Sunday, March 09, 2008

Mothra

I just saw a moth fly into my studio - should I panic? How do I know if it's the wool-eating variety?

It's almost as bad if it's the food eating kind - last year we lost $$ worth of food in the pantry to a moth invasion. To say nothing of the ick factor.

Here is a very, very easy chicken recipe to try if you are short on time and ingredients:

You will need 2 or 3 chicken breasts. I slice ours in half the long way and then again the short way so I have pieces that are about the size of a deck of cards.

Other ingredients:
1/4 flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon chopped garlic

1/4 cup rice wine vinegar (can substitute balsamic or apple cider vinegar)
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 teaspoon dijon mustard (can substitute honey mustard)
1/2 teaspoon sugar

In a pan on low heat - warm 3 tblspn oil and 3 tblspn butter.
Meanwhile - mix 1/4 cup of flour with a teaspoon of salt and a 1/4 teaspoon of ground pepper (or to taste)
dip the chicken pieces in the flour to coat.

When the butter has melted, turn up the heat to high and add 1 tspn chopped garlic. Heat for about a minute just until garlic has turned golden. Add chicken and sautee for about 3 minutes on a side (I confess that this is never enough time for me, but I know it is supposed to be)

When chicken is cooked through, remove from pan and set aside. Turn down heat and add chicken stock and vinegar bring to a boil constantly stirring. Add mustard and sugar. If the sauce isn't thickening. Continue boiling until sauce has thickened. Pour over chicken and serve.

This was a big hit with the big kids, but not the 2 and 5 yo. That's not saying much, however, the only kind of chicken they like comes in the nugget form.

2 comments:

loribird said...

Don't panic.

Not all moths are wool-eating moths. Look some photos up on the internet; wool moths are tiny little fellas, brownish-gray... I freaked when the Maine Moths invaded my wool room every night last summer, but they were all huge, and didn't seem to have an appetite. (Kept the cat amused though!)

I love your quick n' good recipes, by the way. This one sounds right up our alley.

stickchick said...

Ewww moths!

The recipe sounds great! I just happen to be sick (stupid cold) so this is just begging to be tried, thanks!!!