When life gives you chicken coupons, make chicken!
Obviously I still have chicken on the brain. You may recall that I won $500.00 worth of $5.00 Halal chicken coupons as a runner-up prize in a contest last summer.
That is 100 coupons, to be used ONE PER PERSON, ONE AT A TIME, by June 30, 2016 (see post: “Winner Winner chicken dinner” – May 14, 2016). What I was really going for was that $10,000.00 kitchen make-over grand prize. Sigh….my time will come.
So until then, I make chicken.
I found this little gem of a recipe in a Chatelaine magazine back in 2007 and it’s been one of my easy recipe staples ever since. I like that it’s simple, fast and I just have to stir a few things together then pop it in the oven.
Chicken can be high maintenance and I’m usually not in the mood for that level of commitment, especially after working all day and dealing with my own share of high maintenance-type stuff.
And that includes just trying to meet my own daily needs. I am not a low maintenance gal! Just listen to me order coffee sometime and you’ll see what I mean. Something has to be simple, so let it be the chicken.
As June draws to a close and the kids are finishing up school, I am happy to report that I’m down to my last few chicken coupons! I’m also quite impressed that we have managed to use up that many coupons, saving ourselves some serious cash on groceries this year.
So, with my freezer stocked full of chicken for the last time, I welcome summer and surprisingly somewhat sadly, bid adieu to our weekend chicken runs.
*TERRI’S TIP* – keep fresh ginger in a freezer bag in your freezer – it lasts a very long time. Take out what you need, peel it with a vegetable peeler and grate it frozen right into your dish
Sticky Hoisin Chicken Recipe
An easy, economical and delicious chicken dinner that can whipped up quickly and use staples from your pantry.
- 1/4 cup each hoisin sauce and barbecue sauce I use President's choice Gourmet BBQ sauce
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tsp minced fresh garlic
- 1 tsp grated fresh ginger *See Terri's Tip below
- 4 bone- in chicken legs with thighs attached or skinless bone in or boneless breasts
- 1 green onion chopped to garnish
- 1 tbsp sesame seeds to garnish
Preheat overn to 425 degrees F. Generously spray a baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
In a medium bowl, mix hoisin sauce, BBQ sauce, soy sauce, garlic and ginger together.
Pull skin off chicken and discard.
Coat both sides of chicken with sauce and place meaty side down.
Bake uncovered in centre of oven for 20 minutes. Turn chicken over and spoon pan juices over chicken. Continue baking, occasionally basting with sauce from baking dish until chicken feels springy when pressed and chicken is cooked through - about 20 minutes.
Sprinkle with green onion and sesame seeds.
Recipe Source : Chatelaine Magazine, October 2007 pg. 222 (tweaked ever so slightly)
If you like this recipe, try my Hoisin Orange Chicken recipe!
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