Favorite Chicken Recipe

One of the things we love here at Mikarose is FOOD. Many of us love to try new recipes and compare notes.  I wanted to share with you one of my favorite chicken recipes.  This is  a really easy dish to make.  I would make this ahead of time and refrigerate it for at least 4 hours.  Instead of cooking it on the stove, I always do it on a barbeque and it turns out perfect every time.  I make it with Thai Sticky rice, but you can use whatever rice you want.

If you give it a try, Please come back and let us know what you thought of it.

Have fun!!!!

 

Lime & Coconut Chicken

coconut chicken

Serves 4

Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
1 hr 25 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
1 hr 25 min

Ingredients

  1. 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  2. 3 tbsp oil
  3. zest of 1 lime
  4. 1 tsp ground cumin
  5. 1 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  6. 2 tbsp soy sauce
  7. 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  8. 2 tbsp sugar
  9. 2 tsp curry powder
  10. 1/2 cup coconut milk
  11. pinch cayenne
  12. 1 small fresh hot chili, such as Thai or Serrano, minced (optional)
  13. 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  14. Fresh limes, cut into wedges
Instructions
  1. Trim fat from chicken breasts.  Starting on thick side of the breasts slice the chicken breasts almost in half, then open each like a book.
  2. Place each open breast between two pieces of plastic wrap, wax paper or inside a large, open, Ziploc bag.
  3. Using a small heavy pan, bottle or smooth meat mallet lightly pound out each breast into even thickness.
  4. Mix all remaining ingredients except fresh cilantro and limes.
  5. Add chicken and marinade to a large bowl or Ziploc bag and chill in the refrigerator for up to two hours.
  6. Your chicken doesn’t take long to cook so you can use this time to get your dishes prepped and ready.
  7. Once you are ready to cook the chicken, remove each breast from the marinade.
  8. Pour the marinade into a small saucepan and bring to a rolling boil.  Boil continuously for at least 2 minutes, stirring occasionally so it doesn’t burn.
  9. In a heavy skillet or grill pan, heat a splash of oil over high heat.
  10. Cook the chicken in batches to prevent over crowding the pan.
  11. Place the breasts in the hot pan and cook without turning for a couple minutes
  12. Flip the breasts over and cook until the other side is golden, it shouldn’t take long depending on the thickness of your chicken.
  13. Place cooked breasts on a plate in a warm oven or under foil while cooking the remaining chicken.
  14. Sprinkle with fresh lime juice and cilantro. Serve with sauce on the side.
    Adapted from        Chaos in the Kitchen   

Window Shopping Wednesday

Today on the blog we are featuring The Ugly Sister Boutique in Hudson, WI. They sell a portion of MIKAROSE Clothing in their Boutique! Check out their cute clothing and our interview with them!

429647_556635474368493_1380881929_nQ: Tell us a little bit about yourself and your Boutique. (Location, items sold, etc)

A: Morning, I have had the boutique a little over a year now.  We are located downtown Hudson WI.  The name came about when I lost all my hearing.  When I finally decided to try the boutique I knew I wanted it to be something fun for all ages and a place where women could come and feel good about themselves and no judgment.  I just felt life was too short to take everything so seriously.  So that is why I named the boutique The Ugly Sister.  I don’t have an ugly sister, I don’t think any one is ugly.  But it was a catchy name, and I wanted them to feel that if they didn’t feel pretty they could come into the boutique and feel good.

Q: What is the best way for people to look at your merchandise? (Website, Facebook, etc)
A: We carry all sizes and that is what I love about Mikarose.  Trendy clothes in Majesty sizes.  You see here at the boutique, we don’t go by Junior, Missy and Plus.  Here we go by Princess, Queen and your Majesty. Everything new we get in can be found on FB.
Q: What do you enjoy most about running a boutique/business?
A: I love people!  I have been in customer service over 35 years and I just love people.  I love when they come in just hum drum and they go ready my cards or find something they love in their size.  That is what makes my day.
Q: What do you love about MIKAROSE Clothing? What makes them different from just any clothing?
A: Mikarose carries contemporary, trendy, clothes for the modern women.  I love that they are conscious of the larger women with longer sleeves and put time in thinking of what they would like to wear.  They don’t make their clothes far out but yet not like every other line you see.

Window Shopping Wednesday

Today is is Window Shopping Wednesday on the blog. Today we are featuring Adorn in Ardmore, Oaklahoma! It is a super cute Boutique that sells a portion of MIKAROSE Clothing in their shop!

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Q: Tell us a little bit about yourself and your Boutique. (Location, items sold, etc)

A:  am 27 years old.  My store is located in historic downtown Ardmore.  My store is a reflection of my style.  I stock my store with classic pieces that can easily go from daytime wear to dinner with friends.  And if you need a casual tee with a cute scarf I have got you covered!  I also carry a home décor line that has everything from restored furniture to simple items that can complement your home.

 Q: What is the best way for people to look at your merchandise? (Website, Facebook, etc)

A: I post all of my clothing on Facebook.  I also ship so if you ever see something you can’t live without, send me a message!  I also post regularly on Instagram (@adornardmore).  My website, www.tomakebeautiful.org, has a slideshow of my newest arrivals as well as my story about the store.

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 Q: What do you enjoy most about running a boutique/business?

 A: Oh gosh there are so many!  I would have to say the customer interaction.  I love connecting with people and helping them look their best and feel great about themselves.  If my customers leave happy, then I am happy.  It’s a win-win situation!

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 Q: What do you love about MIKAROSE Clothing? What makes them different from just any clothing? 

A: I was drawn to Mikarose clothing for a number of reasons.  One reason was the modesty factor.  I loved that skirt and dress hemlines were longer.  Another reason was the ladylike appeal of the clothing.  Everything from the sweet bow detail on a blouse to the flattering cut of a pencil skirt caught my eye.

Window Shopping Wednesday

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Today is Window Shopping Wednesday on the blog. Today’s interview is with The Jean Girl, a Boutique located in Rexburg, ID. They sell a portion of MIKAROSE Clothing! Be sure to check them out here http://facebook.com/thejeangirl

 

 

Q: Tell us a little bit about yourself and your Boutique. (Location, items sold, etc)

A: We are located in Rexburg at 110 E. 1st N. We are open from Monday through Friday 11-5 and Saturday 11-6pm. We opened 7 months ago. Before then we did home parties and events. We still those but not as much. We have really fun clothes that are unique with fun colors and prints! We sell a little bit of everything including tops, cardigans, sweaters, skirts, flats, boots, leggings and more.

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Q: What is the best way for people to look at your merchandise? (Website, Facebook, etc)

A: We have a Facebook http://facebook.com/thejeangirl as well as a Instagram @thejeangirlshop and we also have a website where you can order everything on there as well. Our website is http://thejeangirlshop.com

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Q: What do you enjoy most about running a boutique/business?

A: I love talking with people! I love connecting and helping people find what they love! I also love looking at the new styles and what people want to see. I do a lot of research to make sure I get exactly what people want!

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Q: What do you love about MIKAROSE Clothing? What makes them different from just any clothing?

A: I love that everything is modest, classy and trendy. I also love the quality.

 

MIKAROSE Contest

Happy Valentine’s Day! Let’s start this weekend of LOVE with a CONTEST! Want to win a $50 Gift Certificate to MIKAROSE? Here is how to enter:

1. Follow us on INSTAGRAM @mikaroseclothing

2. Post a picture of YOU wearing MIKAROSE Clothing on INSTAGRAM and tag @mikaroseclothing

3. Tag 5 friends on your photo that you post of you wearing MIKAROSE Clothing on INSTAGRAM and tell them to head over to our page and FOLLOW us.

The winner will be chosen on Tuesday February 18th 12 Noon MST Winner must claim prize within 24 hours!

Window Shopping Wednesday

Today is Window Shopping Wednesday on the blog and today we interviewed Relish, a boutique located in Traverse City, MI and they sell MIKAROSE Clothing in their shop!

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Q: Tell us a little bit about yourself and your Boutique. (Location, items sold, etc)

Located in the Warehouse District of Traverse City, MI.  I sell many boutique brands in clothing, sizes XS~3X.  I also sell Sperry TopSiders & Big Star Jeans.

Q: What is the best way for people to look at your merchandise? (Website, Facebook, etc)
I don’t currently have a website…I’ve been open now about 1 1/2 years.  You can see Relish on facebook.com/relishtc.  I ship anywhere in the U.S.
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Q: What do you enjoy most about running a boutique/business?
There is nothing like owning/running your own business.  I have been in the retail business for over 25 years.  I get the most satisfaction from seeing customers love the styles I have chosen for the store and loving my store in general. 
Q: What do you love about MIKAROSE Clothing? What makes them different from just any clothing? 
I love the Mikarose brand for several reasons…they carry larger sizes, and their sizes are pretty true to size.  They don’t run small like many other brands.  The comfort and quality of Mikarose clothing is great.  And it is more conservative than many brands.  The dresses & skirts are cut longer. And alot of the styles are very flattering.  When business/office women come in, we steer them to Mikarose first. :)

Window Shopping Wednesday

Today is Window Shopping Wednesday on the blog and today we interviewed Cascia’s Closet an online Boutique that sells portions of MIKAROSE Clothing!

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So my name is Cascia Jolley I am from Fresno California. I have been married for almost 13 years We are both from Fresno but met our Freshman year in Provo Utah!. We have two cute boys Spencer almost 9 and Carson 6. I have been lucky to be a stay at home mom for the past 9 years. . When my youngest started Kinder I was wondering what the heck I was going to do with them not at home??! I have always had a love for Fashion and great deals. Everyone that I know bugged me about opening my own clothing boutique. So last June with the help of my Hubby I took the plunge and started my online Clothing Boutique Cascia’s Closet at www.casciascloset.com.  I have been overwhelmed by the help of so many to get this started even help from total strangers in the IG world!! It has been so much fun doing what I love and meeting so many new friends in the process.
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Q: What is the best way for people to look at your merchandise? (Website, Facebook, etc)
The best way for people to view my products is by going to my website at www.casciascloset.com. When you visit my site it will ask to register with your email so that you can get informed first on new items and what’s on sale! I also have an Instagram page and Facebook it is all under Cascia’s Closet! So make sure to add me!!! We are almost at 4,000 followers!
Q: What do you enjoy most about running a boutique/business?
It is so hard to choose what I love most about running my business. I have loved being about to share my love of fashion with people all over the us and world! I get so excited when I see someone around town or on facebook or IG wearing my Clothes!! It is the best feeling!!!
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Q: What do you love about MIKAROSE Clothing? What makes them different from just any clothing?

I came across Mikarose this summer and Instantly fell in love!!! I loved every single piece that I saw and wanted it all!!! I loved the quality the style and how it was all Modest!!! I knew that it would be a hit with my customers! I offer tops and dresses and of course there undershirt’s that are perfect with everything!!!