By Christine de Leon
If any of you have ever watched at least one episode of Barefoot Contessa, you know that Geoffrey loves his chicken. Religiously, Ina makes some chicken dish for Geoffrey’s weekly homecoming and, every week, it’s the best chicken dish Geoffrey has ever had. I swear, if I had a husband half as encouraging as him, I’d be a rich betch living in the Hamptons too. But I digress.
I love chicken. I love chicken breast. I know a lot of people despise it, dreading its dry and mealy texture. But the problem isn’t the chicken. The problem is the preparation and overcooking. Don’t hate the player, people. Hate the game. (Does that phrase even apply here? I’m not really sure.)
Either way, there’s a pivotal point between juicy, tender chicken and dry, crumbly chicken and it occurs within only a few minutes. I’m making this sound a lot more dramatic than it probably is (maybe, not really) but it’s important stuff! Lucky for you (and anyone eating your food), creating chicken you can be proud of is not that hard!
- Apparently, it’s Fall. Well, neither I nor Los Angeles have gotten the memo so a strawberry rhubarb pie seemed appropriate. That and frozen fruit make practically any pie possible at a craving’s notice. Truth be told, I’ve never made a strawberry rhubarb pie before. I definitely love eating it, though, and a friend put in a special... Read More »
- Banh mi sandwiches – delicious and cheap and the fastest way of tearing up the inside of your mouth since…ever. Don’t get me wrong, I love banh mi sandwiches, but my favorite things about them are the crunchy veggies and the inclusion of raw jalapeños. As a matter of fact, I tend to jump at... Read More »
- This weekend was the weekend of bacon. AKA: Fantastic. My bf and I had a mimosa brunch with his friends on Saturday (while watching Oregon demolish the Bruins) and I felt like the event was a long time coming. Eggs, bacon, fresh fruit, and scones. Where can you really go wrong? Nowhere. Unless you’re vegan… ALSO, I... Read More »
- My mom’s birthday passed recently and I took it upon myself to tackle the cake portion of the celebration. I haven’t been home for her birthday in a few years, so I decided to do it up big and design and decorate her cake myself. Plus, she always asks why I never bake her anything.... Read More »