chicken curry waffles
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This was a good idea.  I’m obsessed.  The waffles are gluten free of course.  You can easily heat (crisp) them up the next day in a toaster too- so make extras!

recipes-

 

Chicken Curry-

Ingredients-

2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast cut into 1 inch pieces

2 teaspoons salt

1/2 cup canola oil

1 1/2 cup chopped onion

2 Tbsp minced garlic

1 Tbsp minced ginger

1 Tbsp madras curry powder

1 tsp. ground cumin

1 tsp. ground turmeric

1 tsp. ground coriander

1 tsp. cayenne pepper

1 can crushed tomatoes (15 ounce) or 1 pound fresh tomatoes chopped

1 cup plain yogurt

2 Tbsp fresh cilantro chopped

1 tsp. salt

1/2 cup water plus 1 Tbsp water

1 tsp. garam masala

1 Tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice

 

 

Directions:

 

1. Sprinkle chicken breasts with 2 tsp. salt.

2. Heat the oil in a large skillet over high heat and partially cook the chicken in the hot oil until fully browned. Transfer to a plate and set aside.

3. Reduce heat in skillet to medium/high. Add the chopped onion, garlic and ginger and cook until the onion turns translucent (about 8 minutes). Stir in the curry powder, cumin, turmeric, coriander, cayenne and 1 Tbsp water.  Mix the tomatoes. yogurt, 1 Tbsp chopped cilantro and 1 tsp. salt into the mixture.  Add your browned chicken back to the skillet.  Pour 1 cup of water into the skillet, bring to a boil, sprinkle with garam masala and 1 Tbsp chopped cilantro and reduce to medium. Cover skillet with a lid and simmer until the chicken breasts are fully cooked.  An instant read thermometer should read 165° F when inserted into the chicken.  sprinkle with lemon juice just before serving over waffles!

 

Best Gluten Free Waffles-

Ingredients-

2 cups Bob’s Red Mill all purpose flour (best if you add 18% cornstarch to the flour)

1 tsp. xantham gum

1/4 cup sugar

1 1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. sea salt

1 1/2 cups Kellogs Brown Rice Crispies

13 fl. oz milk

7 Tbsp canola oil

2 eggs separated

 

Directions:

 

1.  Preheat and oil your waffle iron.  I set my Cuisinart to #4 heat setting

2. In a large mixing bowl, place flour, xanthan gum, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  Whisk to combine.  Add the Brown Rice Crispies and combine.  In a separate bowl, place the milk, oil and egg yolks and whisk to combine.  Make a well in the center of your dry ingredients and pour the milk mixture into the well.  Mix to combine well.

3. Use a mixer to beat your egg whites into soft peaks.  Fold the egg whites into the entire mixture gently, until just incorporated (gentle white streaks in batter).

4. Ladle a cup or so of your batter into the preheated waffle iron and spread batter evenly over iron leaving a bit of room from the edges).  Close lid and cook for 4 minutes.  Consider your first waffle a test, mine took exactly 4 minutes to be perfectly cooked.  You want them well browned and crispy.  Serve immediately or keep warm in oven.  As I mentioned, they crisp up best the next day in the toaster on low.  Cool them completely before individually wrapping in foil for fridge storage.  You can freeze them too!

 

 

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Chipotle-kiwi & grilled corn BBQ Chicken Pizza
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I know your saying whaat?  Kiwi? well, it’s what I had on hand.  And let me tell you this is the best pizza ever!

Ingredients-

2 uncooked chicken breasts sliced into thin slices

2 small thin crust pizza shells uncooked- (I get mine Gluten Free from Bigstar)

2 ears of corn, husked

1 1/2 cups of mozzarella, grated

1 can of black beans, drained and rinsed

marinade- see below

raw tomato sauce- see below

 

Marinade for Chicken Ingredients-

3/4 cup kiwi, peeled and chopped until very soft

1 1/2 tsp coriander seeds, ground in a mortar and pestle

2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce with some sauce, chopped until very fine

1 Tbsp rice wine vinegar

2 cloves garlic, chopped fine

juice of 1/2 lime

1/2 Tbsp canola oil

tsp sea salt

fresh ground black pepper to taste

Directions for marinade-

1. Combine all of your marinade ingredients and pour over chicken slices in a covered dish.  Refrigerate for at least one hour.

 

Ingredients for raw tomato sauce:

2 Roma tomatoes, diced fine

1 Tbsp chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, chopped very fine

2 cloves garlic, chopped very fine

1 Tbsp chopped basil leaves

1 Tbsp ground oregano

1 tsp. sugar

1/2 tsp. balsamic vinegar

sea salt, to taste

fresh ground black pepper, to taste

Directions for raw tomato sauce-

1. Combine all the ingredients. There that’s it.

 

Directions for Pizza-

1. Preheat your BBQ grill to 500°, clean grill well and oil lightly with canola oil.

2. Rub your corn cobs with olive oil and grill until nice grill marks appear. Cut the corn off the cobs with a sharp knife.

3. Remove chicken from marinade and grill until cooked through. One or two minutes a side

4. Lightly oil one side of your pizza dough using a brush (canola oil). Grill that side for just a minute until some grill marks appear.  Remove from heat and spoon some of the raw tomato sauce on, spread it around with the back of the spoon. Add 1/2 your toppings (making a second pizza remember)- chicken first, then corn, black beans and mozzarella.

5. Place prepared pizza on thick foil and pop on the grill, close lid and cook for about 8 minutes, or until it’s done.

6. Eat entire pizza, make another one and eat that too.

 

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General Tso’s Chicken
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slightly lighter, tons of flavor and really easy!  You are gonna love this!

Ingredients:

1 cup jasmine rice

1/4 cup cornstarch

200g  snow peas, trimmed

4 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped

2 teaspoons fresh ginger, grated and peeled

2 tablespoons light-brown sugar

2 tablespoons Gluten Free soy sauce

1 Tbsp. Sriracha hot sauce

2 birds eye peppers, diced very thin

2 large egg whites

Coarse salt and ground pepper

500g boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces

2 tablespoons canola oil

sesame seeds

sesame oil

 

Directions:

1. Cook rice according to instructions. In a large bowl, stir together 1 tablespoon cornstarch and 1/2 cup cold water until smooth. Add snow peas, garlic, ginger, sugar, soy sauce, and birds eye peppers; toss to combine, and set aside.

2. In another bowl, whisk together egg whites, remaining 3 tablespoons cornstarch, 1 Tbsp Sriracha, salt and pepper to taste. Add chicken, and toss to coat.

3. In a large (stainless) skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high. Lift half the chicken from egg-white mixture, and add to skillet. Cook, turning occasionally, until golden, 6 minutes or so. Transfer to a plate; repeat with remaining oil and chicken, and set aside (reserve skillet).

4. Add snow-pea mixture to skillet. Cover; cook until snow peas are tender and sauce has thickened, about 3 minutes. Return chicken to skillet; toss to coat. Serve with rice. Add sesame seeds and sesame oil to taste.

 

I made this quite spicy!  I loved it!  But if you can’t handle the spice, skip the birds-eye peppers (I also added some jalapeños!) and use something milder like pepper flakes instead.

 

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