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Archive for June 15th, 2010

We enjoyed a delicious meal recently at a Cuban restaurant. The spices and flavors were so vibrant; can’t wait to go back. Meanwhile, I found this recipe on the internet, and we had this for dinner tonight. I’m definitely in love with the Cuban spice mix.

Cuban sweet and spicy chicken (slightly modified by me)

4 tablespoons olive oil

2 cups onion, chopped

5 cloves garlic, mashed with 1/2 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces

1/4 cup brown sugar

1 cup ripe mango chunks

1 teaspoon ground ginger

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

Heat the oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Saute the onion until translucent. Add the garlic and chicken and continue sauteing, stirrin until the chicken is lightly browned.

Add the brown sugar, mango, ginger, cumin, and red pepper flakes. Cover and simmer for 5-10 minutes over medium-low heat. Toss in the cilantro during the last two minutes.

Serve hot over rice. Makes 4 servings.

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