Sunday, October 25, 2009

Easy, Yummy Chicken Marinade

I don't cook chicken too often, but this is one of my favorite marinades for on the grill or stove.
I bought some 'reduced for quick sale' organic chicken this week (only way i can really afford to buy the chicken my morals prefer) and am cooking it all up tonight for a few meals throughout the week.

  • Chicken, preferably organic or free range
  • brown mustard (spicey brown, or sweet brown)
  • cumin
  • cardamom
  • turmeric (optional)
  • garlic powder
  • freshly ground cinnamon
  • salt and pepper
  • white wine
Lay the chicken out and ladel mustard to coat one side. Coat the same side with cumin and cardamom.
Flip over and sprinkle remaining spices, i grate the cinnamon directly onto the chicken with a cheese grater. Heat pan with some nonstick spray to medium high. Put on the chicken and cover with lid for about 3 minutes.
Throw in a dash of white wine and cover back up for another 5 or so minutes.
Flip pieces over (i'm using those little tenderloin piece things, but works the same for a breast, just longer cooking time probably) and re-cover for another 5 or so minutes. (keep an eye so you don't burn, but some searing is good.)
Uncover and slice one open to check for doneness - if looks good turn off heat and recover with lid to keep moisture in til it cools to put away, or serve now. Makes for very flavorful and super moist chicken - the key is keeping the moisture in by covering with a lid for most of the cooking - but you still get a nice sear if you want it. Also very tasty done on the grill.
All told with slathering the ingredients and cooking completely - i think this took me 15 minutes.

I plan on making baked squash again tuesday with this chicken and eating some with salad tomorrow. it is quite tasty!! smells good too.

Marinated chicken put into med/hot pan.

Covered with lid.

Flip and do it again.

Ta Da! All done and delicious.

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