More vacation posts coming later, but first, Dinner!
I had one of those days. The kind where I’m both physically and emotionally tired, I need a nap, and I haven’t cooked in about 2 weeks and we don’t have much food in the house, but Jake won’t be home for an hour, so I should probably attempt to make something.
So I went to my very very favorite website, allrecipes.com. A quick search for main dishes with chicken, sort by rating, a glance over the ingredients, and bam, I’m whipping up a batch of “jerky chicken.”
It was incredibly fast. I had everything on hand, even though my spice rack is half empty. I subbed some of our cayenne peppers from the garden for the habeneros, and took a nap while it marinated. A little trick I’ve learned – if you cut the chicken into smaller pieces, it marinates faster AND cooks faster. Magic!
Jacob loved it. I asked if this was a “once in awhile” or an “every week” recipe and he exclaimed “3 times a week!”. So I guess it meets approval. And anything I can make in 5 minutes, a 30 minute nap, and then throw in the oven for 15 minutes is a-okay with me.
- some chopped onion. A few tablespoons
- 3 tbsp brown sugar
- 4 tbsp soy sauce
- 4 tbsp red wine vinegar
- 2 tsp thyme
- 1 tsp canola oil (or sesame. or olive. or whatever you have.)
- 3 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1/2 tsp ground allspice
- 1 habenero. Or 2 cayennne peppers. Or something spicy.
- 2 -3 half chicken breasts, cubed