Monday, November 4, 2013
From the start, I was questioning this recipe since it was kind of open ended. I found it on Pinterest but without the link connected to it--Don't you hate that?! But I found a way and it came out delicious!
Here's the Pinterest link to check it out
But I don't know about you, but I first go by picture and then click to see if I have most of the ingredients already and if it seems easy enough. I love to cook and try new things, don't get me wrong but I'm not trying to be the next Iron Chef playing around with new ingredients.
Anywho, I started the typical chicken process by cleaning the 8 Skinless boneless thighs. The batter asked for:
1/2 cup Flour
2 Tbsp. Black pepper
2 Tbsp. Salt
2 Tbsp. Paprika
I just eyeballed it and whatever looked good, I went with. I've never been much of a breaded person whether it be eggplant, chicken or veal the oil always gives me a headache and it's just not my thing.
*One tip I definitely will follow next time is to put in a large enough pan the chicken is not overlapping!
Put the battered chicken in the oven @ 400 for about 10 minutes. While that was cooking I mixed the liquids:
1/2 cup Honey
1/2 stick Butter
3 Tbsp BBQ sauce
1/3 cup of Lemon Juice
Honey is a pain in the butt to get out unless you heat it up, I definitely recommend that! I also didn't have enough lemon juice so I used whatever I had and then the rest of white vinegar (found on google that white vinegar was a good substitute).
I mixed all that up and just poured it over the chicken when it came out. I cooked it all for another 20 minutes. I took it out with about 5-10 minutes left and spooned the marinade over the top of the chicken where it looked dry. I love me some Honey BBQ!
I served it with mashed potatoes and peas. I find that any chicken with a good juice marinade is best paired with mashed potatoes or pilaf so that yumminess mixes in and doesn't go to waste :) I do the same for my famous Russian Chicken which I will post later..It is my absolute favorite dish that stuck with me since I was kid, other than Kraft Mac n Cheese of course!
Now sit, relax and enjoy!
**Possible Readjustments: Try without batter (I definitely will next time) and a little less lemon juice/vinegar. I scraped off most of the breading but the chicken still held the flavor and I like my marinade a little thicker than juicier.