I heated the water so the salt, sugar and aromatics (the stuff floating) would marry (that's what she called it on the show). I put the chicken in and it over flowed ALL OVER THE STOVE. Cleaned that up and moved it to the refrigerator. Then, I remembered it was supposed to have wine in it. Pouring the wine in while it was in the fridge caused it to over flow ALL OVER THE FRIDGE. I managed to clean TWO appliances in one day (that NEVER happens). But before I could back out of the fridge the dish towel that was hanging over my shoulder fell into the pot soaking up a good part of the stuff the chicken was supposed to suck up.
The recipe said soak it for an hour but I got lazy and let it sit for 3 hours. If an hour was good, 3 should be GREAT.
I cut up zucchini and onions to saute (who knew I could saute ANYTHING?).
I took the chicken out of its bath, dried it off and gave it a tan in a pan (heh, that rhymes). Then I put it in the oven to cook to 160 degrees. I have no idea if it made it to that temperature but it wasn't pink anymore so I'm guessing it was done.
If you touch a pan that has been in the oven, it WILL burn you!
|Yes, I know its a tiny burn but it hurt A LOT!|
Dinner was served!
I'm googling the symptoms of salmonella now just in case.
Cooking is HARD! I think the shows on the Food Network are false advertisement!