Thursday, August 21, 2014

Chicken ....

 Hello Everyone,

We had chicken for meals a lot when I was growing up.
Mostly fried chicken...
or Chicken and Dumplin's, which was my favorite
 and still to this day, a comfort food for me.
 "Old as she was, she still missed her daddy sometimes."
          Gloria Naylor

We don't eat a lot of chicken (other than Chicken Salad) because I'm
not a fan of chicken.....or turkey.

That cute little rooster there....?

He is one of my favorites...not sure if it's because he's black and white
with polka dots or if it's because he's a pretty SASSY rooster, strutting his stuff.

He's a cutie.....

Went thrifting last week with Mr. Sweet and found this great white pitcher.

I usually don't use my white pitchers much....they are rather small for iced tea,
but this one is a little larger than some of my others and I've been using
it ever since I got it.

I coated these thin chicken breasts with olive oil and sprinkled
on ea piece, trying  not to get too much as the spices are strong....
 .....baked at 350 for about 45 minutes.
(bake until fork tender)
....lots of black pepper.

Potatoes, beets,  a salad and
we had a great Sunday dinner.


and, yep, that's a piece of ORANGE CRUSH CAKE beneath
 the layers of ice cream.

XOXO, bj

P.S. That green pepper on the chicken plate....???
Strictly for color in these photos....
no parsley...or anything else to make this lowly baked chicken 
have a little color in it's cheeks....


  1. Oh goodness that looks so good.

    Sarah @ Backwoods Babies

  2. This looks delicious and is making me hungry. What time is dinner? I'll stay for dessert too. '-)

  3. Sounds like a great meal! I'll bet the chicken and dumplings were amazing BJ:@)

  4. your dessert choice sounds yummy! and i like your small-faced rooster. :)

  5. I love chicken and eat a lot of it! This looks pretty darn good and I agree that chicken and dumplin's are comfort food.

  6. Yum - the chicken looks so good. Save me a plate. LOL
    I like good chicken and dumplings, as long as the dumplings are not to thick and doughy.
    Enjoy your weekend.

  7. love the little white pitcher and the chicken looks yummy.

  8. sound like a good cook. Your recipe sounds that way. I like white pitchers too. Blessings, xoxo,Susie
    ps. if my daughter saw that rooster she would want it. LOL

  9. Yummy. The little rooster is rather sassy. Made me hungry for chicken. We don't eat a lot. The Cowboys back in the day corporate job he sold/brokered chicken. He was always eating it at work! I still have to sneak it into the menu plans.
    Thanks for sharing your yumminess!

  10. I must say we are chicken lovers over here! We raise and process our own :) Yours looks very tasty! Will have to give that recipe a try soon! And the pitcher was a great purchase!

  11. I like chicken - always have. I am having grocery store rotisserie chicken tonight. I'm working far from home, and after a day of interviews with clients I just wanted to kick off my shoes and be alone. A market salad and a bottle of sparkling water - better than any restaurant meal!

  12. You may be the first person I've met who doesn't like chicken! What a revelation! No turkey either? Fascinating!

    Say, love that mug shot! Haven't seen it until now.

  13. So you have tried the crush cake? I have been wanting to, but didn't know if it was worth it!

  14. Love the chicken, but I do love that white pitcher. It goes with everything. :)


  15. We eat a lot of chicken and I love turkey! What Louis Dean would REALLY like to eat more of is BEEF!! Remember that Wendy's commercial? "Where's the BEEF?"
    I am in Quadville as I write. I'm about to go to bed ......but find that NOW I'm HUNGRY!!!
    You should put a disclaimer on your food post!!! 'Do NOT view if you are prone to hunger afterwards!!'

  16. Very funny, I love their creative compositions with chicken! Beautiful photos!

  17. Love that pitcher! The only one that I have that is the size I really like is a clear one. I have a thing about white stuff and would be using that one day in and day out.

    I am going to try the chicken the way you cooked it. It looks exactly as easy as I like things to be. Did you marinate it first?

    (And I stand with your Governor in what he did and also what he is TRYING to do.)

  18. Hi BJ,

    Unlike you, I love chicken, and your recipe sounds very tasty! I need to see if we have the coating mix here on the island, and if we do, will definitely be cooking this up! Thanks for sharing!


  19. I love chicken and we eat it quite frequently at my house:) Your green pepper sure brightens up that dish! Enjoy your weekend dear B.J.! Sending HUGS and PRAYERS your way!

  20. I hear the world has just as many people as there are chickens. Good thing not everyone wants chicken every night

  21. Love your pictures, look so yummy. One of my favorites growing up was chicken and noodles. Yum.

  22. I eat a lot of chicken and turkey. I will have to try your recipe for chicken. I love the white pitcher. Your photos are great. Have a blessed day. Madeline

  23. Oh wow are an awesome cook.

    I always cook by recipes.

    They usually turn out good, but sometimes they are a flop.

    I love that rooster and know a friend who collects them.

    Have a great weekend!

  24. lol Guess what I have thawing in the refrigerator? It is going to be chicken for us tomorrow.

  25. Well your chicken looks pretty good. I love chicken myself. I also like your snazzy ceramic rooster.

  26. That chicken looks delish! It's Costco chicken and kale salad for dinner tonight...
    Have a great weekend!

  27. I already drooled over this chicken, but I don't see a comment from me ;(

    Must have been dazed and confused!? Looks yummy, I like the way you present your images!!

  28. Waaaaay back at my freshman orientation they served chicken that wasn't fully cooked. (Yech.) Well, it was another 30 years before I'd try it again ... on purpose. Now - particularly given the price of beef - I love it. This recipe sounds perfect to keep nearby when my SIL comes to visit.

  29. I grew up on fried chicken as we raised our on. We eat more chicken around here as I am not a beef eater but I don't fry it anymore. Love chicken salads and baked chicken so this recipe is one to try. Your pictures make everything look so pretty.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  30. Sounds delish! Can’t wait for desert to be served..............

  31. I am hungry . . . thanks to you!
    Looks and sounds delicious . . .
    I hope you won't mind the added guest . . .
    Ringing the bell right now!


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xo bj