Something To Eat With A Nice Zinfandel

Here’s a one-pan recipe (well, technically two, but the rice doesn’t count…much) for chicken cooked with a curried tomato sauce.
A Bingley Original™

1 lb chicken breasts (here after referred to as “Pamelas”*)
1 med-lrg onion
a couple cloves of garlic, crushed (one can never have enough garlic)
1 – 28oz can of crushed tomatos
1 lime
1 Tbsp curry powder (more or less to taste; I don’t measure, I just dump some in)
garlic salt
2 Tbsp olive oil
Take the lime and from one half slice off the Arctic Circle, the Tropic of Cancer, and the Equator. Put these on the side. Use the balance of the lime in gin and tonics for you and your bride. Warm the olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Cut the Pamelas into roughly 1-inch chunks, sprinkle with a little garlic salt and pepper, and start them cooking in the oil. Chop the onion and add it to the pan, stirring it and the Pamelas frequently to make sure they get cooked. Add the garlic. Add a little more. When the onions are clear and the Pamelas are no longer pink add the crushed tomatos and the curry powder and stir it in. Add the lime slices and gently stir them below the surface. Reduce heat and cook, covered, for 25 minutes. Remove lime slices before serving.
We always have this on top of rice, which is convenient because the rice takes 25 minutes as well, so you put the rice on when you add the crushed tomatos, etc. I add a little cardamom to the rice as it’s cooking as the flavor goes very well with the curry.
*You don’t really need an explanation for this, do you?

6 Responses to “Something To Eat With A Nice Zinfandel”

  1. Ken Summers says:

    I always thought Pamela’s looked more like 35 lbs.

  2. Kathy K says:

    “*You don’t really need an explanation for this, do you?”
    No, but a ‘drink warning’ would have been appreciated.

  3. Kathy K says:

    P.S. There’s not nearly enough garlic in that recipe…

  4. Mr. Bingley says:

    I agree Kathy. When my bride is out of town I always order a garlic pizza on the first night. That way I’ve got a chance the house will air out before she returns.

  5. The Real JeffS says:

    What, are you afraid of vampires or something, Mr. Bingley????

  6. Mr. Bingley says:

    Nope, the garlic keeps them safely at bay.

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