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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Strawberry Chicken

When I saw this recipe on Andrea The Kitchen Witch's website, I immediately thought of summer.  And boy is it beginning to look a lot like summer here...or should I say it's beginning to feel a lot like summer.  The other day we reached our highest temperature of the year so far...88 degrees Fahrenheit.  Don't worry folks, it will be 110 in no time...YIPPY!

Anyway, we were talking summer.. yes, summer and strawberries and Andrea's strawberry chicken recipe.  I love Andrea's blog.  She makes some really amazingly wonderful recipes.  She is dedicated to making her family the heathiest, wholest foods she can. She cooks with out processed foods and makes as much as she can from scratch.  She conjures up some amazing spells in her kitchen.  This recipe is one of many.

Even Chris, who was a bit hesitant about it at first, loved it.  It was so light and fresh and sweet and savory.  Andrea cooked her chicken in a cast iron pan (God love her for her love for cast iron!) but since this dish was so summery to me, I decided to grill it.  I have a feeling that either way, the dish is going to be a hit in your house.

Strawberry Chicken
Recipe courtesy of Andrea, The Kitchen Witch
Serves 2
2 chicken breasts
1 Tablespoons soy sauce
juice and zest of 1 lime, divided
2 green onions
1 teaspoon ground ginger
2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
2 pinches kosher salt
few grinds black pepper
1/2 lb strawberries (about 4-5 per person)
1 teaspoon honey

Mix lime 1/2 the zest and juice, soy, salt, pepper, onions, garlic and ginger together. Pour over chicken and allow to marinate for 1 hour.

Hull strawberries and dice berries into 1/2 in pieces. Make a dressing for berries out of remaining lime zest and juice and a drizzle of agave nectar (about 1/2 t). Pour dressing over diced berries, stir well to coat. Allow fruit to macerate (fancy word for marinating fruit) while chicken cooks. 

Cook chicken in a heavy bottom pan or on a preheated grill for about 5-7 minutes on 1st side or until deeply golden browned and edges are opaque. Flip chicken, cook on 2nd side until internal temp is 160*. Serve and enjoy (and you will, don't worry)!


Andrea said...

Hooray!! Someone was brave enough to make strawberry chicken :-) Isn't it the perfect summer time dish? Your looks so GOOD!! The berries are beautiful! Next time I make this I'll grill my chicken too. Provided of course that its not snowing outside LOL :) Thanks for making one of my dishes Jenn - and doing it so beautifully too!

Jenn said...

Thank you Andrea! I just duplicated what you created...and it was fabulous!

StephenC said...

Wow, I would never have thought of this. It's definitely not summerish yet in Denver, so I'll hold off before giving it a try.

Re: homemade pasta - I wouldn't make it without my Markato pasta machine. I got it from ebay a couple of years ago. It's the same one that Lydia Bastianich uses on Lydia's Italy (not on Food Netword, some other PBS channel we get on cable).

Miss Meat and Potatoes said...

I hate to sound like Giada - but color really does do wonders in making me want to eat something. This is so, so pretty. Nice job Jenn and Andrea!

kevin.sutton2 said...

This looks delicious, but I have one question - How do you prepare the onions? I'm guessing roughly chopped like the garlic, but would like to make sure before I attempt it!

Jenn said...

Hi Kevin! Thanks for stopping by...yes, you can just dice the green onions. Good call! Sorry I forgot that little piece of information!

kevin.sutton2 said...

Wow, that was quick - Thanks Jenn!

Candace said...

Thanks for not letting us miss these amazing dishes from the past! I've pinned this one as a must try. I think I just should pin your whole blog. I love everything that you make. :)

Anonymous said...

It is beginning to smell like fall, even though it is still in the 80's here.Rain expected this sunday, we got almost 336 days of cool, windy, raining and actually cold days this year, beat all other years for rain, cool.Then the first 11 days of september it was in the 90's felt like the 100's to winter is on its way, i will make this dish to welcome the soon to be another 346 days of cold damp, and snow coming ice too..We get strawberries until december here, they are from south america and frozen from local farmers, I will thaw the frozen out and make this chicken it looks wonderful and yummy, will certainly brighten the dreary weather soon upon us..thanks for a great blog, with yummy recipes and witty banter...