Cook the Book Fridays – Chicken Lady Chicken


Ok. So my chicken skin is a little over done. I also made a few substitutions in the marinade… we don’t like really spicy things, so I left out the chili paste, and used sumac instead (because, sumac). I subbed brown sugar for the honey.

The whole thing was delicious, though maybe not enough to hoard it all for myself like David talks about in his head notes. I was disappointed that the marinade didn’t really flavor the meat, even though there was a significant amount of it under the skin. Maybe it is the result of my substitutions. Maybe it is just that I am over chicken right now (possible). We ate half of it for dinner one night and then I left the rest for my hubby as I went off on a business trip.

Speaking of which I am in the car driving to the airport right now. Luckily I have an analyst that prefers to drive so that I can do other things. Long day of travelling ahead, and I don’t get back to Florida until 10pm, so see you on the flip side!

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16 Responses to Cook the Book Fridays – Chicken Lady Chicken

  1. Ei says:

    Hope your trip was successful! Your chicken looks great.

  2. hawley32 says:

    Your chicken looks beautiful. I found my chicken was very flavorful, but I followed the recipe without any alterations and I marinated for 2 days!

  3. Emily says:

    A great looking meal on that plate you got there! With the exception of white wine, and half the marinating time, I followed the recipe to the T. Hope the business trip went well.

  4. Chez Nana says:

    Your chicken looks so good as does that salad. We loved this recipe and will definitely use
    that marinade again.

  5. My plate looks very much like yours with the salad. The color of your chicken is remarkable. Too bad it isn’t your favorite.

    • Nicole @ The 2nd 35 Years says:

      Yeah, part of it may just be that I have had too much chicken lately so I wasn’t too in the mood for it.

  6. Teresa says:

    Interesting substitutions! I didn’t find the chicken too spicy, if you ever decide to try it as written. It was a pretty subtle heat.

  7. The chicken was very flavourful and i used a siracha chili paste. We don´t likevery spicy things either but there was no heat whatsover! It looks great nevertheless!

  8. Have a great trip! I agree with Natascha above–we like heat, but our nearly-4-year-old doesn’t. I used the harissa anyway and it wasn’t even a thing. Kind of like how anchovies add depth of flavor to a red sauce. Also, I think your chicken looks gorgeous!!

    • Nicole @ The 2nd 35 Years says:

      Ooh. I do so love anchovies and their depth of flavor. I will try this again with the harissa

  9. betsy says:

    The chicken and salad looks like a wonderful dinner. And your skin stayed on the chicken. Yay!

  10. Your chicken looks fabulous! We’ve enjoyed this meal a lot, it was delicious!
    Hope your business trip went well!

  11. Mary Hirsch says:

    A very nice plate. And, a perfect duo. We all had the over crispy problem. I thought the marinade was the best thing about this recipe. I used Sriracha. The flavor definitely came through. Hope your business trip worked out. Long day.

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