First we had the Chicken Soup, when the soup was cool, I skimmed all the fat off. We took the chicken thighs out, then pulled all the meat off the bones, sorted it(for us and some for Chico, Buddy, & Luna), I cut up fresh carrots and celery, then put them in the soup, then cooked them through.
Earlier in the day, I started the second of the two chicken dishes. I made Peach & Honey Whiskey Chicken. I saw the Pioneer Woman make this, and I have wanted to make it ever since. She used regular Jack. We saw the Honey Jack and thought it would taste better, next time I think I will use peach whiskey that I read about online. We also used Dinosaur Honey Garlic BBQ sauce.
Wow, no really, WOW it was fantastic!!!!
It wasn't difficult at all, it was a one pot meal, well maybe two, you need a side.....I washed, dried, and seasoned chicken thighs with salt and pepper. Then I browned them on both sides in olive oil and butter, making sure to season the second side before I turned. Once the thighs were the most beautiful brown, I removed them, took out half of the oil, then sauteed two medium shallots, I like their flavor much better than onions, added about 6 cloves of chopped garlic, and cooked til they were translucent. I added the whiskey and scraped all the deliciousness off the bottom of the pan, then added peach preserves, frozen peaches and BBQ sauce. I put the chicken back in and then put the whole pot, lid-on into the oven at 350 degrees for about 1.5 hours.
We had toasted polenta slices with it, but I have to agree with the Pioneer Woman and make smashed potatoes.
This is Chicken Twice, Chicken Twice......