Wow, a month has gone by since my last post. Oops! Those of you who know me, know that I was really busy preparing for the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championships and the World Senior Curling Championships which were held here in Fredericton from April 13 through April 20. I was Chair of the Officials committee, and I am happy to say, we had a very successful event! Fredericton showed the world what we can do, and I am very proud of that. I need to say a very special thank you to my group of volunteers - they were the BEST!
Being so busy, my new-to-me recipe resolution kind of went on a hiatus. I did a couple of recipes after the waffles, but just posted those on Facebook. And the two weekends of the Curling Championships? Forget it, I was at the arena from 7am til 10pm most days. So there was NO cooking being done in this house, I can guarantee you that!
I am back at it this weekend, though - two for one! I've been wanting to try a chicken in wine recipe for a while now. So I went on a search of the Allrecipes.com site, and found this recipe:
Quick Chicken in Wine
I also needed a side dish to go with it. And since the chicken recipe had parmesan cheese in it, I found this recipe for asparagus which ALSO used parmesan cheese. I like asparagus - but I've never cooked it before. Bonus! Here is the asparagus recipe, again from Allrecipes: Roasted Asparagus with Parmesan
I tweaked the chicken recipe a bit as per a few of the comments from reviewers on Allrecipes: I dredged the chicken in flour seasoned with pepper, oregano, basic, garlic powder, and onion salt before dipping it into the egg wash and parmesan cheese. When cooking the wine, I added in two cloves of minced garlic, and a chopped green onion. I also added a bit of flour to the wine sauce to thicken it up, but I would not do that next time. I also squeezed in some fresh lemon to the sauce while it was cooking.
Cooking the chicken, before the wine and extra butter were added:
The asparagus, before hitting the oven:
And the results! I obviously also made a side of carrots to go with it.
I overcooked the asparagus since I lost track of time. But it was still really good! And the chicken was tasty too - like I mentioned above, I would NOT do my tweak of adding flour to the sauce to thicken it up. It thickened it up too much, so I basically ended up with very little sauce.
Verdict? I'll make both recipes again, but I'll learn from my mistakes. :)
Thanks for looking!