Friday, September 16, 2011

Cinnamon-Crunch Chicken - French Fridays With Dorie


















Edited on 9/18/2011 - Thank you Miss Dorie for this wonderful recipe , this dish made it to Foodbuzz Today's Top 9 #6

When I ran through the recipe for this week FFWD, I was quite hesitant about cooking this dish for I was thinking of skipping meat and eat just salad for dinner . But the urge to try out this very French home cooking dish was too great to give it a skip :)  The ingredients involved looks stylish and taste haute. I am quite a glutton when it comes to food :p  And most important, I can compare notes with the other Doristas...cooking the same dish and sharing notes is the best thing that could happens to food bloggers :)  I am full of excitement when Friday comes.......

















This is my first time cooking chicken with cookies...and cinnamon flavored cookies !  Dorie asked for Speculoos - are thin , buttery cinnamon and spice cookies that will melt in the mouth like shortbread.  I can't get Speculoos in my hometown so I substituted it with digestive cookies, add a dash of cinnamon to it and tada .. I have my own cinnamon cookies for the chicken. Dorie's friend Alice came up with this brilliant recipe and I have to agree it is rather unusual and delicious !



















The 3 most important ingredients, chicken breasts, creme fraiche and speculoos  and it takes only 10 minutes to prepare !!! I made just enough for two person. Not sure whether Wild Boar will like cream and cookies in his chicken , so I am actually testing out and see whether it will be a hit with him . It was just okay with us, though we like the crunch but it taste a bit sweetish  ( maybe I used the wrong type of cookies )  Anyway, I am glad to try it out...something different for a change.  










dry the chicken strips with paper towel
season with salt and pepper, 
mix the creme fraiche with the cookies powder /crumbs










saute the chicken strips with butter or olive oil
 till cooked through, add in the cookies/creme mixture
to the cooked chicken and stirring till the
chicken strips are coated and completely cooked



















it has a slight crunch , packed with flavor of
cinnamon cookies , tender and juicy


















This dish to be eaten as soon as it is ready :)

Do hop over to see what the rest of the Doristas have come up 
and I can't wait to see their creations :)


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28 comments:

  1. This looks so interesting...the flavors I would love!

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  2. Fantastic! Looks great especially next to those fresh veggies!

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  3. Elin, I believe this is my 2nd visit to your blog :) Thks for sharing this recipe! Anything fried works for me, I'm a sinful person. Hahaha! Have a lovely weekend!

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  4. I like how you were able to get a bit of a coating on your chicken. Mine totally melted into the creme fraiche and made a sauce.
    Very nice!

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  5. Friday again! Love those crispy cinnamon chicken. So delicious.

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  6. I agree, your chicken looks like it had some "crunch." Glad you enjoyed the recipe, and maybe I'll give it a second chance sometime.

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  7. I think I'll add more cookie next time. We liked the sweet spices but yours is really pretty, not just because of your great salad, but also because you have more "cookie" on the chicken. Nice to see what you have done. And...I really like that salad...good idea for dinner tonight.

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  8. Looks great -- like oven-fried cookie chicken!

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  9. You were able to get such a good coating on yours, Elin! Mine had specks of cookies, but it was very good. Great substitution for the cinnamon sugar spice.

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  10. Elin, this somehow looks so much better than KFC! LOL. Love the flash of brilliance in using the Digestives and adding extra spices, I really should try your way the next time I make this!

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  11. I like how your chicken looks more crunchy than creamy. Nice job!

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  12. Your chicken looks delicious. And more like fried chicken than the other posts I've seen. This is one of those times when I really wish that Dorie had a picture of this recipe in her book, it's always nice to have a visual goal to aim for. Happy to hear that you enjoyed it, I'm looking forward to giving it a try myself.

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  13. This is special, I love the combination of cinnamon with digestive biscuit! Want to try this :)

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  14. I really like your variation with less cream and more crunchy cookies. Great job, Elin!

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  15. yours doesnt look as creamy as mine did! ... but still delicious, like fried chicken! :) I make basmati rice that soaked up the extra sauce on the plate from the creme fraiche-speculoo combo!

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  16. Congrats on top9 today, Ein! Well deserved :D

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  17. This looks fantastic! I like your clever substitutions.

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  18. I wonder if this would work with Ginger Nut biscuits, I'd never thought of using biscuits in baking savoury dishes before. But it sounds yum!

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  19. Yours looks more like how I imagined when I saw the title of the recipe. Mine was not sweet at all, so I bet it was your cookie substitution...there were just subtle undertones of a mystery flavor...not cinnamony at all. Have a great Sunday~

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  20. Congrats on top 9! This looks so yummy!

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  21. I am vegetarian but this recipe sparked my interest. I cook chicken for hubby quite a bit and I think he would love this! Thanks for sharing.

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  22. so great to hear that you made it to foodbuzz top 9! Congrats elin! i think you're superb to come with ideas of using digestive biscuits, it sounds good to me even though you find it sweet..

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  23. Hi guys...thank you for dropping by to drool at this unusual and taste good chicken dish. Your comments means a lot to me..It is encouragement to me as well as support to make me want to go on blogging :) TQ and a big hug for all :)

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  24. Your chicken looks so crunchy and delicious...glad you enjoyed this one. I was away this weekend so didn't get to make it but for some reason the cookies and chicken didn't appeal to me.

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  25. Congrats on your top 9, elin! Gosh, I hardly go to check on the top 9 these days. I don't even know if I'm in or not1 haha...
    Take care busy momsie & have a great week ahead.
    Regards, Kristy

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