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Red Kickin Chicken

Feeding a family with all their various likes and dislikes is a juggling act. I once met a woman who cooked different meals for her kids so they were all happy.

“When I’ve cooked you get what you’re given: eat it or go hungry.”

I choose balance throughout the week: meals that cater for everybody. My daughter likes chicken, but the man in my life only likes it processed and fried in batter or breadcrumbs. I have been on a mission to tempt him with marinades and flavours. This variation got a moderate reception and my daughter mopped the plate clean, so it will definitely be on the menu again.

Ingredients

  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Yellow Bell Pepper
  • 2tsp Paprika
  • 1/2tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1tbsp Sunflower Oil
  • 1tbsp Butter
  • 1tbsp Plain All Purpose Flour
  • 6 Boneless Skinless Chicken Thigh (or breast)
  • 1 Pint Chicken Stock
  • 1tbsp White Wine Vinegar
  • Double Cream
  • Salt/Pepper
  • Fresh Parsley

Method

  1. Peel and slice the onion, deseed and slice the yellow bell pepper. Heat the sunflower oil over a medium heat in a large frying pan. Add the onion and pepper, season and fry until soft but not brown. Stir in the paprika and cayenne pepper.
  2. Add the flour to the pan, stir until it combines with the fat and evenly coats the onion and pepper. Allow the flour to cook for a minute or two before adding the chicken stock in batches, stirring constantly so it thickens evenly without lumps. Add a dash of white wine vinegar, to offset the bite of the spices.
  3. Halve the chicken thighs and add to the pan. Simmer for 20 minutes while the chicken cooks.
  4. Stir in a dash of cream. Season with salt and pepper and add a handful of chopped parsley. Serve with rice or mashed potatoes and a choice of cooked vegetables.

Images with thanks by: naobim, Steve Buissinne, Lola Gloger, Ajale, solucionindividual, Manfred Richter, congerdesign, tookapic, Gundula Vogel from Pixabay

Author:

A professional and creative writing graduate and proofreader. Hobbies include: reading, writing, walking, cycling, theatre, cooking, baking, arts, crafts and culture. An avid volunteer within the arts sector and supporter of improving mental health. Favourite quote: creativity is contagious passion. (Einstein)

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