I read a book last month titled The Bloody Kingdom by J.J. McAvoy. This is the final book in the Ruthless People Series featuring Melanie Giovanni, an Italian Mafia princess, and the prince of the Irish Mafia, Liam Callahan. With that, I’m honoring the Italian-Irish duo with a new addition to the Book Bistro for Irish-Italian Marinade Chicken. This is a great comfort food or everyday meal just in time for St. Patrick’s Day.
I mixed together the marinade ingredients and went a little heavy on the onions for my own taste. I reserved some of the marinade to use later. I’m not much of one to eat chicken, but Jordan and Allison will choose chicken any day of the week, despite the onions. I was going to buy a bottle of Jack Daniels whiskey, but a friend had some Maker’s Mark, so MM it was. I won’t engage in a debate of Tennessee whiskey vs. Kentucky whiskey and which is better, but you know my home state. ;) None to worry about the alcohol; it will cook out when the chicken bakes and will only add flavor.
I poured the marinade into a plastic bag, washed and
added squeezed the chicken into the bag. I let the chicken soak in the marinade overnight in the refrigerator. The next evening after work, I placed the chicken on an aluminum foil covered baking pan to bake in the oven at 375° for about 30 minutes. The time might need to be adjusted depending on the oven. My oven heats pretty well, so the time and temperature worked well for me.
I heated the marinade I reserved, added a few fresh herbs, and poured it over the chicken. I served the bird with potatoes that had been covered in olive oil and Italian seasoning prior to baking. Like I said, I’m not a chicken eater (maybe something to do my pet chicken’s suicide when I was a young child or the fact that I always hated getting grease on my fingers when I was a child, and chicken in the South was always greasy because it was fried), but I did eat this chicken dinner along with Jordan and Allison. I’m not sure one chicken dinner is enough to turn me into a poultry aficionado, but it really was delicious. Bon Appétit!
Published by NYLA on July 14th 2016
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