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Started by fenderstrat on Oct 17, 2018 7:04:10 PM
Chicken of a true man

(apols to De Berniere)

Chicken breast, sliced, add garlic, loads, naked, and chillies, loads and loads. Salt, similarly.

Bake.

Good for colds, ennui, arthritis and feeling like a fish.

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coshipi - 17 Oct 2018 19:22:58 (#1 of 21)

I find a nice grilled herring is what I need when I feel like a fish.

In this house it usually comes with rice and dal, which is fine by me.

We don't eat much chicken these days. Used to have chicken curry quite a lot in the days when we kept chickens, but that's years ago now.

fenderstrat - 17 Oct 2018 19:45:03 (#2 of 21)

It's crucial to use rather more chillies than you are comfortable with.

Sabacious - 17 Oct 2018 19:46:47 (#3 of 21)

Thigh instead of breast woukd help things along.

coshipi - 17 Oct 2018 19:53:53 (#4 of 21)

Been married to an Indian lady for 34 years, Fender, you'd never be able to find the chicken if you had that many chilies.

Untrue. She doesn't use all that many chilies really.

fenderstrat - 17 Oct 2018 19:55:27 (#5 of 21)

Heh!

I'm going to have to read those De Berniere books again. I love magic realism.

AshburtonAbove - 17 Oct 2018 19:59:02 (#6 of 21)

Does PilJane ever cook the chicken Coshipi?

coshipi - 17 Oct 2018 19:59:08 (#7 of 21)

Having been married to her for 34 years is perfectly true, of course. And I dread to think of the quantity of chilies we've eaten in total over that time.

Here's our daughter's first encounter: https://www.deviantart.com/coshipi/art/Initiation-8237304 (she's 31 now and loves chilies).

coshipi - 17 Oct 2018 19:59:52 (#8 of 21)

Ashburton

PLJLane, you mean? In the stories, yes, iirc.

AshburtonAbove - 17 Oct 2018 20:01:55 (#9 of 21)

Yeah that is who I was thinking of. Gosh! That was a long time ago wasn't it.

waxwing - 17 Oct 2018 20:03:00 (#10 of 21)

Happy to get naked but not so much in the kitchen, and not in proximity to chillis and hot oil. Otherwise, sounds good.

coshipi - 17 Oct 2018 20:03:56 (#11 of 21)

Yup. About 18 years now.

fenderstrat - 17 Oct 2018 20:07:37 (#12 of 21)

hahaha, waxy.

Turkish - 18 Oct 2018 20:36:43 (#13 of 21)

Do this. Buy a good chicken from the butcher. When you get it home rub it in olive oil and a lot of salt. A shed load of salt. Then stick a bulb of garlic, a lemon cut in half and a bunch of rosemary up the jacksie of the chicken and whack it in the oven with a glass of water in the baking tray.

Meanwhile crush around 40 cloves of garlic with some thick yogurt and a little olive oil. Put it in the fridge for a bit.

Overcook the chicken. When it’s ready eat with your fingers dipping into the garlicky yogurt and with chips from the chippy.

carterbrandon - 18 Oct 2018 21:13:08 (#14 of 21)

- whack it in the oven

+ whack it in a chicken brick, then whack that in the oven

For true perfection.

barkis - 18 Oct 2018 21:20:44 (#15 of 21)

I was always under the impression that a well cooked man tastes like pork.

SinnerBoy - 19 Oct 2018 13:11:53 (#16 of 21)

Turkish -

Do this.

I remember your recipe for lamb, which was similar. We do it from time to time.

cozzer - 25 Oct 2018 14:57:08 (#17 of 21)

whack it in the oven with a glass of water in the baking tray.

Would vermouth work better there?

Gotout - 25 Oct 2018 14:59:44 (#18 of 21)

Vermouth works better anywhere.

nolongerstumpy - 02 Dec 2018 22:06:23 (#19 of 21)

I remember your recipe for lamb, which was similar. We do it from time to time.

Me too, and so do I.

surferbaublewhatever - 02 Dec 2018 22:09:11 (#20 of 21)

I've cooked chicken Turkish's way quite a few times now and it's very satisfying. Sometimes I use winter savory instead of rosemary (it tastes a bit like thyme, which I can't keep alive) just for a change.

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