Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Breast in a Biscuit Cozied up by 2 Sides

Before I explain my uberly clever title, I first want to share a picture of Pirate Bobby devouring his found treasure of my sparkling pumpkin cupcake on Halloween night. I just LOVE pictures of people eating my food!!
Ok, gloating aside last week I made three new dishes as a hearty autumn dinner for me and my man Pete. On a typical night when we aren't eating leftovers or out, I scan our food inventory to find the main ingredients for a balanced dinner. I like to have a protein, a starch, and a vegetable or fruit depending on the season. Once I collect the main ingredients, I search through my cookbooks and online recipes to find new, exciting dishes I haven't yet tried to create. In the preceding meal I started with frozen chicken breasts, basmati rice, and carrots.

Once again, I turned to the almighty allrecipes.com for, as Tenacious D says, inspirado. Both the chicken and the carrots originated from allrecipes.com. First, I located Pineapple Chicken Bites because for flavor, I had fresh ginger, honey and pineapple in the cupboard. I did have to go to the store and pick up some crescent rolls, but that was all good as I needed the pumpkin for the previous post and some herbs for the rice dish which we'll get to a bit later. The recipes calls for bites of chicken to be wrapped in individual crescent rools, but bites are a lot of work for dinner. So the I took 2 crescent rolls and made a rectangle on a greased baking sheet, slathered them up with the honey-ginger-pineapple mixture, folded it around a chicken breast cooked up previous in a pan, and voila! I gave you.....

Breast in a Biscuit Cozied up with Honey Ginger Carrots and Pineapples and Herb Basmati Rice
Next time, I most definitely will use some more spices: salt, pepper and and maybe paprika or cinnamon. Since we started the chicken with honey and ginger, I looked up Honey Ginger Carrots, added some pineapple chunks, and we had our first sexy side to cozy up to our breast-in-a-biscuit. Also next time, the carrot dish needs spices for a more full flavor profile. Lastly for this trio of taste there is the herb basmati rice found on myrecipes.com. Again, I followed this recipe almost to a T. However I doubled the garlic, left out the cheese to cut back on calories, and used fresh cilantro instead of basil. The end result was fresh and delicious. A light little ditty to balance out the fluffy breast-in-a biscuit and the sweet vegetable side. All in all, we gorged ourselves on this Fall delight and wiped each other's faces clean of the breast-in-a-biscuit morsels.


Chef E said...

This looks good, and the biscuit almost looks like a perfectly roasted chicken!

CaptnRachel aka Tha Pizza Cutta said...

Thanks Chef E!!

hanne said...

Gotta say, the pineapple addition is an awesome idea. For some reason, it wouldn't have occurred to me, but of COURSE pineapples go with ginger and carrots.

CaptnRachel aka Tha Pizza Cutta said...

Most Definitely Hannae. Not only do the flavors do well, but its a nice texture difference paired up with the carrots. Thanks for stopping by! :)

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