Cook with Us #24 - @docsmith Handcrafted Knife Contest Round Two- Spicy chicken with berry sauce

in cookwithus •  5 months ago

Spicy chicken with berry sauce

500 g of chicken breast
a tablespoon of olive oil
1 orange
2 tablespoons of silver fir honey
2 cloves of garlic
3 tablespoons of green tea
10 sage leaves
3 twigs of thyme
a twig of dill
black pepper

1 red onion
2 tablespoons of olive oil
100 g of strawberries
2 tomatoes
70 g of blackberries
0.3 dl of dry white wine (Sauvignon Blanc)
4 sage leaves
a twig of thyme
black pepper

500 g of potatoes
2 tablespoons of sour cream
a tablespoon of coconut butter

200 g of arugula
1 sliced tomato
thyme flours and twigs for decoration

European silver fir (Abies alba)is a conifer tree sensitive to low winter temperatures and late spring cold, but requires a lot of moisture and heat, therefore it grows in Central and Southern Europe. Sliver fir honey is rich with antioxidative polyphenols. It also contains many minerals and terpenes that soften mucus in respiratory diseases. Consumers greatly appreciate it because it is considered an excellent anti-cough and bronchitis medicine.
Sliver fir honey is darker brownish-green color and its quite dense. It has a strong taste with a slightly bitter flavor. It matches perfectly with herbs and spices that I used in my dish.


Chili burns because of a special chemical compound alkaloid called capsaicin. It gives our brain a special signal, which is otherwise a false sense of pain, that the substance we eat is extremely hot-painful. Sugar greatly elevates our serotonin level so mixing chili with honey give this dish much less piquant but still flavorful taste.

Green tea, sage leaves, thyme and dill all have a bit of a bitter taste which added a special flavor to the meat.


Juice an orange and mix it with two tablespoons of silver fir honey, add a tablespoon of olive oil, three tablespoons of green tea, ten sage leaves, 3 twigs of thyme, a twig of dill, chili, black pepper and salt. Chop two garlic cloves add it the mixture and apply it on the chicken breasts.
Cover it and put it in the refrigerator for at least two hours.


I grilled the chicken breasts on an open fire. It gets golden brown color because caramelization of the honey.


Slice one red onion. Put 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a pan and heat it up. Add an onion and cook it on low heat until it caramelize. Add 100 g of sliced strawberries (I used canned), peeled and diced tomatoes, 4 sage leaves, a twig of thyme, chili, black pepper and salt. Cover it and boil it on low heat for 30 minutes. Add 0.3 dl of dry white wine (I used Sauvignon Blanc because of its fruity taste) and 70 g of blackberries. Boil it for another 5 minutes.


Boil 500 g of potatoes mash it and mix it with 2 tablespoons of sour cream, a tablespoon of coconut butter and salt.




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Oh yummm your marinade sounds divine @blackberryskunk, this must have been so delicious!


This really was tasteful if you like sweet and spicy food! 😻😉

Thank you @lizelle! 😌

This dish looks amazing. The marinade with all of those herbs, tea and orange sounds so good. I like how you gave so much information about all of the ingredients. That was so informative and I learned a lot. Great use of the other ingredients in the sauce. I also like your mash with the sour cream and coconut butter. Just reading your post I can tell that this dish was bursting with flavor!

Unfortunately @blackberryskunk, We can not accept your dish as part of the @docsmith contest. The rules of this special contest are that you must participate in all three weeks of the contest. The contest has three rounds and last week was round one. Once the contest started it become closed to new entrants. Only half of the entrants from last week advanced to week two. And only half of those remaining people will advance to the final round next week.

I am truly sorry for this @blackberryskunk. We have always enjoyed your participation in the Cook with Us community and we hope to see you again in the future!


So hard to turn away such an outstanding recipe - but so happy that you picked up a well-deserved vote from @curie
Thank you for your hard work and the information. Your recipe sounds so delicious


Thank you @chefsteve and @pandamama for your generous comments! 😊

Oh too bad I misunderstood the rules of this round and missed the first week but I'm sure there's going to be more opportunities to participate in your contests! 😌


I'm sure - and I really hope we see more of you in our competition in the future

Nice job working all of the ingredients together! Good luck on this round!

Hello foodie steemian!

You get an homemade upvote from SteemKitchen! 👍

This was given by hand and not by a bot.
You have received this as motivation from us, so you can keep going on with your great dishes.

-wow what a mixture / marinade, i love the orange in it :-) -

We are looking forward to see you soon on our discord server , so we can exchange fresh new recipes and delicious meals with each other 🌮🍔🍩.

With friendly regards, your curator of today @avizor ;-)



Thank you for your upvote and comment! 😌

What an amazing recipe @blackberryskunk with wonderful information. Definitely something to try when we next fire up our barbecue

That's really nice 👊


Thank you @docsmith! 😊

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