I’ve cooked from recipes in books (obviously!), on the internet (of course), and from food package labels (it’s true!) but never from a wall calendar. No calendar recipe has inspired me as much as the one I recently received from Michelle Tam, a best-selling cookbook author, blogger and undeniably, the Queen of Paleo. She’s also a friend. We met a few years ago on a trip to Vietnam and I realized that she lived nearby in the Bay Area!
You likely know of Michelle’s work -- Nom Nom Paleo, a super popular website and cookbook. I do not keep a Paleo diet but I appreciate her efforts to get families to cook, eat well, and lead healthy lives. Michelle and her husband Henry Fong have two kids. Ollie, the younger son, is the person who adores this deliciously simply chicken recipe. So much so that his mom renamed the recipe after him.
Michelle has posted images of Ollie’s Cracklin’ Chicken on social media and I’ve been meaning to try it out. She mentioned that Ollie adored the Instant Pot chicken pho that she made from The Pho Cookbook so much that he requested it one time. Smitten and curious about his palate, I decided to try out his namesake chicken recipe.