So Thursday night I was going to make these recipes called Ranch Style Chicken and Fluffy Potatoes. We had steak instead. So tonight, I finally set out to cook them. ALWAYS read a recipe before you start to cook. Sometimes, like I do, you miss that fine print that says "must marinade for X amount of time". I saw that the chicken said Prep time: 2 hours so I was like Oh...well crap. Then decided hmm let me make this other recipe..yeah that didn't work. That takes an overnight marinade. So back to the original plan of chicken and potatoes.
The chicken was easy. As you can see from the recipe, the marinade is quite simple. And smells so freaking delicious I might add. I started marinading the chicken and then started the potatoes. Those are really simple but as I was scrubbing them I remembered how much I hated this "job" growing up. Ah, memories. Anyway, back to the cooking. I put the olive oil on the potatoes and in the oven they went. Then I went and screwed around on FB for a bit. Did I mention how much I enjoyed hitting the chicken with the mallet? I have never done that before, normally just marinade everything whole, but boy. That was fun. Then I felt bad because I was beating a chicken breast to a pulp. Who does that?
For the first time EVER in life, I cooked bacon. Yes ladies and gentleman, I have NEVER cooked bacon before. So the first couple pieces were a tad...crispy. And that is not what you want for the bacon since it has to cook WITH the chicken at one point. The bacon was finally cooked, put on a platter and then I tackled the potatoes. PW says to let them "sit for 15 minutes". I say give it a tad longer then that. I burned me some fingers on a couple of them! The filling that she uses sounded kinda...odd. But, as I am sure MOST people cooking do, I tried it and it was delicious!!
Overall, from start to finish, it took me about 2 hours until the chicken was being smashed until it was being served on my plate. So I recommend starting early. It is now 739 and we are just now eating dinner. But it was well worth the wait. I will DEFINITELY be cooking this again :D
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