This time of year, we all get cabin fever or the idea to get away to somewhere warm and tropical. If you don't have the means, you can at least create your escape with food.
Tonight, Tahitian chicken with noodles and dried fruit. You will need to buy a package of boneless, skinless chicken breasts, along with wide egg noodles, jarred or fresh red pepper, dried plums, kalamata olives and fresh green zucchini.
Begin by melting together in a covered skillet 2 tbs of coconut oil with 2 tbs of olive oil infused with red pepper flakes. Cut your chicken into serving sizes and lay them into seasoned sizzling oils. Add to that: garlic powder, dried lemon peel and dried herbs: rosemary, mint and oregano. Turn the heat to med and let them brown on all sides, remove and set aside. In the meantime, julienne your fresh green zucchini and one whole fresh or jarred red or orange pepper and add to the skillet. Let these veggies sizzle for a few min. then add your plums and olives using a bit of the liquid from the olives and jarred pepper unless you used fresh. This build up juices to cover and simmer. After 6-8 min, return the chicken, cover and let simmer for 15 min.
Drain the noodles, ladle onto a serving plate and top with chicken and delicious sauce.
~ Tutti a Tavola!