Saturday, February 28, 2009

Cape Cod Chicken Bog

Tonight we had a hankering for some chicken bog. We were introduced to this dish by my sister-in-law, Dana, who grew up in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. This is one of her specialties.

Not only is she beautiful, but I have to say, she makes a damn awesome bog.

Now she and my brother Chris live in Nashville and it’s been much too long since we’ve had a meal together.

I tried calling Dana for her recipe, but she was out. So the Kitchen Genius decided to come up with his own Cape Cod version. In the meantime, my brother emailed these fighting words: “It won't be as good as hers ... or at least not as authentic!”

KG considered this a Throwdown, so here’s his version. He fully expects you to get cooking and send your photos and recipe, Dana - or anyone else who does a fine bog.

The beauty of this dish is how well the flavors meld together. The chicken broth and kielbasa make the rice especially moist and flavorful and the chicken is tender enough to fall off the bone. Love that!

Best of all this recipe feeds six and the ingredients only cost a whopping $10.

Cape Cod Chicken Bog
Serves 6

5 pounds of chicken thighs
Salt and pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium onion, medium diced
1/2 red pepper (3/4 cup) medium diced
2 celery stalks, small diced
4 cloves garlic, minced then mashed
4 cups chicken broth
1 1/2 cups rice
1 bay leaf
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 pound turkey kielbasa, sliced

Trim excess skin and fat from chicken thighs. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Heat olive oil in large skillet and brown chicken three minutes per side. Remove from pan and set aside. Place onion, red pepper, celery and garlic in pan and sauté until tender, about four minutes. Add chicken broth, rice, spices and kielbasa. Stir to combine. Pour into enamel roasting pan (or large baking pan). Arrange chicken thighs on top. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 45 to 50 minutes.

For a printable recipe click here


Heather said...

wow. that sounds totally delicious!

Leslie said...

now this is my kind of meal..easy and cheap!!

Anonymous said...

This is funny becuase the name is just so awesome! I love a good who won?

Food Junkie said...

Sounds pretty good. Wish I could get the ingedients that cheap but still a reasonable meal.

Reeni said...

That looks wonderful! Lots of goodies in there. The name is great!

vanillasugarblog said...

ha ha a throwdown!
looks good to me.
how much snow did you get? we got like 5 inches, and I thought we were only getting rain, ha mr. weatherman was so wrong. I'm soooo tired of snow and cold Laurie. Ugh. I was out at 5:30am to do some clients and it was awful out, like tundra awful. stay warm!

Alicia Foodycat said...

Oh dear - that is a name that does NOT translate into UK slang!

However, your toilet chicken does look very edible.

Lo said...

Totally delicious looking. And who wouldnt' want to make something called bog?? :)

Dharm said...

Sounds and looks great! I am with KG on this - never run away from a Throwdown!! I have to say though that Bog is not a word to use...!!

Katherine Roberts Aucoin said...

I have to try this! It sounds and looks incredible!

I'd love the result of this throwdown!

Michele said...

Do you think that this would be adaptable for the crockpot? With my new work schedule there is very little time to cook in the evenings...but I have to try a bog!!

Anonymous said...

I don't think I've had this before, sounds like yummy comfort food; hearty and affordable, that's the best way to cook these days :D.

Anonymous said...

That is not a true chicken bog. I'm sure your sisters would be much better. I would like to see her recipe and compare it to mine. You should rename this dish "Yankee Bog"

Anonymous said...

forget the bog....that woman is SMOKIN!!!