Recipes

BBQ Chicken Thighs

BBQ Chicken Thighs

There is a reason all BBQ competitions feature thighs in the chicken category.  They are the best piece of the chicken. More flavorful and juicy.  Watch the video for a super quick "how to" run down.

Carolina Gumbo

Carolina Gumbo

The Zest Coast Carolina Rub with Savory Blast Seasoning Blend turns out to have the perfect mix of savory and spice to flavor a big of gumbo. And I discovered a much easier way of making the roux for gumbo. 

Baked Chicken Parmigiana

Baked Chicken Parmigiana

This recipe is really way easier than it appears.  The key is time management of the various components: Chicken, pasta, and veggies. I recently acquired the new TimeStack quad timer from Thermoworks.

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Rainy Day Baked Chicken

Rainy Day Baked Chicken

Summer calls for chicken on the grill but sometimes the best laid plans are thwarted by mother nature.  Recently I had the smoker/grill all setup up at 375F for two whole chickens that I spatchcocked but thunderstorms rolled in and I was forced to move indoors.

Simple Whole Chicken in Instant Pot

Simple Whole Chicken in Instant Pot

I set out to make a whole chicken as simply as possible. No browning. Nothing but bird, water, and seasonings.  You can even just use salt and pepper.  This is a great way to make a healthy dose of protein to use in other recipes like chicken and rice, burritos, salads, etc. Total time from fridge to plate is 45 minutes.

Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings with Savory Blast

Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings with Savory Blast
This is a much faster way to get this comfort food on the table on a weeknight. It takes about 30 minutes start to finish and has the same creamy flavor (though no cream is needed) that I remember from childhood. And using an all-purpose seasoning like Zest Coast Savory Blast was also a time-saver instead of pulling out 5 different spices to flavor the chicken as it was browning.

I Heart Carolina "Barbeque'd" Chicken

I Heart Carolina "Barbeque'd" Chicken
This oven baked "BBQ" chicken recipe can easily be adapted to the outdoor grill.

Instant Pot Chicken Soup With Savory Blast Seasoning

Instant Pot Chicken Soup With Savory Blast Seasoning
Soup in 10 minutes! Dump dry uncooked noodles in the Instant Pot with the soup ingredients and they absorb the flavors of the soup, including Zest Coast Savory Blast.

Bone Broth made in the Instant Pot

Bone Broth made in the Instant Pot
Make a regular habit of dumping chicken, ham and steak bones in a freezer bag to save for making this delicious broth in the Instant Pot. It's great on its own when you are feel poorly, but also a great base for soups, gumbo, stews and rice pilaf. We added some Zest Coast Savory Blast seasoning for an extra layer of flavor