- danna May 2, 2007 11:30 AM
My husband is getting on my nerves w/ his dinnertime complaining. Husband has requested no more "PLAIN CHICKEN". Apparently Zuni = plain, Beer Can = plain, Chicken w/ 40 gloves of garlic = plain, Chicken, mushroom fricassee = plain, etc. Apparently I need something that completely obscures the presence of chicken.
The last chicken dish that made him happy was chicken pot pie. He usually likes cordon-blue-type chicken preps, but too much ham and cheese are defying the whole reason we eat so much chicken (low-fat).
Recipes that use breast only, are not loaded w/ fat, and will reheat nicely for leftovers would be appreciated. I ususally do the chicken dish on Sunday, so time-consuming is OK. I'll be using organic chicken which normal people would enjoy plain ;-)
Of course, my inital reaction was that perhaps he would like to cook his own dinner :) I have two go-to chicken recipes:
(1) chicken curry= chicken breast sauteed in 1 T oil, 1 can of light coconut milk, 2T fish sauce, 1 T red curry paste, sugar to taste, mushrooms, serve over rice with green onions and sprouts
(2) Chicken green chili stew= cooked chicken breast, can of creamed corn, can of navy beans, cup of irish cheddar cheese, cup of milk, 2 cloves garlic, large can chopped green chiles, salt, pepper.
Both are pretty healthy, easy, and reheat well.
how about chicken mole. I would like it very much to cook my own dinner, I do it all
the tim e. I got burned out on chicken when i was growing up, and when I married
my wife she can`t get enough chicken and most of the time I can`t stand it. and there
is more chicken recipes than any other kind. I do like chicken mole.
Moroccan Chicken Stew
One large chicken breast, in large cubes and browned. In same pan add half an onion, sliced, saute 1-2 minutes then deglaze with about 1.5 C chicken stock or broth. Add 1t each turmeric, cinnamon, sugar, and ground or fresh grated ginger. Add large cubes of sweet potato, chopped carrot, and .5 can chickpeas (optional). Simmer 15 or so minutes 'til sweet potatoes are tender, then add 1-2 sliced zucchini and cook a further 5 minutes. Season with S&P, a squirt of lemon juice, and serve with rice or couscous.
This dish has virtually no fat, a ton of fiber and vitamins, and my hubby really digs it. :)