We eat a lot of chicken in our house as opposed to other meats. That is because it is quite economical in comparison and much healthier. Kind of the opposite to when I was growing up. Back then Chicken was a rare treat. Now it is quite common, and I confess, most of the time, I choose the breasts because they are so easy to do something with. They are like a blank canvas that takes to many flavour additions!
You can slather them with just about anything and they will come out tasting good. A very popular chicken dish over here is called Hunter's Chicken. Basically Hunter's Chicken is chicken breasts cooked with bacon and topped with BBQ sauce and cheddar cheese.
You can buy it all ready to cook in most of the shops over here. But you pay a lot of money for something which is so simple that a child could put it together. It's really easy peasy.
Why pay a fortune for something so simple, when you can knock up the same thing at half the price and for more people on top of it all! Those ready made things are only ever for two people, so family would have to buy two packs or more of them.
And while you are at it, why stop at just slathering it with BBQ sauce, bacon and cheese, when . . . with just a tiny bit of extra effort . . . you can have something quite outstanding!!!
I marinate my chicken breasts first in some teriyaki sauce. Poke them all over with a fork first so that the teriyaki flavour gets right in there.
Then, while the marinated chicken is baking I cook some bacon, and then in the drippings I cook some slices onion, peppers and mushrooms. I slather the mostly baked chicken with a bit of BBQ sauce, sop with the sauteed vegetables, then the bacon and finally some cheese and I bake it some more until the chicken is tender done and the cheese is bubbly and melted all over that bacon, mushroom, chicken combo . . .
*Hunter's Chicken*Serves 4
Why settle for less!!! Why indeed??? Bon appetit!!!