Coconut & Curry Chicken in the Dutch Oven

Set oven to 350 degrees and begin this easy and tasty one-pot wonder of a meal:

What you will need: 

coconut and curry chicken 4
Main ingredients

1 lb chicken breast or chicken thighs

1 cup rice

1 can (13.5oz) unsweetened coconut milk

1 cup chopped peppers and onions-any color-any kind

1/2 cup pineapple or mango or both (I used frozen)

Oil for browning the chicken and spices listed below:

curry, pepper, salt, paprika & coriander

coconut and curry chicken 5
Season with these

How to make it:

On the stove-medium heat- start by browning and seasoning the chicken with the spices I mention for a few min. Use the amount to your liking. I just use a “generous sprinkle” of all on both sides of the chicken.

coconut and curry chicken 3
Brown and season the chicken

Add peppers and onions and fruit-I have made this with mangos and chicken thighs and also this version with thin chicken breast and pineapple. Both are good!

coconut and curry chicken 2
Add peppers and onions plus some mango or pineapple

Add the rice and coconut milk and stir all together.

coconut and curry chicken 6
Add rice and coconut milk Then stir all together

Place in the oven for 30 min and dinner is ready! My son and daughter both love this dish so that makes me very happy!

coconut and curry chicken 1
All done-one pot wonder

 

Enjoy!

xo, Adrienne

 

 

 

Advertisements

Dutch Oven Cranberry & Quinoa with Pork

cranberry and quinoa collage

 

What you will need:

1 tbsp. canola/oil or coconut oil or any other kind  of healthy oil

1/2 c chopped yellow pepper

1/4 c chopped red onion

8 oz or so diced thin pork chops

1 c fresh or frozen cranberries

2/3 c water

3/4 c chicken broth

2/3 c uncooked quinoa

1 tbsp. sweet and sour sauce-very optional

Chopped nuts for garnish-very optional

Seasonings-garlic powder, cayenne pepper, salt, pepper, ginger and cinnamon

What you will do:

Pre-heat oven to 300 degrees

On stove top in Dutch oven  heat oil on med for 30 sec then add pork and season with above mentioned seasonings (to your liking)

Let brown for several minutes then add peppers, onions and cranberries for another few minutes

Next add quinoa, sweet and sour sauce, water and chicken broth

Stir all and place in oven for approx. 30 min.

Check it after 25 min and see if the glorious quinoa soaked up all the liquid.

You don’t want to over cook it and dry it out!

Garnish with more cinnamon, cayenne pepper and chopped walnuts if you like!

Enjoy! A

 

 

 

 

Savory-Mouth-Watering Dutch Oven Chicken Thighs

Chicken thigh dutch oven

Savory Chicken thighs-in the Dutch Oven!

If you have been following my blog or my Facebook page  you would know that I got a Dutch Oven maybe a month ago (thanks mom-early Christmas present!!!) and I have used it at least 15 times since then because I am in LOVE with it! It makes things so easy, easy to throw everything in one pot, easy cooking process and easy clean up!!! I highly suggest you add one to your kitchen ASAP!

Ingredients:

6 boneless/skinless chicken thighs

1/2 cup dry Jasmine rice

2 cups water

2 tbsp. canola/olive oil

2 tsp tomato paste

1 small green pepper

1 med/large tomato

1 small Spanish onion

1 tbsp. minced garlic

Seasonings: red pepper flakes, salt, pepper, garlic powder, cinnamon (some of each to your liking)

Directions:

Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees

1. Lightly coat bottom of pot with canola/olive oil on stove on med heat
2. Chop tomato, green pepper and onion-place in pot
3. Add chicken thighs to pot…
4. Season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, red pepper flakes and cinnamon
5. Add 2 tsp. tomato paste and 1 tsp. minced garlic to bottom of pot and let simmer for a few min
6. Add 1/2 c dry rice and 2 cups of water.

Place in oven for 1.5 to 2 hours.

Enjoy!!!

xo-A

 

Dutch Oven Applesauce & Onion Pork Loin

dutch oven applesauce pork loin collage

What you will need:

 1 med sliced onion into thin rings

1 small apple sliced thinly-skin on

12 oz unsweetened natural applesauce

2 tbsp. canola/olive oil

1 to 1 1/4 lb of pork loin cuts or pork tenderloin cut into thick pcs. (shown above)

Season with salt, pepper, rosemary, brown sugar, honey, cinnamon

 

Directions:

Pre-heat the oven to 300 degrees

Place 2 tbsp. canola/olive oil in bottom of Dutch oven on stove top on med heat

Season pork with salt and pepper and place pork loin pcs. in oil to brown 2 mins on each side

Remove pork from Dutch oven and place apples and onions down to start to brown

Season apples and onions with 2 dashes cinnamon, 1 tsp. rosemary, 1 tsp. brown sugar and 2 tsp. honey

Stir and cook on med heat for 5 min then place pork back in Dutch oven on top of onions and apples

Add the 12 oz of unsweetened natural applesauce and stir around once more

Place lid on Dutch oven and place in the oven for 1.5 hours on 300 degrees

 

Easy ingredients, easy one pot cook and clean up!

(If you have a bigger family or just want to make more pork at one time you can easily add a little more of each seasoning, apples and onions)

Enjoy!

xo-A