Wednesday, November 3, 2010

What's for Dinner Wednesday?

It is Wednesday right? Anywho, I don't really have any cute weekly thing I do so as I was thinking of what to do for dinner, I thought of this! Cooking is another one of my great loves and I figured this would be a great way to share it. So let's see if I can keep this up!

Tonight we are having Chicken Adaba, I have no idea why it is called that, my mom's family has been making it for a long time. This meal is great for everyone, even my pickiest friends love this dinner and it's EASY! The best part is that you don't have to babysit it, which is great if the kids aren't cooperating with your culinary efforts!

Chicken Adaba

1- 1 1/2 lbs of chicken (any kind, this is really good with chicken thighs, FYI)
3/4 cup of rice wine vinegar
3-4 tblsp. of soy sauce
3-4 cloves of garlic, chopped
4 cups of cooked rice

Start preparing your rice and then put everything else (chicken, vinegar, soy sauce and garlic) in a really big skillet. Bring to a simmer, cover and let everything get really happy while you are chasing the kids around the house, but don't forget about the chicken! Flip the chicken halfway through cooking.

There is no perfect time for how long it takes the chicken to be done, just make sure it's not pink, we don't want to poison people. If you want this done in a hurry, use thighs or tenderloins.

Now remove the chicken from the pan. By now your rice should be done. There will be some yummy sauciness left in the pan. Dump the rice in it and mix it all up! All done.

Serve with veggie, if you are like me you put your steamfresh veggie bag in the microwave right before you finished the rice ;)

So what are you having for dinner?


jaime said...

Mmmm yeah that's a fav in our house too. Try it with balsamic vinegar, just adds different flavor, so good. We r having turkey noodle soup with crusty bread. Easy and super yummy, even the girls like it. Brown some ground turkey add chopped onion to soften while browning turkey. Add chicken stock and whatever veggies u have, I used carrots, frozen peas and corn. Season to taste, I like celery salt cracked pepper. Oh yeah, trough in a couple cloves of crushed garlic, then add egg noodles. Serve w crusty bread.

Erin said...

Thanks Jaime and I totally LOVE balsamic vinegar so im gonna have to try that, we love anything with egg noodles so thats going on the list too!

Eva Scott said...

What a fun blog series! Especially for non-cooks like me!!

Beth Shee said...

Hey Erin. Not sure if you remember me; however, I have been following your blog for a while. Your babies are adorable. Love Bela's beautiful red hair.
Anyhow, I made this for dinner last night, except I used Mojo sauce instad of the rice vinegar. So good and my almost three year old and hubby ate it up!!!

Erin said...

Aw! Beth Shee! Of course I remember you :) I hope you are doing great and glad your family ate it up! Thanks for following my blog :)