I have been super busy lately. I am really trying to get everything organised at home. I think I am doing a great progress and I feel pretty relaxed that we won’t have any last minute rush. I also got a brand new macbook pro as a present from my husband so blogging is a lot easier now as I don’t need to use our desktop upstairs but can use a computer in any room. I still have to say that me staying at home instead of working made a big difference to our move and allowed us to proceed slowly but steadily.
Anyway, enough about the move and back to the food. I made this simple but tasty basil chicken last night. One good thing of having a child is that you start cooking a lot simpler food. As a young couple I think we have really cooked quite exotic meals and tried all sort of interesting new twists in our dinners. I, however, have to admit that back to basic is not too bad, in fact simple flavours are refreshing. As my daughter still cannot eat any dairy or soy I use creamed oats (Oatly oat cream) in cooking. I was a bit suspicious if it would work but now I have to admit I prefer it over regular cream or even soy cream firstly because it does not make me sick ( my body cannot stand pure regular cream, it never had) and secondly it has this fantastic naturally sweet flavour so actually it gives a soft delicate taste to every sauce. My daughter loved the creamy chicken I made last night and kept on asking more and more to taste whilst I was still cooking. She also had it today for lunch and ate with a great appetite. My dear husband loved it too and requested more so I think I will cook it again very soon. I chose red onion as it is sweeter. Also chicken thighs are better for this sauce, a bit fattier and more flavoursome than breast filets so I recommend those. Oat is super good for you so this oat cream for cooking is just amazing and worth trying!
Perfect basil chicken for busy mothers.
For four people:
1 red onion
4 chicken thighs (skin off)
200ml oat cream (soy and regular cream works if you prefer them)
1 bunch of basil
hint of salt, black pepper, white pepper and paprika
1. Dice the onion and cook it until golden.
2. Add chicken and cook until almost fully cooked.
3. Add oat cream and basil leaves as whole.
4. Spice it with salt, white and black pepper and paprika.
Serve with salad or rice.