Thursday, July 30, 2009
I didn't miss the skin
Better Homes and Gardens Kids Favorites Made Healthy Copyright 2003
Nonstick cooking spray
8 chicken drumsticks I used thighs and drumsticks
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
2 cloves garlic, minced (or 1 tsp. bottled)
2 tsp. cooking oil
3/4 cup bottled barbecue sauce
1/4 cup ketchup
1/4 cup orange juice or water
2 Tbs. brown sugar
2 Tbs. light molasses or maple-flavored syrup I used maple-flavored syrup
Several dashes bottled hot pepper sauce, optional
Lightly coat a 15x10" baking pan with cooking spray. Skin chicken. Arrange chicken in prepared baking pan. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake at 375 for 25 minutes.
Meanwhile, for sauce, in a medium saucepan cook garlic in hot oil over medium heat for 30 seconds. Stir in barbecue sauce, ketchup, juice, brown sugar, molasses, and if desired, hot pepper sauce; heat through.
Carefully brush chicken with sauce. Turn chicken and brush with additional sauce. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes more or until chicken is no longer pink(180F). Reheat any remaining sauce; drizzle some of the sauce over chicken; pass remaining sauce.
Makes 8 servings.
Per serving: 188 cal, 5g fat, 78mg chol, 355mg sodium, 13g carbs, 0g fiber, 22g protein
This sauce had a really nice flavor. I thought I might miss the skin on the chicken but I really didn't miss it at all. While it wasn't anything really special it did hit the spot. And did I mention how good the local corn is this year? Yum.
I'm so tired. Will I ever sleep through the night again? Seriously, I haven't slept through the night in at least 13 months. That is just ridiculous. I'm too old for this.
Question of the Day: Do you buy orange juice on a regular basis? I don't. It was sort of a staple when I grew up. Even though we didn't drink loads of it, it was always there. Now I buy it occasionally but it seems we never finish it when I do buy it.