Thursday, August 28, 2008

BB: Butterflied Chicken


Our third Barefoot Bloggers event for August was marinated and grilled Butterflied Chicken, a delicious choice from Stefany of Proceed With Caution. It used to be that the only way to get a boneless piece of chicken was to bone it yourself, so, because my children had an aversion to food with bones, I got very proficient at the task. Nowadays, I keep a frozen supply of boneless chicken breasts on hand for quick meals, so, while I have experience boning an entire chicken, in the interest of time, I chose one of my frozen pieces for this recipe. Using rosemary and lemons that were freshly harvested from the garden, I prepared the marinade and let the chicken soak up all the flavor for an hour or so, then grilled it. Because I make a lot of chicken dishes, this one was a delicious change and simple to prepare. I sautéed fresh vegetables for a side dish, and, along with the mashed potatoes, really enjoyed the entire meal.



I’m looking forward to September’s entrées now. Check the Barefoot Bloggers site for all the other variations on Butterflied Chicken.

4 comments:

Veronica said...

Wow, I'm impressed that you would debone chicken for your kids for years like that-I think if I didn't have the convenience of today's boneless chicken in the supermarket we would be eating a lot more beef!! Your chicken looks tasty.

Heather B said...

yum! It looks very tasty! Great job!

Prudy said...

My experience with deboning chicken tells me that it's absolutely worth it to have it bonefree in the freezer. You are quite a champ to have done it for all those years. It looks perfectly scrumptious just the way you did it.

Rebecca said...

I have an arsenal of Costco frozen chicken breasts. Must try this recipe with them. Great idea!