COOL GRUEL (tapioca and chicken)

February 10, 2010
3 Ratings
Author Notes

Actually best served hot, this is a real chicken flavored dish. The tapioco doesn't do much for flavor but it has a very different texture. The final addition of cilantro whipped cream makes it really cool! (sorry , I can't post a pic of my final computor died) —dymnyno

  • Serves about 6
  • 2 chicken breasts (minced)
  • 5 cups chicken stock
  • 1 large fennel bulb (med chop)
  • 1/2 cup pearl tapioca
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (ground)
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 large bunch cilantro
  • salt and pepper to taste
In This Recipe
  1. Put the minced chicken, chicken stock, chopped fennel bulb and the tapioca in a large pot and cook for about 35 to 40 minutes.
  2. Add the cumin and the cayenne pepper.
  3. Taste and salt.
  4. PUT the heavy cream and the cilantro in a blender and pulse until the cilantro is finely chopped and blended into the cream and the cream becomes a heavy whip(careful not to make cilantro butter)
  5. TO SERVE: Put a cup of tapioca chicken gruel in each bowl. ADD a large dollop of cilantro whipped cream. SPRINKLE with a little cilantro.
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