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Chicken Adobo

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This dish is one of Hagbard’s favorites. It takes about an hour to make so not a fast dinner but not very complicated. The chicken is really tender and the skin gets nice and crisp. I use chicken thighs with the skin on but you could also cut up a whole chicken. We usually have this with rice and a vegetable.


 

Chicken Adobo

1/2 c soy sauce

1/2 c apple cider vinegar

1/3 c brown sugar

1/2 c water

1 onion, sliced

1 T garlic, minced

2 bay leaves

1/2 tsp black pepper

1 1/2 c coconut milk

1 lb-4 lb cut up chicken parts (skin on)

Combine soy sauce, vinegar, brown sugar, water, garlic, onion, bay leaves, pepper, and 3/4 c of the coconut milk in a large covered skillet or saucepan. Reserve the remaining coconut milk for later. Bring mixture to a boil over high heat. Add the chicken in a single layer to the pan and reduce heat to medium. Cook about 20 minutes.

Heat oven to 450 F. Remove chicken from liquid and put in a baking dish. Place in oven and roast about 20 minutes- turning a few times- or until brown and crispy. Meanwhile, add the remaining coconut milk to the sauce and bring to a boil. Cook until reduced to about 1 cup- about 20 minutes. Serve warm sauce with chicken.


 

From my home to yours,

Lounmoun

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Chicken Caesar Sandwich for One

I have seen slow cooker chicken Caesar sandwich recipes floating around Pinterest and blogs. It looked tasty to Hagbard and me for a quick dinner or lunch. Amethesto does not want to try it at all so she is having a plain chicken sandwich.
Basically you will need some cooked chicken to start with. You can slow cook the chicken like they do in the other recipes but if you don’t have a slow cooker you could also just boil/bake some chicken, use leftover chicken or buy a precooked chicken from the deli and use that.
For a 4-6 serving recipe version using a slow cooker try this-> http://www.the-girl-who-ate-everything.com/2011/09/slow-cooker-chicken-caesar-sandwiches.html
I’m going to give you the ingredient list for my faster version with one sandwich. I added a bit less parmesan cheese and dressing to my mixture than the other recipes would have you do because I am watching calories. I used baby spinach instead of romaine lettuce for more of a nutritional punch. I had it all on a warm crusty ciabatta roll.

Chicken Caesar Sandwich for One
3 oz cooked shredded chicken
2 T Caesar salad dressing
1 1/2 tsp parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp dry parsley
1/4 tsp black pepper or to taste
Lettuce or baby spinach (about 20g)
Bun or roll (58-85 g)

Mix chicken, salad dressing, parmesan cheese, parsley and pepper. Heat in pan on stove over medium heat for 10-15 minutes. Stir occasionally. Put mixture on bun with lettuce or baby spinach.

Verdict: This is a keeper!
Hagbard- “This tastes like Caesar salad.”
Loumoun- “It is supposed to so that’s good I guess. Do you hate Caesar salad?”
Hagbard- “No, it’s fine.”
Lounmoun-  “Is there anything you would change?”
Habard- “The only thing I might add is some bacon. It is pretty flavorful and tasty as it is though. I would eat it again.”

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Dinners This Week: 3/7 to 3/13

This week’s dinner menu includes:
Oyakodon
Chicken cordon bleu casserole
Chicken and spinach taquitos
Sesame chicken, vegetables
Ravioli, salad
Mujaddara
Chicken Caeser sandwiches

The three underlined meals use pre-cooked chicken so I am cooking a mixture of boneless thighs and breasts in my slow cooker today. I will shred the meat and portion it into baggies.  These recipes would also be fine with leftover chicken or  you could buy a rotisserie chicken from the deli and use that to save time.

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