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Thursday, September 12, 2013

CHICKEN AND BANANA FRIED RICE and BANANA BREAD COBBLER

We like to have bananas on hand for a quick and healthy snack, but often they ripen quicker than we can eat them, so we make a lot of banana bread, muffins and cake. Although we do love bananas baked into a delicious treat, it was fun to change it up with this Chicken Fried Rice and Banana Bread Cobbler.

CHICKEN AND BANANA FRIED RICE


In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Halve 2 bananas lengthwise and add to the pan cut side down. Cook until deep golden, 6 to 8 minutes, transfer to a cutting board and cut into bite sized pieces, once cool enough to handle.
Heat another  tablespoon of vegetable oil. Season 3/4 pound of chicken tenders, cut into cubes, season with salt and pepper. Add to the skillet and cook until browned and cooked through, about 8 to 10 minutes. Lower the heat to medium, add 1/2 cup sliced scallions, and cook, stirring, until golden, about 2 to 3 minutes. Add 2 finely chopped serrano chiles (I unfortunately omitted these because of the kids), and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Stir in 2 cups of cooked rice, increase the heat to high and cook, stirring occasionally , until the rice begins to toast, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the banana and 1 tablespoon of soy sauce. Sprinkle with chopped, salted peanuts.
Enjoy! please share recipedoodle with your friends and family!

Recipe adapted from Rachael Ray Magazine
www.rachaelraymag.com › Recipes‎

BANANA BREAD COBBLER


1 cup self rising flour
1 cup sugar
1 cup milk
1/2 cup butter, melted
4 bananas, sliced
Streusel Topping

Heat oven to 375F.
Whisk together flour, sugar and milk just until blended, whisk in melted butter. Pour batter into a lightly greased 11 by 7 inch baking dish.
Top with banana slices and sprinkle with Streusel Topping.
Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly.

STREUSEL TOPPING
3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup self rising flour
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup oats
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Stir together brown sugar, flour and butter until crumbly, using a fork. Stir in oats and pecans.
Enjoy!

Recipe adapted from Southern Living, February 2010
www.southernliving.com › Food › Recipes‎

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