That time I made a "Tasty" Recipe.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

We'll all seen those Tasty videos on Facebook. You know those videos where random people make delicious meals in under a minute? And, most of the time those videos are about super complicated desserts or ridiculous beef bourguignon recipes.

I literally save at least 2 of the videos a day, claiming that I'm going to make that mini creme brûlée or those chocolate caramel pretzel pinwheels one day. I've been saving those videos for about 4 months now and have yet to make one recipe. 

Until today. While I was perusing Facebook, I mean working, I found a paleo Tasty recipe AND I had all the ingredients in my pantry. I don't know about you, but I'd call that a success. 

Spicy Coconut Tomato Chicken. I was pretty pumped when I found it because I love everything spicy. Besides the fact that it took me longer than the one minute Tasty video demonstration, it was delicious. I just really wish rice was paleo because plain chicken and veggies is just not as cool.

Oh, and the house smelled incredible. But my pictures were way less pretty than Tasty makes it look. And, I changed some things. Alright, let's do this.

Ingredients: 
  • 4 chicken breasts
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. of olive oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced 
  • 1 Tbsp. of ginger 
  • a scoop of peppercinis
  • 1 onion, chopped 
  • 1 scoop of tomato paste and 1 can of tomato sauce 
  • 1 cup of unsweetened coconut milk 
  • 1 cup of chicken stock 
  • A sprinkling (maybe 2 teaspoons) chipotle chili powder
  • Chopped cilantro or parsley for garnish (I didn't do this) 
How to make:
  1. Salt and pepper chicken. 
  2. In a large pot, brown chicken in olive oil. Remove chicken and set aside. 
  3. In the same pot, add garlic, ginger, pepperocinis and onions. Cook until translucent. Pour in the tomato paste and sauce, unsweetened coconut milk and chicken broth. 
  4. Add the chicken back to the pot. Bring to a simmer. Cover and cook for 45 - 60 minutes.Serve with rice. Garnish with cilantro or parsley. I didn't do any of this. Weeps. 
  5. Enjoy! 
Things I learned/thought while making this tasty meal:
  1. The videos make it seem way easier than it is. 
  2. I really need either a cell phone stand to video myself making them or convince Adam to be a blogger-husband. We're getting there. 
  3. Learn how to speed up videos. This meal literally took me an hour. Can you imagine a video an hour long of me simmering chicken. I'm already laughing. 
  4. Whoever is making the video has tiny hands.
  5. Where do I get one of those portable cook-tops? 
  6. (half-way in) - is this worth it? 
  7. (when I was done) - oh totally. 
  8. Adam walked in half-way through and I told him I was making a tasty meal and his hopes were smashed when I told him it wasn't the mini creme brûlée cakes. One day babe. One day. 
Have you guys made any of the Tasty meals? I really want to make them all, so share your Tasty recipes below! 

Let's be real, this is Tasty's picture  - I didn't take any good ones. 

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10 comments:

  1. So true about those videos! This chicken dish sounds delicious!

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  2. This sounds so good! I love anything with coconut or coconut milk in it.

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  3. This Spicy Coconut Tomato Chicken recipe will be making an appearance in my kitchen soon! I love finding fabulous new recipes to try. Thanks so much for sharing this little gem. :-)

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  4. Spicy and coconut??? That sounds right up my alley! I'll definitely be trying this out:)

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  5. I love those videos. They make everything look too easy!

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  6. I haven't, but I really want to! Not as easy though huh? Lame!

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  7. I do the same thing with those recipes! Still haven't made any of them, but this one sounds really good and easy!

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  8. Wow this looks fabulous - with a little bit of "kick" to it too! Pinned for later - thanks so much!

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  9. Daaang this does look tasty, easy, and super healthy! I bet it makes great leftovers too.

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  10. Those Tasty videos are enthralling to watch but most times I have the same reaction: AIN'T NOBODY GOT TIME FOR THAT. I tend to stray towards recipes with the words "EASY" or "SIMPLE" in the title because otherwise I'm likely in for a disaster. That chicken looks great, though!

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I love hearing from all of you and greatly appreciate all your feedback and comments! xx Kristen

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