Last night on Idol, Keith Urban goofed up the word Ellen DeGeneres dared him to say. Instead of saying, ‘parakeet breath,’ he said ‘parrot breath.’ As for the words his radio friend gave him, they had to be ‘sippy cup’ and shishkebob.’
Scotty McCreery Performs on Idol Tonight
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Kix Brooks on New Si Robertson EP
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Sara Evans Fried Chicken Secret
Finally - Sara Evans loves to make fried chicken and her secret is when you fry it, put a lid on. She says it’ll cook better and keep in all the moisture. If you want Sara’s favorite go-to recipe, here it is.
Sara Evans Ranch and Mushroom Chicken Thighs
8 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
1½ tablespoons Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing and Seasoning Mix
2 tablespoons olive oil
8 ounces sliced mushrooms
1 cup chicken broth
¼ cup Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
Season the chicken thighs evenly with the Ranch salad dressing and seasoning mix. In a large, heavy-bottomed saucepan, heat the oil over high heat. Add the chicken thighs, skin side down, and cook undisturbed until browned, about 5 minutes. Flip over and cook another 3-4 minutes. Remove from pan and set aside. Turn heat down to medium, and add the mushrooms. Saute until mushrooms are slightly softened, about 3-4 minutes. If the bottom of the pan looks as if it might start to burn, stir in a tablespoon or two of water. Add chicken thighs back into the pot, and pour in the chicken broth. Bring liquid to a boil, then cover, turn heat down to low, and simmer for 30 minutes. Remove cover, stir in ranch dressing, and simmer for another 5 minutes, or until chicken is fully cooked and liquid has slightly reduced. Garnish with parsley and serve.