Saturday, October 26, 2013

Recipes: Divine Potato and Chicken Dish

I'd like to call this dish, "In which I almost died", because there was knife action, possible salmonella outbreaks, and too much squishy stuff under my hands. It's no secret I HATE having to put my hands in food. I am also a slipshod mixer/stirrer, so when I had to coat the potatoes in this delish olive oil-seasons mixture, I had to just go in hands first. I died. Then when I went to slice the chicken into strips, there were BODY PARTS in it!!!

I have never cut up a chicken that wasn't a pre cut breast, obviously. I have boiled and de-boned thighs and legs, but this was WAY out of my ballpark. There were bone particulates flying everywhere!! I had to cut off the skin, and, I am sorry, looked just like foreskin. I gagged. I yelled. It was nasty.

Moving onto the food.

What you need:

2 lb of chicken.
Around 8 potatoes. I leave the skin on because I value my fingers.
2 cups of shredded cheese. Your choice.
1/3 cup of olive oil
Garlic powder, salt, paprika. Scott added hot sauce.

Preheat oven to 500 degrees.
Cut up the potatoes, then wash.
Mix the olive oil, paprika, garlic powder, and salt into a large bowl. I have no measurements on what you should use, just as much as you like, I suppose. *worst cook ever*
Coat potatoes in mixture. Gag if you use your hands, because it's slimy as all get out.

Recover from this traumatic experience.
Spray the bottom of a baking dish after you wash the nasty off of your hands.
Add potatoes. Do not dump the bowl, you will need the excess oil, then set your timer for one hour.
Cut the chicken into thin strips. God bless you if you don't already have boneless and skinless breasts.
Put the chicken in the bowl and coat with the leftover olive oil mixture. I added a little more garlic powder. Stick in the fridge.

After 15 minutes, stir the potatoes.
Cook bacon. Try not to eat it all.

After 30 minutes, stir taters again. I added a little salt and lemon pepper.
After 40 minutes, add the chicken.
Mix bacon (cut up into little pieces) and cheese into bowl. If you like green onions, here is your chance to add them.
After 45 minutes, add bacon/cheese mixture, aka "heaven", onto potato/chicken.
When you're one hour timer dings, enjoy.

You know the WORST part of all this? While we were eating, Scott says, "you know next time you don't even have to add the chicken".

my reaction^^^

Next time I may add a little squirt of honey mustard.

Oh, and here is the newest picture of Lily:

Or mini-Steven if you may.

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