I am obsessed with Chrissy Teigen.
Okay, now that we have gotten that out of the way, we can continue. I received the Cravings cook book for my birthday in March and although I have cracked it open a few times I hadn't given it a chance in the kitchen yet...until now. I knocked out three recipes in one week.
First up - Chipotle Honey Chicken
First things first - make the chipotle sauce.
- 1/2 can chipotle chiles in adobo
- 1 1/2 cups of bbq sauce
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar
- 1/4 cup whiskey (always wise to sample to make sure it's still good)
- 5 cloves garlic
- Juice of 1 lime
Mix up everything in a food processor - she called for more chiles and garlic, but I put less in for E & I's spicy sensitive mouths. Toss the 2 lbs of chicken thighs in it and marinade for 2 hours to overnight.
-Preheat oven to 375
-Place marinated chicken on a baking sheet with foil
-Bake for about 20 minutes
-Take out and top with more sauce & honey and cook until chicken is cooked through
Second Up - Zucchini Fritters
- Grated Parmesan
- Preheat oven to 350
- Slice zucchini thinly
- Whisk 2 eggs together in a bowl, in a separate bowl mix together panko & parmesan cheese
- Dip the zucchini in eggs and then panko mixture
- Place on baking sheet (I lined with foil and the cooling rack)
- Bake for 25-30 minutes
For convenience, I sliced mine in circles - they crisp up pretty quickly so make sure to keep your eye on them! For the sauce, I opted for a concoction of greek yogurt, cilantro and lemon juice.
Different night/same cook book - Fish Tacos
The prep -
- Tilapia seasoned with garlic powder, salt, pepper, chili powder
- Sliced avocado
- Sliced limes
- Diced tomatoes
- Special Sauce*
- Corn Tortillas
Instead of Chrissy's green pepper sauce, I went for an avocado cream sauce (avocado, greek yogurt, lime, cilantro, seasoning all blended up).
Corn tortillas - if you're usually not a fan for their flakiness then heat up the tortillas on a skillet for a few seconds each side. Not only gives them a little char but also toughens them up for all the goodness you want to put inside.