#FoodieFriday with James Parson


Between football practice, homework, and the fact that my boarding school feeds me most of my meals, I don’t get a ton of time to fool around in the kitchen. But that doesn’t mean I can’t cook. My recipes are simple, but amazing. In fact, my skills are so good that in the summer when I live with my aunt gives me free range to make all of our meals.

Today, just for you, I’m giving out my super secret chicken recipe. It’s one of the few  dishes that fills me up, which is saying a lot since since my roommate claims my stomach is a bottomless pit.

Let’s get to it? Alright. I present my Bacon wrapped Chicken.





My Dad taught me how to cook way better than those fancy cooking classes Brockmore required us to take as a Freshman. Seriously. All you need to make any meal amazing is a pound of bacon.

So run to the store and grab a pound of thick cut bacon, two pounds of raw chicken tenders (or if you are really starving chicken thighs), and pick up Weber Kick’N Chicken seasoning (a kitchen and grill staple in my opinion).

Preheat the oven to 400 when you get home and grease the baking pan so none of the delicious bits stick. You won’t want to miss a taste of this dish!

Wrap a slice of bacon around each chicken tender and put it in the dish. Season it generously with Kick’N Chicken. If you can’t find Kick’N Chicken seasoning, I’ve made it work with a combo of S&P, Crushed Red Peppers, Garlic powder, and a dash of cumin. Don’t ask me for measurements on those. I just toss them together until they smell right. Probably best just to pick up the Kick’N Chicken because there’s nothing like it.

Bake the chicken for 20-25 minutes. Once it looks done (about 165 degrees with a meat thermometer), set the oven to broil to get that chicken and bacon a little crisp. I usually broil for about 4-6 minutes.

Then BAM, you’ve got a plate full of the most delicious chicken that’ll fuel you through the day. Enjoy!

~James Parson





Get to know James in It Had To Be You by Lizzy Charles, out now!




James Parson has a problem. His military dad is going to yank him out of his expensive boarding school if James doesn’t prove he’s no longer hooking up, pulling pranks, and charming his way out of consequences. What better way to show he’s now responsible than becoming the committed boyfriend of a U.S. diplomat’s daughter?

Level-headed, book-smart Edelweiss may have traveled the world thanks to her dad’s job, but when it comes to friends and boys, she knows exactly nothing. Newly enrolled in boarding school, Edel is now on a mission to learn it all. James says he’ll help her experience the ultimate high school life—if she’ll be his fake girlfriend. And fake is perfect, because he’s exactly the kind of player she’d never date.

Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains red-hot romance, all the feels, and a soul-mate bad boy.






Lizzy Charles writes young adult contemporary romance. She’s a tea fanatic, guacamole expert, and sushi lover. When she’s fixing lunches, dressing kids, or wiping pizza sauce off sticky hands, she escapes to La La Land and imagines all sorts of little love stories. Lizzy loves her daily dose of fitness and is also a RN so she can triage any symptom you send her way. Her best friend from high school is also her husband. Oh and she has a little pup named Professor Lupin who is pretty much the glue to the whole writing operation.

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