St. Patrick’s Day is approaching fast, and as someone with a lot of Irish blood flowing through my veins, I love to celebrate each year in two ways. First, I wear lots of green (nobody wants to get pinched!) and second, I make some fun St. Patrick’s Day themed food. It’s easy to make green desserts for the kids, but dinner time can be a little trickier. This year, I was on a mission to find a meal that everyone would LOVE (and eat!) that didn’t take me all day to plan or prepare.
I hit the jackpot!
I think the BEST compliment I received after serving this delicious St. Patrick’s Day dinner was from my husband. Everyone loved the Cooked Perfect® Fire Grilled Chicken (Bourbon BBQ Wings!) and they were polished off pretty quickly. When my son wanted more chicken, I offered to heat some more up. My husband said that we’d finished it all, but I disagreed. I pulled a second bag of wings out of the freezer, and my husband said, “What?! That was frozen chicken? I totally thought you’d made those from scratch.”
Because pre-dinner time is the busiest time in our house, I love finding meals that take some of the meal prep off my hands…especially when they taste THIS good. I grabbed two bags of the Bourbon BBQ Wings at the grocery store the other day (we have a big family – and teenagers – so I wanted to make sure we had plenty!).
Cooked Perfect Fire Grilled Chicken comes in a variety of tasty flavors, and you can choose a variety of cuts as well, such as wings, tenders, drumsticks, thighs or chunks. I was drawn to the Bourbon BBQ because it’s a flavor I know everyone in the family already likes, but I could have easily gone with any of the other flavors, like Buffalo Ranch, Wildflower Honey BBQ, Lemon Herb, Zesty Herbs and Spice, Szechuan, Korean Style, or Classic Style.
Seriously, my mouth is watering!
The best thing about Cooked Perfect Fire Grilled Chicken is that it is super flavorful, convenient and easy to prepare, and perfect for serving as-is with delicious sides. I decided to serve our Bourbon BBQ Chicken Wings with a side of broccoli and Irish-style mashed potatoes, or Colcannon.
Did I mention that this meal was a hit? Our colcannon side dish was so tasty, and I got it ready while the chicken was in the oven.
Colcannon, or Irish-Style Mashed Potatoes
1/2 a head cabbage, shredded
2 lbs potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
2 Tbsp butter
3 green onions, chopped
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp dried parsley
1 cup milk (I used 2%)
4-6 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
1. Fill a large saucepan about 1/2 full with water; heat to boiling. Add chopped cabbage and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer cabbage until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain and set cabbage aside, leaving the cooking liquid in the pan.
2. Add the potatoes to the hot water; add additional water if needed to cover the potatoes. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and cook until potatoes are fork-tender, about 15 minutes. Drain potatoes, then return them to the dry pot.
3. Meanwhile, heat butter and green onions in a medium saucepan for 2-3 minutes at medium heat. Add salt, pepper, parsley, and milk. Stir until heated through. Add bacon crumbles.
4. Stir hot milk mixture into drained potatoes. Add reserved cooked cabbage and mash together until mixed and smooth.
Serve hot with Cooked Perfect Fire Grilled Chicken for a perfect St. Patrick’s Day meal! I promise your family will not be disappointed!
Cooked Perfect Fire Grilled Chicken is found in the frozen foods aisle of your favorite grocery store, and is easy to prepare in the oven or microwave. We tried both methods and loved them both! find a store near you! Want more ideas? Browse Recipes & Save $1.50
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