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13Jul/090

Chicken a la boom

They say you should learn something every single day. For the most part I do. Today's lesson was, just because it looks like Pyrex, does not mean that it necessarily IS Pyrex.

Earlier today, I had a few minutes to kill and cruised Tastespotting looking for a little inspiration. I haven't cooked anything beyond a fried egg since I moved and I am sick of fast food. I was craving something home cooked and yummy. I saw this recipe and could not stop staring at those beautiful chicken drummies. Plus, it sounded super easy, that's definitely what I'm after on a work night.

I work until 8 pm, so if I want to get home, cook AND eat before 10, it has to be pretty simple.

I prefer white meat over drumsticks, so I picked up a package of breast strips and the makings of a salad. While the chicken was in the oven, I sliced some strawberries for my salad and made a quick strawberry balsamic dressing. When the chicken came out of the oven, I removed them from the baking dish and put it on a burner for the sauce to thicken. The sauce thickened and I poured it over the strips, no problem.

I sat the now empty vessel to the side to cool and turned around to fluff my couscous. And...

BOOM! Glass everywhere!

All of the glass seemed to stay in the area of the stove/floor, so we swept it up and went ahead with dinner. Fairly tasty, but I think next time I should let the chicken marinate in the sauce for a while so it'll soak up some of the flavors.

On a positive note, at least I didn't have to wash that pan.

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