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Coriander,Cilantro,Garlic & Onions Love Chicken!

This past week a client mentioned she would cook her son a favorite dish and I asked what it was made with…

Thank you Lillie for letting me know what a perfect combination cilantro,corriander,garlic and onions make when blended with the chicken. I am sure our receipes are very different as this was my first time to mix these wonderful spices together on this Memorial Day. I so enjoyed the fragrance as the melding of flavors occured over the six hours of the slow cooking process. I was able to spends some time with that favorite tool Google to find out what others add to this basic set of ingredients to make this dish even more fun for the next times I make it. I found that most fry the chicken or bake it and a few slow cook it. Being one that enjoys thinking that someones else has cooked for me… slow cooking was my favorite starting approach. This way I get to sit back and enjoy the simple pleasures of adding to my knowlege all things cilantro and chicken while basking in the fragrance of a home cooked meal.

My version was simple, very easy and low fat  but could have been upgraded by the use of fresh cilantro and corriander.

First I stir fried 1.5 lbs of boneless skinned thighs and same amount of drumsticks in olive oil just to lightly brown and start the release of natural flavors tossing it all in the cooker.

I chopped a vadalia onion small but not fine along with 8 cloves of garlic smashed and cut. Combined with .12 oz of  dried cilantro and coriander powder, lots of  black pepper and amazing coarse salt from Mont St. Michelle, thanks to a very special friend’s gift, combine all together and left to marinate for 2 hours in the fridge.

The slow cooking began with adding just a splash of water to insure some additional moisture for the next six  hours and though some would have added sugar to their blend I will instead serve this exotic dish a top of a bed of sweet green peas which is a memory of many a childhood dinner plate. Hmmm…Quite a nice dish for a Memeorial Day!

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