Friday, October 9, 2009


When I took this out of the freezer I thought it was two breasts...turned out to be only one. Why are chicken breasts the size of a turkey breast, lately? Last night we had sautèed chicken with a little chicken broth/Marsala and I was astounded at the size of the breast, it was enough for 2 or 3 people and then some. I butterflied it and put it in the skillet......holy moley it covered the entire surface......I can't imagine that chicken could get off the ground, if it tried!

We, (or should I say Howard) topped the meal off with a little piece of apple/maple tart. I had a hard time cleaning my plate....well, actually I didn't clean it.

As you can see, it didn't shrink up very much........scary, isn't it?


Marsha said...

Maybe it was a good old fashioned farm raised chicken instead of a confinement one to grow so large. Your meal looks fabulous but the could you resist?

Bill said...

They must be doing to chickens whatever has been done to turkeys in recent years to cause them to become so ... well, busty.

At any rate, your meal looks delicious! I also enjoyed your tablescape post this week ... great shapes and colors!!!


Fifi Flowers said...

That looks delicious!!!

Janell @ House of Fifty said...

Oh yummy! Please come cook at my house! Janell

Carol said...

I have oversized breats, too, LOL!

Marigene, it all looks so good, I always love your meals! and what a finish, the tart looks awesome!

What are those blue plates? Love them!

joanne said...

I wonder what they were pumping into that poor chickie??

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Yikes! You're right....that is one big breast! If I made a dinner like that it would take me three days in the kitchen.

Have a wonderful weekend.


Phyllis @Around the House said...

Your dinner looks wonderful, am I too late for dinner...Maybe I'll just have dessert...thanks for sharing..

Mom said...

Yummy! Am I late for dinner?

Kathleen said...

I know..they have been huge..I slice them thin while they are partially frozen, 2 will make plenty!
It looks good, and I like your spongewear too!
Any ice cream for the tart??? It looks delicious!

Marigene said...

Thank you everyone for the nice comments.

Kathleen and Carol, the dishes have tiny leaves and Japanese writing on the bottoms, got them at HomeGoods last year.

A Grain of Salt said...

Marigene, it all looked good to me! The tart is a beauty.

nannykim said...

It must be all the hormones they pump them with....I have often wondered about it!! Looks great.

nannykim from spindle cottage

Laura said...

Everything looks wonderful-
I reecently bought chicken tenders and they were so moist and manageable/
Who knows how these things get so bif.

Enjoyed visiting,

Robin said...

Yuuuuummmmm. That looks delish. I love your spatterware too!
All Things Heart and Home

Ashlee said...

That looks delicious! Its my lunch time!!
Thanks for stoppong by my blog, and for the sweet comment about of coffee/end table redo!! I signed up as a follower and would love it if you did the same!

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

I love chicken. I wouldn't be complaining about the breast size. But then again, I'm not the chicken having to walk around with such huge breasts. Dinner looked very yummy. I think I'm going to be having chicken for dinner now. And thanks for visiting my blog & commenting.

Nancy @ Live love laugh said...

I bought a family pack the other day-and I'm not complaining, but- I felt like it was never ending! Your dinner looks sooo wonderful-and I just ate!

Anonymous said...

I want to know what that yummy looking creation is in the tart pan!!


Bunny Jean said...

Well all I can say is that "big breast" seem to be everywhere now days! hehe

Anyway... I just dropped by to say hi and thank you for your comment.

You mentioned that my hutch was eye candy... so maybe you would like to see the post I wrote on my Faux Food Goodies. It is "No Calorie Desserts!!!" from a week ago.

I'll be back!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

That was one Double D chicken! Great-looking meal and your apple/maple tart looks wonderful.