Chicken Fusion Recipe

Chicken Fusion
Preliminary, to be Adjusted
By Ben Whisman | BlueCatShip
2015-01-21

This recipe got its start in a very roundabout way from a batch of chicken strips I fixed with too much pepper in the lemon pepper to suit my taste.

I made stir-fried rice and added a little sour cream, before eating it all.

Then inspiration struck on something else to try. The result is a preliminary recipe based on that, which I’ll modify after testing it out.

* Determine measurements on spices, cans, bags;
* Determine amounts for optional ingredients;
* Determine mix for Cajun gumbo veggies, if people can’t find pre-packaged;

* Instead of Season Salt, try:
{
1x salt
1x black pepper
2x basil
2x oregano
1x powdered cloves
1x cinnamon
1x allspice
1x nutmeg
2x cilantro
}

* Consider a dash of Curry Powder.

Ingredients

1 pkg. (?? oz.) chicken strips, uncooked, no breading, thawed
2 tbsp. olive oil
2 dashes Season Salt (Lawry’s or other) — how many tsp.?
2 or 3 dashes Lemon Pepper shaker mix — how many tsp.?
2 oz. Lemon juice
2 to 4 oz. Mango nectar?

2 cups cooked brown rice
2 tbsp. olive oil
2 eggs
4 tbsp. sour cream
1 large pkg. (?? oz.) Cajun style gumbo vegetables, thawed (available in the frozen foods aisle)
1 can (12 oz.?) diced or chopped tomatoes

Equipment

Wok or Skillet
Wok Spatula
Butcher Knife (to dice chicken strips and optional mangoes)
Measuring Spoons
Measuring Cup

Procedure

Dice chicken strips into bite-sized pieces, about 1 inch (2.54 cm).
Add olive oil to pan. Coat chicken pieces with olive oil, season salt, and lemon pepper.
Bake or fry, stirring occasionally to coat and brown evenly, about 15 minutes.
Add lemon juice and mango nectar to brighten flavor and keep from drying out. Cook 5 minutes to reduce down.
Reserve.

In wok or skillet, heat 2 tbsp. olive oil. Add pre-cooked brown rice, stir to heat.
Creat a small well in center of pan. Break 2 eggs, scramble, keep stirring, and mix into the rice, so you have bits of scrambled egg among the rice.
Add 4 tbsp. sour cream and fold into rice to cream it.
Add gumbo vegetables and can of diced tomatoes. Stir to cook and have rice absorb tomato juice.
Add reserved chicken pieces. Stir to combine. Cook about 2 to 5 minutes to heat all and combine flavors.

Notes and Suggestions:

Add more mango nectar if desired. Add bite-sized mango pieces, if you have them.

If desired, you may wish to add a little garlic, shallots, and onions, sautée before adding chicken pieces to cook.

Add 2nd bag of gumbo veggies and more rice, to extend the recipe. This would still give each person enough chicken. Or simply double the recipe.

Serve immediately. Approx. 6 servings.

Audio Dramas Update – 2015-01

Semi-Update:

I am still waiting to hear back on news regarding Star Trek: Shadows of Tyranny, the audio drama in which I play Mirror Chekov. They were supposed to premiere today, but no news yet. I haven’t heard back since early this week. Hoping it’s only a hiccup and they get back to me. Also hoping it’s on track for this weekend, as that hasn’t changed as far as I know. Candidly, I liked the first episode script and thought the second episode script was weaker. I hope the further scripts will be better. I’m looking forward to seeing them. I was cast as a regular, so I’m in it as long as ol’ Chekov lasts.

I turned in lines (finally got the retakes finished) for another audio episode still in planning / pre-production. This was an alien character for a known species, but as I got into it, and as I did the lines again, I had several realizations about doing an alien accent like that, which will go into a post on my blog this weekend. I only realized that after doing the retakes, though. So, live and learn. I don’t know at all when that will enter actual production and release. It’s for an audio drama that went on a long hiatus, and now may come back with both new and some old members behind it.