I think the Universe heard me when I said I wanted it to be summer forever. For the 10th time in the last 30 days we have been told it will “cool down tomorrow,” and by next week they say the highs will only be in the low 60’s. Yeah, really? Well I plan to keep my fur lined boots far from reach, and continue with my flip flops until further notice. October 17th or not, it was 85 yesterday, y'all!
It doesn’t matter really whether I’m in island shoes or winter UGG’s. I cook barefooted anyway. What is important is that I created two chicken dinners with enough heat to keep us in the ‘sweltering zone’ for a long time to come.
Yes, I love spicy food! Jalapenos, Thai Chilies, Sriracha, Cayenne, and so many other tongue-burning options are all over my recipe repertoire. That is a win-win for me. And for you. And here are two ways to do it with two chicken recipes you can make tonight.
One is a simple but delicious recipe for Broccoli Orange Chicken. But alas, I couldn’t help doing my thing and "bling-ing" it up a bit with more flavor. I also used ground chicken to make it fast and economical. I have to say I am a new fan of this poultry choice. It was moist and full of flavor. And my husband gobbled it up like it was a row of Oreos. (I use that as a bench mark. You should come over some time and watch just how quickly he can annihilate that row!)
The other utilizes some shelf ingredients but ends up as luxurious as could be. Sauté chicken with vegetables, mix up the sauce, add some flavor with fresh lime zest and basil and you are in for an interesting explosion of intense acid, sweet, umami, heat, and fat in your mouth. My heart is fluttering already.
I invite you to try both of these simple but spicy chicken recipes, just in case the weatherman IS correct and turtlenecks are in our future. And for fun, go ahead and keep your air conditioning on and maintain your fake tan. It’s fine with me to remain in denial as long as you want.
Win, win, win!!!
RECIPE: Sriracha Peanut Cream Sauce
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My name is Camine Pappas and I love to create beautiful and delicious food that anyone can make. My signature style centers around a love for combining things in a way you might not expect as I work to find a hidden combination of colors, textures and flavors from the things that are in my pantry and/or easy to obtain.