When I have leftover chicken, especially from a whole chicken, I often cream the chicken and serve it on rice, or noodles or potatoes....
However, I was looking for something new and wanted to create. You know how it is, I was tired of the same old thing.
Right. So, I looked in the cupboard for inspiration to hit. And it did. A couple of months ago, I had purchased a can of coconut cream. It was for another recipe that I did not do.
I put the coconiut cream into the large frying pan with the squash and simmered until the squash was almost tender, just enough to make the bites smaller than they were. I added a pinch of bouquet Garni, cumin, salt and pepper and then threw in the cut up cooked chicken. (It was a good size cup worth). I let that simmer for a bit and felt it still needed something, so into the fridge I rummaged and came up with about a 1/4 cup of homemade orange marmalade. Ah Ha! I ladled out some of the now yummy coconut sauce into a small bowl and whisked in the marmalade. Which I then poured back into the simmering brew.
When everything was yummy (about another 5 mins or so) I served this over rice.
Oh, yeah, it was good.....very good. It is going on my list of go to recipes. It was way easier than making a cream sauce. There is no gluten. And no added cholesterol. Coconut is the new health food, so this is a good, yummy thing....
Give it a try and put a twist on of your own!