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Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Home-cooked Peri Peri Chicken
It is often
said that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. I am wondering why they
didn’t tell the poor men that the same thing works for women too. I think my
dearest husband realized the unsaid. I
am saying this because a fortnight back his cooking instinct suddenly became
active and he decided to put on a chef's cap. He wanted to cook me a meal and not just any two-minute maggi meal
(though that too is special in its own way).
grocery shopping, which is a chore my husband absolutely loves. He turns into a
kid when he goes grocery shopping (believe me it is cute!). Since it was just
the two of us at home that night, he decided to cook us some peri-peri grilled
chicken (now stop drooling and read further ;)) and lord it was one of the
yummiest home cooked meals I had had in ages!
So I thought
why not share it with you all.
The dish is
so simple to cook and is yet high on nutrition and flavor. You must try it
yourself to experience what I am talking about.
Believe me this dish will make your respective wives sooooo happy! And it doesn't cost as much as diamonds ;)
ready in the pan
and on my plate!!!
To make your
loved one and yourself a classic fulfilling meal follow the below mentioned.
Ingredients (serve 2)
2 chicken breasts
Nando’s peri-peri marinade
Nando’s peri-peri medium
A handful of beans
5-6 mushrooms (roughly
A handful of cherry
5-6 florets of broccoli
1 carrot (roughly cut into
finger sized slices)
1 capsicum (roughly diced)
1 red bell pepper (roughly
1 yellow bell pepper
Little bit of fresh parsley
A few fresh basil leaves
4 tbsp olive oil
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
chicken properly and prick it with a fork and then create cuts on all sides
with a knife.
chicken in Nando’s peri-peri marinade and leave for one hour (the longer the
shallow pan on flame. Add olive oil to it.
marinated chicken breasts to the pan. Cook for five minutes and then toss and
let the other side cook. Add two tablespoons of peri-peri medium sauce and
spread it over the chicken breasts.
pan for another few minutes to let the flavor seep in.
Take the lid
off and keep cooking and tossing till both sides are golden brown and the flesh
has turned white.
chicken to a plate.
broccoli, mushrooms and beans to the same pan and cover for a while. The juices
of chicken fat will add flavor to the veggies.
Take the lid
off, toss the veggies and then add capsicum, cherry tomatoes red and yellow
salt, pepper and some peri-peri medium sauce onto the veggies.
till the veggies are tender and look caramelized.
grilled chicken piece onto the veggies, shower it with fresh parsley and basil
leaves and cover the pan for final two minutes.
dish onto the plate. Slice a loaf of garlic bread, butter it generously and
serve it on the side.
If you don’t
want to splurge on the marinade, you can marinate the chicken with a dressing
of lemon, salt and pepper and later add the peri-peri medium sauce for the flavor.
You can use
as many veggies as you like. Babycorn, sweet corn, diced aubergines are just a
P.S.: Thank you dearest husband for
cooking me such a hearty meal. BURP!!!