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A Very Sexy Chicken

January 3, 2013 by Joan Nova in Poultry | 23 Comments

One of my Christmas gifts was “Fifty Shades of Chicken”. (Oh, my … blush, blush.) It’s actually a nice compilation of chicken recipes with juicy titles and spicy dialogue, puns intended. I made this recipe with inspiration from 2 recipes under the category “Dripping Thighs”.

Step into my parlor, if you dare.

From the chicken’s perspective where it sits in the refrigerator:

Suddenly the fridge door I’m resting on swings open … and I find myself falling toward the kitchen floor.
I feel hands on me, lifting me carefully. Long powerful fingers cradle me from underneath and expertly tuck my giblets back in place. Holy cow. Something clenches deep inside me.

And then,

My rescuer lays me gently on the countertop. He’s wearing jeans and a clean white apron.

“This kitchen is my domain. I need to have complete control when I prep.” 

What a control freak. And arrogant to boot. But the apron he’s wearing hangs off his hips in a way that turns my bones to jelly.

Later …

I’m in warm pieces all over the plate. He ignores the fine silver flatware and picks up a thigh with both hands. Wow. He slowly closes his mouth around my thigh and …

I can’t go on. This is a G-rated blog after all.

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I know this looks like a lot of brown on the plate but if you read the recipe ingredients and note below, you’ll see the nuances that make it a really tasty chicken dish.

A Very Sexy Chicken
 
Aromatic and tasty.
Author:
Ingredients
  • 4 boneless split thighs
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 small onion chunked
  • garlic
  • 1 jazz apple chunked
  • 4 mini sweet peppers
  • 1 sprig rosemary
  • Sweet Vermouth (a couple of caps full)
  • 1 tbl honey
  • cinnamon, mixed dried seasonings
  • hunk of artisanal crusty bread chunked
  • olive oil
  • served with string beans, roasted separately
How To
  1. Prepare vegetables and layer shallow roasting pan.
  2. Drizzle olive oil and season.
  3. Layer seasoned chicken.
  4. Pour Vermouth on top.
  5. Add rosemary.
  6. Bake at high temperature (425 degrees) for about 30 minutes.
  7. About 5 minutes before it’s done to your liking, drizzle honey and add bread chunks pushing down into juice.
  8. Turn on broiler for a little extra toasting and browning.
Notes
The ingredients melded perfectly to create an aromatic and tasty dish — and the addition of the large croutons was such a nice change from other starches like potatoes or rice.

 

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  1. bellini says:

    That is one sexy chicken Joan.

  2. Foodiewife says:

    I was perusing through a sample of this book (in digital format) and started chuckling to myself. It was funny, though I’ve never read the 50 Shades of Grey series…and I don’t intend to. I thought to myself, “is this book serious”? I’m glad to know that it is. The peppers and apples got my attention. This looks savory, sweet and delicious.
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  3. Katie says:

    That’s hysterical! Brings new meaning to the term “food porn.”
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  4. Norma-Platanos, Mangoes and Me! says:

    Que Pollo mas guapo…I want that book…

  5. Robin Sue says:

    This is steamy! We should all write our own 50 shades food post for Valentine’s Day. Oh my! But the chicken with her thighs and breasts do lend to more sexy puns.
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  6. Arlene says:

    I eat so much chicken I’m always threatening to sprout wings and fly. This sounds like it’s right up my alley. Wish I’d thought of this riff on 50 Shades of Grey, lol.

  7. I love puns and this was so much fun to read. And I also love the sweet vermouth you’ve used in the chicken. Another underrated ingredient.
    Sam
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  8. I’ll look at chicken a little differently the next time I make it. Always looking for a new apporach to make things interesting.
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  9. Well, Joan, this is my laugh for the day. Delightful in every way. And I love the addition of a little vermouth…I could add vermouth to anything and be happy.
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  10. Buela says:

    What about the poor chick’s modesty? You could have used some colorful greens in a tastful fashion. :)

  11. sippitysup says:

    I can spice this up with a few quips of my own. But as you say this is a family blog. GREG
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  12. I love the chicken….and the dialogue! Yum, yum!!
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  13. Jeez! I think I just felt my toes curl..lol…

    Very sexy chicken indeed!

    I know I’m late to the party Joan but here’s wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year. I’m so pleased to share your culinary adventures in tow :)

  14. I know this chicken looks fabulous. I have mixed feelings about the title, but I am truly old fashioned. I’m thinking romance to me is a roast chicken, a bottle of wine and old fashioned kissing.
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  15. What a steamy post Joan. Hehe:) Sounds like a great cookbook. Thanks for sharing and making my mouth water.
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  16. I had heard about this 50 shades cookbook, I so want it now, That was just too funny! And the chicken looks great!
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