March 12, 2012
Back when I first met my husband, I had the opportunity to become pals with one of his mother's best friends, Pat O'Keefe. Beautiful, lovely, charming and far younger then her chronological age, Pat is bubbly and full of life every time I see her. Not even two years ago, Pat decided that she was starting her own cooking blog. She told me about all of the recipes she loved to create and share with her family -- especially her beloved grandson, Toby -- and now wanted others to discover.
Since then I have received an email from Pat almost every week featuring a new recipe -- original ideas that are always a little out of the ordinary and with ingredient combinations I wouldn't normally think of putting together but which make perfect sense when you taste the final product. I've enjoyed many of Pat's recipes over time, but when I saw "No Work Chicken" as the subject line of last week's email, I was beyond intrigued. After all, if there's a recipe for something with little-to-no work involved and it's very likely going to be delicious, I'm in! I tweaked Pat's recipe slightly to suit our family, but this is my interpretation and it's unbelievably good. Not just another chicken recipe, this one immediately earned a distinguished place in our dinner rotation.
All you do is quickly whisk the marinade ingredients together in the morning (or the night before), add the chicken breasts and then bake them when you get home that night. In less than an hour, you'll have moist, juicy chicken with a sweet and tangy sauce that is heavenly served over brown rice. Whether you try this recipe or simply decide to explore the culinary gems on Pat's site, you will undoubtedly enjoy what this oh-so special lady's got cookin'!
Recipe courtesy of Pat O’Keefe