Cookbook/Recipe Review!


So, I was contacted a couple of weeks ago to review a cookbook which would be releasing soon (its actually already out btw. It hit shelves 09/06/2011…my review is just a bit late) and of course I jumped on the chance. Many of you have heard of Ron Douglas, right? You know, the guy that wrote America’s Most Wanted Recipe. Anyway, he his new cookbook is called America’s Most Wanted Recipes Without the Guilt.  I’m all about some lower calorie cooking. Nothing makes me happier than finding a truly delicious reduced calorie dish!  I’ve already tried 3 dishes from the cookbook and each one have been delicious. I HIGHLY recommend this book if you love eating out, if you are watching your calorie intake, or if you’re just looking for some new recipes to try! This is a must have for everyone!!  I’m going to share with you the recipe for the ever popular Golden Corral bourbon street chicken. I swear to you people, this copycat recipe is dead on. It is so delicious. I can’t wait to make this again!



Bourbon Street Chicken

1/2 cup soy sauce

4 packets of your fav reduced calorie sweetener ( I used truvia)

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp ground ginger

2 tbsp dried minced onion flakes

1/4 cup bourbon

1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp chicken broth

1 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite sized pieces


In large bowl whisk together soy sauce, sweetener, garlic powder, ginger, minced onion flakes, bourbon, and 1/4 cup of the chicken broth. Pour over the cut up chicken thighs. Marinate in the fridge for 4 hours.

Preheat oven to 350.

After the chicken has marinated, transfer it to a large cast iron skillet and arrange into a single layer. Pour the marinade over the chicken and bake for 1 hour, stirring every 10-15 mins. When chicken thighs are cooked through, transfer it to a plate. Place skillet over a stovetop burner and deglaze the pan using 2 tbsp of chicken broth. Add chicken thighs back to the skillet and simmer 5 mins.

Waaallaah!! You now have bourbon street chicken!  I served this with mashed potatoes, mac and cheeese, and yeast rolls (golden corral copycat that is also in the book).

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