Thursday, July 30, 2009

I didn't miss the skin

Kickin' Chicken
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.


M Smith said...

Sorry about the lack of sleep. I don't think I started getting real restorative sleep until my little monkey was about 2 and a half. But even at 4 and a half, every now and then he wakes. But at this point, when he does, we know that something is really wrong (sick etc.)

We buy one carton of juice every two weeks. Its sole purpose is for our little monkey. Eating breakfast is not his specialty (I have the only kid in the US that doesn't like cereal, pop tarts etc.) But I can get him to drink OJ, by itself or in smoothies with yogurt and other fruit so at least I can get some calories in him before sending him off to play at pre-school.

Unknown said...

My parents and brother do, but I don't. I' rather just eat an orange!

Sophie said...

This sounds so good, I love the sound of these sauces together. And you didn't miss the skin?? It's gotta be a winner :)!