Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Spiced Chicken with cous cous, lentils and GARLIC!
I take advantage of when I don't have to cook for Mike. I can make meals he won't eat, such as lentils and cous cous with a cinnamon ginger spiced chicken. :) Sometimes I just crave something different, exciting and well, out of my norm. I was browsing my Rachel Ray magazine and came across this recipe. I saw cinnamon in the ingredients and thought "cinnamon and chicken?? do I dare?....Oh I double DAWG dare!" So the journey begins. recipe as follows.
1 Tbl fresh grated ginger (I used ground ginger because that's all I had.)
1 tsp ground cinnamon
Gramps salt and peppa
1 cup lentils
2 cloves garlic peeled and smashed.
1 whole onion, peeled and chopped
cous cous (prepare as directed on package)
chicken broth to use instead of water for cous cous.
4 chicken legs, cut into drumsticks and thighs.
While that's going go ahead and prepare your cous cous as directed with the chicken broth instead of water.
When the lentils are soft after about 20 minutes, drain them.
While that's going go ahead and place the drained lentils on top of your prepared cous cous
I really thought the chicken baked up nicely, and it was a nice change to add the cinnamon, however I do not think I will be adding cinnamon to my chicken dishes again. Or not add as much and put more ginger. lol. It tasted yummy but not my forte I guess. If you happen to try it let me know if you like the cinnamon. The cous cous lentil mix was hella good. I WILL make that again! very very tasty. I'll make baked chicken with lentil cous cous again but maybe stick to a ginger/soy sauce mixture...with lemon of course. :)