adapted from Taste of Home Comfort Food Diet Cookbook
1 whole chicken
1/2 c lime juice
1/4 c honey
ground mustard (just shake a little in)
ground cumin (just shake a little in)
Mix everything except chicken. Grease pan (I use an electric roasting pan – I just sprayed it.) Pour a little of the juice mixture into chicken cavity then pour the rest over the chicken. Roast at 350 for 2.5-3 hours. Baste with pan juices every half hour or so. If it gets to brown (mine didn’t – it was perfect) – cover loosely with foil.
(adapted from Williams-Sonoma Weeknight Fresh + Fast)
8 chicken thighs (you could use breasts but I wanted something different)
salt & pepper
1 T olive oil
red bell pepper, sliced
green bell pepper, sliced
onion, halved then sliced
Pancetta, chopped (first time I have ever used Pancetta)
1 can diced tomatoes
white wine – about 1 c
capers, 2 T
In a dutch oven, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Salt & pepper the chicken and put it in the pot. Cook until brown – about 10-15 min. (My pan was full and I had to keep moving the chicken around – you could, and probably should, do this in batches.) Transfer the chicken to a plate or bowl.
Add the peppers, onion and pancetta to dutch oven. Saute until veggies begin to soften, about 5 minutes. Add the tomatoes, with the juice, wine, olives and capers. Bring to a boil.
Return the chicken to the pot. Reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer – about 30 minutes. Uncover and simmer until meat is tender and the sauce has thickened slightly, about 15 more minutes.
Serve! We had ours with baked cauliflower (recipe below picture).
Crispy Baked Cauliflower
1 head cauliflower, chopped
4-6 T flour
2 c cornflakes, crushed
Steam cauliflower until crisp-tender; drain.
Mix flour, garlic powder and paprika in a bowl. Stir steamed cauliflower into flour mixture. Lightly beat egg then stir into mixture.
Grease a baking sheet and spread the mixture out. Cover with crushed cornflakes.
Bake at 425 degrees 15-20 minutes until golden brown.
The cauliflower was great with the sauce from the chicken! The meal was a success!