You taste great, Clucky!

June 4, 2008

The love that dare not speak it’s name.

The Captain Obvious tip of the day: In the summer, avoid the oven to save energy and avoid unwanted heat in the house. To that end, a trusty pressure cooker should be a staple for every green thinking cook.

Pressure Cooker Hawaiian Chicken

1 1/2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts
(orange juice and paprika for optional marinade)
3 tbsp veg oil
1/3 cup green onion
1 tsp minced fresh ginger
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup orange juice
1/3 cup white wine
1/3 cup honey
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 cup diced bell pepper
1 small can Mandarin oranges
1 small can pineapple chunks with juice
2 tbsp corn starch
brown rice
chow mein noodles

1. Cut up chicken breast into 2″ chunks, sprinkle with a little paprika and marinade in some orange juice (optional, but I just like the whole marinade concept)
2. Heat oil in cooker and brown chicken. Set aside.
3. Saute onion. Re-add chicken.
4. Mix ginger (I used 1 tbsp of Penzy’s crystallized ginger), cinnamon, OJ, wine, honey, soy sauce with canned juice from the pineapple and pour over chicken. Add peppers (I used a combo of green, red and yellow from the grocery store salad bar).
5. Lock the lid in place, bring to pressure and cook for 8 minutes.
6. While cooking, make Minute Brown Rice. I make it with chicken broth to appease shorty’s taste buds.
7. Remove the cooker from heat and use the quick cool method.
8. Remove chicken to serving platter and cover to keep warm.
9. Add pineapple chunks and mandarin oranges to sauce.
10. Add 2 tbsp of cornstarch mixed with 1/4 cup water and to thicken sauce. Stir and simmer (don’t boil) for a couple of minutes.
11. Ladle the sauce into a serving bowl over chicken. Garnish with a little chopped green onion.
12. Serve with brown rice and/or chow mein noodles. Offering both is fun for the whole family.

Servings: Makes enough for a hard-working husband, his lovely, talented wife, their adorable yet tempermental toddler son, and one leftover meal too.

It’s gob-nobbity good!


2 Responses to “You taste great, Clucky!”

  1. Finbar Says:


  2. benevolentsnark Says:

    you’ll get nothing, AND LIKE IT

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