Sunday, 4 September 2016

073. Re-post: The dish with no name || Day 4/GGBlogChallenge

So it's Day 4, and I can't believe I'm still doing this challenge! I almost didn't, since Sunday is always a busy day for me. 

Aside from music, lipstick, books, art materials (and so on, and so forth--just kidding, it's only up to stationery), my list of vices include food. As a little girl, "Food, glorious food" was my mantra.

 It still is, though.

Today's challenge called for my favourite recipe. So, what's my favourite recipe? This recipe below. I originally posted this one a few months ago, but to save everyone from rifling through the archives section, I will be reposting it. This dish is actually my mum's invention, has the main ingredients of chicken, tomatoes, oregano and cheese, and has no name. At least, none that would properly suit this little gem of a dish. 

I am happy to share you the recipe. :)

You'll need:

2 chicken breasts, sliced thinly*
5 leaves fresh oregano, chopped finely
3 tomatoes, chopped
1 cup tomato sauce
2 cups grated quickmelt cheese**
1/4 cup water
2 tbsp corn starch, dissolved in water

For sauteeing, you'll need:

2 tbsp olive oil***
1 onion, finely chopped
garlic, crushed
1 chicken broth cube

Pre-heat oven to 180°C (356°F)****

Saute garlic and onion in olive oil, until golden. Add water, and dissolve broth cube, then add chicken. Let simmer for five minutes, then add half the tomatoes, then save tomatoes for later. Let simmer again for five minutes, then pour in tomato sauce and the dissolved cornstarch mixture. Sprinkle finely chopped oregano. 

Serve in a microwave oven/oven friendly dish. Add the remaining tomatoes and oregano, and the grated cheese.  Re-heat for ten minutes. 

****If you're using a microwave oven instead, set the time to five minutes. 

After that, it's ready to be served! Enjoy, and please let me know if you guys tried this and if you liked it!

*I've also tried this with fish--mainly with dory. 
** Mainly used quickmelt cheese, would one day venture into using mozarella.
*** You can use any type of cooking oil. Olive oil is just personal preference, and I believe it contributes to the flavour.

If you've got questions about the preparation, please feel free to comment, or send me an email, the address provided in my About page.

Happy cooking! :) 


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