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2 ingredient grilled chicken

Everyone loves a grilled chicken. We certainly do. Here’s one of our family favorites which I made up on the fly and which, to be completely honest, is so easy it barely needs a recipe.

All you need are:

  • chicken thighs, skin on
  • your favorite meat rub

I usually use Cajun rub for that kick we love but feel free to use whatever seasoning or rub you fancy. To prep the chicken, simply marinate it for a few hours. When you’re ready, just grill it in the oven for between 35-45 minutes, and that’s it.

Of course you can go ahead and drizzle on some oil and season with salt and pepper to taste. But then it won’t be a 2-ingredient chicken then, would it 😆 ?

I don’t use any oil, salt or pepper because grilling with the skin on, the meat is kept wonderfully moist, and the Cajun rub provides all the flavoring we need. We eat it without the skin and it tastes as good as it looks.

Our Christmas dinner

We had an amazing Christmas dinner this year, thanks to a fantastic tasting turkey lovingly roasted in our own kitchen. Seems like the last time I roasted a turkey was for Thanksgiving several years ago, and quite honestly, we love roast turkey in this household so everyone was really looking forward to it.

Fresh out of the oven, my roast turkey looking beautifully golden. Just looking at this picture alone is enough to get me drooling all over again. This tastes so so good. We also had mashed potatoes with brown gravy, cranberry sauce, salad and red wine. Yumms.

In fact, I’m going out this weekend to see if I can buy another turkey. We’ve simply got to have it again for New Year’s. I know that sounds crazy but if you love something, just indulge yourself. After all, it’s only once a year.

Noodles and duck

Last night, we were at this little eatery that a friend recommended. They serve several types of fried noodles and one of my favorites is Cantonese fried ying-yang (flat noodles and vermicelli combo). We order about 5 types of fried noodles and half a roast duck.

It was pretty interesting since we hardly ever eat at “coffee shops” and this one was exceptionally busy. I didn’t take any pictures because it was really very crowded and I didn’t want my cell phone landing in the noodles. Well, everything tasted good because of the pork and lard but it was extremely high-sodium and high-fat.

My only thought as I was eating was that I will surely need diet pills that work after this meal 😆 .

Cajun chicken wings

Last weekend, our friend called to say he would be coming over to drop off his golf shot gps we’d asked to borrow, and I asked him to bring his whole family over since I was making chicken wings. Everybody loves chicken wings, no doubt about that.

Here are my Cajun chicken wings with roast potatoes and carrots. I use a store-bought Cajun rub to marinate the chicken wings for a couple of hours before roasting. There are 3 sections to the wing and for me, nothing goes to waste. I even chomp up the wing tip.

Recipe: Roast chicken and vegetables

One of our favorite go-to meals when we’re in a time crunch is roast chicken and vegetables. It’s a meal that all my kids love so I don’t even have to think about convincing anyone or having leftovers to deal with the next day.

All you need is:

  • chicken thighs (or a whole chicken)
  • potatoes, cut into large chunks
  • carrots, cut into large chunks
  • celery, cut into 3″ lengths
  • baby corn
  • your favorite rub or marinade
  • your favorite herbs
  • olive oil

Marinate the chicken with your favorite rub/marinade and set aside for 2-3 hours.

Place the chicken on one side of your roasting pan, and the vegetables on the other side. Drizzle some olive oil over everything and sprinkle on your favorite herbs. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Roast in a 25o degree F oven for about 45 minutes or till done.

That’s it. Done. So what if you have an information technology degree instead of one from a culinary school? You can do this. It’s simple, tasty and healthy.

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