Thursday, March 13, 2008

Honey Cardamom Chicken

This is my husband's absolute favorite dish at the moment. I was getting tired of all the curries so I went searching online for some interesting chicken recipes. I came across this but have modified it for our palates. Make sure make enough, cause Cal is usually licking the honey off the plate!!


Honey: 1/4-1/2 cup.
Cardamom - ground: 1 tsp.
Cloves - ground: 1 tsp.
Whole Black pepper: 1 tsp.
Red Chili powder: 1 tsp.
Olive oil: 3-4 tbsp.
Onion: 1 roughly chopped
Chicken: 1 cut into 4 or 8 pcs

1) Heat the honey slightly to make it easier to work with. I just microwave it for 10 sec.

2) Mix in all the spices except the onion. Place the chicken pcs in the marinade and mix well. I like to use my hands, so I really massage the honey mix into the meat. Also take a fork and pierce the skin to help the marinade seep in. Cover and set aside for at least 1/2 hour. If you have more time, leave it in the fridge on warm day for at least 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

3) Heat some olive oil in pan, throw in the chopped onions and let it sautee for 1 min. Places chicken pieces in the oil and pan fry. Once well fried on both sides, pour the reamaining marinade into the pan and simmer until ready to take off stove. Cook the chicken well - for at least 15-20mins.

I find that I have to cook the chicken a little bit longer here than I did in the states...oh well, better to have well cooked meat than under cooked!

Let me know how your family or you enjoy this recipe. I serve it, of course, with some fluffy white rice. Its also good on its own with some veggie sides and roasted potatoes.



camd said...

looks tasty