Dress up that ordinary grilled chicken to create an exotic Mediterranean meal that will excite your family and friends. These 4 marinades will transform your menu into an international culinary delight. Whether you use whole butterflied poussins, game hens, broiler halves, chicken parts or boneless chicken cubes on skewers, you will find the following marinades intensely flavorful. Marinate the meat overnight in the refrigerator and bring to room temperature before cooking. If you like, thread blanched vegetables such as sweet pepper and onion chunks, onto skewers and cook alongside the chicken (or thread them on the same skewers). Serve the chicken with fresh lemon wedges and a traditional side dish or salad with bread or pitas and watch it disappear. Cooking times vary.I have been told the Egyptian marinade is especially good on whole butterflied squab (pigeon). I adjusted the amount of lemon juice in the Lebanese marinade if you love lemon, go for the 1/2 a cup.... if lemon is just "okay" stick with the 1/4 cup.
This is an easy chimichanga, great for a busy day. I like to cook the chicken ahead, so that dinner can be ready in under 30 minutes. One chimi is good for smaller eaters, two for those hearty appetites. This is a mild dish, unless you add lots of cumin, which makes it great for kids. If you like spicy add a few dashes of hot sauce or a diced jalapeño. After reading a couple of reviews I realized that I too was increasing the sour cream without paying exact attention to the recipe this adapted from. I don't always start with the same amount of chicken so, you want the mix to be slightly wet and gooshy without being drippy, it should cling together. I sometimes add 1/2 cup of shredded cheese to the mix, but you can leave it out to avoid the extra fat. Serve with your favorite side dishes, I like Spanish rice and fruit with this.
I can't remember which magazine I found this recipe in (I was sitting in a waiting room and scribbled it down on scratch paper). I know that I've made some changes from the original recipe, (by making them "suiza" style and playing around with the ingredients). I have since lost my notes (it's been quite a few years). I make this by memory only, so tweak this as you see fit. I have used Cheddar cheese (my favorite), Mexican cheese blend or Monterey Jack to make this, so you choose your favorite. I hope you enjoy this recipe. ***You may like to try Recipe #513631 to make this dish***
This is a wonderful dinner-party dish...In the spirit of lightening up my recipes, this one still tastes great using less butter and either half-and-half or fat-free half-and-half in place of the heavy cream.
This is one of my FAVE's; big on flavor, ease, and the use of common ingredients normally found in your kitchen. I've been making this recipe since I received it on June 2, 1997. I heard it given over a radio program called "The Yankee Kitchen" which was hosted by the late Gus Saunders. People would call into this radio program and give out their favorite recipes over the radio (AM station in Boston) and listeners would jot them down. I have many of these "jotted-down" recipes and they are treasures to me. The Yankee Kitchen is no longer on the radio and boy, oh-boy do I miss it and I especially miss Gus and all the callers. This recipe came from Jackie P....., a wonderful lady and a regular caller to the program.