Join twowildtides on the country challenge. Each week, we’re going to be heading to a new country (in spirit). Primarily, we’ll be cooking a meal from each country; but we’ll also be watching travel documentaries, reading travel blogs, and listening to music. During the global pandemic, travel was largely inaccessible. We want to reignite our wanderlust, satisfy our travel bug as much as we can, and learn some new things along the way. I have a feeling our bucket list will have a number of items added to it through this experience as well. We created a simple alphabetical spreadsheet with all the countries of the world, and each week we will draw a random number that corresponds with a country on the spreadsheet.
This week, we’re in the Oceanic nation of Micronesia, which is made up of over 600 tiny islands known for sandy beaches, palm-shaded shorelines, ancient ruins, and shipwrecks waiting to be explored. The islands are very largely geographically dispersed throughout international waters and look like pinpricks on a world map.
When I was deciding which dish to try this week, I was stuck between two chicken dishes: Coconut Chicken Curry and Chicken Micronesia. They both looked so good I could not decide, so we flipped a coin and made Chicken Micronesia. I followed this recipe from food.com and it could not have been easier. Simply marinate the chicken, add the pineapple, onion, and coconut, bake, and serve over rice.
I really loved this dish. The sweet and salty flavors complement each other so well and the chicken came out really tender. There was lots of extra sauce in the baking dish to soak into the rice, making for a really hearty, comforting meal. I will absolutely make this again and again.