When Cookies made this dish for me the first time I was like wtf? Stuffed peppers I understand but as a soup? How the hell is he doing it to make it a soup? Then he served it and I found my second, okay third …
When Cookies told me he took pork chops of the freezer I was like… WTF loin cutlets AGAIN??? I thought I won’t manage another typical meal and I started thinking what to prepare… I looked at PINTEREST for some ideas and saw recipe for pork with pineapples which reminded me couple years ago I created my own sweet & sour pork. That thought relaxed me and made me look into cooking tonight with a grin on my face.
Of course by mistake the whole meal become pork with a bite 😉 I used spicy ketchup and I mean a really spicy one which caused the sauce to be really hot, but still very eatable.
Yeah another “TAKE THE CHIX OUT BABES!” meal. But completely different than what I’ve made until now. My constant search for chicken recipes never ends. Though very often I threaten Cookies with his all time favourite meal GRILLED CHIX 😛 buaaahahaha you need to see his face when I tell him I make it tonite/tomorrow/ever is priceless. Damn I like to torment him like that… and he is so easy, still after 7 years of marriage he walks into that trap 0_o.
This meal is representative for persian style cooking. It contains a lot of natural sweetness. But if you think it is dull and bland, you are mistaken. It’s delicately sweet and surprisingly rich in aromas. The only catch is you need to dirty 2 pans.
Cookies 10th favourite…
For this past Monday’s meal I cooked Cookies 10th favourite chicken meal. I think it’s an all time easy dinner. I spent 25 min all together in the kitchen making this dish. As much as I love to cook, I like fast cooking and the less time it takes I’m happier. I think it’s because I need instant results… Might be. As many dishes I make, this one can be served as just the family dinner or when you host a couple friends ;-). I found it months ago on one of my favourite sites www.onet.pl. The original one was with coating, but I decided it’s too much and stayed with the pure version that is great for easy grilling, inside or out!
Ingredients for two 😉
* 1 double chicken breast
* Green pesto or red pesto – used red pesto, cause I didn’t notice my stash of green one just grew whitey 0_o. If you know how, you can make your own, but the jarred one, especially by Barilla is really good. I always have one in the fridge.
* Salt, pepper
* 6 medium new potatoes
* For the house salad – just put everything you have in the fridge 😉
Clean potatoes and cut into bite size. Boil as you like 😉 I usually add a Knorr potatoe bouillon cube.
Wash the breast and dry it with paper towels. Cut into two separated parts, cut also little tenderloins. Each whole breast should be cut in half to make two thick halves, not sliced in half. With a sharp knife cut a pocket in the meat, also in the tenderloins. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Last but not least put a teaspoon of pesto inside. Set aside. While it’s resting, a little of oil that is in the pesto will flow out, smear it on the meat. When the potatoes need about 10 minutes left to finish heat the grill pan and put the chicken on. If there is not enough oil from the pesto, sprinkle with some regular oil or olive oil. Grill until golden brown and not raw inside.
Serve with new potatoes and a house salad. It also goes good with fries or curry rice.
Until next time, take care of yourself and each other.
P.S. Cookies rates it 9 out of 10…. that’s why it his 10th favourite one… BITCH!