Simple chicken linguisa

October 31, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Re-ignite the passion in your love life! Tony Wilkins, the author of "The Single Person's Cookbook," shares a recipe that will heat things up!

Chicken Linguisa over Rice served with anchovy garlic bread
Cost: $20-$25
Time: 15-20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of white rice
  • 1 can of chicken broth
  • 1 package linguisa-sliced into chunks
  • 4 pieces of chicken-breast and thigh-boneless skinless
  • 1 green pepper-Chopped
  • 1 yellow onion-Chopped
  • Black pepper
  • White wine-about 1/2 cup
  • 2 large Jalapeño peppers-Chopped
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Olive Oil
  • 3 cloves garlic-Chopped
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Parmesan cheese
  • 1 large tomato-chopped
  • 1/2 stick of butter
  • 3 sprigs fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 stem fresh thyme
  • Salt-About 2 tablespoons to taste
  • Crushed cherry tomatoes(about a 1/2 cup for sweetness)
  • 1 anchovy-optional because Worcestershire sauce contains anchovy

Served with anchovy garlic French bread-sliced into 2 inch pieces

Coat a large pot with olive oil under medium heat. Add butter and place chicken in pot and brown on each side for about 3 minutes. Add broth, salt, pepper onion, garlic, tomato and peppers and let cook for about 30 minutes and let it cook down a bit. While that's cooking begin cooking rice by following directions on the package (substitute chicken stock for water for more flavor) Add sausage, wine after 30 minutes and cook for another 15 minutes. Drop in thyme (to be removed before serving) and other herbs. Let cook for another 10 minutes. Be sure to stir throughout the cooking process. While that's cooking coat a small sauce pan with olive oil and 1 tablespoon of butter add Worcestershire sauce and anchovies with 1 clove crushed garlic (about 1 tablespoon) and crushed tomatoes. Let cook down for 10 minutes. Brush mixture onto bread and sprinkle on cheese. Toast for about 2 minutes and serve.

The recipe can be done in 15-20 minutes. It's just that the longer you cook it the more intense the flavor hence the cooking time listed

Tony's Tips for date night:

-Asking -How was your day? Tell me about it. (making the conversation more about the other person instead of yourself) Be sure to have follow up questions for your mate. The point is to get them talking about their interest and their day.

-Offer to give your date a massage to help them relax. Very few people will turn one down.

-Favorite foods are always a plus. So be sure to ask your date about their favorite foods. Even if you've been married for 50 years there is always something new to learn about the other person. This shows that you want to get to know the other person better.

-Say to the other person. "I would love to spend some time with you doing something you want to do" . Plan the date as a "Tony" date doing only things the other person wants to do.-without complaint. It's about tending to the other person's needs. Favorite foods are always a plus. So be sure to ask your date about their favorite foods. Even if you've been married for 50 years there is always something new to learn about the other person. This shows that you want to get to know the other person better.

Tony is the author of "The Single Person's Cookbook-Lessons in Life, Love." To purchase Tony's book, click here.


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