There’s nothing better than yummy, home-cooked southern comfort food. Every so often I think it’s important to throw those diets out the window and indulge.
And by every so often I mean, like, every day.
Last night I indulged in homestyle mashed potatoes with cream gravy, and cheesy bacon- and barbeque-topped chicken.
I started with the mashed potatoes. This is because when you are very dumb and try to boil potatoes whole, it takes FOREVER. Luckily I’ve learned from past mistakes and quartered the potatoes before boiling.
Okay, maybe not my favorite favorite…. But definitely top five.
I won’t lie to you: I was a little worried about the gravy. First it was crazy thick and refused to mix with the milk, then the lumps refused to combine. Those skanks.
Now, please excuse me while I suffer a self-induced heart attack.
Moving on to the chicken. Let’s just say that I very loosely followed the inspiration recipe. Mostly because the computer was too far away to keep looking up every single step. It’s okay, I promise everything’s going to be alright. Trust me on this. Start by pounding it to tenderize the meat and give the pieces a uniform width.
You could really cook the chicken any which way. You could grill it, bake it, whatever lights your fire (heh heh). I cooked mine in a skillet because…. well, just because.
When the chicken is cooked, top it with yummy BBQ sauce, crispy bacon and cheesy cheese. I used sharp cheddar, but I have a feeling that pepperjack would be equally fab.
Here’s the original chicken recipe that I somewhat followed. Happy eating!