Monday, October 1, 2012

Rhubarb Curried Chicken

I've met many food bloggers through The Secret Recipe Club.  Some have been assignments, some from the recipes posted on the blog hop and others from the comments left on my blog.  I've been visiting Daniel's blog The Haggis and the Herring for several months now. He leaves comments on practically all of the Secret Recipe Post which I admired quite a bit. 

A couple of weeks ago Daniel died.  His wife left an amazing eulogy on his blog. Some members of The Secret Recipe Club are paying tribute to Daniel by having a special day of posting from his blog.

I just re-read the eulogy and as I type this I am crying.  I didn't know Daniel personally, so why am I so emotional about this?  While I didn't know him, we have a lot in common; three children, a loving spouse and a food blog.  I'm crying because I am reminded how the time with our children is so incredibly precious.  That time could end at any time.  I am crying because no child should have to grow up without a father. I look at my children and feel the ache inside if that were to ever happen to them. I am also emotional and so grateful for my relationship with God and the knowledge that His purpose will be realized so soon. 

Tonight I am going to hug my children just a little bit tighter and a little bit longer.  I am also going to remember the important things in this world and think about the little things that we take for granted each day.  So much time is wasted doing stupid things.   

Rhubarb Curry Chicken
Adapted from The Haggis and the Herring

2 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
1 tsp. coriander
1 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. giner
1/2 curry cube or 2 tsp. curry
1 small onion, chopped
1 cup white wine
1/2 lb. rhubarb, chopped
2 tbsp. sugar
2 lbs. chicken breasts or any chicken pieces
Salt and pepper
1/2 cup brown sugar

In a medium sauce pan, heat 2 tbsp. oil over medium heat and saute onions for 2 minutes.  Add 1/2 tsp. salt and red pepper flakes, coriander, cumin, ginger and curry cube; saute for a minute.  Add onion and cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally until onion softens a bit.  Add wine, sugar and rhubarb, bring to a boil, then cover and cook 10 minutes over medium heat.  Stir, then re-cover and cook 10 minutes more until rhubarb has broken down into a sauce.

Meanwhile, add a bit of oil to a pan and heat.  Season chicken with salt and pepper.  Place chicken in pan and brown on both sides. 

Place chicken into a greased 9 x 13 in. baking dish and cover with rhubarb sauce, sprinkle with brown sugar.  Place baking dish into oven and bake for 30 - 40 minutes.   


  1. You're so right, time is so precious. As tragic as Daniel's passing is, it's a poignant reminder to hold our loved ones tight and appreciate every moment. Beautiful recipe and tribute.

  2. Your words ring true and you've paid a lovely tribute to Daniel, who was to be admired for the role he played in our little SRC community.

  3. What a delicious recipe and a great tribute

  4. I've never thought of rhubarb in a savory dish before. What a creative idea. Shows off Daniel's eclectic palate pretty well.

  5. Ok, my first comment just disappeared into thin air, so here goes again,

    You are so right, tomorrow is never promised. You did a great job on Daniel's tribute, the chicken looks delicious. Not sure why the blog hop code wont work for you. Did you see the InLinkz codes I shared on FB? One of them should work.

  6. A lovely tribute and your chicken looks wonderful, I had considered that recipe as I adore rhubarb but went for curry instead. I do plan to make this though, yum.

  7. I know Debbi, I was crying thinking about Daniel's death and reading the eulogy too. It breaks my heart, especially because of the kids. We should thank God every day we have on Earth with our families because we just never know how many we'll get. Your chicken looks wonderful, BTW. :)

  8. This is something that we should try. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Hi there. The current Food on Friday is all about curry! So it would be great if you linked this in. This is the link . Have a good week.

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