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...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

HOME ~ Hot and Spicy Chicken

Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home. ~ Dame Edith Sitwell

Hello friends and welcome to my HOME once again. As most of you know by now, I am no longer hosting the HOME linky party but I am sharing recipes and other home related subjects here each week. So, please come in and make yourself at home.

I want to thank you all for your get well wishes. I am feeling much better now and look forward to Valentine's Day.

Today's recipe is a spicy one. I got it out of an old cook book years ago and changed it up a bit. I call it Hot and Spicy Chicken.

Hot and Spicy Chicken
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 TBSP butter. {I used 1 TBSP coconut oil instead.}
1 cup ketchup
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 TBSP brown sugar
dash of pepper
dash of Cayenne pepper
3 TBSP Worcestershire sauce
1/2 TBSP mustard
1/2 cup chopped celery

Cook onion in oil slowly until limp and golden. Add remaining ingredients and simmer covered for 15 minutes.

Pour over cooked chicken pieces{two boneless chicken breasts cooked and cut into bite size pieces} cover, and simmer until heated through.

Serve over hot rice with a veggie on the side. Yield~ about 5-6 servings. Enjoy!

This being Valentine's week, I set a red and white table using my Staffordshire dinner plates on top of red chargers. I am also using my King's Crown goblets for our water. I set a jug of white roses in the center of the table and we're ready for this tasty meal.

A salad on the side is nice too. This meal is actually quite filling.

Thank you for visiting my HOME today and I hope you have a very Happy Valentine's Day!

Lord, this humble house we'd keep
Sweet with play and calm with sleep.
Help us so that we may give
Beauty to the lives we live.
Let Thy beauty and Thy grace
Shine upon our dwelling place. ~ Edgar A. Guest

I am joining these lovely parties this week:

Home and Garden Thursday ~
Share Your Cup Thursday~
Home Sweet Home~

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi


  1. Anything would look good served on those gorgeous plates.

  2. Hi Sandi, Your table is gorgeous and we will love this recipe. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe.
    Glad you are feeling better. Wishes for a happy Valentine's Day. x0x0 Mildred

  3. Your chicken looks good. My guys would love it! So sorry your not having Home anymore but, i will promise to keep coming and visiting.:)

  4. Sandi, this is a dish our family would like. We like a little spice. lol! Glad your feeling better and your table is lovely! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  5. Yum! This is my kind of meal Sandi, rice and chicken with a hint of spice. Perfect for the cooler weather.

    Hope you are feeling well and happy valentine's day.



  6. Yum! This is my kind of meal Sandi, rice and chicken with a hint of spice. Perfect for the cooler weather.

    Hope you are feeling well and happy valentine's day.



  7. I'm printing this off right away as it sounds like something we'd really like here at Pondside. Spicy - good when the weather is cold and damp!

  8. Hi Sandie, praying you're feeling 100% better. Not 95 or 98 or even 99, but 100%. The good thing, spring is just a few weeks away and all this snow and cold will disappear. Hugs and wishes for a great weekend.


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