Wednesday, March 18, 2009
From an e-Cookbook
Boston Market Chicken
Top Secret Insider's Recipes Master Edition Copyright 2002
1/4 cup canola oil
1 Tbsp. honey
1 Tbsp. lime juice
1/4 tsp. paprika
4 chicken breast halves, washed and patted dry I used legs
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a small bowl, combine canola oil, honey, lime
juice, and paprika.
Place chicken, skin side up, in a 7 x 11 inch baking dish. Apply mixture to chicken pieces in a single layer. Bake in oven for 35-40 minutes, basting every 8-10 minutes, until well browned and juices run clear when you cut into the thickest part of the chicken. Remove from oven. Cover with foil for 15 minutes.
Someone sent me an e-cookbook (thanks, Rebel!) and this was one of the recipes from it. There are many. many more I want to try.
I haven't been to a Boston Market in a very long time. Are they still in business? The one we had in this area closed a while ago. When I lived in Philly, I lived just around the corner from a Boston Market on South Street and I would grab dinner there when I wanted a comfort meal. I loved the cornbread.
I don't think this recipe is exactly like Boston Market but it did give the skin a wonderful skin that reminded me of my faded memory of Boston Market. The meat didn't really pick up any flavor from this but I used chicken legs which are more flavorful than breasts.
This also reminded me of the individual pieces of cooked chicken I used to buy from the grocery store when I lived alone in Philly. They were prepackaged, fully-cooked pieces of rotisserie chicken (I think Tyson made them) but I haven't seen them in over 10 years. My cats loved when I bought that chicken. It's funny how little I remember about cooking for myself when I was single but every once and a while I think of something I used to eat.
Question of the Day: Do you or have you ever lived alone? I lived alone for many years and I still miss it sometimes.