Jamie Oliver’s Chicken in Milk

Picture from The Kitchn. Mine looked similar but the skin was less roasted.

So last night, in a moment of madness, I decided that I was going to try Jamie Oliver’s Chicken in Milk recipe. It had received a good review from The Kitchn and so I figured, why not? I mean, I still have the milk that the kids had left behind, and I had just bought chicken. I have ground cinnamon, and spring onions and garlic cloves. Its very rare that I actually have raw ingredients to make real food and this was as good a time as any to try it. Of course, the recipe calls for a cinnamon stick, and sage leave which I obviously substituted with the spring onion and ground cinnamon. But I figured that the whole point was to dunk the chicken in milk anyway. Other changes I made was to half the amount of milk that the recipe dictated. I’m lactose intolerant (to a degree) and even though I know that cooked milk probably won’t give me any grief, I didn’t want to test it out at 8.30pm. I also did not brown the chicken properly during the frying in the butter part of it. Oh yeah, I used half of the butter that was in the recipe. The idea of frying anything in butter was new to me and I really didn’t want to have anything too buttery. I’m not sure if that made a difference when it came to frying the chicken. If its because my lack of skills resulted in it not having a crispy skin, or if its because I didn’t use enough butter. I have to admit, even with the changes, the chicken turned out pretty good. For one thing, it was tender and soft, and the cinnamon added a nice touch. Oh, I also substituted lime for lemon ( I didn’t have lemon at home) and I didn’t add zest, just the juice. I don’t know how to zest a lime. Or a lemon to be honest. But I figured the juice should be sufficient. I only wish i had taken a picture. But it smelled so good, and I was so hungry, I ate, what should have been a meal for 3-4 people, by myself. In one sitting. *smack head* Is there any wonder why none of my clothes fit anymore? Anyway, for a person who can’t cook, and doesn’t cook, this really wasn’t too bad. I think if I ever decide to have some alone time, at home, and drink lots of wine by myself while cooking, I’ll use this recipe again!

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