Monday, October 3, 2016

Brainy Hainan Chicken

Hainan is a large tropic like island off China's southern coast having ten major cities. Hainan cuisine is said to be lite with mild seasonings. Chicken is free ranged, cooked in a variety of ways as it is much enjoyed and served with rice. Though, you can serve with rice noodles or linguine pasta if you have.

The key to this dish involves immersing one whole chicken in almost boiling hot water until soft and tender, all pieces then peeled off laid in lemon juice, crushed garlic, ginger and salt as part of creating the sauce.  Note, using a whole chicken would also give you a stock. However, to be quicker about it, not using a whole chicken, you can use skinless, boneless chicken thighs. Each piece is brushed with lemon juice, crushed garlic, ginger, and salt.

To begin, on med. heat saute one whole chopped onion in coconut oil. Next, add your chicken thighs, browning on both sides. Add to that, chopped sweet red pepper and diced pineapple.  Simmer on low heat for 35 min. Prepare your noodles.

~ Tutti a Tavola!

*For a little more zing... put out a halved lemon, some soy sauce or teriyaki sauce.

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