Pollo del Fungo

I will be mentioning again one of my favorite Italian haunts in Illinois, which is Freddy’s. Matt and I were just talking about when we both realized how easy and do-able his favorite menu item is! I mean, mine was easy, just throw in some salami in olive oil, or or some cheese and tomatoes in olive oil, and I will be happy. But his required more work, but it was easy to do! I simplified the recipe I found online, which is, from all places, wikibooks cookbook!

Some of the items in the original ingredient list, I didn’t have, such as the lemon pepper. I immediately just substituted my salt with my lime salt, and added black pepper into it. I could have also easily zested my calamansi to add, but I did have my lime salt from my trip to the US. So I used that.

It turned out really great, like crazy great. And it is healthy too! I can’t imagine how easy it was, and how it is Matt’s favorite! I can easily make this for him regularly (although he did say it will still be his default order at Freddy’s, which we will only go to as a treat). But having one of his favorites easily done makes me feel great. 🙂

I put my chicken on top of some bucatini because I saw the same recipe countless of times topped over pasta. The gravy-ish sauce would make a lovely sauce for the pasta too, Or rice, as how my mom ate it 🙂

20160403_154457Pollo del Fungo Recipe

1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon lime salt (or 1 teaspoon of kosher salt (or 3/4 teaspoon of iodized salt) plus grated lime zest)
1/2 teaspoon of smoked papkira
1 pinch of dried rosemary crumbled (or fresh if you have)
1/2 cup flour
1 whole chicken breast, filleted (you may keep it whole or sliced into strips)
6 pieces mushroom, 4 minced, 2 sliced
chicken stock, about 1 cup, adjust as needed
olive oil, as needed

Mix the first 4 ingredients together. Season the chicken generously with the salt mixture, and then coat in flour. Lightly pan fry the chicken, flipping when one side is golden colored and doing the same to the other side. Once cooked, set aside. In the same pan, add in the mushrooms, and about 1 teaspoon of the flour, and allow this sofen


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