Last night, I made stir fry for dinner and went ahead and cut up the chicken for tonight's dinner. Although this is a recipe I've been eating since I was a kid, it's relatively new to our family, since I had forgotten about it. There's no need for a real recipe, but at the end of this post, I'll tell you how it's made. First, the story of how it got its name
Our family loves playing with words. For some reason, a couple members of our family enjoy mispronouncing words. I don't know why, I just know they do. Jalapeño is one word that is almost never pronounced correctly, even though we all know the correct way to do so. Instead, everyone says ja-lop-en-yo. Tonight, when I said I was making ja-lop-en-yo chicken for supper, Gabriel thought I said Galapagos chicken. This prompted Xavier to rename the meal Darwin Chicken. It is now the official name or this meal.
Typically, we eat this with fry bread, and I've been trying out a few different recipes for gluten-free fry bread. I've liked both the ones I've tried.
So, to make Darwin Chicken, there's a formula you follow. Use the amount of chicken breast you need for your family. For every 2 pounds of chicken, I use one jar of diced jalapeños. Cube the chicken and marinated the chicken in the jalapeño juice for at least three hours. Toss in flour and fry. Don't overcrowd the pan, since it actually takes longer to cook that way.
I hope your family enjoys this recipe. Do you have any recipes you'd like to suggest for us?