-- Preheat oven and begin to thaw pastry; prepare chicken and begin to bake - 10 minutes
-- While chicken bakes, continue pastry; prepare suggested side dishes - 35 minutes
-- Complete chicken and pastry; serve - 5 minutes
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro (coarsely chopped)
2 teaspoons minced garlic
2 tablespoons corn (or canola) oil, divided
2 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs
1 teaspoon Complete seasoning
1/2 cup guava preserves
1/4 cup honey
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
-- Chop cilantro.
1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Combine cilantro, garlic, and 1 tablespoon oil. Open chicken thighs, skin-side down (wash hands); sprinkle evenly with Complete seasoning. Divide cilantro mixture evenly between thighs; roll chicken around filling and place seam-side down in 2-quart baking dish (wash hands).
2. Whisk together 1 tablespoon oil, guava preserves, honey, and lime juice; divide mixture in half, reserving one-half for later use. Pour (or brush) remaining one-half of the mixture over chicken; brushing as needed to coat evenly. Bake 25-35 minutes or until 165°F. Transfer chicken to serving dish. Pour reserved guava mixture over chicken and serve.
Banana Guava Tart
nonstick aluminum foil
1 frozen puff pastry sheet (1/2 box)
1/4 cup guava preserves
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon water
1 teaspoon turbinado sugar (optional)
-- Preheat oven to 425°F. Line baking sheet with nonstick foil.
-- Remove pastry sheet from package; place on counter to thaw 10-15 minutes or until dough unfolds easily.
1. Unfold pastry; place on baking sheet. Fold over 1/2 inch on all four sides to form a raised crust. Bake 10-12 minutes or until puffed and golden. Let stand 5 minutes (puffed pastry will deflate).
2. Spread guava preserves evenly over crust. Slice bananas lengthwise; arrange over preserves. Whisk together honey and water; brush over bananas and crust. Sprinkle with sugar. Bake 8-12 minutes or until crust is crisp and glaze is bubbly. Serve warm or at room temperature.
-- Complete your meal with red beans, rice, a watercress salad, and corn muffins.
-- Very ripe plantains may be used in the tart instead of bananas.