Tuesday, January 18, 2011

the simple life

Recently the carnivore sent me a link to a "recipe" by Paula Deen. If you know my carnivore, you know he loves him some Paula. We even took a trek to Tunica, Mississippi a few years ago for his birthday dinner at her casino buffet. And boy was it good! Just like on her show, everything was drowned in butter. And true to form, the recipe he sent me also called for butter. But that's about it. If you haven't seen it, here is the link. In essence you open a can of peas, add butter, and heat. Now, I do make my peas in a similar fashion, but I wouldn't put it here on my blog as a recipe. Its just common sense.

Having said that, I am a bit embarrassed to share the following recipe for bar-b-que chicken. Its almost too easy. But here it goes...First, gather the following ingredients for two servings:

Chicken parts, bone in skin on, organic and hormone / cruelty free is possible
(I used 4 legs and two thighs from Whole Foods)
1/2 cup of your favorite ready made BBQ sauce (homemade or store bought)
1 tblsp of powder garlic
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

Grab a large ziplock bag. Place your chicken in it. Add in the garlic, salt, pepper, and half the BBQ sauce. Toss it until all parts are well coated. Set aside on counter. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place chicken in oven safe dish. Cover with aluminum foil. Cook for one hour. Remove dish and take off foil. Pour off almost all of the fat, leaving just a bit in the bottom of the dish. Baste pieces with the rest of the sauce. Return to oven and cook another thirty minutes.

Just like that you have a finger lickin' good dish for your carnivore. In fact, it was so good there may or may not have been some plate lickin' in my house. Don't look now, Paula, I am fast on your heels with simple dishes that please!

menu ideas:
When I baked this chicken for the carnivore I also baked some "chicken" for myself. I had the faux breaded breast by Quorn. We also had actual corn - using an errily similar method to Paula's peas - as well as some sauteed green beans.


  1. Hah! I talked about that same recipe not long ago. Ridiculous, isn't it? The comments are even better; if you haven't read them yet, I encourage you to do so. ;)

    And no worries, no recipe you could ever share would be nearly as, uh... "creative," let's say, as Ms. Deen's!

  2. mmm I love watching Paula cook, but I've been too afraid of instant heart attacks to actually make any of her recipes. ;)


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