18 March 2010

Chicken with Artichokes

I adapted this recipe for dinner tonight and it turned out great. I couldn't find frozen artichokes so I used the marinated ones from Costco. Rather than jarred peppers, I used these ones my dad grows. I'm not sure what they are called, but they are small and occasionally hot. I guess it's either the younger or older ones that are hot but we tend to get surprised. They have a really strong pepper flavor the way green bell peppers do, so Kea doesn't like them much, but I sliced them up thin and he loved it. Since the artichokes were marinated I chose to put them into the sauce rather than into the orzo.

I also used skinless chicken and again it was fine. The cooking time for chicken on this recipe is perfect, but I did the orzo for about 10 minutes (because I didn't read directions carefully...). Came out good though; I think the orzo would've been underdone if I followed the directions in the recipe.

Lastly, I subbed 1/2 t. cider vinegar and 1/2 c. chicken broth for the wine just because we didn't have any. Learned this tip from some site and it worked great!

This recipe is definitely a keeper!

4 Comments:

At 6:19 PM , Blogger Aimée Knight said...

robyn, i want photos!!!

 
At 7:49 PM , Blogger Robyn said...

i know i know! i am so bad about not taking pictures...

 
At 2:55 PM , Blogger H said...

yes photos would be nice! hehe. sounds good, and i love rachael ray! you did quite a bit to alter the recipe. i was cooking just last night and the recipe said I could substitute white wine for some of the chicken broth.... weird! never knew chicken broth and wine were interchangeable...

 
At 5:16 PM , Blogger Robyn said...

i would think chicken broth and wine would make a dish taste really different! but maybe good either way?

i like rachael ray also. i'm all about easy cooking!

 

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