How to attack frozen bone-in chicken at 5 pm….
Hi friends, I’m here to remind you that the secret to eliminating meal time stress is to plan your meals in advance. Planning meals makes life much easier, so that you have time to enjoy life’s simple pleasures. You can do this the old school way with paper and pencil and a blank calendar or you can do this on your Iphone or Droid phone. There are many apps to help keep you organized. I designate the same day every week for my planning. I also find recipes that match what is on sale, so I do not buy random items that I will only use once or twice. When I have finished these two important steps, I then make my shopping list. I also make sure that I load my Safeway card with coupons before a shopping trip. I also take into consideration each person’s tastes.. Ok, last week frozen bone in chicken was $1.49 a pound, so I bought the whole bag of thighs. I found a recipe for Oven BBQ chicken. I also bought a bag of spinach which was also on sale.
Oven BBQ chicken
2 frozen bone-in thighs..you do not need to thaw the individually frozen bone in chicken .
A pie pan or small baking dish
Spray the dish with cooking spray
Place the chicken in the dish and season with Montreal steak seasoning on both sides. Place into a 375 degree oven. Bake about 15 minutes on each side..
In the meantime, combine the following ingredients in a small bowl:
1/4 C. ketchup
2 t. worcestershire sauce
1 t. vinegar (cider or white vinegar)
1 t. soy sauce
1 T. brown sugar
pinch of salt and pepper to taste
1/2 t. liquid smoke
Mix together and use to baste the chicken.
After a half and hour, begin to baste the chicken on both sides. Continue to cook the chicken until it is done. You can use a thermometer and make sure the internal temperature in the thickest part of the chicken is at 165 degrees or you can cut it and make sure the juices are clear.
Spinach with Garlic and Lemon
2t. olive oil
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 bag of spinach
kosher salt and pepper
lemon juice to taste
In a skillet, heat up the olive oil.
Add in the garlic and saute until the garlic becomes fragrant.
Add in the spinach and saute until the spinach begins to wilt.
Season to taste with salt, pepper and lemon juice. Remove from the heat.