Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Sesame Chicken with Sauteed Cabbage Salad and Red Potato Oven Fries: A 30 minute Meal


It took me lesser time to cook this meal than to write down all the 3 recipes and put together the images along with the water marks.In other words this is a quick meal prepared under 30 minutes ;provided one can move and cook like Rachael ray in the kitchen,by quickly gathering all the ingredients and chopping ,mixing , baking and cooking all the dishes simultaneously .I was a regular viewer of Rachael show when I was a kitchen newbie,she is an inspiration for my quick cooking skills and home made meals to fit in our busy lifestyles.She took quick cooking to whole new level and charmed everyone with her bubbly personality and her favorite expressions "EVOO" ,Yum-O!,Delish! have become popular among foodies catch phrases.

Here is the recipe for a quick meal.For making this meal under 30 minutes,bake the chicken and fries together.When chicken is done,slightly increase the oven temperature for the fries.While it bakes ,cook the cabbage salad.
Sesame Chicken

Ingredients
1 chicken breast or 2 chicken tenders,sliced across(about 1/2lb)
1/2 teaspoon chilly powder
2 tablespoon soy sauce
2 tablespoon Extra virgin Olive oil(EVOO)
1 tablespoon Sesame oil
1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
2 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
2 spring onions ,chopped
Dash of hot sauce
Salt as per taste

Method
Preheat the oven to 375 F.Marinate chicken in all the ingredients except the sesame seeds and spring onions for about 5 minutes while the oven is preheating.
Spread the chicken in a baking sheet and bake for about 15 minutes until chicken is tender.
Transfer in to the serving plate,garnish with toasted sesame seeds and chopped spring onions.

Sauteed Cabbage Salad

Ingredients
2 cups shred cabbage
1/2 cup sliced Red peppers
1/2 a small onion sliced
2 tablespoon soy sauce
1 clove garlic
pinch of chilly powder
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
salt as per taste
Method
Heat EVOO in a pan on medium heat and saute garlic for few seconds until aromatic.Add rest of the ingredients and saute on medium high heat for about 8-10 minutes .Serve immediately.

Red Potato Oven fries

Ingredients
2 medium red potatoes
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon Paprika and\or 1/4 teaspoon chilly powder
1/2 teaspoon each of salt and pepper

Method
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Cut potatoes into wedges and drop in to a mixing bowl. Drizzle the oil and mix in the seasoning,toss to coat all over . Lay on a baking sheet and bake for about 20-25 minutes until lightly crisp on top and cooked through.

I'm sending my Rachael inspired quick meal to Aartee's Sapadu ready event.Guess we all have our own way of saying "Dinner is ready!";I say "Khana Taeyaar hai"(in urdu)..how do you say it?

19 comments:

Uj said...

hey Loved the fries and cabbage Salad. Going to make them soon :)
Well a vegetarian but my hubby would love that Sesame chicken. Looks great :) I say "Randap jalla. Jevna yeyyathi" meaning I am done with cooking. 'please come to have dinner/lunch in konkani

Curry Leaf said...

I agree with Uj.I too say the same in Konkani which literally means -cooking over.Come and have lunch'.The fries and salad bookmarked,dear Racheal Ray

Chandani said...

am also a vegetarian, but my husband is a big fan of cabbage and potatoes, so, will give this a try soon....i can't get enough of the oven fries:)

Purva Desai said...

Sesame chicken looks juicy and lip smacking and cabbage salad seems healthy...I am sure it will make delicious and quick meal

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

wow 30 mins for all these mmm that sounds simple and exciting I have this yr round :) lovely posts Yasmeen...

Cham said...

I will self invite myself to ur home. Nutty flavor of chicken and fries would be perfect dinner!

Ann said...

thats so coool yasmeen..I too am a speedy chef..That plateful looks delicious..

Shama Nagarajan said...

wow........lovely chicken,salad...........yum yum

Happy cook said...

Wow the whole plate looks delicious and it only took half hour.

Priya said...

Wat lovely combo with chicken, cabbage n baked red potato fries..am drooling rite now..excellent post yasmeen..

syeda said...

YUM-O :-) Fabulous,meal in 30 mins,I will love to make thse thing in 30 mins,and then tell miyaa ji,that I had been cooking these many things for you for 3 hours;-)...thanx for sharing

Ivy said...

I've been reading some of the links in your other post about plagiarism this morning but have not read them all yet.

This chicken sounds easy to make and delicious.

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

hi thanks for passing by....loved your recipe of sesame chicken..i am going to try it..also liked your bundt cake..nicely done.

Gita's Kitchen said...

Everything looks so good. A healthy 30 minute meal :)

Malar Gandhi said...

Sounds nice....I like sesame chk'. Looks good this way....balancing with veggies....

Zee said...

I wish I could cook that fast..I am still struggling to become that harefooted and a swift cook in the kitchen..
The chicken with the gorgeous salad looks so luscious..I can imagine the scintillating taste too..yummmmmm..

Mediterranean kiwi said...

oven fries are such a sensible choice!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Easy to cook recipes always top my chart....

notyet100 said...

wow,..this looks so delish ,,,i am catchin up with ur previous posts which i missed readin durin my break,...:-)well my line is "khana nikale,..';-).,..or sometime si don ask i just serve ,...;)

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