It's time for another Cooking Without Borders special event. For all our new gal pals, this is an opportunity to cook the same meal together on the same night (or within a few days if that night doesn't work for you) and then we all come back together and post comments on what we liked or disliked, etc.
The first event was Cashew Chicken, the second was Tagine Chicken and, sticking with the chicken theme, this time we will do Too Easy Chicken with Leeks. But I have an idea that will make this perfect for a light fish like Tilapia as well. Read on.
We should plan to make dinner on Wednesday, September 7.
The recipe is very easy, VERY EASY! And low fat. And cheap! And yes, it's another Rachel Ray 30 minute meal.
Here's the shopping list:
2 Leeks (sometimes the leeks are bundled 2 or 3, that's ok, but you want 2 individual leeks, not two bundles)
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 cup dry white wine (we like a dry pinot)
Make sure you pantry also has:
As I mentioned, I think a easy fish like Tilapia might be really good. In which case, we got fillets, individually wrapped and frozen in your grocer's freezer section. Sometimes they are near the deli/meat counter if your store has a fish section. I would just broil the fish with a little lemon, butter, herbs. The package should give directions how. If you go with fresh fish, buy it the day of and ask your fish monger what he suggests for cooking times. The Tilapia can take a beating in the oven or fry pan, but you don't want to broil it for 60 minutes or bake it for that long either.
Leeks can last two to three days in the fridge, so you might want to do your shopping on Monday or Tuesday.
We love to have this with a classic risotto as the side. Yummy, creamy, savory risotto. I'll post my recipe later for that, but what I can remember for your shopping list:
Arborio Rice (1 box--you'll need about a cup)
Stock (veggie or chicken, use your favorite)
And if you want to do an "add-in:" Peas, Asparagus, Mushrooms, etc. If you have parsley laying around, chop and throw some in.
Look forward to hearing everyone's comments!
Have a good, safe Labor Day weekend.