Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Chicken Soirée

I found a recepie on Christa's blog yesterday, that sounded yummy. But when I went to make dinner, I decided to defrag my hard drive, and couldn't go and look up the recepie again. So I made my own version, trying to remember what I had read. Then, it didn't look like enough for my 20 year old kids appetites, I had to beef it up with red peppers and corn. I called it "Chicken Soirée" , because it's like a party of flavors. For the greens, I used whatever was looking good in the garden.
Here's the recepie, and thanks to Christa for the inspiration. I forgot about the olives, would have gone wonderfully with this!
olive oil
chicken pieces
3-4 garlic cloves, chopped
small onion, chopped
red pepper, chopped
6-8 leaves sage
6-8 sprigs thyme (I used lemon thyme)
black pepper
1/4 lemon, chopped
can of chopped tomatoes, or fresh chopped tomatoes
swiss chard
beet leaves
nasturtium leaves
1. heat the oil, and fry garlic, onion, chicken, and red pepper for a few minutes till chicken seems almost done.
2. add chopped herbs and black pepper.
3. add chopped lemon, including peel.
4 . add can of tomatoes, and maybe a bit of water to make it soupy looking
5. add corn (I used frozen)
6. cook about 15 minutes.
7. Add a handfull of fresh leaves of swiss chard, beet leaves, and nasturtium leaves, chopped. (but any green will do nicely)
8. cook another minute or two.
Serve over pasta! My family loved it!


Blogger Christa said...

Looks wonderful! I am happy to be the inspiration. I like all the different ingredients you used in yours -- a great way to use some of the things from the garden. I will have to try your version sometime. I am glad you and your family enjoyed it.

August 25, 2006 1:27 pm  

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