If you’re cool like me and have watched Ratatouille a healthy amount of times, then you know “anyone can cook”. But is that really true? Can anyone cook? Well, I have a friend who’s a sous chef who doesn’t eat seafood. How the fuck does he cook it without tasting it? God only knows, but it’s proof that you don’t have to know what tastes good to make something that tastes good.
And what does this baller on a budget need from time to time to wow the female? A recipe of awesomeness that works for all occasions. Don’t tell me you can make a sandwich. That’s for women. And don’t tell me you can make Ramen or something else that takes absolutely no talent or effort. There’s a few ingredients that you can’t lose with; beer and bacon. That really means booze because wine is more easily incorporated into most recipes, but who doesn’t look alcohol and bacon? Hell, I’d probably have that for every meal of the day every day if possible.
Here’s my favorite dish to make when I need to get out of the dog house or just when I want to eat good on my own. This is my bacon-wrapped chicken:
4 chicken breasts
between 4 and 8 strips of bacon (depending on how many it takes to cover the strips)
3 pieces of bread (white or wheat)
virgin olive oil
diced or minced garlic cloves
honey (a teaspoon or so I never measure)
parmesan cheese (is there ever such a thing as too much cheese?)
- Defrost them strips. Don’t cook ’em dry in the microwave. You’re better than that.
- While the chicken is in the wave, start breaking up the bread in small pieces in a separate bowl. Bread crumbs will make this shit Tony the tiger (grreeat!).
- In another bowl, toss in some olive oil, pepper, minimal salt, garlic, honey, dijon, and Parmesan cheese.
- Whisk it up and proceed to mix with the bread crumbs. You want the bread to soak up the sauce but too much is no bueno. You don’t want the crumbs swimming in sauce.
- Now wrap the bacon around the chicken.
- Sprinkle on the breadcrumbs, then lightly sprinkle on the chives.
Toss in the oven to bake in a glass container (or whatever you have lying around) and bake at 350 degrees for at least 25 minutes.