A light yet full dish with plenty of flavours depicting the battle between Pinocchio, Gepetto and Monstro.
Dalmatian Spotted Chicken and Rice
Ready In:20 mins
101 Dalmatians is a great movie. I love the rough animation style to this movie. It really adds to the rush of Cruella De Vil and I’m sure it helped the animators animating over a hundred puppies (There’s an interesting article about why they created it like this). The characters are brilliant too. I loved the scene near the start where Pongo is looking out the window to see all the owners looking like their dogs and always wished there would be more of them.
There isn’t much food that is black and white, so I had to have a little think. Rice can be black or white, but I wanted to keep it simple and cheap, so I thought black sesame seeds. I thought chicken was perfect to sit by the side and added some herbs and linseed to lay on top. But it wasn’t enough, and would leave the meal too dry.
I was adding mushrooms to another dish a few days before when I saw them, I saw white tops with black spots, and thought this would be perfect. A mushroom sauce with crème fraîche would go well with both chicken and rice. And so we have it, our 101 Dalmatians spotted dinner!
3 Chicken breasts
200ml Crème fraîche
150g White Mushrooms
Linseed is a strange choice here, it hasn’t anything to do with movie as such, it was a choice I made that is more personal. They are a good source Omega-3 but also give a nutty flavour to the chicken. It was a little experiment in the recipe and I though it left a good taste.
I happened to use a lot of Black Sesame seeds in this dish, but don’t feel you have to add so many. The dogs in 101 Dalmatians were all different, so you could include a hint of black in your dishes!
I went with your average white closed cup mushrooms in this recipe, but often pick Chestnut mushrooms in other recipes which are slightly dearer, however are rich in Vitamin D and I feel have less of an earthy flavour. There is the option for choosing other exotic mushrooms, which also add a mixture of various flavours.
Step by Step Instructions
Step 1Preheat the oven to 180ºC and add you chicken to an oiled baking tray. Top with linseed and chopped parsley and put in the oven for 20 minutes.
Step 2Cook the rice in slightly salted boiling water until cooked and then drain.
Step 3Chop the mushrooms up into small pieces and fry until cooked. Add some parsley and your crème fraîche to the pan, mixing it up into a thick sauce.
Step 4Mix sesame seeds in with the rice, then plate up. Add your chicken then top them with your mushroom sauce. Add extra sesame seeds if you want some extra spots!
Dalmatian Spotted Chicken and Rice
- 3 Chicken Breasts
- 200 ml Crème Fraîche
- 150 g Mushrooms
- 300 g Rice
- Sesame Seeds
- Olive oil
- Preheat the oven to 180ºC and add you chicken to an oiled baking tray. Top with linseed and chopped parsley and put in the oven for 20 minutes.
- Cook the rice in slightly salted boiling water until cooked and then drain.
- Chop the mushrooms up into small pieces and fry until cooked. Add some parsley and your crème fraîche to the pan, mixing it up into a thick sauce.
- Mix sesame seeds in with the rice, then plate up. (Check the Ingredients to see how many sesame seeds you can use) Add your chicken then top them with your mushroom sauce. Add extra sesame seeds if you want some extra spots!
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