Aloha Chicken Kabobs

Ingredients:

1-2 chicken breasts

1 c red bell peppers, chopped

1 c yellow sweet onions, chopped

1 cup fresh pineapple cubed

1 TBS soy sauce

1/2 TBS honey

1 tsp olive oil

1 tsp rice vinegar

1/2 tsp minced garlic

1/2 tsp ground ginger

Salt and pepper

2 TBS unsweetened shredded coconut

Rice

Full fat canned coconut milk ( used in place of liquid for rice)


Directions:

Heat oven to HI Broil.

Cook rice according to package using coconut milk in place of the liquid with a pinch of salt.

Skewer chicken, pineapple, peppers and onions in a desired pattern. Place on greased broiler pan. Set aside.

Combine honey, soy sauce, olive oil, rice vinegar, olive oil, garlic, and ground ginger in a small bowl. Baste the skewers with the mixture and then sprinkle with salt, pepper, and shredded coconut.

Broil for 10-15 minutes, flipping halfway.

Enjoy warm over coconut rice.


I double the sauce if I’m using 2 large chicken breasts just do make sure the flavor is strong. Completely up to preference. Just depends on the amount of food I have.

Also I have just skipped the skewers and placed the chicken, pineapple and veggies straight in the pan.

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Chicken Coconut Curry

I found this recipe on Food52’s website under a section of cheap meals. Supposedly the cost per person for this meal is around $2.50. Sara and I like Indian cuisine a lot, and normally this would be like $10 per plate, so it’s a pretty good deal to make it at home. The original recipe was not very spicy and we like some kick to our food, so it’s been adapted for that reason, if you want more or less spice, adjust accordingly.


2 T Vegetable Oil

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 Yellow Onion, chopped

2 1/2 tsp Curry Powder, divided 1 tsp into spice mix, 1 1/2 tsp into a bag with the chicken

2 tsp Ground Cumin

1 tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes (original recipe called for 1/4 tsp)

1 tsp Ground Turmeric

A Pinch of Chili Powder (original recipe didn’t call for this, so leave it out for less spicy, bigger pinch for more spicy)

2 Chicken Breasts, cubed

1 1/2 tsp tomato paste

1 cup Coconut Milk

1 tsp Salt


1. Prep everything, because the cooking part goes pretty fast and you don’t want stuff to burn, so mince your garlic, chop your onions, and measure your spices out (I mix all of the spices into a small cup or bowl since they all get added at the same time. Put chicken into ziploc bag with remaining curry powder and use salt and pepper to taste.

2. Heat your oil in a wok or large fry pan on medium-high heat. Start with onions for a few minutes then add garlic for a minute or so.

3. Add spice mix and tomato paste.

4. Add chicken and brown for about 5 minutes.

5. Add coconut milk, the fat will make it creamy so if it has separated be sure to get some of the fat in there. Simmer for another 7 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. Usually a can of coconut milk is about 13 oz, so if your liquid has cooked down too much add some more.

6. Serve over rice, you’re done!

Chicken Coconut Curry


spaghetti squash 

  • 3-4 lb spaghetti squash
  • 2 Tbs butter
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely minced
  • Salt to taste
  • Parsley to taste
  • Parmesan cheese, you guessed it..to taste

Preheat oven to 375.  Prepare squash by poking with a sharp knife all over to allow anger steam to be released. Bake for 60 minutes. …

To check that the squash is done poke with knife again, if the knife slides in easily the squash is set to go. If not pop it back in the oven for an additional 10 minutes or until the knife slides in easily. Let cool for 10 minutes.  Slice squash in half lengthwise, use a fork to remove the seeds and then again to scrape out the long ‘squash noodles’.  In a pan on the stove, melt butter with garlic, add ‘squash noodles’, salt, and parsley. If you prefer your squash a little crunchy (like I do) this should be perfect. If you rather softer noodles, cover and let cook a few more minutes until squash reaches desired softness.  Top with a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese.  We also added grilled chicken to ours to make it a “real” meal.


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Butter Chicken

We love Indian food. But, it’s pretty expensive to eat out at the good restaurants all of the time so we like to make our own. Today, we made Butter Chicken in the crockpot so it could cook while we were gone all day.


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Ingredients:

  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 of an onion
  • 1 can (13.5oz) coconut milk
  • 1 can (6oz) tomato paste
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • 3 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp chili powder (add more for spicier and less for more mild)
  • 1/2 tsp ginger powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 chicken breasts, cubed
  • 2 Tbsp fresh cilantro

Directions:

  • Dump everything into crockpot
  • Cook 5hrs on low
  • Eat with rice and roti

Notes:

  • We like our food spicy, and with only 1 tsp of chili powder we found it pretty bland. Next time we make this we will be upping the amount of chili powder for sure.
  • We chopped the cilantro and added it to the crockpot, but you’re supposed to use it as a garnish after it’s dished. I say, do what you want.
  • With the whole can of tomato paste it came out a little bit too strong. Next time we will be cutting that down a little bit.
  • Our efforts in finding a decent roti recipe have failed us thus far, but we find that homemade tortillas are a suitable replacement.

Butter Chicken


Adapted from:

Damn Delicious Crockpot Butter Chicken