Friday, March 19, 2010

Oven Roast Chicken al la Country Bob

One of the donors to the View and Review program with Bloggeraid-Changing the Face of Famine is Country Bob's . Based in the U.S. and distributed only in the U.S. I was itching to try this product. I was so excited when I found Country Bob's sauce in a local grocery store while in California so I wrapped them very carefully (you know I bought more than 1) and flew them back to Toronto.

I wanted my chicken dish to have somewhat of a bbq flavour to it without it being too spicy. Also, living in a condo has its restrictions, like firing up a propane or gas bar b que in the livingroom (fussy people), so the oven was going to be my friend.


1 roasting chicken cut in 8ths
1/4 cup Country Bob's All-Purpose Sauce
1/4 cup ketchup
1/4 cup ball park mustard (dijon would be good too)
1/4 cup olive oil
3-4 Tbsp Soy Sauce
3-4 Tbsp Honey (I used buckwheat)
3-4 cloves minced garlic (more if you really really like garlic)
1-2 Tbsp spice of choice (I used Mrs. Dash which is an herbal mix or you could use 21 Salute)

1. Wash and dry chicken.
2. Place chicken in ziplock bag (large freezer size) and coat with 2/3 of the marinade. Let sit for 8 hours or overnight.
3. Prepare 9x11 or 9x13 pan; place chicken in pan.
4. On 350 F oven, bake for approximately 1 hour, turning half way to brown on both sides.

Verdict: I've made a similar oven style chicken before but the addition of Country Bob's Sauce absolutely took it to the next level. I won't be very happy when my sauce is all used up.

Rose of All About Cakes has shared this lovely fellowship award called Happy 101. I have to apologize that it's taken so long to acknowledge this award. Life just does get in the way sometimes.

So along with the award there are some rules.
1. Link to the blogger who sent you the award
2. List 10 things that make you happy
3. Pay it forward

10 Things that make me happy

1. My children Psychgrad and Actor Boy and their significant others.
2. The family I grew up in - my mom, 2 brothers and a sister and now my nieces and nephew.
3. My 2 dogs - my constant companions who love me anyways.
4. Picking apples in an orchard
5. Anything to do with markets
6. Charity work
7. Good theatre/movies
8. A day at the spa
9. the great friendships we've created and continue to cultivate in the blogging community.
10. no stress holidays

Who to share it with. Let me see. I think the maximum is 10 - how do I do that?

Psychgrad here (I'm butting in....) - I wanna play too. Here's my list of 10 things that make me happy:

1. Family (until they start to push my buttons) Note from Giz - those buttons are heat sensitive.
2. Exploring the world with R
3. Making things from scratch
4. Finding significant (and interesting) results when analyzing data
5. Connecting with friends (new and old)
6. Taking pictures and looking at old pictures
7. Making interesting/fun plans for the future
8. Helping people
9. A good workout
10. Learning new things

Ok - back to Giz's post...

In no real order and certainly not an exhaustive list;

1. Val from More Than Burnt Toast
2. Jeanne from Cook Sister
3. Ruth from Once Upon a Feast
4. Kate from Paved with Good Intentions
5. Ed from Detroit Easts
6. Happily Losin It from Words & Weigh
7. Joan from Foodalogue
8. Peter from Souvlaki for the Soul
9. Hopie from Hopie's Kitchen
10. Julie from A Little Bit of Everything

There are 3 newer bloggers in this list worthy of note and would love to have you visit their blogs.

Detroit Eats authored by Chef Ed is our adoptive blogger - you'll be hearing more about him but do check out his blog - packed with information.

Words & Weigh journalises and shares Weight Watcher tips and recipes. She's equipped to handle any questions you may have about the WW point system.

Julie from A Little Bit of Everything is Hopie's adoptive blogger which makes her our adoptive grand daughter. I'm sure you'll hear more about her and very soon. StumbleUpon


Ed Schenk said...

Thanks for the mention. It is greatly appreciated!

Happily Losin' It said...

Ditto - Thanks for the mention! I happen to love your blog and check it all the and Psychgrad are my inspiration!
And the chicken sounds yummy!

Peter G | Souvlaki For The Soul said...

I can never say not to roast chicken! And thank you for the award...that is way too kind!

noble pig said...

I've got my Country Bob in the this!!

FOODalogue said...

I don't know the Country Bob product but I'll keep an eye out for it. Thank you for the award. Coming from you, it means a lot.

Hopie said...

Thanks for the award and how sweet of you to mention your adopted granddaughter too ;-)

Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

You will just have to head to the States again for some Country Bob's. I will be in Seattle next month so I will also keep a lookout for some King Arthur flour:D We are foodies through and through!!PS. Thank you for the award:D

nanny said...

I would hate to be without my Country Bob's!!! If you ever need any just let me know and I would be glad to send you some! It is addictive!!!

Ruth Daniels said...

Too funny - because I received this award from someone else and you're on my list too. It's just taking me forever to actually get it up!