Thursday, May 12, 2016
The Bitten Peach – Chicken and Yam Bake
Peach cultivation has gone on for about 4,000 years. You might not know that the term "bitten peach", first used by Legalist philosopher Han Fei in 250BC, became a byword for homosexuality. The book records the incident when courtier Mizi Xia bit into an especially delicious peach and gave the remainder to his lover, Duke Ling of Wei, as a gift so that he could taste it as well.
Well the marriage of peach and sweet potato is
heavenly on the pecan encrusted chicken. This is
served with a simple side of green beans and
cherry tomatoes. Try it and see what mischief you
can get into!
2 (15-ounce) cans yams, drained + diced
(save back ½ cup of the juice)
1 can peach slices drained (save back ½ cup
of the juice)
½ cup peach preserves
Split chicken breast (about 2 lbs) Use both
½ teaspoon salt + 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
½ cup crushed pecans
½ cup brown sugar
What To Do:
Before you start, rinse chicken and place in a
large bowl to cover with buttermilk. Let this
sit while you get everything else ready and
the oven pre-heats. If you think about it, let
it sit overnight in the refrigerator!
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat a 9" x
13" baking dish with cooking spray.
In the prepared baking dish, combine the
yams, peaches, mix well.
In a medium bowl mix brown sugar with
In a larger bowl combine the juice from
yams and peaches Spoon in the peach
preserves and bump in the microwave for
about 1.5 minutes. Stir this well. This will
serve as the marinade.
When oven is ready. Rinse off the chicken
and pat it dry with paper towels.
Place the chicken with meat & skin side up
on the bed of peaches and yams. Spoon the
pecan-brown sugar mixture on top and pack
it down with you hand to cover it well.
Spoon the juice mixture around this and wet
This will bake for about an hour. Set
your timer for 20 minutes as the dish goes
in the oven. When it goes off, baste with
more of the juice mixture and turn the pan
around in the oven. Re-set the timer.
Repeat this a third time to take you to the
Check the chicken with an instant read
thermometer. It must read 160 to 165 for
the chicken to be cooked.
You can also sprinkle with dried cranberries
for a little additional color and flavor. Or
even try substituting crushed pineapple for
the pecans, its all good.
What a beautiful meal to place before your
Master! For our music:
Serving my Master Indy
To satisfy and restore.
To nourish, support and maintain.
To gratify, spoil, comfort and please,
to nurture, assist, and sustain
Please buy slave's cookbook:
The Little Black Book of Indiscreet Recipes
Dan White http://www.amazon.com
Posted by socialslave at 4:50 PM