My Favorite Meal of the Week – Pork Tenderloin with Plum Chutney

While home this summer, my parents served this dish for a dinner party we were having. It was mostly motivated by the fact that they have a very excited little plum tree that is giving them tons of fruit and they were looking for ways to get rid of it. But it turned out to be delicious. So even though you guys don’t have plums growing in your backyards, you should make this. Who doesn’t love meat cooked on the grill? Oh, and then wrapped in prosciutto?

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My Favorite Meal of The Week – BBQ Chicken Cornbread Pie

Last weekend, I decided to give into Dave’s Sunday football plans by making something for dinner that seemed like the perfect football food. I had been meaning to try a dish from one of my favorite food blogs – Table for Two – and decided to do the BBQ Chicken Cornbread Pie, which seemed like the perfect option for football Sunday.  And oh my god, I am so glad I did. It was relatively easy, and so delicious! Dave and I had to stop ourselves from eating the entire dish. You can find the recipe here and I definitely recommend checking out the rest of the blog.

The first two pictures below are before placing it in the broiler, and the last picture is right before I ate way too much!

My only notes on the original recipe are:

  • I’d probably do less brown sugar. The dish was delicious, but it was almost too sweet for me, so if you wanted to make it healthier, you could easily cut down the sugar.
  • I cooked the chicken myself. I just did it in a pan on the stove with some oil, and then shredded the chicken in my stand mixer like the recipe recommended.
  • I didn’t need to put the pie in the broiler for the full three minutes. At two minutes the top was already starting to brown, so I’d recommend watching it.
  • Lastly, I bought Trader Joe’s cornbread mix, instead of the corn muffin mix as recommended in the recipe. Mainly I was just too lazy to go to a second store, but it worked. I only used half of the mix because the mix I bought was twice the size. My box mix also said to include oil (instead of butter like in this recipe), so I stuck with oil and it worked out.