Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Weekday Meal Wednesday... Cornbread and Chicken


Where I come from it's corn bread and chicken... ok I promise never to make a country music reference again... Not quite in keeping with my pre-vacay healthy eating plans, but sometimes you just have to eat some comfort food. Also, my special BBQ sauce is pretty spectacular.  The coleslaw has is a Chipotle-lime Jicama Slaw. Tangy, spicy, creamy, yummy.

Abstract art?

BBQ Sauce (side note, I usually don't measure, just eye it and taste as I stir, so I'm just giving you the ingredients here and you can experiment to make your own signature BBQ sauce)
  • balsamic vinegar
  • minced garlic
  • ketchup
  • honey mustard
  • maple syrup
  • dash of Worcestershire sauce
  • EVOO
  • salt and pepper
  • paprika
  • cumin
  • sometimes I like to add some peach jam
Chipotle-lime Jicama Slaw
  • bag pre-shredded green cabbage
  • 1 carrot, peeled, and grated
  • 1 jicama, peeled and grated
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 limes, zested and juiced
  • Chipotle pepper (I used the powdered kind because it lasts longer and is easier to handle, think no hands touching eyes) 
  • julipmade147
    Brown sugar, paprika, and maple syrup add some extra flavor.

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • dash of maple syrup
  • dash of paprika
  • sometimes I add a can of creamed corn, but you may need to add more cornmeal/ flour or less milk
After stirring and simmering, abstract art becomes yummy sauce.

Random flour mixture becomes random goo.
BBQ Sauce
  1. Combine all ingredients and whisk.
  2. Place in a saucepan over medium high heat.  Bring just to a boil then reduce to low.
  3. Simmer until sauce has reduced and thickened.  See spoon. 
  1. Mix wet ingredients in a large bowl with whisk.
  2. Add cabbage, carrot, and jicama.
  3. Toss to coat evenly with salad forks. 
  1. Mix dry ingredients in a medium bowl.  Mix wet ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Slowly mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients in 1/3 cup increments.
  3. Pour into 9" x 9" non-stick or pre-greased baking pan.  
  4. Bake at 400 Fahrenheit for 20-25 minutes or until top is yummy and golden.


Enjoy!  What are your favorite comfort foods? 

Happy Hump Day!
~ Julie


  1. Yum. I could go for some cornbread and chicken any day of the week.

  2. I could seriously eat an entire tray of cornbread right now....I'm starved and that looks amazing! xo

  3. This looks fabulous! I'll have to give it a try. Just happened onto your blog and it's so fun! Can't wait to read more.


  4. Thanks for the cornbread recipe. My kids love it but I didn't have a recipe for it! They will be thrilled. xo

  5. I would kill for cornbread right about now.

  6. OMG that looks amazing! Love cornbread! This won't be good for my pre-vacay healthy eating either but oh well :) xoxo

  7. Amazing looking meal as always. And cornbread sounds fantastic right now. My comfort meal is always soup. Any type will do!

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  8. Mhhhhmmmm...yammi :D
    love this!!! another amazing look!!!

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  9. mmmm....i LOVE cornbread!! this meal sounds amazing :)

  10. I am lovin' the Alan Jackson reference, I'm a country girl at heart (c: It might have something to do with being married to a redneck! This looks so darn good and I think my family *might* (just might) actually eat it! (c:

  11. YUMO...yes, yes i will come to your next dinner ;)

  12. WOW, this WHOLE meal looks amazing...yum!

  13. There really is nothing better than comfort food. In my head the happiness it brings me cancels out the calories, right?


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