Sunday, August 28, 2005

Herb chicken

I cooked this dish last night... if you like subtle tastes, you'll like this.

Ingredients:
Bone less chicken slices (look for the chicken thats for stir frying)
Mushrooms
Half an Onion
Minced Ginger (use your own measure)
Half-boiled Potatoes (3-4 minutes in the microwave)
Some plain yogurt
Seasoning:
- Parsley
- Oregano
- Thyme
Spices:
- Cumin seeds (a pinch)

Equipment:
A skillet. (Preferably something thats not non-stick... ideally a cast-iron skillet, adds to the taste and is also a healthier option. In its absence stick to a regular steel pan!!) + regular overhead.

Method:
Marinate the chicken in yogurt and nothing else

Heat a wee bit of olive oil in the pan... just to wet the surface. All the ingredients give out their own oil, so don't over kill on the grease. Thats also a very good reason to buy free-range corn fed farmed chicken... so you don't cook your food in artificial enzymes, growth hormones and unhappy energies.

Put in a pinch of cumin seeds and wait till they crackle.

Put in the mushroom, reduce the flame and sautee for about a minute.

Put in the finely chopped onions and shortly after add the ginger

Fry till the onions turn golden brown

Put in the herbs... typically I sprinkle generously. Use your judgement.

Add a wee bit water, becasue the herbs tend to rise... not too much water because you don't want to boil things yet.

Fry till things get a nice sauteed look

Put in the marinated chicken and half-boiled potatoes

Stir fry for a wee bit, till the chicken turns white.

Add water, turn the flame to medium and let the whole deal simmer... and add salt to taste

Let it simmer for a little while till the potatoes are done and the chicken is cooked.

Sprinkle some parsely, oregano and thyme and serve with rice or bread.

Enjoy!
amlan

2 comments:

Mustang said...

Kindly explain following measures: wee bit, Some, shortly after, not too much, little while?

Looks like a great recipe...will try it sometime.

Another question- look for the chicken thats for stir frying- where can I find such a chicken...most chickens I've come across are against stir frying.

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