This one show, her special guest was a representative of a Kentucky distillery, and together they prepared a main dish and a dessert. The dessert was crocked cherries (which is an other story altogether) and the main dish was Orange Whiskey Chicken.
They made it in a cast iron skillet atop the range, flaming the whiskey, which looked great on camera. And they used chicken breasts, which came out a little dry. But the taste was great so I adapted it for my tastes (dark meat) and oven:
- Preheat oven to 375°.
- Put as many chicken legs & thighs in a glass roasting pan as will fit in a single layer.
- Pour enough cheap whiskey as it takes to come up 1/3 to 1/2 the depth of the pan
- Slice one or two large naval oranges into 1/4-inch-thick disks. Place the discs on top of the chicken until most of the chicken is covered.
- Slice up an apple and place the slices strategically in the gaps between chicken parts
- Cover with aluminum foil
- Bake for an hour, or until the chicken tests as done
- Uncover, remove the orange slices, drain off most of the liquid in the pan and bake for 15-20 minutes until chicken is golden brown
I serve the chicken with the apple and orange slices, but YMMV on that.