Apr 20, 2010

Spicy Thai Chicken...and I'm Busted

Friday night I abstained from drinking going out and cooked instead. My inner-Asian wanted rice (so typical) so I attempted to re-do a recipe that Brandon and I made a few times last year. This dish is HOT! Spicy girls love spicy dishes but shoot, 5 serranos is 5 serranos too many! My mouth was on fire.
  • 1 lb of chicken, bite-sized pieces
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 red bell pepper
  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper
  • 1 stalk of lemongrass 
  • 5 deadly serrano peppers
  • fresh basil leaves
  • sweet chile sauce
  • soy sauce
  • honey
1. In a small bowl, whisk together the sweet chile sauce, the soy sauce, and honey. I didn't measure this at all - just kept adding some here and there. The majority of the sauce should be sweet chile sauce, with a little bit of honey, and just a tad bit of soy sauce.
2. Cut up all the peppers, lemongrass, and the garlic. Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces.
3. Heat about a tablespoon of olive oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the garlic and serrano peppers.
4. After a couple of minutes when the steam from the serranos is making your eyes bleed, stir in the chicken, bell peppers, lemongrass, and slowly add your sauce mixture.Cook until the chicken is no longer pink. Unless you like salmonella poisoning. 
5. Once cooked through, throw in as many basil leaves as you'd like and heat until wilted. Serve over hot jasmine rice.
If you don't like it spicy you a) are crazy and b) shouldn't add so many serranos. Two to three is enough to give it some kick, but 5 is uncalled for. This left me weeping over my plate and no, it was not because I wasn't hanging out with my nugget.

On Saturday, I made up for my night in and went on some man's boat all day. Some man = a friend of Julius whose name I no longer remember, but did have a nice boat if I may say so myself. Note to self: when it's going to be a long day, put down the vodka and pick up the beer. The definition of Xtina might be lightweight because after just a few happy drinks, I took a 2-hour nap. On the boat. They were nice enough to wrap me up in a towel with my sunglasses and check on me occassionally as they went OUT TO EAT! Funny, yes...but what isn't funny is when we were walking back home after getting off the boat, my ego took over. I decided it would be a great idea to RACE MY TRAINER. Not only is Julius a man, but he ran track in high school and his leg muscles are probably the size of my whole body. Why, why, whyyyyyy would I want to race him in a gravel parking lot? The "race" went a little something like "1, 2, SPLASH" according to Julius. I wiped out and have the most amazing busted knee. 

OF COURSE I have pics...
Immediately after the incident:
Post Clean Up:
Lesson of the weekend: Keep drinking, just don't try to race someone who is a bajillion times faster than you.


  1. 1. doesn't everyone love a little salmonella poisoning?
    2. re: your knee - ouch! poor x!

  2. I was definitely hungry from reading your Spicy Thai Chicken recipe...and then I wanted to gag. Bloog and Thai don't mix X!

  3. Hope that knee heals up quick. I would need to dial down the heat big time. I can not take spicy anymore. Cheers!

  4. ohhhhhhhhhhhh man! I hope that heals up fast. The dish looks fantastic. I love me some heat, but I'd probably stick to 2 peppers (to be safe ;). Hope you have a great week. Meet up Sunday- hooray! No creepers responded btw

  5. Owwwchhhh!!! That looks painful. As does the thought of 5 serranos. I would die...but hopefully from there being too many serranos, and not chicken poinsoning ;)
    haha, seriously girl - you kill me. You need to post more often!

  6. Ouch! That reminds me of when I was a kid and would fall of my bike all the time on the gravel lol.

  7. dang girl looks like it hurts! hope it gets better soon!

    oh and I looooove me some spicy!

  8. That dish looks like it was concocted by a celebrity chef! ..or are you?

    As for that knee, BUSTED is right. ouch.

  9. Yikes! Your poor knee. At least you have a great story to go along with it!

  10. ow girl! This looks painful I hope it heals soon! But I'm happy that the lesson outcome was not to race!

  11. Wow, the story sounded painful before the pics! Hope it's feeling better.

  12. oh my love!!!! hope your knee is ok!!

    Im glad to hear the white choco macademia luna bar is good!! yay! Excited to try it!!

    Have a great night!!!!!!!

  13. Love spicy food!!! You know the kind that makes you sweat from your head! As for the knee...ouch! Definitely a good plan on the race...the not racing part!

  14. im a fan of your blog. i seriously love your pics and i think you're gorgeous.

    ahh your knee!!! :( hope it feels better soon xo

  15. I HEART Spicyness! But good grief, girl - that knee looks horrible. Reminds me of the time I wiped out on my roller blades, went into a CVS to get bandaids (I was far from home), and a woman said to me: "Gee, did you know your knee is bleeding?". What?! ha!

  16. hey girl... you poor thing! hope your knee feels better!

    and the tomato sauce recipe you asked for - http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/marinara-sauce-recipe/index.html.

  17. NOOOOOO! rest that KNEE!! ahaha i am so clumsy tho-i have scars all over my knees..we are just freaking HARDCORE!

    im about to check out yo facebooook!

    im so glad we are both weirdos too! LOVE YOU

  18. Oh my word! Your poor knee!! At least you were able to be in the sun all day though-that is always a good thing :)

  19. This blog deserves a tag team comment from el Nugget. LOVE IT.