Thursday, February 23, 2012

A dream with yummy results!

A couple of weeks ago, I had a dream. It was early Sunday morning and I dreamed that I made some chicken for dinner that day. I woke up after the dream and knew exactly what the recipe was for the chicken I had dreamed about. I know that is really weird, I don't dream of food often and have never "dreamed" up a new recipe.
After I got up that morning, I thought "Hmmm, maybe I should make the chicken that I dreamed about." I had planned on making pancakes. So I started to throw a little bit of this and that into the crock pot. I turned it on and let it cook for 6-8 hours. To my delight and pleasure, the chicken turned out delicious! My husband liked it too. It made quite a bit, so I froze it and pulled it out for Hawaiian Haystacks tonight. I don't know that I can ever go back to using regular chicken for haystacks again :)
I told my neighbor about it and she said "Did you write it down?" I had not, but will share it with you all tonight :)  I call it

 Paradise Chicken

4 chicken breasts - frozen or thawed
1/2 cup coconut milk - I used the thick canned stuff
1/4 cup shredded coconut
zest from one orange
1/2 cup of fresh orange juice  - I juiced the orange and then topped it off with some good store bought juice.
1/2 cup pineapple juice - I just used the juice from the canned pineapple
1/2 can of pineapple
1/2 - 1 tsp  ground cloves
1 -1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp pepper

Directions -  Place chicken in crock pot, pour liquid over chicken, sprinkle pineapple and seasonings over chicken and juices. Cook for 6-8 hours. Enjoy!

We served it with this coconut rice. It was so yummy - light and fresh! Mmmm! For the haystacks, I just threw it in to the sauce and warmed  it through. I served it with regular white rice & quinoa, but had sprinkled a little ground cloves and cinnamon in it. I think that helped to bring out the taste of chicken more. We will make this one again!

1 comment:

  1. This sounds yummy! And that's saying something coming from someone who is NOT a fan of chicken. We'll have to try this!