Posts tagged ‘chicken’

April 26, 2010

Have you ever seen a drunk Chicken?

One of my favourite ways to prepare chicken is to roast it.  Aside from the easiest way in the world, the slow cooker, my favourite way to roast a chicken is on the BBQ, with a recipe for Beer Can Chicken.  We use a recipe from Bob Blumer, and it turns out great every time.

The first year we were in our house, we bought a beer can chicken holder for our BBQ.  Ours looks exactly like this, except we bought ours from President’s Choice.  It has been incredibly useful for cooking our favourite kind of chicken. What you do is:

  1. turn on BBQ to medium-high, the chicken cooks on indirect heat, so turn 1 burner on, and leave one off.
  2. examine the chicken for any parts left inside, and rinse under cold water
  3. make a dry rub for the chicken, ours included seasoning salt, lemon pepper, garlic powder, black pepper, and rosemary
  4. crack open a beer, and pour about 1/2 the bottle into the can in the middle of the holder (and then drink the rest!)
  5. set chicken atop the holder, with the legs facing downward to form a tripod
  6. rub the chicken with the dry rub
  7. place chicken on BBQ, over burner that is not lit.  The BBQ will act like an oven to cook the chicken
  8. close lid and cook for 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until the temperature of the breast is 165 degrees F (180 degrees F in the thigh) and the thigh juices run clear.
  9. Eat!

This chicken is always cooked perfectly, fall-apart tender, and very moist and delicious because of the beer.  I recommend this recipe for anyone who loves chicken, you won’t be disappointed!

What’s your favourite way to eat/prepare chicken?

January 24, 2010

Comfort food: The perfect recipe to end a great weekend

Comfort food takes on many different forms.  Chicken noodle soup, grilled cheese & tomato soup, soft-boiled eggs and toast soldiers, stew, macaroni & cheese.  These are things that typically come to mind.  My favourite comfort food is a recipe that my mom makes,  a warm yummy mix that never fails to make me feel good.  I’m sure it has a name somewhere, but heck if I know what it is.

Mom’s Chicken & Sausage & Rice

Ingredients:

1 medium onion

3 boneless skinless chicken breasts

3 sausages (Italian or chorizo works really well)

1 cup white wine

2 cups brown rice

4 cups chicken stock or water

2 cups frozen vegetables ( I used corn & peas)

Step 1.

Cut chicken & sausage into bite sized pieces, dice onion

Step 2.

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Brown chicken and onion with a tiny bit of oil or butter in a large pot with a lid.  Once brown, remove the chicken and onion to a bowl.

Step 3.

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Brown sausage in same pan and remove from pan

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Step 4.

Apply white wine

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deglaze bottom of the pan, scraping up all the yummy brown bits

Step 5.

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Add back the chicken and onion and sausage, along with the brown rice and the water

Step 6.

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Cook for 40 minutes, or until rice is cooked

Step 7.

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Remove from heat and add the frozen veggies.  Stir the vegetables into the mix, and put the lid back on for 3 minutes to cook them.

Step 8.

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Enjoy!

This recipe serves about 6, or, it serves 2 people 1 dinner and about 4 lunches.

1 bowl of yum + 1 cozy fire + rice krispie squares = a great Sunday night!

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So tell me: What’s your favourite comfort food?  Share your best recipe, I’d love to try them out!