Here’s a first on french fries to flax seeds – a guest post brought to you by a puppet. I think this may qualify for the most creative guest post to grace a food blog. Or at least the most random to grace my blog. I hope you enjoy!
African Chicken by Guts McTavish
When he’s not writing Canucks and Lions columns for Sun Media, Guts McTavish likes to take his Twitter followers on a bizarre journey through supermarkets and grocery stores with the hopes of securing the proper ingredients for his one puppet cooking show, Poor Man’s Food Network. Follow him on Twitter for all the action (#pmfn).
The story behind the African Chicken Recipe
Years ago on Davie Street (Vancouver) there was an odd dive called DV8. On the menu was African Chicken. I have spent years trying to recapture this recipe at home and through plenty of trial and error this is as close as I have got.
African Chicken a la Puppet
Courtesy of the WORST twitter based cooking show – Poor Man’s Food Network #PMFN
Serves 2 – 4
- 1 pkg Uncle Ben’s Bistro Express Basmati Rice, cooked according to package instructions
- 2 bunches green onion, finely chopped
- 1 can light coconut milk
- 2 dozen cashews, halved
- 2 chicken breasts, butterflied and cut into strips
- oil of choice (ex: canola, olive oil, etc)
- Clubhouse La Grille Chicken Spice (salt free)
- salt & pepper to taste
1. Add green onion to large pan (no heat yet) with can of coconut milk, cashew halves and a few pinches of salt and pepper – mix with rice. Turn heat to high and sauté/stir until milk is reduced and to desired thickness.
2. Cover chicken in oil. Use fingers. Wash every time you touch the chicken. Sprinkle on chicken spice covering 75% of each chicken portion. Add small pinch of pepper to all. Heat on BBQ/high for 2/3 minutes each side (depending on thickness of course). Remove and let chicken sit on large plate. Cut chicken into bite size pieces and spread evenly over the plate. Then cover the entire chicken with your coconut rice sauté straight from the still warm pan. Careful not to dry it out. We want it moist. This will also keep your chicken moist and warm.
3. Grab a fork and enjoy. Goes great with a side of corn.
Not bad for a recipe by a puppet eh? It sounds delicious – I’m totally going to have to try it out soon. Check out Guts McTavish on Twitter – not only for more Poor Man’s Food Network eats, but for riveting Canucks commentary and general puppet merriment! Thanks Guts!