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Recipes that work for steak and chicken?

Asked by Violet (6566 points ) February 15th, 2010

My boyfriend prefers steak to chicken, and I don’t eat red meat at all. It is very difficult for me to make steak and chicken with 2 different recipes. Are there any marinade recipes that work for steak and chicken?
He also likes spicy food, and I can’t handle any level of spicy. Are there any recipes where spice can be added or taken away?

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Sophief's avatar

What do you normally cook? Do you live together?

Violet's avatar

Chicken, all differnet kinds of fish, steak, pork.. I try to mix it up as much as possible. We don’t live together.

TheJoker's avatar

How about Curry… perhaps a Korma would suit you both.

sakura's avatar

Anything with a tomato based sauce works with both :) You can buy turkey mince and steak mince and make 2 smaller lasagne or bolognase sauce

TheJoker's avatar

Or hand-made meat-balls…. they’re dead easy to make & you can use ground beef for his & ground chicken or turkey for yours. Then you can add however much flavouring or spices to each batch, then freeze any you dont cook… just call me Delia :)

Sophief's avatar

@TheJoker That’a a great idea.

TheJoker's avatar

@Dibley Haha, the meatballs or the ‘call me Delia’ :)

Sophief's avatar

@TheJoker The meatballs!

TheJoker's avatar

@Dibley Hehe, phewww! Yeh, they’re one of my speciality dishes, fun to both make & eat!!

Sophief's avatar

I make quite good meatballs. I make em spicy.

TheJoker's avatar

@Dibley Thats the best way!

Sophief's avatar

Why not make a mixed grill?

partyparty's avatar

Why not marinade the chicken and steak in Hoi sin sauce. Then you can make two different Chinese meals using the same vegetables.

janbb's avatar

Fajitas with chiken and steak strips. You can have various add-ons to put on the tortillas that can be spicey or mild; hot barbeque sauce, guacamole, pico de gallo, sour cream, etc. It would be perfect!

janbb's avatar

Edit: it’s “chicken” and “spicy”, although chiken would be pretty tasty too.

partyparty's avatar

@janbb Sorry to ask but what is pico de gallo?

marinelife's avatar

You could marinate a skirt steak and a chicken breast with lime juice, garlic and olive oil.

Serve with Mexican rice and a salad with avocado.

Seek's avatar

When I have get-togethers at my house, I like to use McCormick’s “Chicago Steak” seasoning as a dry rub for my red meats and poultry. I love the flavor it gives to grilled chicken breast. The “Montreal” flavor is good, too. Nice and simple.

janbb's avatar

@partyparty Pico de gallo is a mix of chopped tomato, cilantro, jalepeno peppers, red onions, salt, pepper and lime juice. Similar to a salsa but drier.

partyparty's avatar

@janbb Ooh that sounds lovely. (I just had to look up what ‘cilantro’ was.) Think we call it coriander. I must try that, thanks

janbb's avatar

@partyparty It is delicious, even though @marinelife doesn’t like cilantro if I recall correctly. Cilantro is the same thing as coriander; however, you want to make sure you use the fresh leaves.

marinelife's avatar

@janbb Is correct as usual, but cilantro would be good sprinkled on the steak and chicken and a little in the salad and on the rice.

janbb's avatar

@marinelife I just called my husband in to show him the first part of your post!

HungryGuy's avatar

My Recipe for Chicken (yours may vary):

Exit house. Take the 55 bus 6 blocks east. Enter the building. Ask for “Crispy strips, please.” Pay. Leave. Take the 55 bus 6 blocks west. Go into your house. Serve.

My Recipe for Steak (I don’t eat red meat either)

Dilettante's avatar

First of all, I consider it a criminal offense to molest a steak by “marinating” it, etc.
Throw some garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper on it, slap a piece of butter or two on top, and broil, fry or grill it. Period.
So what’s the problem? Just cook his steak like that, and do your chicken separately. Do you have a toaster oven? Oven with Broiler? Stove top burners (or electric)? Both can be done simultaneously.
Surely he doesn’t always have to eat steak?

SamIAm's avatar

rosemary, evoo, salt and pepper… maybe some lemon for the chicken (not spicy but deeeelicious… and there’s always hot sauce, the chili sauce from trader joe’s is pretty kick ass!).

Violet's avatar

@TheJoker that sounds delicious! I may have to make them this week!
@partyparty I have never heard of Hoi sin sauce. I’m going to look it up (I love Chinese food!)
@janbb ooooo, fajitas!
@Dilettante we like to marinade. The problem is, is that I don’t want to cook two separate dinners. I would like to be able to use the same sauce and way of cooking for both pieces of meat.

sakura's avatar

You can wrap your chicken in a foil parcel with butter, herbs, tomatoes, onions and stick in the oven for about 20/25 mins whilst you fry his steak, serve both with potatoes and steamed vegetables.

Coloma's avatar

@janbb

Mmmmm..Fajitas!

With boatloads of red and yellow and orange bell peppers! OMG! This WILL be dinner tonight..chicken fajitas..I am so excited now! lololol

janbb's avatar

@Coloma Can I come? I’ll hop on a plane!

maried63's avatar

Here’s an easy stir-fry for both you and him: cut up chicken breast and steak and place in separate bowls. Coat each with 1 tablespoon of cornstarch per 1 lb and mix (it’ll look a little gooey, and that’s ok, the cornstarch is part of a technique that actually keeps the meat/poultry moist no matter how much its cooked). Set aside for 5 min. At this point you can add any dry seasoning to you chicken and your steak (spicy for his, and just right for yours—you can always skip this step and just season the portion of vegetables instead when its almost done). Pan fry the chicken first in a medium to medium high skillet until done (around 5 min) and set aside. Do the same for the steak. Next place all vegetables in your pan and stir-fry to ALMOST done desired consistency (2 to 5 minutes on medium/medium-high heat depending on vegetables and desired crunchiness), then take another pan (since you cooking two different dishes, one chicken, one steak), take half the vegetables and place them in the other pan (this is when you could season the vegetables now differently if you like. Add chicken to one pan, steak to the other and cook just for another minute or so. then your done. :)

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