Matt Preston’s Cola Baked Sticky Chicken
I’m a big fan of Masterchef Australia, even if we are only viewing the 2011 series, I much prefer it to the British version. I ensure that we are parked in front of the tv with our dinner trays on our laps by 6pm promtly Monday – Thursday.
This is Matt Preston’s recipe that I found on the Masterchef site, apparently he has a cookbook coming out soon. He is a curious looking man, however I find myself strangely attracted to him. I mean, he wears the oddest clothes and those cowboys boots…well! *shakes head*
I had an issue with the timing as my oven is not the fan type and after two hours the sauce wasn’t thickening so I decided to up the temperature to 175c and that seemed to do the trick.
I used (skinned) chicken drummettes instead of wings and decided to marinade them overnight in the sauce, Matt doesn’t do that. I’ve no idea if it made them better than Matt’s as I’ve never used the recipe before, all I know is that they were tender and completely delicious.
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
3 cloves garlic grated
1 large brown onion grated
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1kg chicken wings cut at the joint
Juice of one lemon
Preheat oven to 140c fan forced (I think they mean thermofan)
Arrange chicken in a single layer in a deep oven tray and pour over the cola mixture.
Bake for 3 – 3.5 hours or until sauce is thick and very sticky. ( I did 2 hours @140 and then 1.5 hours @ 175)