The Pioneer Woman Calls This Ina Garten Recipe 'Perfect'

Ree Drummond creates and shares incredible, down-to-earth recipes on her Food Network show, The Pioneer Woman. The cookbook author who hails from Oklahoma, at least by marriage, has taught us how to make just about every type of chicken dish imaginable, and the way she has us loving potatoes made in ways we never dreamed of is ah-mazing. From one of her most popular recipes for Crashed Potatoes to her funeral potatoes to her tried and true creamy mashed potatoes that use butter, cream cheese, and half-and-half to achieve their velvety taste, Drummond has shown us her culinary savoir-faire time and time again and helped us satiate our taste buds. 

But recently, Drummond has been fan-girling over another food celebrity's recipes and singing the praises of one dish, in particular, so much so, it has us thinking we need to try making it ourselves. The recipe in question belongs to another cooking goddess known as The Barefoot Contessa. Yep, Drummond says this recipe that can be found in Ina Garten's cookbook, Modern Comfort Food: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook, is bound to become a go-to for your date nights as well as weeknight dinners. Praising the dish in a Facebook post, Drummond wrote, "This is gorgeous! The perfect Ina recipe." We couldn't agree more.

Skillet roasted chicken and potatoes

According to The Pioneer Woman, Garten has been making a lot of yummy food during the past year.  But the recipe that has Drummond excited is Garten's Skillet-Roasted Chicken and Potatoes recipe. Drummond calls this dish "hearty" and lauds how convenient this one-skillet dish truly is. What makes this chicken and potato dish so good? Maybe it's the fact that it is soaked in buttermilk for four hours that makes it so darn juicy or the simple mustard and wine sauce that you coat the top of the chicken with before adding seasoning.

But Drummond isn't the only one crushing on Garten's recipe. The Kitchn also shares some really positive vibes about the ease and taste. The reviewer of this roasted chicken and potatoes dish calls the potatoes the "most flavorful" they had ever experienced, noting that the potatoes soaked up some of those chicken juices mixed with garlic. Yummy, right? The ultimate verdict is that the "queen" definitely "delivers" with this piece de resistance of a meal. 

If you are not sure what to pair it with, Drummond suggests adding a movie to the menu. Garten's movie of choice might be The Remains of the Day, but Drummond also has a movie list of her own that might fit the bill (via The Pioneer Woman). And with all the streaming services out there, it's easier than ever to pick the perfect movie to go with this perfect chicken and potatoes dinner.