We had gotten into a sort of a food rut since arriving in South Carolina. Weather has been nice, so the grill has run every night since we got here. Steaks and various grilled vegetables have basically been the only thing on the menu for supper.
So we had something completely different today, here is how to make it.
Cut a whole chicken into 10 pieces and brown it on the stove top with crushed red pepper and some sea salt. When the chicken is brown, remove it from the pot and throw rice, julienned baby bell peppers, vidalia onions, some garlic, some lime juice, and some more sea salt. Saute this till the rice is softened, then throw the chicken back in on top along with a can of Carolina Creole sauce, and bake till chicken is done, probably around 30 minutes. Serve with rice cooked with 2 halves of a lime cooked in with it.
We actually also had asparagus cooked in bacon fat and little bits of bacon, and a nice baby spinach salad with sun dried tomatoes, but those didn’t make it into the picture.
It’s a nice little change of pace, and extremely tasty.
And it shows the value of knowing how to cook. I don’t eat out much, but when I do I am usually disappointed. It is almost never as good as what is on the table at home.
And for you hard line paleo folks, don’t get too worked up over the rice or what might have been in that creole sauce. I have always been an 80% guy. I know I dont eat perfectly all the time. But I eat right more than 80% of the time. And a little rice and tomatoe based sauce from the supermarket in one supper out of the last 6, in a meal that is dominated by chicken and vegetables, is perfectly fine in my book.