3 Ingredient Sticky Chicken
15 March 2011 in Uncategorized
“Can I have these 2 chicken pieces in the fridge” asked Himself, already reaching for them. “Noooooooo” I shrieked! “I need to photograph them tomorrow, have that leftover braai meat instead” I heard the disappointed sigh as he replaced the chicken; such is the life of the food bloggers family. I have to leave signs on food saying encouraging things like eat it and you die!
What happened, was that when he was out playing squash last night I got a yen for sticky chicken, normally I would just grab a sandwich but it was a strong craving that could not be denied, and so this is what I did.
4 skinless chicken thighs – bone in.
½ cup Balsamic reduction – I used Verlaque’s Honey & Rooibos one
½ cup soya sauce
½ cup brown sugar
Mix the balsamic, soya sauce and the brown sugar and heat in a pan until sugar melts, put the chicken thighs in an ovenproof dish with a lid and pour the sauce over them.
Bake at 190 for 30 mins.
Remove lid and bake for another 20/30 minutes turning the thighs a few times until the sauce becomes nice and syrupy.
I was very pleased with the result, thick dark sweet sauce and tender chicken. I know there is a lot of sticky chicken recipes around, but heck, 3 ingredients, how easy is that?!
Himself is out again tonight, one has to wonder if I will be able to resist the temptation to eat his two pieces……..?