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Another quick dinner: "Something Chicken" (pics)

Celebrated a special event this evening:  My sister's 43rd birthday.  She wasn't able to enjoy it with us in person - she passed away eight years ago due to cervical cancer.  However, she was with us in spirit - and I think she'd have enjoyed this, thoroughly.

Some restaurants stick with you ... and one from my college days in Knoxville always held a soft spot in my heart:  Grady's.  My sister and I hit it up more than a few times, together.  I was thrilled to have them in Tampa, too ... but ... none were ever in St. Louis.  So, I had to recreate my favorite dish, which was easy since it had so few ingredients. If I remember the name correctly, it was "Something Chicken". 

Here's my rendition...

Chicken breasts sprinkled lightly with Dizzy Dust (first time trying it ... enjoyed thoroughly).  Threw on the egg at 450F with the platesetter on for an indirect cook.  Gave them 3 minutes per side, and then a flip ... until registering 155F internally.  At that point, I added some Boar's Head Black Tavern ham (3 pieces to each breast), and two slices of Boar's Heat Cojack cheese.  By the time the ham had a little char on the edges and the cheese had melted, the chicken was up to 160F.  Voila, "Something Chicken."

Served it with glazed carrots and arugula/balsamic salad with parmesan cheese.

Drinks for the girls were house specialty martinis from a local bar here in StL ... no longer on their menu, so the barkeep gave me the recipe "since none of the new girls know how to make it".  So thankful she did.  I went wild with a Diet Pepsi.

Dessert was brought over by my mom ... Grasshopper Pie.

Hope you enjoy the pics - as dinner (quick as it was to make) was pretty tasty.

 

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StlScott

Comments

  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,650
    Great looking meal. Sounds like the chicken, ham and cheese would work well together. Never heard of cojack cheese. What's it like?

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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 13,959
    Wonderful cook for a wonderful reason!
  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 9,820
    Excellent looking meal!  I love the fact that it is so simple and I am sure it was delicious.  

    Cojack = Colby Jack? 



    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

  • StlScottStlScott Posts: 77
    Thanks, guys. Comments are always appreciated.

    Yes, Cojack is a hybrid...Colby jack (@SmokeyPitt hit it on the head). It melts great, very pleasant flavor and doesn't leech oil like some other cheeses (ex: cheddar).

    StlScott
  • GogogordyGogogordy Posts: 460
    Gonna try the chicken! Thank you for posting (and sorry for your loss)
    When I'm not Eggin', I'm scootin'   Eggin' and 'cueing from Temecula Ca; an hour from San Diego, an hour and five minutes from Palm Springs, and an hour and a half from Los Angeles (yeah, right. With THAT traffic?)
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,983
    If you don't remember this... You're young.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • GogogordyGogogordy Posts: 460
    henapple said:
    If you don't remember this... You're young.

    Haha, that show was also "cheesy"! In a cool, '70's sort of way....
    When I'm not Eggin', I'm scootin'   Eggin' and 'cueing from Temecula Ca; an hour from San Diego, an hour and five minutes from Palm Springs, and an hour and a half from Los Angeles (yeah, right. With THAT traffic?)
  • AquacopAquacop Posts: 476
    Looks great, will put it on the to-do list. Happy Birthday to your sister, wonderful that you celebrate it!
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