“Fettucini Alfredo is macaroni and cheese for adults.” Mitch Hedberg
Remember, it’s all in the name. And if you make it, you can name it. That way you never have to, technically, serve leftovers. Also remember to drink water. Enough advice.
So here is what to do with all that chicken that’s left over from the chicken recipe that called for 4 pounds of chicken but didn’t live up to your expectations.
1 pound (about) leftover chicken cut into attractive chunks
2 t coconut oil
1 cup diced onion
1 cup diced green pepper
1 cup diced red pepper
1 t arrowroot powder
1 cup canned pineapple chunks, packed in pineapple juice
1 t minced garlic
1 t Jerk Seasoning, purchased or recipe to follow
juice of 1 lime
1/4 t vanilla
1 cup canned coconut milk
If you have no leftover chicken you’re going to have to cut chicken meat into one-inch cubes and brown it in some coconut oil. Then put it to the side. If you have some leftover chicken you’re ahead of the game. Continue on.
Melt the coconut oil in a pan and saute’ the veggies and arrowroot about 5 minutes. Add the pineapple chunks and stir-fry about 3 minutes to give the pineapple a bit of color. Don’t obsess about this.
Didn’t have quite enough green pepper in the house. Didn’t worry about it.
Add the garlic and Jerk Seasoning and stir for about 30 seconds so the seasoning can make everything fragrant. Stir in the lime juice, vanilla, and coconut milk. Bring to a boil. Add the chicken and simmer, uncovered, about 5 minutes. Done!
Note that this is a rather spicy dish. You can tamper with the Jerk Seasoning recipe to tone it down or simply add less. I super tampered with this recipe. I added 4 drops of liquid Stevia to combat the heat and about 1/4 cup of goat cheese to add some creaminess to the sauce.
I like to serve this with cauliflower rice. Carbs, begone!
1 T salt
1 T allspice
1/2 T dried thyme
2 t ground black pepper
1/2 t cayenne pepper
1/2 t cinnamon
1/2 t ground nutmeg
Mix everything together. Store in a covered container.
Makes lovely hostess/holiday gifts when placed in a cute, little jar that’s decorated with a ribbon. Never underestimate the power of a cute, little jar.
Loveya – The Grandma
Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.