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Chicken 3 ways, bland, blander and blandest
on July 24, 2015
Nice looking book with large colorful photos of every recipe. The only problem is the photos don't look anything like the finished recipe. For instance, I could tell by looking at the photo of one recipe that the skin had been left on whole chicken pieces but the recipe said to use boneless, skinless chicken thighs. I went ahead and followed the recipe exactly and instead of having something that looked like over roasted chicken, I ended up with bland poached chicken because the sauce was too much liquid and the chicken ended up just poaching in it. In other recipes, the chicken ends up tough and bland and the sauces and glazes never look like they do in the photos.
We tried about half a dozen recipes and were not impressed with any of them. In fact, my husband asked for me NOT to prepare those recipes again. It takes a lot to get a thumbs down from my husband because he generally eats anything! I wouldn't buy this book again nor would I recommend it to a friend. In fact, my copy is headed to the Goodwill.