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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Now, For The Chicken Test ...

No, Mark and I are not daring each other in a game of chicken.  I mean it was a test of my new Cuisinart Griddler Grill on chicken.  Like I said, my first/last experience with indoor grilling was the early George Foreman in the 90s, which sucked all the flavor/juices out of everything especially meat.  However, the salmon worked well last night, so tonight, I tried chicken.  I used the full grill (both sides) so that I could cook both the asparagus and chicken at the same time, rather than use the other side of the grill to "press" the chicken.  

So ... I think I left it on a little too long, fearful that the thick chicken breasts wouldn't cook all the way through  ...

... so it was a bit dry :(

 Not completely dry, and not even as dry as the old GF grills, and the flavor was still super good (I marinated overnight), but a bit .  Thus, I really think this was more my fault than the grill's, leaving it on longer to be sure it cooked through.

The asparagus, however, was perfect!  

Thus, since we had been so good, this week, on having 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day, nothing fried, no bad snacks, I topped it with a bit of provolone to cut the dryness, and added the leftover red "smashed" potatoes from last night.  (Boiled first, mashed with a hand smasher, dash of olive oil and garlic, , put in the oven at 400 for 15 minutes = "smashed" potatoes :)

Okay, not the most beautiful dish I've ever made, and probably not the best, but still, mostly just a test - and I'm still impressed with this indoor grill - we've clearly moved on since the early days of the early George Foremans :)

However, just a word of caution - this model is not completely smokeless - there will be a little bit of smoke with cooking meat, particularly if you use the full, open grill. 

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