Thursday, September 23, 2010

a saucy chicken kitchen! kitchen!

"Chicken divine" garnished with slivers
of red pepper and chives.
Don't you just want to sit down and be one with it?!!
"Chicken divine"..... NEEDS:

  • Chicken thighs
  • Canola oil (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 4-6 crushed garlic
  • 1 small onions chopped
  • A squirt of tomato paste
  • Kosher salt
  • Kitchen! Kitchen!'s AMAZING RUB
  • Slivered red bell pepper (half of the bell pepper) for garnish

The Aromatics: (aromatics in powder is fine too - so don't panic)

  • Coriander seeds
  • Cardamon seeds or whole
  • Cumin seeds
  • Garam masala

LET'S START.........
By mixing all the aromatics in a separate bowl, add buttermilk - mix well and set aside.  Rub the chicken thighs with the "amazing rub" and let stand for 10 minutes.  In the meantime.... heat some canola oil in a large non-stick pan and BROWN the chicken thighs on all sides.  Transfer the BROWNED CHICKEN after it has cooled to the "AROMATICS/BUTTERMILK BOWL" and coat the chicken fully with the marinade.  Remove some of the oil in the pan keeping the bits and pieces from your browning and put back on the stove top, stir in the onions and garlic. Sprinkle a pinch of salt and simmer until onions are translucent.  Squirt in the tomato paste, mix thoroughly and add the chicken soaking in the "aromatics/buttermilk"marinade...pour everything in and stir.  Correct seasoning and simmer on low heat for about 20 minutes until chicken is done and the sauce starts to thicken.  Sprinkle the slivered bell pepper and transfer to a serving dish... sauce and all.  It is just so divine.!!!  Serve with a refreshing cucumber salad.  Try not to lick the plate, get a slice of bread instead and scrape up the sauce.  Now, that's a wow factor!

(you may use chicken breast or a combination of legs, thighs and wings)

Kitchen! Kitchen!'s ....MUST HAVE AROMATICS:

  • Dry Cardamon seeds or powder (and whole cardamon too..)
  • Dry Cumin seeds or powder
  • Dry Coriander seeds or powder
  • Garam Masala spice powder
  • Whole Nutmeg - there's nothing like a freshly grated nutmeg...and one goes a long way too!
  • Cinnamon powder ---- and cinnamon sticks!
  • Smoked Paprika
  • Turmeric powder

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