It’s February 1st. If I were a good food blogger with my life in order, I’d be posting heart-shaped things (No really, click that link. I’m proud of those) or chocolate-covered things and helping you come up with the perfect meal for your Valentine but instead I’m going to tell you that you have less than 12 hours to make this before the Super Bowl and I promise, it’s worth it. This is completely last minute, so I’ll save all the chatter and just get to what you really need to know. I was originally thinking of posting chicken wings because really, is there a more classic Super Bowl food? But I hate chicken wings so instead, I made a healthy version and put it on a stick. Chicken on a stick > Chicken on a bone. I coated chicken with a blend of cilantro, ginger, scallions and jalapeño, baked it and served it with an avocado, lime dipping sauce. I had every intention of serving this tomorrow but like most things in this house, it didn’t last that long. So if you’re all set for tomorrow and don’t feel like rushing to the store, no worries, it’ll make for a great dinner any other night of the week. I went ahead and tested that out for you tonight. Enjoy. Cilantro-Ginger Chicken (on a stick!) with Avocado-Lime Dipping Sauce (serves 4-6) (inspired by Martha) For the chicken: Ingredients: 1.25 lbs boneless chicken thighs 1 cup cilantro, stems removed 1 jalapeno, seeded if desired and roughly chopped 4 scallions, roughly chopped 2 cloves garlic Juice of 1 lime 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 2 oz ginger, peeled and roughly chopped 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 8-10 wooden skewers Directions:
and oil. Process until smooth, scraping sides as needed. It will be a paste-like consistency.
For the dip: Ingredients: 3/4 cup cilantro 2 cloves garlic Juice of 2 limes 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/8 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 avocado Directions:
Posted on February 1, 2014