Monday, January 16, 2012

Smothered Chicken w/ Cabbage, Corn and Cornbread

As this blog blossoms one thing that you'll learn about me is that I'm all about quick cooking. I don't dig standing over the stove for 1 hour stirring random pots. So here's another quick chicken dinner recipe with some easy sides.

Smothered Chicken
-approximately 4lbs of chicken leg quarters ( I used 5 legs and 5 thighs)
-2 Tbsp poultry Seasoning
-1 1/2  Tbsp salt (adjust according to dietary needs)
-1 Tbsp red pepper OR black pepper
-1 tsp sage
-1 Tbsp garlic powder
-1 Tbsp onion powder
-3/4 cup water

1) preheat oven to 450 degrees
2) place chicken quarters in a large baking dish and mix in seasonings. *TIP: Place chicken breast skin side down to make them extra juicy.
3) pour 3/4 cup of water around chicken
4) cover with aluminum foil and poke approximately 15 holes with a fork
5) place on lower rack in oven and bake 45-55 minutes
6) remove chicken from oven and place on plates
7) (for gravy) add flour 1Tbsp at a time until reaching desired consistency
8) pour gravy over chicken and SERVE

-1 head of cabbage
-1 medium green pepper
-1/2 medium red onion
-1/3 cup minced garlic
-1 Tbsp salt
-1/2 Tbsp paprika
-1/2 black pepper

1) Chop cabbage into bite size pieces and place in large pot
2) Rinse cabbage well and drain fluids
3) Chop green pepper and red onion into chunks and place into pot with cabbage
4) Fill pot 1/4 the way with water
5) Mix in seasonings
6) Cover with lid and cook on high heat bringing to boil
7) Reduce heat to medium and let simmer for 30 mins

-1 bag frozen kernels of corn
-2 stalks green onion
-2 cups of water
-1 1/2 Tbsp butter or margarine
-1 Tbsp Cajun seasoning

1) Place all ingredients in pot
2) Cover and heat on medium for 10 mins
3) EAT

Box of Jiffy mix w/ 1 Tbsp of Splenda (or sugar if you prefer) stirred in. I've always hated cornbread but alas my DHW (Dear Hubby, Warren) finally found a way to get me eat it.

To optimized cooking time prepare dishes in this order
Chicken (place in oven)

In this order your meal will be finished in under an hour from start to finish with time to spare!


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