Though I didn’t make the rub for the chicken (I just used from salt, pepper, and garlic) while it baked in the oven, I felt like the salsa itself added enough flavor to the overall dish. I love that the salsa included garlic and of course onions. I’m pretty sure almost every recipe in this book as onion in it and I love it (although I know my fiance does not… mwahahaha). I’d make this again in the future, perhaps grilling it like the recipe says too.
Also, due to financial reasons and trying to be healthier, I’ll be taking a short break from all the cooking I’ve been up to. At least dialing it back a little, probably not stopping entirely because I want to finish this challenge!!
Since my grocery store never has anything I need for the most part, I had to be small grape sized tomatoes that came in a package of all different colors. I felt like that was good enough, but I wonder if actual tomatoes would have tasted any different? Not sure.
I also think I used too much balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper. To be honest… I don’t think I even measured it. I just put it in the mason jar and filled up the bottom with a shallow layer of liquid.
I’d probably make this again, but with less “dressing” or with not salt and pepper at all. I’ve been eating balsamic and olive oil as dressings for quite awhile now and it’s not so bad. I don’t think it needed that extra spice from the salt/pepper combination. The mozzarella was good, but I left some tomatoes uneaten.
Well, we got a little side tracked and didn’t end up grilling until around 7 pm (that’s a late dinner for us!) and by that point it was getting darker, getting cooler, and starting to drizzle. So our hopes of sitting on the newly stained patio and enjoying some barbecue was not a thing. But we still ate it inside the house.
I wasn’t the biggest fan of this chicken because I don’t think it cooked long enough, and the marinade didn’t give it too much taste (because it wasn’t overnight? I’m not sure). I needed to add some hot sauce to give it some more flavor. It’s a really easy recipe to make if you’re interested in just grilling up some bone-in chicken (actually, maybe that’s why I didn’t love it… bones and tendons are gross while I’m trying to eat plus I can’t use a fork and knife).
I ended up putting my water enhancer flavor in it to make it easier to drink, but we sure polished off a pitcher of the stuff… all while watching IT. I’d pick this recipe over LIT, but not the ones from Applebee’s with Strawberry in it. YUM.
I really liked the sauce that came with it, made from mostly condensed cream of chicken. I thought overall it tasted delicious and I'd probably make this again. Put I'd probably make more chicken with it. I feel like there was way too much asparagus for the lack of chicken. A better ratio is definitely needed. Thumbs up!
I say thumbs up on this recipe, and I would say I’d make it again but it would just be for me so it may not be worth it. Mmm I’m thinking about it right now. Should have brought some for lunch.
The best thing about this dish is that it cost me less that $10 for everything (except for the tortilla chips, but that wasn’t really necessary to buy). I don’t think I would make it again, but it’s still good for now!
Dinner & a Movie
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"Food is essential for life; therefore make it good"
Shannon does it Julie & Julia style as she cooks through a cookbook and shares thoughts and recipes along the way.