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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

bbq chicken bento


Hi bento pals! Today's bento features some really yummy chicken from last night and a host of summery companions. We marinated chicken thighs in Smokie Joe's BBQ sauce for several hours then roasted them (with a few final minutes in the broiler to caramelize a bit). So good!

Alongside the chicken, lunch includes coleslaw, yellow corn, baby market greens and golden tomatoes, roasted sweet potato slices and a little cup holding cherries and white peach slices. If you are in an area affected by the current U.S. heat wave, stay cool and safe!



22 comments:

Lyndsey said...

What a summery delight! I just love it when roasted chicken get a final blast to caramelize the sauce! Yummy, sticky goodness!

Bentobird said...

Thanks Lyndsey dear! I'm really feeling down-home Americana summer cooking this week--simple, yummy, sunny treats.

Is it crazy hot where you are?

AikoVenus said...

I don't eat meat but this is a very pretty bento. ^^

Lia Chen said...

How's your summer going on Jenn? The bento looks gorgeous and colorful! I would love to have this for my lunch :)

sheri fujihara chen said...

Yummy; it looks simply luscious!!

Bentobird said...

Thank you AikoVenus and congrats on your sweet bento blog, enjoyed exploring it today!

Bentobird said...

Hi Lia! Thanks for coming by with your warm comments...summer's been interesting to include a long trip in California, feel like I'm still catching up in blogland!

I'm glad you liked this one--simple summery flavors are really appealing to me this month :D

Bentobird said...

Hello and thank you Sheri! Sometimes nothing hits the spot like BBQ...

origa-me said...

Those peaches make me long for summer....bring it on!

Anncoo said...

Please share this bbq chicken with me. Looks beautiful and delicious!

Emily Ng said...

Hi, Jenn. How are you? Super hot weather in US now, is your area affected? Stay coooool and drink more water, take care.
Lovely peaches and delicious BBQ chicken. We love to eat peaches too, but a bit pricey here.

Amaaris said...

Looks so delicious and balanced..I´m still missing the summer here.

Bentobird said...

hi there origa-me! it's winter where you are, yes?

Bentobird said...

hi Ann! we really need to get this food teleportation technology thing up and running, would love to share these bbq tasties with you...but I'd gain SO MUCH weight enjoying your gorgeous baked goods this way, hehe!

Bentobird said...

Thanks Emily dear, that's great advice. When I go into the office tomorrow it will be over 100 degrees, yikes! Will be packing a cooling salad bento to be sure :) Have a great upcoming weekend!

Bentobird said...

hi there Amaaris, thanks for stopping by :) yes, I understand that Germany is cool and a bit dreary this summer...hope there will be a beautiful autumn as compensation? Hubby just said he'd love some cool wet weather as an alternative to this wild heat!

Susan Yuen said...

Yummy! Everything looks so fresh and delicious! I love seeing your beautiful bentos. :)

Robin said...

Hard to believe the heat can melt this beautiful bento. Love Smokey Joe's BBQ Sauces as it sweetly infuses the chicken with a surprising undertone of savory.

Hello sweet Morning Glory as you preside over the compact luncheon of delights. A peek of fresh corn, sweet peach, and cherry. Summer's bounty, like a waterfall, spills over us.

Delightful Bento, Dear Jenn.

Bentobird said...

Thanks Susan! Have a weekend as cheerful as your bento art!

Bentobird said...

Poetic comments, Robin! So sweet to read.

I've never heard a potential heat index of 120 degrees forecast since moving to the DC area over 10 years ago...so today will be unique! :O

I'm really a fan of the temperate spring and fall seasons, but summer's bright produce offers something to enjoy even during the "dog days"!

Have a super weekend with great food and relaxation :D

Lyndsey said...

No, we are having a pretty normal summer here for Florida. Just low to mid 90s, sometimes upper 80s. We never reach 100 here on the coast. Our afternoon showers are sporadic this year. I missed you post prior I have to go read that one now.

Maybe you should come down here where it is cooler! :D

Bentobird said...

Hi Lyndsey! That sounds delightful, how nice that it never gets to the 100's where you are. Coastal lovliness...I'd love to take you up on your offer, especially today, hehe!