Tried something new

Chicken is one of the most versatile of the meats just about anything goes with chicken.  I’ve cut a good portion of red meat out of my diet so that leaves a lot of chicken…A Lot. Those of you that have done the same I’m sure you can relate.  Tonight I decided to try a new recipe and see if i could put a spin on the old chicken wing.  On the menu is Garlic Parmesan Chicken, Sauteed Kale and Red Pepper and Basil Quinoa.

 

I started with chicken wings and marinated them in a spice rub which included oregano, cumin, garlic powder, salt, onion powder and smoked paprika. The original recipe did not call for onion powder or paprika but i can’t cook chicken without it.  After allowing the chicken to marinate for at least 30 minutes I cooked it for 35 minutes at 400°

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While the chicken was cooking i started a pan with some EVOO and minced garlic then added my chopped kale. I allowed that to wilt and sautee then I  added 1/4 cup of vegetable both to give it flavor. I also cooked the quinoa in a separate pot. I like the brand far east when I’m not making it from scratch.

For the coating i mixed EVOO, basil, salt garlic powder and grated parmesean cheese. It was a little thick so i spooned some of the fat from the chicken in it.

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Next i coated the chicken with the parmesean mixture.

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Dinner was ready to be served and all i had to do was plate it.   This is my biggest weakness – plate presentation. I have it my best shot,  let me know what you think.  Be sure to look out for the full recipe in my featured recipes next week. I hope you enjoy it as much as my family did.

 

One Comment Add yours

  1. Annette Moreland says:

    Nice! Glad I am following you because that is what’s going on at my house. We’ve made changes to our diet and red meat, pork is no longer in the freezer! We are not vegetarian yet but may be some day. Marcus will love your Kale!

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