I know it has been a while since my last recipe review so I thought I would share one this week with you all. I may even try to posta recipe review more often for those interested. I always find it helpful to find reviews of food I am interested in before I try it myself.
When I say review, that is strictly what it is. When it comes to the THM Cookbook the actually recipe is copyrighted, so please don’t be disappointed when the recipe is not posted here. Copyright laws say that sharing the recipe is not allowed. To see the full recipe, you will need to pick up the book and flip to page 162.
If you don’t have the book, I really do recommend it if you like to cook and follow the THM plan. It is amazing!
I knew this recipe would be a hit with my husband and son because they love the dark meat and anything ranch. I, on the other hand, am not a huge fan of dark meat (on the bone) so I normally cook drumsticks or thighs for them and breasts or wings for myself.
There is just something I can’t get past when eating dark meat on the bone. However, I do enjoy boneless thighs so that might be the route I go next time.
No matter what cut of the chicken you use, there is no denying that the tasty mixture they put on the chicken is a “winner, winner, chicken dinner”. Lol, okay corny joke, I couldn’t help myself.
The flavors are nice and mild and they add a great flavor and moistness to the meat. My family and I love garlic and big bold flavors so I might even toss in some extra garlic and dill the next time we have this.
If you don’t like ranch dressing then you I would still recommend trying this dish as it doesn’t taste anything at all like those store bought dressings you may be thinking of.
This recipe is not only tasty but it can be very affordable. This week I was able to get 5lbs of drums for around $4. Anytime I can feed my family protein at that cost I am excited. If you go with breast meat or the boneless thighs it will raise the cost but just watch for sales on those cuts and stock up so you have it when you’re ready.
Another bonus of this easy dinner is that I have heard from other THM sisters that these do well as a freezer meal. I have not tried that myself as of the time of this post but plan on it soon.
My tip for an even easier recipe and clean up would be to line your baking trays or pans with aluminum foil before placing your chicken on them. This will make the pan clean up quicker.
For a nice brown outer crust, I broiled my drumsticks at the end of the cooking time for just a few minutes. I think it looked more appealing than leaving them a lighter color.
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