NOT A FOOD BLOG!
Sorry, had to make that part clear. No, I'm not a cook. I like cooking, but I rarely make anything other than taco's and spaghetti. The reason why I made this, and why I'm sharing it is because I wanted to do something special for my friends.
Friend of mine helped me go grocery shopping, and we bought bone-in chicken breasts. I didn't portion them out like I should have done, and 5 large breasts are difficult to consume with just me and Chris at home. So, I asked if I could cook up Anne and Kevin supper with them.
My dad always told me 'you can turn any meal into gourmet by knowing how to use spices.' I'm very good at judging tastes, so I put a bit of spices and herbs in the pot with the chicken, and boiled them for about 45 minutes, to make sure they were fully cooked.
While that was going, I made this.
I had to let them cool for about 10 minutes, just enough they wouldn't burn to the touch. They still had the skin, so I wanted to make sure some of that paste I made got right under it. After seasoning, fire up the BBQ, and while it's heating up, let the chicken sit.
Over all, this supper was a success. I'll be making it again, and next time I'll get the ingredient list on it. Really, as long as you have some basic spices and roughly understand how much to use, this is a snap to make.
Took about an hour total to cook, but clean up was a breeze, I only used a few dishes, and managed to clean up as I went along. Hope you enjoy.
BTW, it was delicious, I surprised the heck out of myself. I'm very proud to have made this.
I learned something though. This was the first time I actually did something completely on my own. Kevin merely showed me where things were, everything else I figured out. I know that seems like a stupid concept, especially at my age - but I've been hand-held my entire life. It gave me confidence and made me feel that I'm actually getting better. I don't need guidance or help nearly as much as I thought. It's a small break through, not huge, but I'm getting better. Slowly I'm starting to get my feet solid on the ground for the first time in my life. I'm very proud of myself.