Tag Archives: Poultry

Chicken Piccata

16 Jul

Good afternoon everybody!

I hope you’re all having a wonderful day so far. I feel like I’ve been away forever!

We had a great time camping and we’re back all tanned and refreshed. I haven’t cooked anything since we’ve been back but then I remember I made this just before we left and forgot to post it!

Gooooo me!

That right there is organization at it’s finest, but not really.

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Crispy Sticky Asian Chicken {step by step}

10 May

Good Morning lovelies!

A big “Happy Friday” goes out to you all! And a very Happy Mothers Day to all the wonderful Mama’s out there

What do you have planned for the weekend!? I hope all the Mommies out there are being pampered and get to relax for once.

I am going to be making dinner for my Mama and the family and the rest of the time I think I will just relax and enjoy some time with my Mom. She has asked for a roast beef dinner with all the fixings because she doesn’t like making that herself. Ha! Well fair enough, its her one day to choose and I am happy to do it. I will try to take some photos along the way so you can see me make a complete roast beef dinner with Yorkshire puddings and all the rest of the yummy stuff you have along side the beef.

I have a long step by stepper ahead of me here so I am gonna cut the chit chat for today. I want to get some advice on Vegas so I will do more of a chit chatty post early next week.

Okay let’s go!

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Crunchy Goat Cheese and Cranberry Stuffed Chicken

30 Jan

Good Morning Ya’ll!

I hope you’re all having a fabulous morning so far. It’s Wednesday! Which means two more days till the weekend.

Anyone else think it’s sad that I start counting down the days till the weekend as soon as my alarm goes off Monday morning?

Actually I’ve decided that I could probably skip the whole alarm thing, considering my cat wakes me up every morning before I have the chance to wake up on my own. Which leads me to a list:

5 things about my cat

1. He sleeps under the covers. The other night I yelled, “Chris stop it” to which Chris groggily turned around and said “what?” I realized he was two feet away from me and it was the cat that kept pushing me off the bed. We have a king size bed and somehow both of us end up clinging on for dear life, while the cat is comfortably occupying the entire middle area. Under the covers.

2. When he decides he has had enough slumber for the night (usually about 6 hours) he will freak out under the covers until one of us frees him. It’s always nice to be awoken at 5am by a cat that is using your body as a ladder to climb out of the bed. Super nice.

3. Every morning heĀ  awkwardly stumbles towards the door then proceed to scratch the CRAP out of the door until one of us lets him out. Also nice at 5am.

4. He plays with the dog. They chase each other around and sometimes the dog will put the cats whole head in his mouth. They have a weird relationship.

5. Geoffrey loves ALL food. He begs for anything you have, like the other day when he wanted my cupcake. As for his own food, he spits 90% of his dry food on the ground. He doesn’t even have the kind of food with the different shapes/flavors, they are all the same little nuggets, yet he only ingests approximately, every 9th piece. Which leads me to picking up soggy kibble off the floor, unless the dog gets there first.

So that’s Geoff for ya. He’s silly and cute and I love that he has so much character.

Okay lets move on from talking about furry friends and get on to a feathered friend.

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Brown Butter, Lemon & Thyme Roasted Chicken

23 Oct

What’d you guys think of those cupcakes yesterday?

Yum, right? I may have eaten a few of those guys over the last couple days.

Can we all talk about our guilty pleasures when it comes to food? Let’s be honest, we all have them. At least one!

Maybe you’re like my Dad and you will eat a whole row of cake…over the sink…for breakfast.

Or maybe you’re like Mr. Delish and you’ll eat two three grilled cheeses (made with that plastic cheese in the blue package) for lunch, dipped in copious amounts of ketchup.

Or maybe you’re like me, and you will eat a cupcake in two bites when you think no one is watching, but someone is watching, and then they make fun of you.

Cupcakes aren’t my only guilt ridden food, let see here…

- Kraft Dinner ( I don’t care what anyone says, I love this stuff)

- Fruit Snacks

- Chocolate Dipped Granola Bars

- Hawkins Cheezies (not the ones that are like packing peanuts!)

- Cereal for dinner (ok, maybe cereal isn’t normally a food you would describe as bad, but maybe I feel bad because I’m eating it for dinner? Or maybe it’s because it’s captain crunch…red berries?)

And I’m sure there are many more that I don’t want to say can’t think of right now.

Even though we all have our little guilty pleasures, I don’t think there is anything wrong about that. Sometimes you need indulgence in your life! As long as everything is in moderation, no harm there! It’s much worse when you have to deny every little craving you have, it just makes you go crazy!

I tame my crazy with KD, Okay?

Now for something that you can eat with no guilt, okay maybe a little guilt from the brown butter, but you gotta have the brown butter!!

I love roasting up a chicken. I find it gives Mr. Delish and I a nice dinner, plus leftovers for lunch or to make sandwiches. AND you have the bones to make stock or soup! Dollar for dollar it is usually less expensive to buy a whole chicken as opposed to pieces, so it’s also economical!

For this chicken, I made up some brown butter, then let that cool and mixed with some lemon rind and thyme, spread that deliciousness all over the chicken and roasted until golden brown and amazing.

I served mine up with some mashed potatoes and veggies as well!

To make the brown butter, you want to grab a stick of butter and melt it down.

Yum.

Then let it get nice and bubbly, and whisk, whisk, whisk.

Like that! Now let it cool and then pour it into a bowl and stick it in the fridge for a bit to thicken up.

Like that! Now, mix er up a little. If it’s too solid, you can stick it in the microwave for about 20 seconds to soften it slightly, you just need it to be spreadable.

Now chop up some thyme and grate some lemon zest.

Mix those babies right in with the butter.

Now grab your chicken that has been rinsed and thoroughly dried. And put those lemons inside the chicken cavity.

Season the chicken inside and out, with salt and pepper. BE GENEROUS people, you need the seasoning.

Now it’s the messy part. Spread that flavorful brown butter all over the chicken, making sure to get some under the skin to keep that chicken nice and juicy while it’s cooking.

Now stick the chicken into a roasting tray with a rack in the bottom. If you’re like me and don’t have the luxury of a roasting pan rack (feel bad for me.) You can do this!

Just roll up some tinfoil and stick it in the bottom of the pan. Works like a charm. This just keeps it from sticking to the bottom and maybe getting overcooked on the bottom side.

And you’re ready to go!

Roast it at 425 degrees for about 1 hour, covered. Then remove the lid and roast it for another 25-30 minutes, until nice and golden brown, and cooked through.

Looks good right?

Yummy.

Miss Delish asks:

What is your guilty pleasure?

What do you put on your chicken before you roast it?

 

Brown Butter, Lemon & Thyme Roasted Chicken:

Serves 4

1/2 cup butter

1 Lemon

2 tbsp chopped fresh thyme

One whole chicken about 5-6 lbs

1 tsp salt

1 tsp pepper

 

In a small pot over medium heat, add the butter and melt until bubbly. Begin whisking and continue whisking as the butter browns, about 2-3 minutes. Once the butter is deep golden brown. Remove it from the heat and continue whisking. You will see little brown bits at the bottom and that is fine.

You will be able to tell if you burn it, trust me, but if you do, unfortunately you will have to start over.

Set the browned butter aside to cool. Once it has cooled slightly, pour it into a bowl, cover and refrigerate for about 30-40 minutes until thickened.

When you are ready to roast the chicken, preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Get a roasting pan ready with a wire rack in the bottom.

Remove your browned butter from the fridge and it should be thickened but spreadable. If it has hardened too much just stick it in the microwave for about 20 seconds.

Take your lemon and zest the entire thing. Set the lemon itself aside for later. Add the lemon zest and chopped thyme to the browned butter. Mix together completely. Set aside while you get the chicken ready.

Make sure you rinse and dry the chicken completely. Season the whole thing with the salt and pepper, inside and out. Use your hands to massage in the browned butter mixture. Put it in the roasting pan and cover with the lid. Bake in the oven for 1 hour. Remove the lid and bake for another 25-30 minutes, until the top is browned and the juices run clear.

Allow the chicken to rest for 5-10 minutes before carving. Enjoy!

 

 

 

Crunchy Paprika Chicken Drumsticks

10 Oct

Good Morning Everyone! I hope you are all having a great Wednesday so far.

This weekend was our Canadian Thanksgiving and I know I for one, am still stuffed. I haven’t been able to eat a full meal since our big dinner on Sunday night. Mostly just eating snacks and little bowls of leftovers here and there.

We made an amazing dinner as I talked about before and I will do a big post tomorrow all about it. I am going to include recipes for everything, some were borrowed recipes but most of them we made up ourselves. Hopefully some of you will be able to grab some ideas for your American Thanksgiving next month or maybe for next year.

For now I am posting a recipe I made last week and I hope you all enjoy it because Mr. Delish and I decided that we’re only eating vegetables for the next week.

I’m putting my money on Chris breaking down and eating some form of bacon before tomorrow evening.

Tonight I’m planning on making a vegetarian dish that I will be able to share later on too!

For now though, we eat chicken.

Crunchy Paprika Chicken Drumsticks:

Serves 6

Adapted from Crispy Tzatziki Chicken

 

6 chicken drumsticks

1 cup plain greek yogurt

2 cups Panko breadcrumbs

1 tsp salt

1 tsp pepper

1 tbsp paprika

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp onion powder

1/4 cup butter, sliced into 6 pieces

 

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and prepare a baking sheet with aluminum foil for easier clean up.

Dip the chicken pieces into the yogurt and coat well. Set aside for a moment.

In a large ziplock bag add the Panko, salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder and onion powder. Seal and shake until combined.

One by one, drop each drumstick into the panko/seasoning mix and shake to coat. Remove and place on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining drumsticks.

Once all the chicken is coated and placed on the baking sheet, top each piece of chicken with a square of butter.

Bake for 45-50 minutes, until cooked through.

Serve hot and enjoy!

 

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