Thursday, February 12, 2015

oven bbq chicken and other yummy goodness

If you have never cooked and/or eaten anything from The Pioneer Woman, you haven't lived. 

Seriously.

The woman believes in butter. Need I say more? Oh, and she is also hilarious and takes mouth-watering photos of the food she makes. 

Last night, I simultaneously watched Julie and Julia and cooked some food from off The Pioneer Woman's website. The results were that I discovered a new favorite quote, and that the food looked (okay, and tasted) so good that I had to whip out my camera to capture it. 


These potatoes were divine. As in, I may-or-may-not-have-danced-around-the-kitchen-when-I-first-tasted-them kind of divine. Here is the recipe, but in reality I didn't really follow it. I would offer one hint: make sure to not go over the 15 minutes recommended before moving the spuds around...otherwise they will break up (like mine did). Of course, you can always eat the mangled ones before you serve them if this does happen...so maybe just ignore what I just said and go ahead and break those potatoes up! 



I don't even know what to say about this chicken other than, "Yuuuuuuuummmmmmm". I made a homemade BBQ sauce for it (get the recipe here) and it was literally the best thing I tasted all day long. I made the sauce (oh, and gluten-free brownies...but that is a recipe for another time) earlier in the day so it was all ready for me to put together in the evening.  The recipe for this Oven BBQ Chicken is also from The Pioneer Woman. (Seriously! The woman is a genius!) I think the only piece of advice for this would be to definitely let it cook until the sauce starts to brown. I think if I would have left it in a few minutes longer it would have been even more perfect.



I also steamed some broccoli to go along with dinner. Not only does cooked broccoli taste yummy (though the smell is seriously horrendous) but the final product of this plate looked impeccable (at least in my mind).



Drizzle some of the extra sauce from the pan over that chicken. You won't regret it. I promise.



Well, there you have it: Homemade BBQ Sauce, Oven BBQ Chicken, and Roasted Potato Wedges. A dinner fit for kings! 

"You know what I love about cooking? I love that after a day when nothing is sure - and when I say nothing, I mean nothing - you can come home and know absolutely sure that if you add chocolate to egg yolks and sugar and milk, it will get thick. It's such a comfort." -Julie and Julia

2 comments:

  1. you know my stance on chicken, but that does look good. if i ever un-veganize, bacon will be my undoing… and your chicken will be my main course. :-)

    miss you!

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    1. I shall convert you yet! Miss you too! <3

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