Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Pinterest in Real Life: Sour Cream Chicken

 "Aaaaaaaaaas youuuuuuuuuu wiiiiiiiiiiiish!"

Okay, so I get a D- for presentation, but it tasted really good!
I made this sour cream chicken recipe for dinner Friday night and it was awesome. I had some chicken breasts thawed and no idea what to do with them because I am so super bored with most of my go-tos, so I popped (I typed "pooped" at first) onto Pinterest to see if I'd pinned anything useful at any point.

Lo and behold. This chicken was delicious. It was even still pretty damned good re-heated. The recipe is super easy, but here's what I did differently:

  • I am out of garlic powder, so I used onion powder. And I am just-now-as-I-type remembering that I have fresh garlic in the cabinet. Fail. 
  • I don't usually keep stuffing on hand unless I'm planning to make meatloaf, so I used Kroger brand Italian breadcrumbs instead. They worked perfectly. 
  • I did not make two pounds of chicken. I'm only feeding two adults and one adolescent girl with a questionable appetite (except when she's sneaking and killing bags of chips behind my back), so I just made one pound.
  • I didn't measure anything but the butter. I just slapped some sour cream on there, nice and thick, and then carefully poured the breadcrumbs over it. 
  • I did not cook this for an hour. My oven cooks fast anyway, so I always plan to check things well before the recipe indicates. The chicken was absolutely perfect in 30 minutes.
The flavor was fantastic, the chicken was moist and juicy, and I will definitely make this again. The butter did leave weird discolored spots where it melted into the topping, but that didn't cause any non-cosmetic problems. I don't need my chicken to be pretty, so I don't really care. But if you're going for presentation, maybe try to find a way around that step in the directions. I'm not sure how the recipe person avoided the butter pock-marks, actually.

In conclusion, I will definitely be making this recipe again, and I suggest you do, too.


  1. I'll be making this in the very near future.

  2. That's an excellent idea. Also, I think I figured out the butter issue. I think it's because I used breadcrumbs instead of stuffing.