Sunday, December 13

Sticky Fingers Chicken




My birthday this year happened to fall on the same weekend as my in-laws joint 60th birthday party, down on the South Shore in Plymouth, MA. Stevie and I decided to make a weekend of it, left the kids at home with a babysitter, took the boat with us, and decided we would sleep on in a rented slip, at one of the local marinas.



What was supposed to be our big celebratory weekend out, got really soggy, quick. The worst rain of the summer happened to start right as we were launching our boat in to Plymouth Harbor. Luckily we were able to navigate in the rain over to the marina once we had launched without any mishaps. 



We then hitched a ride with my father in law over to their home, just a few blocks up from the harbor.  Stevie and I strolled in to the party (hosted out back under a tent made out of boat sails. It was pretty nifty)... I was in a bit of a mood at this point... but then my sister in law brought out this chicken she made, that rocked my world and changed mood completely. That's how good it was. Of course I had to get her recipe asap.

She said she just uses equal parts soy sauce to sugars and then braised the chicken legs at low heat for hours and hours. We've since made several versions of her chicken almost every week since August, and we can not get enough of it. This is one of the few ways you will ever see me eat something off a bone. 




Sticky Fingers Chicken
(Inspired by Shannon's chicken)


Ingredients:
2 lbs of you favorite cut of chicken, bone in and skin on (I use drumsticks) 
1 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar 
1 tbs apple cider vinegar 
2 tbs Sriracha hot sauce (optional) 
(chicken stock or water if needed) 

Optional garnishes
Diced scallions
Diced cilantro 
Sesame seeds

Directions: 

In a mixing bowl whisk soy sauce, honey, brown sugar, granulated sugar, vinegar and sriracha together. 

Place chicken in a large baking dish, pour soy mixture over the top and bake at 275 for about 4 hours, or longer depending on how big the chicken pieces were. 

Check chicken periodically flipping to evenly cook and coat. If the mixture gets too thick or sticky, pour in a 1/2 cup of chicken stock or water to prevent it from burning.

*Disclaimer, this can result in a sticky pan to clean, so if you hate doing dishes, line your baking pan with lots of foil. *

22 comments:

  1. Wow did you like go to culinary school or something?

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  2. Oh wow, yum. This chicken looks fabulous. I love how simple the recipe is and how simple it sounds to make it.

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    1. Thanks Dawn! It's super easy, I always have everything I need on hand.

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  3. Dude, braised the chicken legs at low heat for hours and hours. I can taste it by reading that and the gorgeous photos .. delicious!! Totally going to try this! We love drumsticks!

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  6. It looks perfect, seriously. Exactly how I like it..a little chewy but packed with flavor!!

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  7. It looks perfect, seriously. Exactly how I like it..a little chewy but packed with flavor!!

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    1. Thanks Gerry! Man, blogger seems to hate you, or really likes you, your comments publish twice lately!

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  8. I always line my pans with foil, even if I don't think it will be very messy. Less cleanup is a win. Bulk foil from Costco! I've been drinking. My comment is rambling. I love sticky chicken!

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    1. I have a set of pans I don't care about.... those don't always get lined.... However everything else. ALWAYS. I hate washing pans....

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  9. Trying this tomorrow! Love how it looks

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  10. Ben would absolutely kill for these!! I will be making them ASAP!

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  11. So I want to make this for my family for Sunday nite dinner, and I know they'll love this dish, however my 4 men like something with it, so what would be a good veg and sidedish for this and don't say potato salad which all 4 detest...lol.

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  12. So I want to make this for my family for Sunday nite dinner, and I know they'll love this dish, however my 4 men like something with it, so what would be a good veg and sidedish for this and don't say potato salad which all 4 detest...lol.

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