I have decided to add a new category to my site called Cooking. I will attempt to outline several of the rather delicious meals that I prepare, plus share with you new recipes, tips and tricks, and any other culinary tidbits I may want to share. It’ll be like Food Network, without the hot chicks and the dirty old lady.
On a side note, have you ever really LISTENED to Paula Deen talk?? It’s so naughty! I sometimes have to turn her show off because I feel wrong listening to her say those things!
Moving on…..I’ll begin by listing what I made last night for dinner, how and what I changed about it, how it came out, and what I might do different in the future.
Chicken Saute with Green Olive Topping Served With Sauteed fresh Green Beans and Shaved Almonds
Changes from the listed recipe:
- I used boneless, skinless chicken thighs instead of breasts. The Wife and I like the flavor of the thighs better, even though they are a bit less healthy than chicken breast. (mmmmm fatty goodness)
- By accident, I used a tablespoon of Lemon Zest when it called for a teaspoon.
- I added Garlic Powder and Onion Powder to the chicken along with the Cumin and Cayenne Pepper.
How It Came Out:
The verdict on this was a general ‘It was OK’ from both the Wife and myself. I thought it lacked a bit of flavor and the cayenne was a bit much. The Wife said the lemon flavor was overwhelming to her, but that was my fault anyway. Also, our place smells like Body Odor from the Cumin.
How I would change it:
Since I thought it lacked flavor, I am thinking that I’d cut out the Cumin and Cayenne completely and go with my standard chicken flavoring routine (Celery Salt, Adobo(No Pepper), Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, and Freshly Ground Pepper). I would also add some almonds to the topping. Since they were present with the Green beans, I had the chance to mix them in with the chicken and the topping while eating, and it really did taste good!
There you go. I suggest trying the recipe first and seeing what you think before getting all crazy. Unless you want to get all crazy, then by all means, have it it!