Jul 3, 2013

Mama’s Herbed Chicken

Mama's Herbed Chicken

Here’s a recipe my love got from his co-worker; Michael. Actually, this Surinamese herbed chicken recipe belongs to Michael’s mom. He’d been raving about it so much that I just had to have it! Never rave about a recipe and then not give it to me, that’s exceptionally cruel.

Plus, and this is a biggie; Kay + Surinamese food = match made in heaven.

Got it in the mail, had to tweak it a bit because not all ingredients in the original recipe were available to me. Cooked it up and, oh yes, this is good food! It’s fast, it’s simple and it’s a whole lotta wow.

If you ever find yourself in a cooking rut and you need to spruce up your chicken, this is your recipe. It takes the chicken, wraps it in a blanket of yumminess and shoots it straight to the stars. Or something like that.

Fran tangi, mi gudu! Give your mom a big kiss for me.

 

Ingredients:

 

Chicken & Seasoning:

1 pound boneless chicken breasts
2/3 tsp garlic pepper
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp laos (galangal powder)
1 tsp kosher salt

 

The Other Stuff:

1 small onion
1 red bell pepper
1 tsp turbinado sugar
1/2 chicken bouillon cube
handful fresh chervil, dill and flat-leaf parsley (or cilantro)
1 tbsp walnut oil
1 tbsp garlic oil
1 tbsp lime juice
1/2 cup water

 

Directions:

Mix up the garlic pepper, ground ginger, laos and salt.
Mama's Herbed Chicken

This turned out to be a winning combination.
Mama's Herbed Chicken

Coarsely chop the onion and red bell pepper.
Mama's Herbed Chicken

Finely chop the fresh herbs. You can replace the parsley with cilantro. I never do because cilantro is from the devil.
Mama's Herbed Chicken

We need to flatten the chicken breasts. In the original recipe they were cut in bit-sized pieces, so that’s another option.
Mama's Herbed Chicken

Pound them into submission! Not too thin, though. Season the chicken on both sides.
Mama's Herbed Chicken

Heat the walnut and garlic oil and add the chicken.
Mama's Herbed Chicken

Add the onion and bell pepper to the chicken after it’s been cooked for a minute or 2.
Mama's Herbed Chicken

 
Give the chicken 4 to 5 minutes on each side, depending on how thick your chicken is.
 

Flip them over once, and stir the vegetables as well.
Mama's Herbed Chicken

As soon as the chicken is fully cooked, pour in the water.
Mama's Herbed Chicken

Add 1/2 a chicken bouillon cube, the turbinado sugar, lime juice and fresh herbs.
Mama's Herbed Chicken

Let it simmer for a few minutes. All these ingredients together create the most amazing sauce.
Mama's Herbed Chicken

Pair with any kind of rice dish or onion roasted potatoes.
Mama's Herbed Chicken

Mama’s Herbed Chicken
Ingredients
    Chicken & Seasoning:

    1 pound boneless chicken breasts
    2/3 tsp garlic pepper
    1/2 tsp ground ginger
    1/4 tsp laos (galangal powder)
    1 tsp kosher salt

    The Other Stuff:

    1 small onion
    1 red bell pepper
    1 tsp turbinado sugar
    1/2 chicken bouillon cube
    handful fresh chervil, dill and flat-leaf parsley (or cilantro)
    1 tbsp walnut oil
    1 tbsp garlic oil
    1 tbsp lime juice
    1/2 cup water

Directions
    Mix up the garlic pepper, ground ginger, laos and salt. Coarsely chop the onion and red bell pepper and finely chop the fresh herbs. Lightly flatten the chicken breasts and season them on both sides.

    Heat the walnut and garlic oil and add the chicken. After 2 minutes you add the onion and bell pepper. Give the chicken 4 to 5 minutes on each side, depending on how thick your chicken is and flip them only once. Once the chicken’s cooked, pour in the water, add the 1/2 a bouillon cube, turbinado sugar, lime juice and fresh herbs. Simmer for a few minutes.

Meal type: Main Course, Chicken Surinamese
Servings: 4
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    14 Comments »

    1. 1

      What is laos?And I have to agree that cilantro is evil,nasty stuff.

      jack on Jul 3, 2013 @ 7:08 pm Reply
      1. Laos is galangal powder. I cannot stand cilantro. It ruins everything it touches.

        Kay on Jul 3, 2013 @ 7:11 pm Reply
    2. 2

      Uhh,ok.What is a galangal powder.You trying to confuse me.lol

      jack on Jul 3, 2013 @ 7:26 pm Reply
      1. Nothing beats confusing people :)

        Galangal root is an ingredient that’s used a lot in Indonesian, Malaysian and Thai cuisine. It kinda looks like ginger and is part of the ginger family, so it also has that distinctive citrus flavor to it even though it’s very different from ginger. When I smell fresh galangal root it almost makes me feel like it’s a combination of citrus and eucalyptus. It’s incredibly addictive.

        Kay on Jul 3, 2013 @ 7:32 pm Reply
    3. 3

      Btw,that chicken looks fantastic.About as good as the curried chicken salad I made this morning.

      jack on Jul 3, 2013 @ 7:32 pm Reply
    4. 4

      Time to make my grocery list.Have a Oriental market across the street that I have never been to(ashamed to admit)Only been here 6 years tho.

      jack on Jul 3, 2013 @ 7:39 pm Reply
      1. If you can buy fresh laos (check the frozen section, it freezes very well!) you have to try it. It’s a fantastic ingredient! Dried is great, too, but fresh is so much better.

        I usually go to, what we call, a toko boat once a month. It’s a huge oriental supermarket (Yes, a floating one:) in Rotterdam. My kitchen cabinets are filled with oriental ingredients. My fridge, too.

        Kay on Jul 3, 2013 @ 7:43 pm Reply
    5. 5

      The best of all chicken out there — mama’s chicken recipes :)

      Kiran @ KiranTarun.com on Jul 4, 2013 @ 10:38 pm Reply
    6. 6

      I totally agree with you regarding cilantro – I think it smells like mildew! Kay, I have to watch salt content for my husband do you think using broth instead of water and a boullion cube would be acceptable?

      Tammi on Jul 8, 2013 @ 3:18 pm Reply
      1. Absolutely! The Surinamese kitchen uses a lot of bouillon cubes, but you can easily replace them!

        Kay on Jul 8, 2013 @ 3:20 pm Reply
    7. 7

      I love chicken and always I’ll try to learn new recipe. Chicken cury is very tasty dish. I’ll try at home. <a href=”http://www.manrecipes.com”>recipe</a>

      rob tores on Jul 22, 2013 @ 6:16 pm Reply
    8. 8

      Wat kan ik in plaats van turbonado sugar gebruiken? Ik zou niet weten waar ik dat moet kopen.

      Loes on Feb 19, 2014 @ 4:46 pm Reply
      1. Dat is gewoon rietsuiker!

        Kay on Feb 19, 2014 @ 4:51 pm Reply
    9. 9

      Dat ziet er heel smakelijk uit!

      Catering Dordrecht on Oct 14, 2014 @ 4:22 pm Reply

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