The other day Chris and I went out to celebrate "Grampy's" birthday. We went to the usual place and had our usual good dinner. Grampy wanted to order a whole chicken, and with only four of us at the table, guess who got to take the leftovers?
Chinese chicken is a bit of an enigma to those unfamiliar with it, but once you taste it, it becomes part of your regular palate when you're eating out in Chinatown. Anyway, I have a great way to fix up those leftovers, (or any other type of chicken for that matter). I just make an omelete out of it.
What I used:
- 3 small stalks scallion
- 2 cloves garlic
- handful (about 1 1/2 cup) leftover chicken, cubed
- 4 eggs
- 1 tablespoon heavy cream (optional)
- salt and pepper to taste
The nice thing is that it's hearty without being heavy as many breakfast omeletes tend to be. Normally I use milk for my eggs, but in this case, heavy cream works well to incorporate the chicken, garlic and scallions. It gives the eggs a bit more substance.
I added a side of skillet potatoes make this a complete (Chris-approved) breakfast, which went incredibly well with my Panama Duran coffee from McNulty's. If you're making this for one, just halve the ingredients. That's it!