COCONUT MILK CHICKEN
4 chicken breasts
4 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon lemon zest
½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
½ teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon salt
2 medium onions
2 Roma or small tomatoes
4 garlic cloves
2 tablespoons coconut oil or butter
½ tablespoon ginger
13½ ounce-can coconut milk
3 cups cooked rice
Cut chicken breasts into 1″ cubes. Add chicken, lemon juice, lemon zest, cayenne pepper, pepper, and salt to mixing bowl. Marinate chicken cubes in lemon juice/spice mix for 45 minutes.
While chicken marinates, dice onion and tomatoes. Mince garlic. Add onion, garlic, and coconut oil to Dutch oven. Sauté on medium-high heat for 5 minutes or until onion softens. Stir frequently. Add marinated chicken. Cook on medium heat for 12 minutes or until chicken is only slightly pink inside. Stir occasionally.
Add tomato and ginger. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 3 minutes. Stir occasionally. Add coconut milk. Simmer on warm heat for 30 minutes or until sauce starts to thicken and chicken is no longer pink inside. Stir occasionally. Serve over rice.
1) Madagascar produces more vanilla than any other country.
2) However, Madagascar’s vanilla shacks invariably seem to be on the other side of the stream.
3) But Madagascar’s streams often have crocodiles in them.
4) Crocodiles have been known to eat people. In all fairness though, people often eat crocodiles.
5) However, this is not to say you want to be eaten, far from it.
6) But you still want that vanilla on the other side and a vanilla substitute won’t do.
7) Hence the Madagascan proverb, “If you cross the stream in a crowd, the crocodile won’t eat you.”
8) At least not the people in the middle of the crowd.
9) The previous two tidbits explain why it is considered bad manners to ask people to cross rivers with you.
10) So there you have it. You can’t cross a Madagascan river to get vanilla, but you can’t ask someone to cross with you.
12) Now, however, AmazonTM is apparently considered producing drones to fly products from one spot to another.
13) Critics pooh pooh this idea, saying America’s skies are too crowded for the safe use of commercial drones.
14) However drones would be ideal in Madagascar for shipping bottles of vanilla from the wrong side of the crocodile-infested river to you.
15) This development would be great for Madagascans who want to live. Bad though for the country’s crocs who wish to dine out.
16) So where would Madagascar’s hungry crocodiles go to eat?
17) Tennessee. Tennessee has lots of rivers and not only that the locals there know nothing about even the most basic anti-crocodile measures. Lots of people would be eaten.
18) Being eaten while crossing a river would be a great excuse for not turning in homework.
19) But you could only use this excuse once.
20) The state of Tennessee does not consider breast feeding to be nudity. Crocodiles don’t have breasts. They are reptiles. Only Mammals have breasts.
21) So an undressed crocodile would be arrested by Tennessee’s law enforcement.
22) Let’s hope crocodiles never develop a sense of modesty.
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