Not Portuguese Chicken

Lunch date at Sushi Yama with boy went well except for the fact that they were swamped when we first arrived and it took us forever to get water and two girls sat down next to us that were extremely chatty and annoying.

Anyway, here our our plates that we shared.

We split these 50/50:

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And I had one of each of these:

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And he ate this one on his own!

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Then we went to go look at wedding bands for him and then I headed back to work!

Ok, on to dinner!

Portuguese Chicken

Taken from All Recipes… I was quickly informed by a Portugal native that this is not at all a Portuguese dish. But whatever. It still tasted yum.

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 4 bone-in 2 boneless filleted chicken breast halves, with skin
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken stock, or as needed
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 4 8 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 2 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup heavy cream 1/4 cup half & half
  1. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken breasts, and cook until nicely browned on both sides. Pour in chicken stock and white wine, using enough chicken stock so that the chicken pieces are covered halfway to two thirds by liquid. Add whole garlic cloves. Reduce heat to medium-low, sprinkle flour over the top of the contents of the pan and cover with a lid. Simmer for 40 to 45 minutes, until chicken is cooked through.
  2. When chicken is cooked through, remove to a dish, and keep warm. Boil the liquid in the skillet until it is reduced to about 1 1/2 cups. Whisk cream into the reduced liquid, breaking up the garlic cloves as much as you can. Return chicken to the pan, and heat through.


Jodus was a good photographer… until he got distracted by Scrabble while things were cooking.

And things got touch and go there for awhile. Had to improvise with the sauce. But it still turned out well!

2 chicken breasts, filleted.


Blurry garlic.


For laughs.




Chicken in buttah

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Add ze vino

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Add ze broth


Add ze garlic


Top with flour


Vino for us… boy size + girl size


And this is where we got distracted and there are no more pictures of the dinner process.

le sigh

Plated with basmati:


Peas with agave + buttah + walnuts


There is no such thing as portion control with veggies.

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Chicken was divine. Reminded me of me mum’s Farmhouse Chicken which is even more divine.

Scrabble + “Accidental Husband”



3 Responses

  1. Looks like a great night of cooking.

  2. You are making me crave sushi! Which is not good, because I can’t get it around here 😦 I does get my vote for one of the most photogenic foods ever though 🙂

  3. I absolutely LOVED our lunch date (minus the incredibly annoying girls that never stopped chatting). The sushi was soooooo good. Mmmmm. 🙂 It was really nice meeting up with you in the middle of the day. Wish we could do that more often.

    I really enjoyed making dinner with you again. I was quite satisfied with the meal. The chicken was splendid. Think I’d give it an A- overall and would love to have it again sometime.

    Sorry I beat you at Scrabble again. Haha. I bet losing to me wouldn’t be as bad if you didn’t have to suffer through my really long turns.

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