Dutch Oven Dinner
Yesterday J. found out he probably won’t get the new job that he wanted, the news came on the heels of getting turned down for two other jobs. Needless to day he’s feeling depressed right now and needed a little pick me up. I decided to make him a couple of his favorite comfort foods. We had fried chicken fingers (he doesn’t like wings or thighs…) with ancho chili honey and skillet corn bread. I also threw in some steamed broccoli for a little something healthy.
We’ve made this chicken before and really love it. We’ve also adapted it and used the same spices and flavors for baked chicken. I’m not a huge fried chicken fan so I’m just as happy to bake chicken and not have to deal with getting rid of the oil. I would say that if you fry the chicken it’s very important to pat the chicken dry before dredging so you get really crispy chicken skin.
Cornbread is a staple in our house and we use this recipe but bake it in our cast iron skillet. The temperature is the same but it bakes for about twice as long. Keep in mind we like our cornbread sweet and without any actual corn pieces in it.
What’s your favorite comfort food recipe?