I have so many ideas for this blog, but I also don’t want to do too much and turn it into a hot mess either. So I’ve decided to go ahead with one idea I had: Recipe Reviews. So WELCOME to the first post of my new series!
Recently I’ve adopted a Paleo type eating style. I have a thyroid issue (Hashimoto’s) so I’ve been doing a ton of research into fixing the side affects that the medication does nothing for. I’m sick of being lethargic and in a brain fog all day! So FYI for anyone that doesn’t know, its a whole lot to do with food.
One of the blogs I’ve started following is The Civilized Caveman, George Bryant. He has an incredibly inspiring story of how he overcame bulemia and became a super charged, six pack having, healthy dad by eating real food.
From his book “The Caveman Feast” I present my review
Grilled Balsamic Chicken with Sundried Tomatoes
I picked this one because I had most of the ingredients, and the ones I didn’t have I was planning on getting anyway! I didn’t bother buying the sundried tomatoes though.
I split the recipe in half. I was actually cooking chicken breasts for my husband, so I set aside 2 for me to sample. I marinated it overnight and cooked it in the usual manner that I use to cook chicken for The Man, in the oven at 350 for 30 minutes each side.
The balsamic sauce ran all over the pan and turned into a crunchy charred mess, so I’d suggest lining your pan with foil if you do the method I used. Fortunately I always line my pan with foil; air sticks to my pan and won’t scrub off.
Now fair warning here, The Man DOES NOT like the smell of balsamic, so I constantly hear complaints about my stinky food. But I don’t mind it…and thats good, cause this one aromicized the house.
I ate it for lunch the next day with the chicken cut in slices and resting on a bed of raw spinach leaves. It was good, but needed extra sauce. When I came home I had the same thing, but added some sauce over the top. It was SO GOOD!!
I have no pictures of the cooking process or the first testing. I cooked this about 3 weeks ago and had no idea I’d be composing this post in the future.
Sinse then, I haven’t actually cooked the chicken with the sauce, BUT I keep this balsamic sauce in the refrigerator and I’m poring it over my salads regularly.
(I make it with equal vinegar and oil. I like that ratio best.)
In fact, I just finished eating a simple balsamic chicken salad for lunch!
Thanks for sticking with my first Recipe Review! Balsamic Chicken is pretty basic, but then again I’m semi new to this cooking-stuff-other-than-junk thing. Next time I’ll review a more complex recipe.