Friday, December 17, 2010

Recipe: Spicy Spanish Chicken



It's been really cold here in South TX for the last week or so, and as a result I've found myself craving spicy food like crazy! For some reason, whenever the weather turns cold, I start craving dishes w/ HEAT!

I made this one last night, and was pretty impressed w/ the way it turned out, so I thought I'd share:

Spanish Chicken Skillet

Ingredients:
2 tsp Smoked Paprika
1 tsp dried Thyme
1/4 tsp Black Pepper
1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper (or to taste)
1/2 tsp Crushed Red Pepper
2 Cloves Garlic, Minced
Sea Salt to taste
1/8 Cup Coconut Flour
4 Medium Size Chicken Breast, tenderized
2 Tb Olive Oil
1 Green Pepper, sliced into thin strips
1 Red Pepper, sliced into thin strips
1 Sweet Onion, cut into wedges
1 (14.5 oz) Can Diced Tomatoes - Undrained (I like the Organic Fire Roasted kind)
1/2 cup Organic Free Range Chicken Broth

Instructions:
  1. Combine Coconut Flour, Sea Salt, and all of the Spices except Red Pepper.
  2. Use 2-3 Tb of this seasoned flour to coat both sides of chicken (I sprinkled it on, patted it a little, and rubbed it in).
  3. Heat 1 Tb Olive Oil in a large skillet. Brown both sides of chicken (about 2 min per side).
  4. Remove Chicken from Pan.
  5. Add remaining oil, onions, and peppers to the skillet and cook until tender (about 5 minutes).
  6. Stir in tomatoes, broth, remaining seasoned flour, and red pepper flakes
  7. Return chicken to skillet, reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 10 minutes.

I served mine over a bed of fresh spinach. The warm chicken and peppers wilted the spinach just enough, and it was really good! This would also be good over some Spanish "Cauli-Rice". . . . hmmmm . . I think I have inspiration for another recipe. . . to be continued :)

3 comments:

Melissa 'Melicious' Joulwan said...

This sounds really, really yummy. Where do you get your coconut flour? Is it one of those annoying things I have to order online, or is it annoying thing I have to get at Whole Foods? :-)

Christie said...

LOL - I recently posted a RANT about the fact that here in no-mans-land-Corpus-Christi TX we have no Whole Foods. . .or CSA's. . . or much of anything else that caters to a "Paleolithic lifestyle". . . BOO! We've got one Farmer's Market (45 minutes away) that is open only on Saturdays and is so popular that they sell out of everything w/in 5 minutes of opening every week. . .there are almost fist-fights in the parking lot over heads of broccoli - it's quite commical actually!

Okay, now that Rant # 2 is over. . .I'm not honestly not sure if Whole Foods carries it or not - I would **think** that they would, but you never know. I have to order almost everything online, so I usually order mine here: http://www.tropicaltraditions.com/organic_coconut_flour.htm. On a side note, this site also has some Pastured Turkeys on sale for $49 here: http://www.grassfedtraditions.com/pastured_turkey.htm - which I've found is an insanely good price for Pastured Turkeys! (you'd think they were delivered laying golden eggs or something!!). Just figured I'd pass along the info in case you hadn't ordered a Christmas bird yet ;)

Melissa 'Melicious' Joulwan said...

Dang, girl! Sorry about your lack of groovy food stores. That would be hard. You manage it with aplomb. (thank you for giving me a reason to use 'aplomb.')

XO.