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.


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

  2. Kalyn - hanks!

    Sabine - Hope you guys are enjoying yourselves over there!

    Sage - Sure! Thanks for visiting!

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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