The Beauty of Garlic

Have you ever wondered what you were tasting in your various meals that was strangely familiar, but you could never put your finger on? The answer is garlic. Of course everyone claims to be able to pinpoint the exact seasonings in every food item, despite having little to no culinary experience. And of course, they’re largely wrong. However, I can say with the utmost certainty that usually when you taste something savory in your food, garlic most likely contributed to that flavor. As an aspiring cook myself, I want to share the joys of garlic with the world. To get you started, here is a recipe for my quick, garlic habanero chicken. Be warned, this is VERY spicy:

Ingredients: Boneless, skinless chicken thighs, garlic cloves or powder, salt, pepper, 5 habanero peppers

1. Season chicken with a light amount of salt. Then season with garlic and pepper.
2. Cut up the peppers and cover the chicken with them (for maximum flavor and optimum tenderness, let chicken sit in seasonings overnight).
3. Heat up a nonstick pan to medium high heat or about a 6 on your stove.
4. Place chicken on the pan, peppers included.
5. Let chicken cook for about 7 minutes on each side or until cooked through. Keep an eye on the peppers to make sure they don’t burn because if they burn, though it won’t really affect the chicken, it will turn into a pretty decent tear gas. What i usually do is watch the peppers and if they start to get black at any point, I throw them in the garbage.

This chicken is best served with rice and beans. Because it is so versatile, you can really serve it with anything. Just be warned that it does have a distinct kick. I hope you enjoy it. Below is the finished product:

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