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I was cruising the AP wire today and came across an interesting piece of news. Or at least interesting to me. I've been getting into Martha Stewart's Everyday Food magazine lately. Well, the next issue, rather than have some scrumptious dish displayed for our hungry eyes, Emeril (Yes, the BAM man.) Lagasse will be Bamming it up. This actually saddens me because I always looked forward to having a new dish catch my eye in the check-out lane. Now I'll see another celebrity face instead. As if I don't have to deal with these people enough, what with People, Globe, Cosmo and every other magazine on the rack.

One of my favorite recipes from this magazine is Cayenne-rubbed chicken. It's simple and fast, plus it's got a healthy dose of spice and flavor.

4 chicken breasts (If you can't find a package of 4, then 3 large ones will do just as well.)
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper (ground)
2 Tbs. olive oil

First, I like to trim any extra fat off the chicken breasts. Then you should mix the salt, pepper and cayenne together in a small bowl. Rub the mix on both sides of the chicken.

Meanwhile, put a skillet on the stove and heat the oil over a medium setting. Once the oil has thinned from the heat, put the chicken in. Cook the breasts 8-10 minutes a side, or until opaque throughout. If you do this right, they come out extremely juicy and tender.

The magazine also had a recipe for an avacado salsa, but that combined with the chicken tasted a bit like barf, so I usually skip that part. Let me know if  you're interested.

How do you like your chicken?

P.S. Cute pic of the day seems to be a very thirsty kitty. I wonder what they put in that glass....