This was on our dinner menu for this Saturday but we unexpectedly got a big dumping of snow- enough for school to be cancelled for two days so I needed some good comfort food. Comfort food this is! I loved it. It's spicy yet the orange peppers and dried fruit give it just the right amount of sweetness...and you only have to
one pot spicy chicken with rice (adapted from epicurious and everybody likes sandwiches)
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 large chicken breasts, filleted
ground cloves, sprinkling
1 orange bell pepper, diced
1 onion, chopped
1/3 cup dried fruit (I used a mixture of raisins, craisins and dried apricots)
4 bay leaves
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon sambal olek (garlic chile sauce)
1 cup brown jasmine or brown basmati rice
2 cups chicken broth
Heat oil in a pot over medium-high heat. Sprinkle chicken generously with salt and pepper then lightly with ground cloves. Add chicken to skillet and saute until brown, about 5 minutes per side. Transfer chicken to plate.
Add bell peppers, onions, fruit, bay leaves, garlic and sambal olek to pot. Saute until veggies begin to soften, about 2 minutes. Add rice; stir 1 minute. Press chicken into rice. Add 2 cups broth; bring to boil. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until chicken is cooked through and rice is tender, adding more broth if dry.