Tue, Aug-13-13, 12:47
Plan: Low Carb Primal
Location: New York Metro area
Crunchy Raspberry Chicken
This recipe for 2 or 3 people is courtesy of my friend. We had it last Saturday and it's delicious. There are three main parts: chicken, raspberry sauce, garlic paste. All measurements are approximate and can be used as a guide and customized as palates dictate.
In a bowl, make a paste from:
Cloves from 3 garlic heads
3 tablespoons of Adobo (or favorite salt seasoning). Goya is best.
Add 1/4 cup white vinegar
Add 1/2 - 3/4 cup olive oil
It will be strong, but you should taste it to see if it needs adjustment. You could be conservative with the vinegar, because you cannot turn back from that, but can always add a little later if needed.
This quantity makes enough paste to keep in the refrigerator for other dishes.
In a pan, mix together:
2 tablespoons of raspberry preserve
1/2 - 3/4 teaspoon of the garlic paste,
one tablespoon of white vinegar,
1/2 cup of water.
Heat over medium heat, stirring until it reduces.
2 split chicken breasts WITH SKIN AND BONE (RIBS). The ribs are optional but the skin is not. These days you might have to buy a chicken and cut it up yourself to get skin.
A sprinkle of Adobo.
A sprinkle of Sazon (Spanish seasoning). Goya is best.
A pinch of curry powder (optional)
A pinch of paprika (optional)
A squeeze of fresh lime
Garlic paste (above)
Cooking oil for medium-to-high heat.
If breast is big, cut into smaller pieces so it will cook faster. About 2-inches square.
Rub some of the garlic paste on the chicken pieces, then rub-in the other seasonings, then squeeze the lime over the chicken and let sit for 10-15 minutes.
Place chicken skin-side down first. Fry until golden (10 minutes), turn.
With a spoon, rub a thin layer of raspberry preserve onto or underneath the skin (being careful to not let it spill into cooking oil because the preserve will burn).
Rib side will cook a little faster (5 minutes). Once rib side is golden, flip over and rub thin layer of raspberry preserve onto rib side.
Wait about 30-45 seconds for skin to get crispy, remove from pan.
Rub final light layer of raspberry on skin side.
Serve with raspberry sauce on the side which can be poured on chicken and accompanying vegetables to taste.
Last edited by Whofan : Wed, Aug-14-13 at 08:23.