NOMS: Honeydew Chicken with Cashews


so, i've had this recipe in our little recipe box for 2 years now.  my friend's husband works at Market at the Shangri-La downtown and so my mouth and belly always get super excited for birthdays or get-togethers at their home.  this recipe was super quick and easy once you've marinated the chicken for 2 hours.


6 Organic chicken thighs
Marinate for 2 Hours (bowl or ziploc bag)
with oil, turmeric, chilli powder, cumin, ground coriander, salt + pepper

A few good pinches of everything though i added a little more of the coriander because i freaking love its citrusy smell and taste.  

Preheat your oven to 350 
Place your chicken on a baking rack and cook for 25 minutes
(or if you aren't broke, use that BBQ you are so fortunate to have)

if you are smart and have a rice cooker, start it up.
if you like to test the fates and do it old school in the pot, best of luck

back when i lived at home, we never used the rice cooker except for when we had big family parties.  i was the designated kitchen wench as part of my household duties and was the person that made the rice old school in the pot.  and 15% of the time my mom could be heard cursing me through the smoky hallway because i had left the kitchen and forgotten about the boiling pot of rice.  in my old age, my memory is even less dependable and so it is rice cooker 100% of the time.  


Honeydew Dressing
Olive Oil, fish sauce, lime juice, red thai chill, garlic, salt, cilantro

he didn't give me any measurements but i'll say 
1.5T of oil
1/2tsp fish sauce
Juice from 1 lime
Chili and garlic to taste

OH PS YES I CAN COOK WITH FRESH ONIONS + GARLIC AGAIN
HOLLAAAAA!!!!!!


Blend it all together and smell it and be like 
"Oh baby, that is truly the shit!"


Chop up your honeydew into bite sized pieces
Mix with dressing and store in the fridge

I used a smaller honeydew for this recipe and it was a little more honeydew than I would personally have liked.  I would have used maybe 3/4 of the honeydew for this recipe and the saved the rest for a snack for the following day… or use all the honeydew and buy more chicken.  Whatever...


Grab a cup or two of cashews (depending on how nutty you are) and toast them in a pan.

DO NOT LEAVE THEM UNATTENDED TO TAKE PHOTOS OF YOUR KIDS
BECAUSE YOU WILL FREAK OUT WHEN YOU SMELL THEM BURNING
AND BE ANGRY WHEN YOU SEE THEM HALF BLACK AND SMOKING


we have had showings everyday for the past 5 days plus tomorrow
and i have had to fix my bed a million times because of these monkeys


sigh… the cost of burnt cashews is sometimes still worth it


ding!
your chicken is ready and you know because you cut off a piece and tasted it and said

"omg i totally was nervous about how this was going to taste with all those spices but this is totally so freaking good that i am also going to shove some melon and cashews and rice into my mouth to try all of it together because i'm so hungry and can't wait!!!!!…"



Mix your honeydew and chicken together
Serve over a bowl of rice
Garnish with cashews + cilantro

ENJOY!


thanks Alvaro for the recipe


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