translucent color.
Add the marinated chicken breasts and cook for 10 minuets or so.
Add the diced tomatoes and tomato sauce.
Place a lid on the pot and let it simmer over low heat for half an hour.
Remove from heat and stir in the cream. (I ended up only using about 2/3 of a pint, somehow I still just couldn't justify using a whole pint...).
Serve over a mountain of rice and garnish each serving with a pinch of fresh cilantro.
I'm positive you'll want to steal this one for you recipe book too!
Oh Happy Life.