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Caribbean Chicken in Coconut Milk

Finally to my last post for today, or should I say what should have been number 2 but ended up being my third. This dish is a very easy dish to prepare with a yummy flavour, my husband and my son love this one.


800g-1kg Chicken breasts, sliced into strips
2 Tablespoons peanut oil
1 Large brown onion, finely chopped
2 Cloves garlic, crushed
1 Red chili, finely chopped
500ml Coconut milk
Pinch saffron
1 Teaspoon chicken stock granules
2 Teaspoons sugar
1 Tablespoon parsley, finely chopped, to garnish
1 Tablespoon chives, finely chopped, to garnish
pepper to taste
350g Long grain rice


1. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a pan, cook chicken in batches until browned, remove from pan, set to one side. Wipe pan clean.

2. Heat the remaining tablespoon of oil in pan, add onion, garlic and chili. Cook until onion softens.

3. Return chicken to pan, add coconut milk, saffron, stock, sugar and season with pepper, stir well. Simmer over medium low heat 20-25 Min’s, until chicken is cooked through and sauce has thickened slightly and reduced.

4. While chicken is simmering, boil the rice until tender, drain.

To serve: Place rice on plate, spoon chicken over rice and sprinkle chives and parsley over the top.

All photo’s taken by me unless otherwise stated.

Blueberry Gin

Here is that drink recipe I mentioned in the last post, as I said before I don’t usually experiment with drinks around Christmas. It is usually just wine and champagne served, but I thought I would play around and have some fun this year. I actually got the idea from a friend, when we lived in Spain.

They had a party one night and they must have had 20-30 different flavoured bottles of vodka, everything from fruity ones to chili, even jalapeno. All of them they had made themselves by adding the flavoured ingredient, I thought it was so novel and it was interesting tasting all the different flavours, well maybe I didn’t try them all, I would have been on the floor if I had.

Any way this is a recipe for blueberry flavoured gin, I have not made this before so I can not vouch for how good it will turn out. I am just trying it for something different this year.

Blueberry Gin

1 Punnet blueberries (250g-300g)
6 Tablespoons sugar
1 Bottle of gin


1. In a large bottle pour gin, add blueberries and sugar, shake well and refrigerate for 2 weeks or up to 2 months. Shake the bottle from time to time, you will see a marvellous rich colour developing as the days go by.

To serve: Place a shot of gin in a blender with crushed ice, blend, pour into chilled glasses and top with tonic and garnish with a sprig of mint. Alternatively, serve alone in a small chilled glass with ice cube.

I will post a photo once my gin is done as I said I only put it in the fridge a few days ago so I will have to be patient until it is done.

Recipezaar member review

5 Stars

” This is super easy and it makes a FABULOUS gin and tonic. YUM!!! “