Friday, August 9, 2013

Recipes from my Kitchen



Another cloudy day in the PNW, at least it was for half the day then the sun came out. I decided to do a little cooking early in the day. I had on my menu this week roasted chicken. However, when I got to my last grocery stop, Costco, they were out of whole chickens. Instead I changed the menu plan and made some chicken in coconut basil sauce. I also made a batch of cilantro lime rice and some cheesy biscuits. I served this meal with a big green salad using some of the lettuce I picked recently from my garden.


Chicken in Coconut Basil Sauce


2lbs boneless, skinless chicken pieces cut in pieces
2T olive or coconut oil
Salt & pepper, to taste
5 to 6 mushrooms, sliced
1 small zucchini, cut in pieces
4 garlic cloves, chopped or pressed
2 to 3T fresh basil, chopped (or 1 to 2 teaspoons, dried)
2 cups chicken broth
1 can (13.5 oz) coconut milk
 
Heat a large frying pan on medium high. Add oil and chicken pieces. Salt & pepper chicken pieces and cook until chicken is lightly browned. Remove from pan and set on serving platter. To the frying pan add mushrooms, zucchini, and garlic. Cook and stir until veggies start to soften. Add basil, chicken broth and coconut milk. Let this bubble and cook until sauce slightly thickens. Spoon sauce over chicken pieces and serve.


Cilantro Lime Rice

2 cups brown rice
2T olive oil
2 cups chicken broth
2 ¼ cups water
1T lime juice
4 garlic cloves, chopped or pressed
¼ cup chopped cilantro
1t salt

Heat a large frying pan on medium high and add oil and rice. Stir rice until it is nicely browned. Add chicken broth, water, lime juice, garlic, cilantro, and salt. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 1 hour.


Garlic Cheese Biscuits

In this recipe I used whole wheat & white flour. You can use all whole wheat if you would prefer. I wanted a little more fluff to my biscuits than what all whole wheat produces.

2 cups whole wheat flour
2 cups white flour
½ t garlic salt
2T coconut oil
4T butter
¾ cup buttermilk (or soured milk)
1 cup cheddar cheese

In a medium mixing bowl combine flours, garlic salt. Mix in coconut oil and butter until the mix resembles coarse crumbs. Add buttermilk & cheese. Mix the dough until it all holds together. Divide into 12 pieces and shape into round biscuit shapes. Place on a greased cookie sheet (or line cookie sheet with parchment paper). Bake at 400 for about 20 minutes.

 
 

3 comments:

  1. Is there supposed to be lime in the rice recipe?

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    1. Ooops!! Thank you!! I just fixed it.. yes.. there is lime in it!! :)

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  2. Lovely! Looks like a meal from a posh restaurant.

    I am not sure I could convince daughter to eat the coconut sauce, but we will definitely try the lime rice.

    Cheese biscuits are a favorite here and I make mine quite similar to yours.

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