Thursday, January 6, 2011

Chicken satay & my RE visit

The 2 aren't related or anything lol
I was going to post about the chicken recipe last night but blogger was screwing up.

Anywho, my RE visit went well. Right O showed a bunch of follicles, Left O showed a few.
The RE did the exam, so I got to ask him about either starting on 125 or 150. He wants me to start on 125. I'm fine with it. Being impatient, I would've preferred 150, but right now I'm just happy to have this chance again.
 Hopefully my body will produce more than just a single follicle, but I'll take a single over nothing.
I'm still feeling really good about this cycle. Scared of course, but really positive for the most part.


And for the chicken satay. The local fast food chinese restaurants here sell these awesome chicken on a sticks. I always wanted to try to make them at home, but could never find the right recipes. The recipes that I usually found were for a peanut marinade which just sounds gross to me.
Anywho, finally realized that the chinese places here must be using Chinese 5 Spice. It's just 5 spices mixed together. Think it's cinammon, ginger, erm.... and other stuff I can't remember.
Anywho, that is def what they use. Mine was a bit saltier (I used bouillon as well in my marinade b/c it didn't taste salty enough... but it was apparently), but still tasted exactly the same.

Can't give exact measurements, but I'll try to list what I did.

Bought a pack of boneless, skinless chicken thighs. There were 5 in the pack.
Mixed together about
1.5tbs chinese 5 spice
1tsp garlic powder
1tsp black pepper
1/3 cup soy sauce
(I added about 1tsp of chicken bouillon as well, but this made it just a tad too salty)
I may have added in 1tsp-1tbs of white sugar. I honestly can't remember.
I plan on making this again, so we'll see if sugar or no sugar next time.

Stuck the chicken in a ziplock. Poured in the marinade, and marinated it overnight.
For cooking. I used hrmm... about 2-3 cups of veg oil to deep fry. I skewered the chicken thighs on bamboo skewers, and placed in the oil. DH wanted them really crispy so I cooked for about 10mins + on med/high heat. Not sure on the exact time.

Good stuff good stuff.


unaffected said...

Yum, that chicken recipe sounds delish!!! I will have to try it :)

I'm glad your appointment went well!

LisaB said...

Yes! Let's get those follies growing!