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Chicken with Ginger and Coconut Milk

I'm not a good cook by even the wildest imagination, however last night struck a lucky dish again. Completely surprised myself. That and actually enjoying the cooking experience.

It started in the super market when I saw some fresh chicken that was grounded, so purchased a pound of that with mushrooms and a leek (imported from Holland). At home I chopped a good portion of the leek, a little bit more than half a cup worth. Grated about an inch or more of ginger, pressed two pieces of garlic, then fried this in a table spoon of coconut oil. I was kind'a planning on my usual curry as I like spicy, but somewhere along the lines this cooking took another turn. Instead of my usual mixture of curry and spices, I added some chicken broth, then the cut mushrooms, and after three minutes or so the pound of ground chicken whilst continually adding more chicken broth to the dish. After a few minutes thought to make it a one-pot dinner and added a generous helping of frozen peas and carrots, allowing all of it to cook for another 10 minutes or more. Amazing as when tasting this brew it hardly needed any adjustment for salt. All I added was some ground pepper and a few dashes of cayenne.

Then the surprise right at the end as I have never done this before. Noticed a can of low fat coconut milk and added the whole tin on the spur of the moment. Needless to say it all went down very nicely with plenty of leftovers for freezing.

7 blog comments below

This sounds... incredible!
Ankhanu on Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:48 pm
Now I am hungry. You know, Dean, someday you just might make someone a good wife! Laughing Twisted Evil
You know I'm kidding with you, chef Dean! the culinary master!
standready on Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:53 pm
Chef Dean indeed!

So, when do you publish your first cookbook: Cooking with Deanhills?
TheGremlyn on Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:09 am
lol TG, like where you are going with this. Must say however I'm a bit short on patience and probably need to be much more into food to really get to that stage. Think this may just be a stage I'm going through. For now I'm enjoying it however. Just love these surprises when they happen.
deanhills on Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:34 am
That's the fun of cooking, though... grab a little of this, a little of that... see what happens Smile
Ankhanu on Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:20 am
I little know about making chicken, more times chickens are burn enough at place of fry and it's taste becomes bad, after this i not stop to make it because, If I ordered in hotels to make chicken it takes Rs.80/Kg. So finally to make chicken is very important. Also still i am not knows to make a good chicken.............. Sad Sad Evil or Very Mad
ujjawall on Mon May 27, 2013 5:30 pm
Well the simplest way if you don't know how to cook chicken is to buy a can of soup, mushroom soup in particular works well, but you can basically take any soup. I usually buy chicken breasts as they have the most meat. Put them in an oven dish, pour the can of soup over it with a little bit of water, and bake it at a low temperature for an hour or so or until the meat falls away from the bone. Gas mark 3/4. I haven't done that in a while, probably should do it one of these days.

You can also use chicken stock and cut up vegetables - carrot, celery and parsley go well together with lots of ginger and garlic.
deanhills on Mon May 27, 2013 7:39 pm

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