It’s ironic really that I call this Anniversary chicken, seeing as I was supposed to make it for our anniversary and instead we ordered pizza at nine at night once the kids were in bed. Happy five years hunny! Three weeks later though, I finally got around to making it. On a Monday night. When I had the kids at a nursery rhyme pre-school thing all morning, and classes at the gym that night. What I’m trying to tell you is, this is not a meal to make on a busy night. This is a meal that takes a lot, and I mean a LOT, of prep time, but it’s worth every minute.
Category Archives: Chicken
Anniversary Chicken (or Pan Seared Chicken Breasts with a Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Cream Sauce)Submitted by Katrina on Mon, 01/04/2013 - 5:20
Submitted by Katrina on Mon, 05/11/2012 - 8:15
I had wanted to try spatchcocking a chicken for years, but I was too scared too. It seemed like it was everywhere though, on every cooking show I turned on, in ever magazine I bought. It was going to be so juicy, it was going to cook so much faster, it was going to be so easy to make.
Every other experience I have had in life with that many promising promises has led me to learn one thing though: too good to be true.
Although… this nagging thought kept poking though the back of my mind. There’s always an exception to every rule…
Submitted by Katrina on Sat, 24/03/2012 - 10:32
Let me just start off by saying that I really loved this dinner. After about 5 good bites, sampling everything and rubbing my crusty bread around in the little bit of sauce that drained to the bottom, I looked Bo in the eyes and said without an ounce of doubt “Yep, this is in my top ten”.
Two minutes later, because I’m always afraid to commit to my favorite meals, I started back peddling, “Well, I’m pretty sure it is. Yep, it’s definitely in the top ten, but that’s as of right now, you now. I’m not committing to top ten for life or anything but right now, certainly for the next few months at least, top ten for sure”.
Submitted by Katrina on Tue, 21/02/2012 - 10:40
This is a great recipe to keep in your arsenal because it’s fairly hands off, and the entire meal cooks in one pot together. I love those kinds of meals! The rundown is a whole chicken that simmers / steams over top of chicken stock and white wine, along with carrots, potatoes, and some flavor boosters. I can promise you that it will be one of the moistest chickens you’ll ever eat.
Maybe I should mention that this is healthy too. This one comes from America’s Test Kitchen Light and Healthy cookbook 2010, it’s well worth the buy!
Submitted by Katrina on Mon, 16/01/2012 - 7:49
Here’s another nice and easy recipe to make. It’s a lot like a teriyaki chicken, but I don’t think that the soy sauce flavour is quite as strong in this one. Also, don’t be turned off by the kick, it’s really completely up to you. It comes from a little bit of hot sauce, and a good hit of fresh ginger. Pull pack on one or both of them, and the kick is gone. Feel free to crank either of them up too if you’d like.
Submitted by Katrina on Thu, 17/11/2011 - 9:36
Here’s another quick, easy, one pot meal.
Those really are the best, aren’t they
And here’s a warning: if you’ve cooked pretty much anything else that I’ve made on this site, you’ve probably noticed that it’s full of flavor. I love flavor. I love sweet, I love spicy, I love tangy and tart. I love salty and cheesy and meals full of heart. Sorry about that, we read a lot of kids books in this house.
But this recipe. It’s bland.
Submitted by Katrina on Wed, 26/10/2011 - 11:35
So, hockey season has started and in this house, we bleed blue and white. It’s a birth right, or requirement, to be a Toronto Maple Leaf’s fan, and Bo and I had our own little hockey tradition going. Until the kids that is.
Every hockey game we used to go out to a local wing joint to watch the game. We might switch up the restaurant every once in a while, but the order was always the same “two cokes, 1lb medium, 1lb honey garlic and some fries and/or poutine”.
Submitted by Katrina on Sun, 02/10/2011 - 8:33
Sorry, I’m not feeling very creative right now. I can’t seem to come up with a shorter more creative name. Something like Sombrero bake…that’s horrible. Let’s just leave well enough alone.
Want to know what else I’m sorry for? I forgot to take pictures of this one as I cooked it. And it’s not so much that I forgot to take pictures, as it is that my grandparents were coming over for dinner and while I was prepping and cooking I was also cleaning up the house.
At least it’s ridiculously easy to make. It’s also a one pot dish, so hardly any clean up. Woo hoo!
Submitted by Katrina on Wed, 28/09/2011 - 9:31
Tonight was one of those horrible nights. I’m going to go ahead and assume that everyone has them, so please, don’t feel the need to correct me. Anna and Oliver both got shots today, Anna’s first set, and she was not happy about it. At all. The tylenol didn’t help her at all and while Oliver napped I sat rocking a screaming baby for over two and a half hours.
It’s garbage night too. And I really hate garbage night.
Submitted by Katrina on Tue, 29/03/2011 - 7:01
This is one of Bo and my favorite ”nice” dinners. By “nice” I mean better then meatloaf and not cooked often enough. Really though, it’s so easy to make, and now that I’ve figured out a version with chicken pieces as an alternative to a whole chicken when you’re in a bit more of a rush? Well, it’s pure gold! Keep this is the back of your mind for company too, it looks quite impressive with no effort past the initial 10 minutes on the stove top!