Saturday, October 21, 2006

Loris Bog - Off

Like Chicken Bog? I do. Of course, when it comes to food, there's not much I don't like. Anyhow, The little town of Loris hosts an annual Bog-Off, in which those who fancy themselves bog experts compete against one another to make the best chicken bog in the land. It's an all day affair with entertainment and crafts and such. Loris is a nice little town. This is actually the first time we have had a chance to make it down there. It's a beautiful day, so, what the heck!

I had never heard of this dish until I became a resident of the Grand Strand. You don't find much chicken bog in Hollywood.

Here's a recipe from the Loris chamber of commerce website...

What is Chicken Bog: a southern delicacy with chicken, sausage, and rice. See the recipe below.

Ingredients:
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 (3 pound) whole chicken
  • 3 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup long-grain white rice
  • 1/2 pound smoked sausage of your choice, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons Italian-style seasoning
  • 2 cubes chicken bouillon

Directions:

  • Place water, salt and onion in a large pot. Add chicken and bring all to a boil; cook until chicken is tender, about 1 hour.
  • Remove chicken from pot and let cool. Remove skin and bones and chop remaining meat into bite size pieces.
  • Skim off fat from cooking liquid and measure 3 1/2 cups of this chicken broth into a 6-quart saucepan. Add rice, chicken pieces, sausage, herb seasoning and bouillon to this saucepan. Cook all together for 30 minutes; let come to a boil, then reduce heat to low, keeping pan covered the whole time. If mixture is too watery or juicy, cook over medium low heat, uncovered, until it reaches the desired consistency. Stir often while cooking.

2 comments:

Christine said...

Wow, that sounds like a completely different taste sensation!

Chris said...

Yum! It can't be all that good for you, but it is quite tasty!