Transforming a Culinary Repertoire with Chicken
Inspiring the taste buds and the gourmet in you, chicken dishes have come home to roost as the ubiquitous food which has crossed cultural horizons to offer the palate passion and pleasure. Hitting the culinary spotlight with a cadenza of flavor and aroma, the simple chicken or Gallus gallus domesticus displays a mild taste and with its uniform texture can be transformed into any type of culinary concoction.
Making inroads into a vast culinary arena, chicken has conquered the world with a rich and delicious history. Journeying into a delicious path, the famous chicken has traversed through global terrain and has made an impression with its accessibility, low cost, nutritional value, and versatility. As an all-time favorite, the chicken absorbs the flavors of any ingredient and has been used in innovative ways around the globe.
Explore Versatile, Vibrant and Vivacious Chicken Dishes
Binoy Nazareth has been known for his culinary skills and expertise in whipping up an awesome array of delicious dishes fit for the gods. He says that the much-loved and much-favored chicken has the ability to transform into a delicious dish whether it is grilled, barbecued, roasted, pan-seared, deep-fried or just used in a gravy, curry, stew, soup or sauce. With its flavor-absorbing base, chicken has been the inspiration of myriad recipes right from BBQ Chicken Pizza, Chicken tortillas to pot pies and curries.
Does anyone stop to think of the number of times that they have eaten chicken? Transforming itself into part and parcel of life, chicken has found its way into salads, chicken fingers, nuggets, soups and countless dishes which has soothed hunger pangs and satisfied even the fussiest eater. With almost every part of the chicken being used in dishes for lunch, dinner or snack time, it has turned out to be an inexpensive protein and a healthy meal option.
Chicken is King
Lauded by nutritionists all over the world, the chicken with its lean white meat contributes to a satisfying meal and is also low on calories. Being an intrepid traveler, Binoy emphasizes that a chicken dish when cooked in various ways is sure to satisfy the travel bug in you. He says that dishes taken from various cultures like curried chicken or enchiladas and infused with Indian or Mexican flavors can transport your traveling soul into an exotic dimension. Chicken inspires the gourmet in you where you can try out fusion cuisine, says Binoy who has experimented with even the most intricate chicken recipes from all over the world.
You can reinvent recipes, says Binoy, right from crispy fried to succulent roasted chicken which can speak volumes as a standalone dish or as a hearty meal. Binoy Nazareth delves into the aspirations of culinary talents to give you a favorite chicken recipe to suit any occasion or just a family dinner or lunch. Here is an all-time favorite which is guaranteed to fill the mind, body and soul with the wholesome spirit of taste and a delicious journey.
What you need:
Chicken drumstick with skin 8 pieces
¾ cup of Tomato sauce
2 Tablespoons of brown sugar
3 cloves of crushed garlic
½ cup of chicken stock
2 large onions sliced thin
I tablespoon oil
1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
Equipment or cooking utensils needed:
1 casserole dish
1 frying pan
What to do:
Take a clean saucepan and pour oil into it. Wait till it heats up and fry the crushed garlic.
Next, add one tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce, ½ cup of chicken stock, 2 tablespoons of brown sugar and ¾ cup of tomato sauce. Bring to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes while gently stirring the mixture.
Take a frying pan and pour oil in it. Wait till it heats up and brown the chicken drumsticks with the skin. Fry the chicken gently for a few minutes. Place the browned chicken drumsticks in a casserole and dribble the sauce over the chicken pieces.
Bake the chicken in the oven which has been heated up to 180C.
After 15 minutes, place the thinly sliced onion and baste.
Bake the chicken for 35 minutes while basting every 10 minutes.
Bon appétit! Your delicious American Chicken is now ready. Have a great meal!
Options & Add-ons
You can also use red wine instead of the Worcestershire sauce, water instead of chicken stock and chicken thighs can replace drumsticks.
American Chicken can be accompanied with bread, vegetables, salads and mashed potatoes.
This great dish can be accompanied with white wine, fruit or vegetable juice or a long cool drink.
Add on a scrumptious dessert for that finishing touch.