By now, you've probably realized that my blog is not the blog to follow if you're looking for "presentation"! (Sorry again about the picture!) This was another recipe I found in my new Taste of Home cookbook and was it ever delicious! It reminded me alot of a dish served at one of my favorite Chinese restaurants (in terms of flavor). This would be a great easy weeknight meal--I would suggest allowing the chicken to marinate overnight and then you would just have to place it in a foil-lined pan and bake it the following evening. The flavor was outstanding and the chicken itself was very moist. The recipe called for drumsticks, but I tend to prefer thighs--the marinade would taste great with either one. Just make sure you allow a little extra cooking time for the thighs--I think it ended up taking a good 45-50 minutes.
3/4 cup soy sauce 1/4 cup vegetable oil 3 tablespoons brown sugar 2 tablespoons sherry, optional 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 12 chicken drumsticks (4 ounces each)
In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the soy sauce, oil, brown sugar, sherry if desired, ginger and garlic powder;add drumsticks. Seal bag and turn to coat; cover and refrigerate 1 hour or overnight, turning occasionally.
Drain and discard marinade. Place chicken in a single layer on a foil-lined baking sheet. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 35 to 45 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 180° and juices run clear.
Source: The Taste of Home Cookbook (New Revised Edition)
If you were to look up the word "picky" in the dictionary, you would see a picture of my husband off to the left. Growing up, I was exposed to all sorts of different foods and encouraged to experiment with different flavors, but after meeting my husband, I somewhat locked myself into an eight to ten meal rotation and was reluctant to deviate. I have since given birth to two of the least picky eaters on the face of the Earth, thus inspiring me to transform my cooking style. I know many people, like myself, lead such hectic lives, so I strive to find recipes that are quick and easy--especially those that you can whip up with ingredients that you ordinarily have on hand!
A bit about me...I married my husband, Marcus, on June 1, 2003 and we welcomed our son Jacob on March 22, 2005. Our daughter, Madeline, was born on March 1, 2008. I stay home with the kids for the most part, but also work occasional shifts as a registered nurse at a local hospital. I truly hope you enjoy my blog. A special "thank you" to my sister, Sarah, for giving me the idea! Her creativity is hard to live up to, but I'm a very determined person and hope to make her proud :)