Whoo! It has been almost 2months! I can't believe it. It is funny how DO cooking has just become normal. I plan ahead, and it really doesn't feel like it takes extra time to cook anymore. It's just the way it is. I'm still loving to do it, and I know I get better every day! Today's recipe is one of my kid's favorites. I have been making it for years, but everyone agreed that last night it tasted even better than usual. Could it be the DO? That would be a very big YES!
Breaded Ranch Chicken
10" dutch oven
1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1 1/2 Tbs. dry ranch dressing mix
4-6 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
In a bowl, mix the bread crumbs, Parmesan and ranch dressing mix. Trim the chicken and roll in the crumb mixture. Place in your DO and bake at 350* for 30-40 minutes or until chicken juices run clear. For a 10" DO you would need 8 coals on the bottom and 12 on top. Serves 4-6.
The Finished Product
Yes...I scorched the bottom just a little. See, not every dish turns out perfect!
Is it just me, or does every meat dish in the DO turn out moist and juicy, even when it is a little burned? Seriously, this was the best this recipe has ever turned out as far as flavor. This is also the first time I have ever burned it. My kids loved it (again). I doubled this one and used a 14" DO. If I had a 16" oven I would use that to make this, then I might have enough for my 15 year old son! My kids like to dip it in BBQ sauce, but marinara would be good too. After making this last night, I remember why it is a family favorite! Grade: A.