Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Peach-Whiskey BBQ Chicken -Pioneer Woman

Thank you Kelly for introducing me to The Pioneer Woman!!

I tried making her Peach-Whiskey BBQ Chicken recipe last night and it was amazing!! The meat was super tender and fell off the bone, and the sauce was a great mixture of sweet and tangy. I can't wait for leftovers!!

I tried to take pictures but couldn't find my camera. I ended up using my phone and, well, they aren't the best.

I started by getting everything together. Forget to take pictures until AFTER I had started so I don't have everything pictured!

Then I heated oil and butter in a large pot (I used my dutch oven). I browned both sides of 13 chicken thighs (bone-in and skin-on) then set them on a plate while I made the rest of the recipe in the same pot.

Once the chicken was browned, I took out half of the grease and added a yellow onion that I had chopped. I think next time I will take out MORE grease because, for some reason, I had a lot on top of my finished meal. Next, I added the whiskey. I am not a fan of whiskey so this part was difficult for me. I don't like the smell of it! I let that reduce a bit.

After stirring the whiskey and onion mixture, I added the BBQ sauce, peach preserves, water and Worcestershire sauce then stirred.

I added the chicken back into the pot. I even poured the juice that was on the plate into the pot as well. I put it in the oven for about 2 hours at 300 degrees. I took the pot out of the oven and it smelled great! I put a couple of thighs onto a plate, along with some mashed potatoes and a piece of zucchini bread. I would have liked the sauce to be a little thinker, so I'll keep that in mind next time. It was amazing though! I highly recommend this recipe!!


Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Yummy Reads!

I've added a few links to the right side of the blog. There are some of the sites I read and learn from. I like to read things I feel I would be able to make, and things that are easy. I do that because I am a simple girl. I don't like all sorts of fancy things (maybe with the exception of diamonds :) and I feel my cooking should speak for itself. I don't think it needs all sorts of spices. When I cook, I want the natural flavors of things to come out, I want my family to love it, and I want it to have that feeling of love. You know, when you think of that dish later on you feel like you've been hugged because it was so good.

THAT is the kind of cook I want to become. The kind of cook I am... a little.