08 November 2008

What's cookin'?

Tonight I was in the mood to cook. I was thinking about it all afternoon at work. I've got those potatoes at home, I thought. What should I do with them? Roast them, duh! Oh, and you know what would go lovely with potatoes Camille? Some chicken. Boo yeah. So I stopped off at Freddy's on the way home and picked up some chicken, and an issue of like, food network magazine or some such, which had this super delicious looking recipe in it for chicken with apple and onion cider sauce. I was like, dang, that sounds good. It was a very simple recipe, easy to follow instructions. The basics: lightly flour chicken breasts, fry on each side for five minutes, bake for 8 minutes at 350 degrees or until done. Meanwhile fry the onion and apple, add a little apple cider vinegar, reduce, add chicken broth, reduce, add some butter. Pour over chicken when done, sprinkle with parsley (I used cilantro, because that's how I roll).

The herb roasted potatoes are so easy, you just rinse 'em, cut them into chunks, throw them in a bowl, toss 'em with olive oil, minced garlic, herbs of your choice, salt, pepper, and roast them on a cookie sheet or a glass dish for like 25 ish minutes at 375 degrees, or until they are soft when pierced with a fork, maybe more time, maybe less. So easy and seriously, so dang delicious. They are good as is, or with gravy, or with ketchup, however you like 'em.

Super easy and fast. I think, with the help of my roomie Ryan (he's an excellent veggie chopper) it took less than an hour to prepare the chicken, herb roasted potatoes, and a nice large side salad.

Yay for delicious!

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