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Marinated spicy chili chicken served with bok choy & potatoes & some latest awards!

on 26/11/2009

An alternative Christmas lunch!

I so love this spicy chicken marinated in oregano, ground coriander, dried chili flakes, lemon juice, Evoo & chicken stock. It sounds good, doesn’t it?
Recipe: For 2 persons
chicken fillets, about all together 250 a 300 gr, no skin, cleaned & cut into smaller pieces
** For the marinade:
3 teaspoons of ground coriander seeds!!! ( no fresh coriander!! )
1 teaspoon of dried chili flakes
5 sprigs of fresh oregano, only the leaves, washed & pad dry on kitchen paper
80 ml of lemon juice
80 ml of a fruity EVOO ( Extra Virgin Olive Oil )
125 ml of chicken stock
sea salt, I use Maldon
grinds of fresh black pepper
** For the rest:
1 bag of Bok choy, well washed & cleaned, the bottom cut off & cut each leaf into 2, steamed, sea salt & a few grinds of black pepper added.
boiled potatoes, to serve
1. First, make the marinade. Take a large non metallic bowl & place all the ingredients of the marinade in it. Mix well. Add some sea salt & a few grinds of black pepper according to taste. Mix well. Pour the marinade into a large Zip lock bag & add the chicken pieces. Mix well to coat. Close the bag. Now, with your hands on the outside of the bag, massage the meat for a few minutes with your hands. This helps to penetrate the marinade into the meat. Place the bag into a fitting bowl for when there is leakage. Place into the fridge for at least 1 hour. I marinated the chicken for 3 hours! That makes the meat all tender & moist.
2. 30 minutes, before you are going to prepare dinner, take the bowl out of the fridge.
3. In the meantime, boil your potatoes. Drain well. Keep warm. Heat a large non stick baking pan on a medium high heat. Lift the chicken pieces out of the marinade, but KEEP the marinade!!!
Add a bit of EVOO to the hot pan, when hot & sizzling, add the marinated chicken pieces. Fry until golden & cooked through. This will take about 4 to 6 minutes on each side. Remove from the pan & keep warm. Place them in aluminium foil & wrap tightly. Let the meat rest for 5 minutes so that the meat will be juicy & tender! Add the marinade to the hot pan & cook until it has thickened a bit.
4. Serve the chicken pieces on a plate. Pour the sauce over it. Serve with boiled potatoes & steamed Bok Choy.

MMMMMMM,…all the way!

Now for something completely different!
Recently, I received the same 2 georgius awards!
over the topYour blog is over the top award!
What a feisty & beautiful award this is!! I received this beauty from Simone ( Junglefrog ) @ Junglefrog cooking, my foodie friend from The Netherlands. She is a keen & wonderful photographer & likes to cook real & delicious food!
I also received this from my friend Angel@ Angel in the kitchen. She lives in North Dakota & recently became a mum. Her cooking is down to earth, easy yet so tasty & apart! Thanks again, Ladies!
So, here is the questionnaire:
1. Where is your cell phone? switched off, in the cupboard
2. Your hair? Dark brown
3. Your mother? My best friend
4. Your father? A retired teacher English, Dutch & philosophy. An eternal student
5. Your favourite food? For the moment: Game like venison in a delicious game red wine sauce served with braised parsnips & a potato & Jerusalem artichokes mash!
6. Your dream last night? Travelling with my husband to & in Australia & meeting up & cooking up a storm with Bill Granger! ooh yes!
7. Your favourite drink? At the moment: Codorníu Cava, Vintage 2007 Brut!
8. Your dream/ goal? Living comfortably with my chronic pain
9. What room are you in? the kitchen/living room
10. Your hobby? Entertaining, cooking, baking, blogging, meeting & having new friends through blogging, learning about food & other cultures from people all around the world. Experiencing new foods & cooking & baking with them! Going to museums, expositions about photography & architecture, travelling, history in general, I am studying Spanish & I am in my second year!
11. Your fear? ???
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? In my own house, with my husband & a lovely garden with flowers & home-grown vegetables
13. Where were you last night? In my apartment with my husband
14. Something that you aren’t? concentrating on one thing
15. Muffins? yes, but only the healthier ones, like the recipes on my blog
16. Wish list item? More Silicone mats & Bundt silicone mats, …
17. Where did you grow up? In Brustem, a quiet village near Sint-Truiden in Limburg, Belgium in a house with a large garden. My father has a vegetable patch & fruit trees.
18.Last thing you did? prepared lunch & ate it
19. What are you wearing? an oiled blue skirt & fitting outfit with a large necklace, lovely ear rings, black stockings & black heeled shoes
20. Your TV? old
21. Your pets? none
22. Friends? a few good ones
23. Your life? Lovely!
24. Your mood? Happy but tired
25. Missing someone? My dead grandmother
26. Vehicle? A second-hand Nissan Micra
27. Something you’re not wearing? No
29. Your favourite colour? Yellow & mild red!
30. When was the last time you laughed? Just 10 minutes ago
31. Last time you cried? A few days ago
32. Your best friend? My man: Peter!
33. One place that I go to over & over? the Brussels markets, the supermarkets & culinary shops , chocolatiers, like Corné, Neuhaus,Wittamer, …
34. One person who emails me regularly? Nadine
35. favourite place to eat? My most lovely experience in a 2 Michelin starred restaurant was in Beluga, in Maastricht, The Netherlands! The chef Hans van Wolde rocks! Here is their website: & of course other grand restaurants & at home too!
That’s it folks! Thanks for reading! Now, I want to give this beauty of a fine award to these lovely persons: ( in no particular order )
4. Lorraine aka NotquiteNigella in Sydney , Australia
So, enjoy those awards, my friends!
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101 responses to “Marinated spicy chili chicken served with bok choy & potatoes & some latest awards!

  1. lesley says:

    Hi Sophie,I'm not a huge fan of Coriander…but I'll give it a go, because you make it look so good!!p.s. I'm with you on the chronic pain!! Hope we get better with what we eat right?!

  2. Lisa says:

    Sophie..thank you so much for the lovely award! It was fun learning more about you in the questionnaire! *hugs*

  3. Hi Sophie, thanks so much for the award! Great to know more about you. Your chicken marinade sounds wonderful and the bok choi you have there is the real one I like, yum yum. Can't get the same one in Basel. there are actually numerous types of Bok Choi.

  4. Peggy says:

    Sophie, this looks great! Can't wait to try it!

  5. Valérie says:

    Yum, this sounds delicious! I love the blend of spices! My instinct would have been to use spinach, but bok choy makes it so much more interesting!

  6. Yummy and loving your list!You deserve the awards and thanks for healthy options.

  7. Koko says:

    First of all, that meal looks GREAT. It's presented beautifully and looks irresistable!Secondly, thank you so much for the award! I can't wait to answer all those questions and it was wonderful to hear about you!!

  8. Gloria says:

    Sophie this look really yummy, and I love the questionnaire to know more about you, huggs gloria

  9. This looks great! I love bok choy. So healthy– another way to prepare it. Congrats on the award!!

  10. Yes, it does look/sound great. I always appreciate new and delicious ways to fix chicken. Love bok choy, too!

  11. Claudia says:

    What a grand chicken dish! Love the spices. Bookmarking it. Congrats on award Sophie, your food is so wonderful – it is well-deserved!

  12. That looks really succulent! Yummy!Congrats on the award! Great to learn more about you!Cheers,Rosa

  13. Jef Boven says:

    Indeed, very wonderful pics and nice personal comments in the questionnaire!I'd like to be at table being allowed such a yummie dish.

  14. Sylvia says:

    Congrats for the award and thanks for remember me :)The chicken marinade soud delicious. Me encantan tus recetas, queria cenar un dia en tu casa 🙂

  15. Yum! That chicken recipe is right up my alley! I might substitute fresh coriander for the dried variety, that is all

  16. Paz says:

    I love anything spicy. I know I'd love the chicken. Congratulations on your award!Paz

  17. Cynthia says:

    Sophie, I LOVE this meal and it is so nutritiously balanced!

  18. Kerstin says:

    What a flavorful chicken recipe! I don't cook bok choy nearly as often as I should – it's so good!

  19. zerrin says:

    This marinade sounds definitely tempting. I can imagine the flavors on chicken, YUM! And it's great to learn more about you Sophie.

  20. I'm always on the lookout for a new chicken recipe and this one sounds wonderful. Congratulations on your award. I too love yellow with a mild red but I guess that's obvious as that's the color of my blog. I'm sorry to hear about your chronic pain. Mine seems to come with age and I hope yours improves with time. It's always nice to know about our friends.Have a great day.Sam

  21. Erica says:

    Sophie, This sounds delicious! I love the flavor of coriander.Otra fantastica receta 🙂

  22. Mmmmm…This marinated chicken is definitely on my to-cook list now!

  23. Barbara says:

    This looks like a great recipe, Sophie! I love coriander.Congrats on the awards!

  24. Congrats on the award! The red and green makes me think this could be a good Christmas dish.

  25. Congrats! Love ground coriander, adds so much flavour to a dish!

  26. Elra says:

    So lovely to read about you a little Sophie. I like yellow as well. The spicy chicken sounds mouth watering. Actually, for me I like it very very spicy. My husband said, it's match my personality, lol.

  27. diva says:

    congrats on the award Sophie~well deserved and this chicken looks damn fine 😉

  28. Carolyn Jung says:

    Congrats on the award! You should get one for that bok choy dish, too. Yum!

  29. Palidor says:

    Looks really yummy! I love spicy foods, but I'm quite the sissy. Congrats on the award! Well-deserved and it was fun reading more about you.

  30. KennyT says:

    Now I know you better! The chicken looks so yummy.

  31. Sophie, this meal is making me so hungry now. The sauce over the chicken looks yummy!

  32. Aww thankyou so much my dear friend Sophie! That's so lovely of you to think of me 😀 I loved reading more about you too!

  33. zurin says:

    That spicy chicken sounds delicious! I have a good mind to make it for dinner because I have all the ingredients.I know a lot about you now :))) interesting.

  34. Very VERY yummy dish! You make me hungry, Sophie!Ju

  35. What a delicious looking dinner! Congrats on you award, i love the awards where you get to learn more about someone :). Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

  36. Wow this looks like a perfect dinner! What a great blog with a lot of wonderful recipes! 🙂

  37. Oh yum, spicy, sweet potato – you're hitting all my favorites with this one Congrats on your well deserved award – reading your posts is a treat for me!

  38. nora@ffr says:

    interesting!! congrats on ye well deserved award 🙂 yummy dish!

  39. Talita says:

    Mmmm… Chilli! So tasty! Sounds really flavorful!

  40. Ellie says:

    Anotehr well deserved award. Congrats!!! yummy dinner 🙂

  41. Dawn says:

    I love museums too. You would love the old buildings where I live now. There a lot from the 1600's. Very old.I bet this dish smelled so good while cooking–I'm a big fan of coriander.

  42. Olive says:

    the chicken sounds good indeed, I love chicken and bok choy's one of my fave veggies :)..congrats on your awards and thanks for sharing some personal info about you..I enjoyed reading it ")

  43. nice to know you better sweet Sophie you cook so so well have a lovely sunday

  44. Donna-FFW says:

    Oh Sophie.. what an absolutely delicious dinner. I love every aspect of it. bEAUTIFUL!

  45. Olga says:

    I like how your food is always so attainable, yet delicious and well balanced. Yum.

  46. Nat says:

    This looks amazing Sophie…I totally love the combination of flavors….I am sure it must taste incredible…also thank you for your sweet comment on my blog : ) ….!

  47. This looks truly comforting and delicious!

  48. Wonderful flavors with the marinade! I'm loving the coriander here!

  49. El says:

    I love spicy food with good olive oil. Looks great!

  50. Grace says:

    you said the magic word–SPICY! i'm automatically hungry and a fan. congrats on the award, too. 🙂

  51. Alexa says:

    Lovely meal and pics. I love the spices. Your blog is wonderful, Sophie!

  52. Trissa says:

    (1) Your chicken looks divine – I love the fact that it is also so simple to make.(2) You totally deserve that award!

  53. Sophie, I'd love to try this on faux chicken. It looks soo good! It totally reminds me this Filipino food. Yummmmy!

  54. Emily says:

    Oooh lovely. What a good dinner!

  55. Joanne says:

    What a delicious chicken recipe! I love love LOVE spicy foods.Congrats on the award. It was so much fun reading about you.

  56. That does look totally delicious! Very comforting too.

  57. Cathy says:

    Congratulations on your awards!The spices you've used in the marinade are my favorites and I know the chicken is delicious with potatoes and bok choy on the side. A lovely combination.

  58. That does look like a lovely meal! I'm sorry you have to live in chronic pain–I had no idea. I think it's so cute your mom is your best friend!

  59. Cheryl says:

    You had me at Bock Choy and potatoes, but the chicken, yum! I love the question/answer dealies!

  60. Bok choy is underutilized! Gotta add it to more meals.

  61. Lele says:

    That chicken is gorgeous! And I cannot get enough bok choy.

  62. Juliana says:

    Sophie, congratulations on your award…nice informations about you as well :-)Love the chicken dish with bok choy…yummie

  63. Wow…that's an yum recipe…congrats on the award dear…

  64. A lovely recipe Sphie…I epsecially love the bok choy…am a big fan of it!Congrats too…Ronelle

  65. Margaret says:

    Great food, as usual Sophie.Congratulations on the awards.

  66. Muneeba says:

    Congrats on your award Sophie .. I really enjoyed reading your honest responses to all those questions. Especially the one about your dream – cooking with Bill Granger!

  67. The chicken looks fabulous — I love the combo of lemon juice with the spices! And thanks for including the questionnaire. It's so much fun to learn more about fellow bloggers!

  68. Hannah says:

    Bok choy is one of those things that I really need to think of more often when cooking- Thanks for reminding me it's out there!

  69. Jo says:

    Congrats on your award and so rightly deserved as well. By the way this dish looks awesome and so flavourful.

  70. Un poulet épicé comme je les aime. Bravo!!A bientôt.

  71. Delicious! I love the blend of spices in this dish! Congrats on the award!

  72. Jamie says:

    Congrats on even more well-deserved awards and I love this chicken dish: so simple yet the flavors I love and it looks luscious!

  73. Judy says:

    Yummy recipe, thanks for posting.

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