Tuesday, January 26, 2010

It looks boring but it excited me

Vinegar Chicken
American Profile Hometown Cookbook Copyright 2006

5 chicken leg quarters
¼ cup white or cider vinegar I used cider vinegar
¼ cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon onion powder

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Lightly grease a 13x9-inch baking pan. (!!WARNING!!The basting liquid will make a sticky mess on your pan. Use a disposable pan or line your pan with foil. Even with foil I got a sticky mess underneath but I used a ceramic-type baking dish that cleaned up with a little soaking.) Place the chicken in the pan. In a small bowl combine the vinegar, soy sauce, and Worcestershire sauce. Sprinkle one-third of this mixture over the chicken. Season with salt and pepper, garlic powder and onion powder. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove the chicken from the oven, and baste with another one-third of the vinegar mixture. Bake 15 minutes longer. Baste again with the remaining vinegar mixture. Return to the oven and continue baking for 15 minutes, or until the skin is golden brown and crispy.

This might have been the best roast chicken I've ever eaten. It looks like plain roasted chicken but the vinegar mixture gave the already flavorful dark meat a nice kick. I love roast chicken pieces and I will definitely make this again.

I found these chicken legs in the freezer. There isn't much left in there. I haven't stocked up on meat in ages. Somehow I keep managing to put together menus without a trip to Costco. I've been trying to get my grocery bill down but it's hard. It doesn't help that we are 4 people eating differently most of the time. We don't eat the same breakfasts or lunches. If I'm lucky we all eat the same dinner. It's not like I'm catering to anyone's whims (usually) but we all have different needs and it all adds up.

This cookbook has a lot of great recipes, as most reader-submitted cookbook do.

No time to think of a question today.


Jeanette said...

Now that sounds really interesting. I must save this for a quick try.

Heather said...

Well, even if you are making lots of different meals, I love that you still have time to share them with all of us.
Thank you Paula.

Ash said...

WOW!!! That is interesting... Everything is..... The rice, the chicken & the corn..... I loved the platter.....


Anonymous said...

Looks and sounds really good. I have a big package of drumsticks in my freezer. I think I'll make this for dinner tomorrow. Thanks!


Anonymous said...

I made this tonight and everyone liked it. The sauce/glaze was so good. Next time I may make it with boneless breasts. The granddaughters don't really enjoy chicken on the bone. Too many "Whats thaaaat?" said with a squinted face.
I came out fine with the sticky pan situation. I was going to be safe, by golly. I put two layers of heavy duty foil and one layer of non-stick foil. I think it was a little overkill, but what the heck.


Meg said...

I know you are busy with your family, your children, and your job, but wanted to thank you for for all your posts. You the blog I read that I most look forward to!

Anonymous said...

Was there supposed to be some brown sugar? How could the sauce end up a sticky mess? I made it and it stayed liquid. I feel like it should have been a glaze right?