As the title suggests, I made Spicy Honey Glazed Chicken and Roasted Smashed Potatoes last night (both were Pinterest recipes). It was fabulous. So good, in fact, that it wasn't until after we were done eating that I realized I forgot to take some pictures of the meal. That's okay, though, because I had to cook the chicken in the oven, and it was not nearly as pretty as the picture I saved from the website where I obtained the recipe.
So, here is the link for the the chicken, and a pretty picture of some awesome chicken.
Spicy Honey Glazed Chicken
My review of the recipe:
I used approximations on the ingredients listed. I didn't feel like trying to measure out all the teaspoons of this and that. I also forgot to oil the chicken. I forgot so badly, that I had to double check the recipe when I copied and pasted it because I completely missed that step all together. I'm certain it would've made a difference in the way the chicken looked once it was completed; mine came out black as the ace of spades. But, it was still good.
As for the rub, I was hesitant about whether or not the chicken would get any of the flavor I'd just rubbed all over the skin, but I was worried about nothing. The skin was extremely spicy; I'd never worked with chipotle powder before, and didn't think about how spicy it would be (guess I should've tasted it first). The chicken underneath: lightly flavored, with smoky hints of chipotle but without the heat! YEEHAW! So, the kids just picked of the skin. My husband: he just ate right through it. The crunchy, spiciness of the skin mixed well with the chicken.
Statements from the family regarding the chicken:
My daughter: "I love you mom, but I don't like the skin."
My son: "The skin is too spicy, but I like picking off the ooey-gooey fat pieces underneath. Those are yummy."
My husband: "Mmmm...hmmm,hmmm...(with mouth full) it's good. I like it just the way it is."
When I mentioned that I thought it would taste better grilled, my man said, "Ordinarily, I would agree with you, but this time...I don't know."
I don't know about you all, but hearing a Texan say that kind of thing about anything that could have, and was called to be, grilled; well, that's saying something.
NOTE TO SELF: Remember to oil the chicken first, and next time, use the grill!
Now...for the potatoes.
Roasted Smashed Potatoes
Compliments of It’s a Keeper
Adapted from America’s Test Kitchen
2 pounds small Red Bliss potatoes (about 18), scrubbed
6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
Kosher salt and ground black pepper
I mean, seriously, how can you go wrong with roasted potatoes. I followed the directions to the letter, but I did substitute rosemary for the fresh thyme because I didn't have the thyme. I did everything else as directed, and the potatoes came out wonderfully! The inside is like a baked/mashed potato and the outside is roasted, and crunchy. I will definitely be making these potatoes again. Everyone loved them.
All in all, last night was a HIT!
A quick word about the websites from which these recipes came: CHECK THEM OUT! They have tons of recipes.
It's A Keeper: Testing Recipes to See if They're Keepers: http://www.everydaytastes.com
Our Best Bites: Tips, Tricks, & Tastes from two Real-Life Kitchens: http://www.ourbestbites.com