Merry Christmas! We made it. What a crazy fast month! Now... the good part has begun. The week of quiet between the two December holidays is "officially" here. Christmas is over and New Years is yet to come. I have the perfect meal for a relaxing night just incase you are like me and really need one. This amazing 4 ingredient meal carries the flavor of take out with less cost, calories, no delivery guy, and no venturing out into any bad weather. Yay! Just incase you are wondering this is husband and kiddo approved. My husband went into the kitchen looking for seconds after he'd already had two pieces of chicken. Winner winner chicken dinner - asian style.
Recipe is from Recipe Girl. Please click on the link to visit other recipes on her blog.
3 Tbs hoisin sauce
1 Tbs lime juice
1 Tbs chipotle ketchup or any kind of spicy ketchup
6 bone in pieces of chicken like thighs or drumsticks
1. Preheat the oven to 375
2. While oven is preheating put all ingredients in a large ziplock bag and squish around until the chicken is covered. Let it sit on the counter and let the flavors combine - this can be done in advance.
3. Coat a large baking dish with nonstick spray, oil or butter to prevent sticking
4. Use tongs to carefully dump the bag into the pan - make sure none of the chicken is touching for good heat circulation.
5. Bake for 50 minutes - 1 hr until chicken is fully cooked. Juices should run clear when chicken skin is poked.
I served mine with fried rice. White rice, brown rice, asian mix of veggies from the freezer sections, or noodles would also be a great side dishes. This is a great easy meal. I hope you try it. If you are like me and worked really hard to get to Christmas Day in one piece then you deserve some time out of the kitchen! Note: keep the recipe on hand for summer - for a great grilling idea. Or keep it on hand to use on chicken wings for the upcoming SUPERBOWL. If you are bbq-ing wait to baste the sauce on until chicken is almost cooked so it doesn't burn.
From my kitchen to yours!