2.09.2011

Kitchen Nightmare

I should win the title for being THEEEE Kitchen Nightmare. I ruin everything.

I had some chicken. I had some lime. And I made the best recipe ever. To check out the recipe, look at the bottom of this post. It was one of my most favorite foods I've made.

But the thing is.... when I turned the chicken over in its pan, the oil splashed out.

And coated my hand.

So now my thumb is about the same temperature as the sun.

Just kidding! It's actually hotter than the temperature of the sun. It's probably the worse burn I've ever gotten. And it stings. That pun is completely intended.

Looking back, I realized that isn't a pun at all. I have no idea what I was thinking... maybe I burned my brain too.

I'm supposed to blog today about my favorite place to eat. That's my kitchen. Or my mom's kitchen. Or my friend's kitchen. Or my grandparent's kitchen. It doesn't even have to be the kitchen... could be a dining room! I don't like eating out.... It's not that I don't like the food, just the atmosphere is stressful. But if I'm with people I really love, that's fine :)

So. Recipe for disaster! Just kidding. Recipe for lime chicken.

Ingredients:
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp paprika
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp parsley
1/4 tsp thyme
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder or 1 minced garlic clove
black pepper to taste
1 chicken breast
2 tbs butter
1 tbs oil
1 lime
1 aloe vera leaf

Mix all of the dry spices, including the pepper, together. So you've just got this dry powder mix, right? If you decided to use a garlic clove, wait to put it on until you put on the lime stuff. Take the chicken and coat it in the spice stuff. Just cake it on. The more, the better.
Heat up oil in butter in a pan, and toss the chicken right on in! As the chicken cooks, grate some lime peel on there. And then cut the lime in half. Juice half of the lime over the top of the still cooking chicken,  and slice the other half of the lime, placing the slices on top of the chicken.
When you flip the chicken over, keep the limes on the same side, so that the limes are getting cooked too. This softens the lime stuff and makes a really nice paste to spread over the top when you're done.
Also, when you flip the chicken, make sure you splash boiling oil all over your hand. Then wrap an aloe leaf around your hand.
Cook as long as you want! I really like my chicken blackened... that's how I cooked it. It was SO good. Just scrape out the inside of the limes and spread it over the top.

It's spicy with a zest of lime. It rocks.
It also burns your hand real bad.

Be careful as you will!



3 comments:

sarcasm397 said...

That sounds rather delicious. And fortunately, I have an aloe vera plant to get leaves from! So I can follow the recipe exactly.

jaycie said...

just so you know, our thumbs are shaped almost the same.

chip said...

Well, I took out the spicy part, but it was really good! And my mom liked not having to cook. (Figures.)