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 post review more often for those interested. I always find it hepful to find reviews of food I am interested in before I try it myself. I will try to do more recipes from the THM Cookbook as well as low carb recipes found online and Pinterest.
When I say review that is strictly what it is when it comes to the THM Cookbook, so please don’t be disappointed when the recipe is not posted. It is copyrighted so you will need to pick up the book and flip to page 162 to find this recipe. 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! For the other recipes online I will share the link to that recipe for those that want to try it themselves. Now enough of my rambling and off to the review! Also, I am not paid to write these reviews, they are strictly my personal views and experiences I want to share.
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. When using white meat I think flavorful coating would keep the breast meat from drying out in the oven as it often does.
No mater what cut of the chicken you use there is n denying the tasty mixture they put onto the chicken is a “winner, winner, chicken dinner”. Lol, okay corny joke, sorry I couldn’t help myself. I just wanted to make sure you know it was good. I mean how can you go wrong with the flavors of ranch dressing. 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. The flavors are nice and mild and they help jazz up the meat nicely. 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. Isn’t it great to have such a great recipe base that we can tweak and make our own? I sure think so!
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 and any time I can feed my family protein at that cost I am excited. Naturally 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 your 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.I also broiled my drumsticks at the end of the cooking time to get a little more browning on them. I think it looked more appealing than leaving them a lighter color.
My over all opinion of this recipe is a good one and I will definitely be making it again soon but maybe on a different cut of chicken for me. I also think that it is just one more reason you should think about investing in the cookbook if you haven’t already. Do you have to have the cookbook to do Trim Healthy Mama? No, you totally don’t but it sure does make it easier when you have all the yummy recipes right at your fingertips. If you don’t have it you might check at your local library or you can pick up a new copy HERE at my WalMart affiliate link.