Saturday, July 19, 2008

David Berner's Special Chicken Recipe

My mom insisted I try out some chicken she had made. She then informed me that it was "David Berner's Special Recipe". I asked her how she knew that. Apparently he gave out the recipe on his radio show a few years ago and she copied it down.
I've long known that Mr. Berner has inspired and informed countless Vancouverites but little did I know that this extended to their kitchens! Hopefully he can enlighten us all on this fabulously tasty chicken!

Update from Master Chef Berner himself:

I can tell from the photo that the dish shown is not exactly the recipe I was using, but that's the beauty of cooking. You take an idea and wing it...especially with birds. (Oy...)

Pour a little oil in a pyrex pan.

Cover with chicken legs and thighs, skin on.

Cut up two lemons into eighths and simply place them in, amongst, on top of and between the pieces of chicken.

Break apart a few complete garlic cloves and place those many pieces, skin on, amidst the chicken.

This is a comically simple preparation. You are basically putting chicken, garlic and lemon into a pan.

Heat on a low (say, about 225-250 for an hour or hour and a half, depending on your oven and how your cribbage game is going) and then, raise the oven to 375 for about 15-20 minutes. If you like, you could even put on the broiler for 5 minutes to brown a bit.

Take out and serve as is with veggies.

Eat the garlic cloves and pieces of lemon whole! They are wonderful!

The chicken is enough to make you crazy...

2 comments:

David Berner said...

I can tell from the photo that the dish shown is not exactly the recipe I was using, but that's the beauty of cooking. You take an idea and wing it...especially with birds. (Oy...)

Pour a little oil in a pyrex pan.

Cover with chicken legs and thighs, skin on.

Cut up two lemons into eighths and simply place them in, amongst, on top of and netween the pieces of chicken.

Break apart afew complete garlics and places those many pieces, skin on, amidst the chicken.

This is a comically simple preparation. You are basically putting chicken, garlic and lemon into a pan.

Heat on a low (say, about 225-250 for an hour or hour and a half, depending on your oven and how your cribbage game is going) and then, raise the oven to 375 for about 15-20 minutes. If you like, you could even put on the broiler for 5 minutes to brown a bit.

Take out and serve as is with veggies.

Eat the garlic cloves and pieces of lemon whole! They are wonderful!

The chicken is enough to make you crazy...

PelaLusa said...

Thank you, sir! I've updated the post accordingly. As for my mom not following your recipe precisely, now you know what I feel like trying to give her computer support over the phone. Example:

Me: "Okay, at the C: prompt, type 'chkdsk'"

Mom: "What's that, type 'Format All'?"