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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Chicago Chicken

We just got back from a spur-of-the-moment trip to Chicago.  Chicken Legs had a meeting last Monday and Tuesday, so I turned it into a weekend vacation! (I'm like that - I get it from my parents)  We had a great time.  I just L♥VE Chicago!  We did lots of shopping, eating and drinking - all of our favorite things!! We also walked a lot - over 6 miles on Saturday alone.  (That is how we can eat and drink so much.)

Our last night in Chicago we went and saw the Cubs and then went to dinner at Tavern on Rush - it's a steak and seafood joint that Chicken Legs wanted to check out. They had this chicken on their menu, but it said it took 35 mintues to make.  Well, it was late and we were hungry so I decided we would just try it at home. (hence the name "Chicago Chicken").

Our version turned out great.  If it is like our other Tavern Chicken - it is better than the original.  We used boneless chicken breast because that is what Chicken Legs wanted.  I would like to try this on a whole chicken like the original - I think it would be great too.

View from the Executive Lounge in The Drake

Sears Tower (we took a boat tour)


Our seats - 7th row behind home plate!  Score!!

Chicago Chicken
(Printable Recipe)

1 jalapeno (remove the seeds and membranes if you don't want the heat)
Juice of 1 lemon (3 Tbsp)
1 Tbsp dried oregano
3 Tbsp olive oil
3 cloves of garlic, minced
2-3 boneless, skinless chicken breast

Combine first 5 ingredients in the food processor.  Pulse until combined and jalapeno is finely diced.  Pour into a ziplock bag, add chicken.  Toss to coat.  Let marinate in refrigerator overnight and then grill.

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  1. OMG, I just LOVE Chicago! When I go to visit my son in WI, we always drive to Chi Town. I've taken that boat tour, too, and it's awesome!

    This sounds like a great marinade. My hubby loves fish, so I just may try this on a nice piece of fish for him, chicken for me!

  2. I'll have to say that you are putting chicken in a whole different light for me. I never order bird when we eat out. Unless it's a chicken only place.

    But, all your great recipes are going to make me a convert.

  3. Hi Steph!

    That chicken looks great. We're heading to Chicago in a couple of weeks and now I want to try Tavern on Rush as well. Also, good job on cloning the Butterfinger Cupcake over on your AL blog. I tried to comment, but it wanted me to register and I'm too impatient.

  4. Looks fantastic, kind of like a spicy souvlaki almost.

  5. Those spur of the moment trips often turn out to be the best. The chicken looks super good.

  6. Great pictures! The seasoning on that chicken looks divine.

  7. Looks and sounds like you had a great trip and I can't wait to light up the smoke and have this Sunday for supper!

  8. Boy you got in a lot of Tourist-ing in a short amount of time. Great seats at the game! Beautiful shot from the Drake. Never been to Chicago...one of these days.

  9. Great seats! Fun! Your chicken looks fantastic. I would love to see Chicago sometime. :)

  10. I love Chicago! This chicken sounds great.

  11. I love Chicago too! One of my kids lives there and we love to visit. The chicken looks marvelous- thanks for sharing.

  12. You guys rock the chicken recipes.

    I've only been to Chicago once but I loved it, too!

  13. Made this last night and we loved it! I did add a pinch of salt but that was the only change. We'll definitely make this again. Thanks for sharing!


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