Wednesday, February 15, 2012


I have a hangup when it comes to meat, so I'm pretty selective when I try new recipes.  Last night, I tried something that I had found a few weeks ago, and had really ben looking forward to it.  It's coconut chicken, which I thought had a lot of promise.

You cut chicken breasts into strips, dredge them in flour, then dip them in a mixture of coconut milk and eggs before dredging them again in a mix of panko crumbs and shredded coconut.  The whole mess is pan fried, and then dipped in a sweet thai chili sauce.  I thought it was going to be great.

It looked good, right up until  I took the first bite.  Then, I realized that the coconut milk and egg mixture was still a little gooey, and the coconut/panko mixture (which burned really easily) gave the whole thing a texture as though I was chewing through gristle.  It made me gag.  Thinking about it makes me gag.

The recipe called for 2 pounds of chicken.  Thank goodness I didn't have that much, and that I cooked things in batches, so I only wasted two chicken breasts.  I hate to say it, but there's no way I can eat what I did cook.  Dinner last night ended up to be a PBJ sandwich, and I seriously think it might be another month before I attempt to eat meat again.


  1. That sounded delicious right up til I read "gooey".
    Then, I gagged.

  2. Coconut makes me gag, so that on eggy-gooey chicken adds up to one big Yuck. We all have our cooking fiascos.....that's why God created PBJ!

  3. I have to giggle anytime I see a recipe that calls for chicken and eggs.

  4. I would have gagged too. I mean your description was very realistic. I lived on PB&J as a kid and still love it now so I think you made a wise choice there. I upchucked the Chef Boyardee's Barfa, I mean Beefaroni while on the Tilt-a-Whirl with my Dad and I have NEVER let it touch my lips again. Janice, chicken is always kinda iffy with me-I had either the stomach bug or the chicken salad gave me food poisoning back in December. I remember that chicken salad all too well. Yuck.

  5. I never eat meat so I can avoid the risk you speak of :D