Padma Lakshmi is showing her followers how to make a delicious meal with just a few basic ingredients.
"We made Chipotle Chicken," the Bravo's Top Chef host captioned an Instagram video of herself cooking the meal alongside her daughter. "Chicken[,] Potatoes [,] Onions [,] Chipotle in adobo[,] Chicken stock [and] Rice."
In the clip, Padma got a bit more specific with her ingredients of choice, noting that she uses La Morena chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, two medium yellow onions "a little less than the size of a baseball," and boxed chicken stock.
After heating up canola oil, Padma explained that she was going to brown the chicken and then brown the onions. For those looking to condense steps by browning the two together, although Padma cautions "it more steams [rather than browns] that way," she admits: "If you're lazy, it does not matter."
Next, after pureeing half of a can of the chipotle peppers in adobo sauce (though Padma says mincing works too) and adding that to the pan of onions, she added the chicken back in and stirred it. She later added two cups of chicken stock, "some salt, not too much," potatoes, and, finally, cooked rice.
In the comments section of the post, one follower noted that Padma made cooking the meal look effortless, to which she replied: "It looks effortless because i assemble everything i need and chop and measure it all BEFORE I start. The key to being calm is being prepared."
When another commenter inquired about the spiciness of the dish, Padma offered an alternative to those who don't enjoy as much of a kick. "It is a bit spicy. But add more chicken stock to dilute the heat," she wrote. "Or use less than half a can, maybe 1/4 can."
Padma recently shared a different video explaining what foods her followers should be stocking up on amid the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). "Buy frozen vegetables if you can," she said in the clip. "They sometimes have as much nutrition as fresh vegetables."
She also suggested dry goods such as beans, lentils, quinoa, orzo, canned tomatoes, and canned tuna. "It doesn't cost as much as buying, like, steak or something," she said. "But it still gives you protein and it can last for a long time on the shelf if need be."
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