Thursday, August 28, 2008

Grilled Chicken..It's a Barefoot Blogging Day..

Funny enough, I had just finished a note to a food board (WineLoversPage.com Forum Kitchen) that my best quick chicken dish is pounded chicken marinated in fresh lemon juice, garlic, olive oil and rosemary, this week's Barefoot Blogging recipe.

The Contessa must have heard me, because her Butterflied Chicken has us making a paste of olive oil, lemon juice and zest, garlic, rosemary and salt and pepper...Except Ina rubs this past under the skin of a boneless chicken and grills it...

First the changes: I am the only one who likes dark meat. Nix the whole chicken. Buy three half breasts with ribs and skin--bone THOSE, leaving skin in tact. Rub paste under skin ...and all over..top with sliced lemon and extra rosemary sprigs..."Grill" on my grill pan (please stay tuned for the day I actually purchase a grill. That day is coming SOON.)...

Let's just say Ina scores again. Do I gush too much? Time after time, she's got recipes my family loves. Bryn ate chicken...plus seconds...I had to add this photo--because I actually had bones from the chicken breasts, I put on a pot of chicken stock (back left)..Mashed potatoes on the side...And the coolest grill pan from, of all places, Ikea...that's the rectangle pan with the chicken. I bought it on a whim--being from Ikea, it sure wasn't very expensive...and I find myself using it more and more..Ikea rocks, right?

What a nice dinner. There are a few leftovers...Yum.Go Contessa...let's do more. Let's buy the books. I am so sold.

5 comments:

Natashya said...

Looks yummy! And the grill pan looks great too, maybe I should check out Ikea.

Debinhawaii said...

I miss Ikea--they will never come to Hawaii but they have the best stuff. Your chicken looks great and I want some mashed potatoes now!

jillian said...

The chicken looks great! I have a grill but I love my grill pan for things like this.

Veronica said...

Your chicken looks very tasty. I'm with you-I can't seem to gush enough about the Barefoot Contessa recipes.

Prudy said...

That's beautiful and your were smart to get just what you needed instead of the whole chicken. YOur torte from Wed. looks perfect. You make it look soo easy. Mine was not so lovely, but yummy.