Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Tomatoes + Honey + Chicken

I've had some time lately to try out some new recipes. Sadly, two of them just did not work out the way I would have liked. However, on the third day: Success!

I just uncovered this recipe among some my grandmother came up with. It's got a unique texture and flavor that is borderline exotic. I was so pleasantly surprised with not only the aroma but the taste of this dish. Enjoy!

Chicken with Tomatoes and Honey

  • 4c tomatoes, cut into large chunks
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1t ginger, grated
  • 2t ground cinnamon
  • 1/2t pepper
  • 3-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2T honey
  • 1c chicken stock
  • 1/3c golden raisins
  • 1/2c cous cous

  1. In a 5-quart non-stick pot over medium-high heat, combine the tomatoes, onion, garlic, ginger, cinnamon, and pepper.
  2. Once everything is heated through, add in chicken and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for about 40 minutes or until the chicken is cooked.
  3. Remove chicken and keep it warm.
  4. Increase the heat under the sauce to high. Boil and stir often until the sauce is thick and the tomatoes begin to caramelize.
  5. Stir in the honey and chicken. Reduce the heat to low while you make the cous cous.
  6. Bring the chicken stock and raisins to a boil. Stir in the cous cous, cover, and remove from heat. Let sit according to directions (usually about 5 minutes). Fluff with a fork before serving.
I cut my chicken into bite-sized pieces, but I think it would work better with larger pieces that are easier to get out.