I’ve learnt nothing can make quinoa manly. At least that’s what I’ve been told on social media including comments on my recent post.
On that post my attempt to make quinoa manly was to mix it with brown onion gravy. The good thing while everyone acknowledges it’s not a good look many readers thought it would taste good.
Tonight I cooked a Chicken Maryland and thought I’d chuck some quinoa into the baking tray with a cup of water. I knew the juices from the chicken would add flavour. I also knew the chicken would release a lot of lovely tasty fat and the quinoa would soak that up too. Not exactly healthful but gee it tasted good.
I’d like to stress the importance of letting the chicken rest. This chicken was so succulent. It was moist and juicy and full of flavour. The skin was tasty and had a nice texture to it even though the chicken had a steaming effect to it through the water in the baking tray.
- Chicken Maryland piece
- Coleslaw stuff
- In a baking tray with a rack place your piece of chicken
- Rub in some oil and add some salt and chilli flakes
- In the tray add a cup of cold water
- Add some quinoa, about ⅓ to ½ a cup
- Put into an oven set at 200 °C for 20 minutes
- After 20 minutes turn down the oven to 150 °C and cook for a further 40 minutes
- Once the chicken is cooked allow it to rest for 20 minutes
- Put together the coleslaw stuff and make a coleslaw
- When the rack is cool to touch pull it out of the tray and spoon out the cooked quinoa
- Plate up the chicken and coleslaw and then add the quinoa so the fatty goodness seeps through the coleslaw and is further absorbed
- Shoot a photograph
- Eat dinner
- Wash dishes
- Write the recipe
- Blog (verb)