Wednesday, May 30, 2007

You too can be a Goddess...

Just make this chicken!

Since i started bloggin' about my adventures, recipes are coming at me from everywhere. EVERYONE wants to be a part of my chronicles. And i love you all and want to make every single one of your fabulous recipes, i do, really truly, so keep 'em coming. But i just need to be feeling it at the moment. ;) And that moment has finally arrived...SARAH! :)

Everyday i get inspired by one ingredient, one random thing that i start to pop into allrecipes ingredient search or search for at foodtv. That day the convo had turned to plain yogurt. One of my girlfriends said she uses it as a condiment on nearly everything. I said no way, i just bought plain yogurt and i have no idea why! One of my friends says she only buys plain yogurt and then puts all kinds of good things in it, fruits, granola, etc and enjoys it that way. Another, Sar, said she uses it as a marinade for chicken. DING DING DING!!! Now i'm inspired! Her response: "SCORE!!!!! my first recipe to be featured on meli can cook!"

So now without further adieu, Sarah's Goddess Chicken (i named it, not her) as written by Sar...

this is the marinade:
1 cup plain yogurt
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon grill seasoning

let it marinate and stick it on the indoor grill.
and you can make this and put it on top: :)

Parsley Feta Pesto:
1 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves
1/2 cup feta crumbles
1 clove garlic
1 teaspoon coarse black pepper
3 tablespoons chopped walnuts
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil


I made the pesto as my chicken breasts were grillin. The only change i made was i used pistachios instead of walnuts. Check this out.

Doesn't that look amazing?! You're damn right it does! I had to cut up a tomato and spread the pesto on so i could sample it, cause those giant breasts were taking forever to finish in my grill pan.

Let me tell you, it tasted as amazing as it looked. And the yogurt marinade made the chicken oh so juicy and tender, i served it up with Mom's Rice Pilaf and a couple of sliced tomatos that i didn't inhale while cooking and it was a fabulous dinner.

I had a teeny bit left over for lunch the following day, and the pesto just got better overnight. So if you want, make the pesto a day in advance so the flavors have plenty of time to get to know each other. ;)


Elly said...

I love marinating my chicken in yogurt. Makes it so juicy and tender, yum. That parsley-feta pesto looks SO good. i definitely have to try that.

Sarah said...

YAY!!!!!!! I"M FAMOUS!!!!!!!!
So happy it was a hit at the "meli can cook" household.

p.s you can also place all the pesto ingrediants in the food processor if you want a smoother finish, but chunky is just as yummy.

Andrea said...

girl you've been cooking like crazy! that chicken looks yummy!

Candace said...

Its 8:30 am and I'm salivating like a dog... That looks abslutely delish!

maitee said...

I'm gonna have to try this1 It looks DELICIOUS!!!!!