In this round of the Weekend Cookbook Challenge, we’re asked to cook a recipe with a kitchen gadget or appliance that I rarely use.
In my case, that appliance is my rice cooker. I’ve had it a couple of years now – it was purchased because my rice never comes out well when I make it on the stovetop or in the vegetable steamer I have. I got a great deal on it through Amazon.com, but unfortunately I haven’t used it nearly enough to come anywhere close to recouping the cost. I guess I just haven’t been eating much rice lately. I’m usually more prone to making pasta or potatoes, and the rice-making is usually reserved for the few times a year I make fried rice or something else Asian.
So browsing through Recipezaar, I came across a recipe for Golden Corral Bourbon Chicken, which I like. I noticed two things about the recipe, which means I probably won’t use it again. First, WAY too much bourbon. It would probably be good with half as much. Second, be sure to use chicken thighs instead of chicken breast, because it dried out like nobody’s business. Next time around, I’ll probably use this recipe, which seems to be very highly rated.
Any of you have a recipe for bourbon chicken that tastes like the stuff in the mall food court??
Be sure to check out the Weekend Cookbook Challenge site for a round-up of other entries after November 3rd.