what do you do when someone offers to come to your house on a sunday evening and bake you a chocolate pie?
make them this chicken in return. it's like saying i love you, in tangy, sweet poultry form.
this is not a fancy recipe.
it was created by the pioneer woman. let me tell you, she knows her comfort food.
want to play with the camera?
check out the peach jam!
whoa, wait! there's that honey bourbon! betcha thought we were done with that bad boy!
this recipe got us close, but there is still a good inch or so left in the bottle.
and don't let it's honey sweetness fool you. this is a gateway drug to more serious whiskey. it is possible a bottle of makers mark has made it to my place of work. it is certain that i was not responsible. but it is possible that i have partaken.
goes great with diet ginger ale. and a caramel apple lollipop. as you cry silently at your desk.
wait, too serious? back to the food! focus!
this recipe is essentially a braise. oh man, get ready. fall is here for reals and i'm going to be braising so much meat you won't be able to keep up. how else can i be sure my favorite short rib recipe is really my favorite?!?!
but today, we are cooking the bock bock. that's chicken for those of you who don't speak paige.
chicken thighs are great for braises. they're virtually indestructible – have you ever had a dry chicken thigh? just ask spilled milk. i browned up some bone-in, skin-on for some juicy goodness. and then boneless skinless because i'm lazy and would like to not gain 10 lbs every weekend. plus my yogi is uncomfortable with meat-looking meat.
let it hang out in the oven with all that good bbq sauce, peach jam, and bourbon until it falls apart. serve with smashed potatoes, and maybe some green beans for good measure.
this sauce is crazy addictive. you'll want more than seconds because it just hits every note right – sweet, savory, with just a hit of the bourbon. just use a bbq sauce that has a bite – you want to balance out the jam. and if you choose a good jam, it'll be a little chunky. it's a substantial sauce, let me tell you.
bonus? it goes great with chocolate pie. thanks larkin!
Peach-Whiskey Barbeque Chicken
All I did was swap out the bourbon for honey bourbon, so you should just check out Pioneer Woman's recipe posting. She'll walk you right through the recipe, but it's easy as pie. Promise.