Friday, August 29, 2014

Honey Rum Peach Chicken

Hello, blogisphere!
Good morrow, yon blogging world!

It is kind of funny how things work some times. I'm sitting here trying to decide how to start this post, and frankly, nothing is coming to mind that makes any sense. I guess that's what happens when you take a two week hiatus from writing. It's been quite the busy two weeks, but don't worry, there have been plenty of experiments. The real question is now, what to blog about? I've made quite a few things that have been delicious, and nutritious, and cheap-ish. And I didn't necessarily get pictures before we dug in to things. Like I said, it's been a busy two weeks.

I guess we can start with Honey Rum Peach Chicken. One of my favorite things to experiment is to find a recipe that sounds delicious as inspiration, and then make something completely different. Honey Rum Peach Chicken came from Peach Whiskey Barbecue Chicken by Pioneer Woman. It looked delicious. Well, I had a whole chicken and fresh peaches, so I was all like, what the heck, lets have fun!

A few notes from my experiment:

1) I made the mistake of trying to smell what I was making while the rum was still cooking down. When alcohol is cooking off, if you try to smell it by sticking your head over the pan, all of the air in your lungs will be sucked out in an instant. This will leave you gasping, choking, and coughing at the same time. I recommend not doing this. Personal experience.
2) Picking the chicken afterwards is a greasy affair, and will leave your fingers tasting delightful for hours afterwards.
3) The leftover chicken and peaches is really good over white rice.

Honey Rum Peach Chicken

2 TBSP Butter
1 Onion diced
3 Cloves garlic minced
4 Fresh peaches chunked
2 Cups spiced rum
2 TBSP Honey
Salt and pepper to taste
1 Whole chicken

1) Preheat the oven to 375.
2) In a large skillet over medium heat, saute the onion and garlic in the butter until starting to turn translucent.
3) Add the peaches to the skillet and stir frequently until they become really soft.
4) Add the rum and honey being careful not to catch it on fire. No body wants a burned down kitchen. Let simmer for 10 minutes.
5) In a dutch oven or a small roasting pan, salt and pepper the chicken.
6) Pour the peach sauce over the chicken, and bake until the chicken is cooked through, about 1 hour.

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