Monday, July 30, 2012

Christmas Island Chicken

No, it doesn't have to be Christmas to make this! I created this on a whim. Who said chicken had to be boring? We have had chicken every night for dinner the last week. the secret is not always the way you prepare it to change things up - it's the spices!

I had fun playing around with clove, curry and cinnamon. This dish tasted like Island food with a hint of Christmas. The tomatoes pulled from these spices quite well. It was a perfect marriage of flavors! Enjoy!

Christmas Island Chicken
  • 6-8 chicken tenders, thawed
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp whole cloves
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1/2 tsp curry
  • dash of salt
 In a skillet on medium high, add oil.  Add chicken and cloves. The cloves will flavor the oil, but you do not want to eat them, so be sure to remove them before adding the rest of your ingredients. When chicken is browned on both sides remove cloves. Add cinnamon, curry and salt. Toss and coat in spices. Add onions and cook until translucent. Add tomatoes and stir until flavors are blended. You may want to add additional curry, cinnamon or salt. Serve warm. Enjoy!

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