Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Chinese Fake Out - Still Skinny Cooking!



















How about this for a try - it's Chinese Fake Out - Chicken Fried Rice and Hoisin Glazed Chicken!

Go ahead...ask me why!

I'll tell you.

It's fake out because you can fool all your friends into thinking you ordered take out instead of cooking it. And guess what? It's super healthy - know why? 

Because I used brown rice and olive oil to prepare it.

I don't have a recipe but I can walk you through what I did.

Chicken breasts were seared on both sides and liberally seasoned with salt and pepper. They went into a 400 degree oven to cook through and were glazed every 2 minutes until they were done. Simple, right? Stick a knife into the chicken breasts, if the juices run clear - it's done.

For the fried rice - sooooo simple. I diced up bell peppers (red, orange, yellow, and green) and sauteed those with shoestring carrots, garlic, and scallions - just for a moment. I removed that from the pan and added diced chicken to cook. I seasoned it with salt and pepper and took it out when it was done. I scrambled an egg in the same pan and then tossed everything back in with soy sauce, red pepper flakes, a touch of sesame oil and hoisin. And voila...that's it!

Check out the pictures!

Don't forget I launch the site www.everydaycookin.com this coming Sunday - 1/11/2009. The first video is ready to roll. It's a "Visit to the Caribbean." Remember the cruise I went on? Well, I was inspired - so on the video I'm making jerk chicken, sweet potato risotto, and coconut spinach - yummers! You'll like the video!

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32 comments:

ttfn300 said...

i love recipes like this! when do I get to come over? :)

T.Allen-Mercado said...

Oh the rice...I can't take the rice-it's gorgeous!

Y'know i'd walk right over there, yes-from AZ, if I weren't already treadmilled out.

Looking forward to the launch...

clnmike said...

I will definitely try this.

Marc @ NoRecipes said...

Looks good Darius! Your title cracks me up:-)

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

It looks delicious! A tasty dish!

Cheers,

Rosa

Jan said...

Ooooh YUM! Looks deeelish!

BorednTalkative said...

I'm gonn ahave to make this. It looks great.

Happy cook said...

Fake or not i would love to have them.
Looks so yumm and on top of it, it is healthy too.
Happy 2009 to you and your loved ones.

Snooty Primadona said...

Damn Darius! That looks fabulous! Half od the meals I make are made up off the top of my head & they're usually the best ones. You're doing great so far!

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

Your dishes always look so pretty.

Irene said...

You used brown rice? Cool! This is a totally fantastic meal that I make without feeling guilty.

Dawn said...

I love hoisin sauce! This looks insanely good. And brown rice I think is tastier, better texture for sure.
Now I'm craving Moo Shi!

LadyLee said...

That looks very good. Another masterpiece from the Master Chef.

eclectik said...

I gave you a shout out on the blog.

e.

Debbie said...

Your recipes always look fabulous! This one is out of this world. I want to make it right now! I never used brown rice for fried rice....did you chill it first in the fridge and then fry it?

Dragon said...

Those are some fine chopping skill there buddy. :)

Natashya said...

This is my kind of meal! Simple, healthy and quick. Lovely!

mikky said...

this looks great... a perfect meal, and don't forget "healthy"... :) thanks for sharing... :)

kblog said...

I'm going to try this. What did you use to glaze the chicken every 2 min? The hoisin sauce? Was it mixed with something else?

Keith said...

This blog will make me a better husband in 2009. I will use your recipes as if they are my own and the wife will be impressed by my talent. My whole cooking year will be a fake-out!

The Goddess said...

I keep trying to encourage my hubby to try some of your recipes since he's decided to start cooking. This looks so delicious. We're going to have to try this one tomorrow. Yummy!

soulchocolate said...

This looks awesome! I love the colors!!!!

Psychgrad said...

The chicken sounds delicious. I'm going to have to try brown rice again. I have tried it a couple of times before and didn't like it. But, I really shouldn't give up on it.

Malar Gandhi said...

First time here, lovely post. All the pictures are too good.

Like the catchy tern 'chinese fake out'...truly it is, chicken and wild rice looks perfect, guess better than chinese place!:) Must have tasted great too! Thanks for sharing your recipe...will give it a try sometime...

Nazarina A said...

Darius,
Your culinary personality is so indicative of the Tropics! I love your videos as well!!

suite STL said...

Congrats on the new site and finally a recipe I think I might be able to handle. I'm really going to try this one this weekend.

Jami B. a.k.a. Suite B

Erica said...

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm! I love jerk chicken and the sweet potato risotto sounds amazing! Congrats with the website!!

Nina Timm said...

I like this a lot, I am trying to get rid of some holiday calories and this is so delicious too. Thanks for sharing, bud!!!

CurvyGurl ♥ said...

Wow! I just ate and this made me hungry again. I'll whip this up to impress some folks. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Watched your video,it was awsome. I love to eat so you are definitely someone I need to pay attention to.

Grinder said...

Jesus, that looks delicious man

Jeanne said...

Mmm, that looks good. I love Chinese food, but I always worry that take=out is full of preservatives that I certainly don't want. This is the perfect alternative :)