About Me

Photo courtesy Kim Box Photography

Hello! Welcome to Plain Chicken where the recipes are anything but plain!

My name is Stephanie Parker, and I am the creator of Plain Chicken. I live in the Birmingham, AL area with my husband & three cats.

I started Plain Chicken WAY back in 2007 as a way to keep track of recipes.

I discovered food blogs were a thing on the internet and started making, creating and photographing recipes for myself. In 2012, I quit my corporate job and focused on Plain Chicken full-time. This blog is a reflection of what goes on every day in my kitchen. I don’t cook a lot of fancy food, but it is all good.

Why “Plain Chicken”?

I am sure you might be wondering why the name of the blog is “Plain Chicken”. Growing up, I was not an adventurous eater (I’m still not, but I am getting better) and I would always order the chicken “plain” when we went out to eat. My brother constantly made fun of me. If anyone asked me what I was going to order to eat before I could answer, my little brother would chime in with “plain chicken”. I was searching for a good name for the blog and I thought “Plain Chicken” fit perfectly. (And, yes, I still order my chicken sandwiches “plain” in a restaurant.)

Travel and Football

I love to travel; I can’t stand to be at home for too long. I love to eat, drink and shop and pick my travel destinations accordingly.┬áMy favorite places in the USA are Vegas, Orlando, Chicago & NYC. I just got back from my DREAM trip to Italy! It was everything I dreamt it would be. My big trip this year is a trip to Italy & Switzerland.

I grew up in Auburn, AL going to Auburn University football games. I still spend my weekends in the Fall going to Auburn football games and watching an unhealthy amount of college football.

Since I grew up tailgating, I decided it would be fun to share all of my favorite tailgating recipes on the blog during the football season. Every Friday from the beginning of college football to the Super Bowl, I share a brand new tailgating/party recipe. You can check out all my previous Football Friday tailgating recipes – they are my favorite!

Crazy Cat Lady

I don’t have children. I am a crazy cat lady.

I have three beautiful cats – Mango, Mack, & Grandpa Felix

I adopted all three from Kitty Kat Haven in Hoover, AL in June 2019.

I adopted Mango & Mack as kittens. Grandpa Felix is about 11 years old. He was surrendered by his owner and needed a loving home. He adores the kittens.

They are all super sweet and you can check them out every Monday on Meow Monday!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy my culinary adventure.


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