Ruby Thomas’ Chicken Breasts Eden Isle
I’m really not obsessed, y’all. It may seem that I spend a whole bunch of time talking and writing about the Red Apple Inn on Eden Isle. Actually, I DO spend a lot of time doing just that, don’t I?
Okay. I admit to being just a little infatuated with the Inn, its lore and history.
I even did a special segment for THV11 This Morning on Favorites from the Red Apple Inn. All of the recipes I presented came from Ruby Thomas’ original cookbook East of Eden: Favorites from the Red Apple Inn. You may remember my discussion about the Thomases, the original developers and owners of the Red Apple Inn and Eden Isle.
What an interesting pair!
While I was researching for my series on the Red Apple, I was somewhat surprised at the popularity of the recipe for Chicken Breasts Eden Isle. I already knew it had been a popular dish among the church potluck crowd, but I came across hundreds of variations of it across the internet. I suppose that speaks to just how good it is.
Hubby and I always split one breast which is definitely plenty for us. Honestly, I seldom make Eden Isle Chicken (it’s other name) just for us. One, we don’t need the calories. Two, it makes such a large dish that it is best saved for larger groups or events.
Having leftovers from my segments on THV11 is never an issue though. It seems the crew is ALWAYS at the point of starvation even at 6:15 a.m.
On another note, be sure to tune in this Tuesday when I’ll be sharing some ideas for your next tailgate. If you are a fan of barbecued chicken, you really must watch!