New recipe night!
This is one of my New Year’s Resolutions…learn more recipes…experiment more in the kitchen…Tonight, I’m trying Pollo Loco by www.plainchicken.com. I’m really loving Stephanie’s blog and website. I now follow her on Instagram too.
After reading her recipe…of course there’s a few things I can’t do exactly like her. The first thing is that I don’t have a grill or a grill pan for my stove, so my chicken will be baked. It’s a whole lot easier that way! LOL. At least, for me it is. I’m also using chicken legs and not chicken breasts for this dish.
The second thing is I just now realized that I don’t have onion powder…so I’m wondering if I can just use real onions diced very small in my rice.
The third thing is that I couldn’t find the cheese dip she puts on her chicken in my local grocery store. So…I’m going to improvise one more time here.
The fourth thing is that it has been a long time since I made rice on the stovetop. I have joined the Instant Pot craze and now cook all my rice in that. It comes out perfect every time…why mess with a good thing? So I’m hoping the rice will cook the same with some tastiness added to it in the Instant Pot.
I’m hoping for a great dinner! I’m adding a side of broccoli to our dinner for a bit of veggie. I love green veggies! Should we make a wager on if Hubby eats them or not?
So I did buy the Lawry’s Baja Chipotle marinade…I marinaded the chicken for almost 2 hours before laying it in the glass cookware for the oven. I did pour a little extra on the top before putting it in the oven. I set my oven to 375 degrees and when it reached the temp, I put the chicken in. I did not put it in before it reached the temp. (Note for next time: might want to take the skin off.)
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