[CH] tonight's dinner

Melinda Merkel (melinda@goodnet.com)
Sun, 17 May 1998 21:19:51

Howdy folks,

I was experimenting in the kitchen tonight and here's a rough version of
what I came up with:

Chicken-Beer-Pseudo-Fajita Thing
2 dried smoked habaneros
1 dried chipotle
1/2 tsp. thyme
A bit less than 1/2 tsp. each of basil, oregano and rosemary
Garlic and onion powder, as you like
1 large or 2 small chicken breasts (I used boneless chicken thighs, you can 
  get them frozen at Trader Joe's)
1/2 bottle good middle-of-the-road beer (not Coors, not Guinness; flat is OK)
Some mixed-color bell peppers, throw in Anaheims if you got 'em, cut in strips

Pulverize the spices in an *airtight* grinder. (I discovered the importance
of this one the hard way. I discovered last night that my food processor,
alas, is not airtight. The dogs, who up until then had been hanging around
waiting expectantly for a handout, left the kitchen at a quick run, and I
sneezed for a good fifteen minutes afterwards :-) Completely coat the
chicken in the seasonings (use every bit!), fry in a good pan with a little
oil, then pour in the beer and simmer uncovered until it forms a sauce. 

At this point take the chicken out, leaving whatever seasoning is still in
there, and fry the peppers. Toss the chicken back in to warm up, then fold
into good wheat tortillas and ENJOY.

Let me know what you all think.


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