Thursday, June 28, 2012

Pintastic!

Have you ever tried any recipes or maybe even a craft or project you've seen on Pinterest?

I'm dying to hear about any Pinterest Successes you've had, because I just had one tonight that I want to share with you:
 


Sticky Coconut Chicken

I made this recipe for dinner tonight and it was FANTASTIC!!!  And, honestly, I didn't have super high hopes for it.  Well, I had semi-high hopes for it because it had coconut milk in it and I love that stuff.
I pretty much followed the recipe, except:
  • I used boneless, skinless chicken breasts and I let them marinate for 2 hours. I just didn't have any thighs....though  they would've been AWESOME.  The breasts worked great, though!
  • For the rice, I used 1 cup of brown basmati rice.  I sauteed some onion until softened in olive oil, added fresh garlic to the onions, cooked for about 30 seconds and then browned the rice in the onion mixture, pilaf-style, before adding the leftover coconut milk, water and salt (about 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt).
  • I over-reduced the glaze and it turned into glaze-taffy.  Oops!  I just added some water back to it and it worked fine....but it's very hard to tell when it's thick enough because it gets very firm upon cooling. 
 Guys. Make this. The way the coconut milk, chicken and glaze taste together is so.....magical!  Not to be dramatic, but I loved it that much!  If you try it, let me know if  you loved it too. 


I've tried one other recipe and I didn't love it like I thought I would:


Homemade Vanilla Coffee Creamer
It certainly wasn't a bad recipe, but I wanted more creaminess and less sweetness.  If you don't care so much about creamy and are looking for more of a sweetener for your coffee, this would be a great recipe for you to try!


Next up?  I'm going to try a recipe for iced coffee.


Have you had any big Pinterest successes?  C'mon!  Let me know!  I'm always looking for a great recipe :)

6 comments:

Michelle said...

I have avoided Pinterest thus far because I can't be trusted with such things. But that chicken looks awesome. I'll let you know if I try it.

Kim @ Vintage Pretties said...

I have a board on Pinterest that I call "Pinned it & Did it" where I comment on how the recipe, project, etc turned out (you can see my stuff on Pinterest, right?).

Gina said...

That looks really good. I'll have to pin it & try it.

The only thing I pinned & made were Banana Nutella Cookie bars. The Nutella buttercream frosting was delish, but the bar part was a little too dry for my liking.

Jill Eldring said...

Pinterest actually helps keep me organized. I have made a TON of stuff from Pinterest and also gotten a ton of inspiration from there. LOVE IT!

Kari said...

The chicken sounds delicious...I will have to try it out. Hope you are doing well and enjoying your summer!

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