Friday, April 07, 2006

Fiery dinner...

The update on the cookies from last night's post is.... very good! They kept their crisp texture so far in a sealed container and remained fairly chewy - the rest are going into the freezer to see how they do there!

Dinner tonight awoke our senses with a pretty spicy chicken dish! Chipotle-Orange Chicken Cutlets has a smoky, spicy and tangy sauce made from orange juice concentrate, a bit of water and chipotle chiles. The chicken is pounded reasonably thin and then lightly coated with flour. It goes through a quick dip in orange juice concentrate and then back into the spiced flour mixture to ensure a crunchy crust. To cook, butter is melted with canola oil for flavor and to protect the butter from burning to quick. The cutlets are cooked until they achieve a deep golden brown crust on each side and then removed. The sauce mixture is then added and allowed to boil for a couple minutes since raw chicken was dipped in the concentrate. This mixture can become pretty thick, so if needed, add a couple tablespoons or so of water to thin it out some. We served this on top of a brown and wild rice mixture.

7 comments:

  1. The chicken looks fabulous.

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  2. ouh I'gonna try that one ... good one JOE .
    have a nice week end folks :)

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  3. Hello,

    Your blog is awesome. I hope you don't mind if I add your link to my blog. My blog is new, but in time will be quite unique. Please stop by.

    to your good health,
    sage
    http://www.tasteofvegas.blogspot.com

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  4. Kalyn - hanks!

    Sabine - Hope you guys are enjoying yourselves over there!

    Sage - Sure! Thanks for visiting!

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  5. Joe, this looks awesome...definitely going to bookmark the recipe and try it this week.

    I've been so preoccupied with my own stuff that I've been neglecting my favorite food bloggers - and you're high on that list.

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  6. Joe, turns out my Honey is on his "I hate chicken" phase - it happens! So I took the idea and did salmon.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Ruth - Thanks! I will have to go check it out!

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