The chicken is a total cheat, but I have an explanation... I was given a Williams Sonoma gift card for my birthday ((Thanks, Jimmy!)) and in an attempt to use the remaining four dollars on it after I got some REALLY good stuff, I ended up buying one of their spice rub thingys. All you do is to throw a cup or so of breadcrumbs with 3-4 tablespoons of their Chile Lime Spice Rub into a baggie and toss it around until it is fairly uniform in color. I then just threw the chicken in there ((no egg wash required)), tossed it, and threw it in the oven for 45 minutes at 350 degrees. Easy.
|The picture sucks because the pool guy who has more than a slight resemblance to Mr. Belding showed up and I didn't have the gall to take food out to photograph in front of him. Oops.|
About 20 minutes before the chicken would be done, I put on a huge pot of water to boil. When I went back to check on the boilitude ((that's a word, eff off spell check)), I found the pot was full of foam. Uhhhh... Well, I had used that pot to boil a huge batch of Chinese herbs to make a tincture for my back. That concoction smelled like a combination of Christmas, despair, and a flop house. I soaked that damn pot for days to get rid of the residue. And then more days. And then I scrubbed it some more. Then it soaked for another week. I'm afraid whatever medicinal properties ((and contact high)) I got from the "treatment" may have resulted in ruining the stock pot. Oh well.
At this point, there is now 6 minutes left for the chicken so I quickly googled if you can microwave sweet corn and if so, how. Basically, you shuck the corn, wrap it tightly in paper towels, and nuke it for 5 minutes. I have to say, it turned out pretty well. It didn't get quite the same golden color as when you boil it, but it was perfectly edible.
I then basted it with a cilantro butter. Melt the butter and chop up a LOT of cilantro into really small pieces or until you get annoyed with it. Add it to the melted butter and let it all seep together for a while. Brush it on the corn with a basting brush.
All righty... I need to quickly finish up some freelance work. Happy Wednesday! Or Happy Whatever Day You Read This!