Apple Of My Eye Chicken (sallye) Recipe

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APPLE OF MY EYE CHICKEN (SALLYE)

sallye bates

By
@grandedame

HEB was giving free a 1 liter bottle of Manzanita Apple Soda with 2# or more of butt pork. I had to figure out a way to use, since I knew we would not drink it. This is what I came up with; it tastes pretty good.


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Serves:

4

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

45 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

4
boneless skinless chicken breasts
salt & pepper to taste
2 Tbsp
olive oil

BASTING SAUCE

2 c
manzanita apple soda or apple juice
1/4 c
soy sauce
2 Tbsp
honey
1 tsp
lemon juice
1 Tbsp
olive oil
1 Tbsp
chinese five spice powder
1 tsp
hoison chili sauce

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350º

Line a sided baking sheet with parchment paper

Place cooking rack on baking sheet over parchment paper

Set aside
2
PREPARE BASTING SAUCE:

Place apple soda, soy sauce, honey, lemon, 1 tablespoon olive oil, chili sauce and spices together. Whisk until it is well blended and forms a smooth sauce.

Set aside
3
Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in cast iron or heavy skillet over medium high heat.

Place chicken in skillet and cook 3 minutes per side until slightly brown.

Remove from heat
4
With basting mop or brush generously rub chicken with basting sauce and place each piece on cooking rack on baking sheet

Place small oven safe bowl of water under cooking rack to keep smoke down

Place baking sheet in preheated oven and cook for 30 minutes, basting often.

Turn chicken over after 15 minutes

Check internal temp of chicken with thermometer, it it is not at 165º at the thickest part, cook for 5 minute increments until that temp is reached.

If you don't have a meat thermometer, pierce with fork at thickest part. If juices run clear, it is done.
5
Good served with rice or noodle dishes with a crisp green vegetable such as broccoli, and maybe some candied carrots. See suggested recipes in comment below.
6
Chinese Five Spice can be found in the ethnic section of most supermarkets, or at Asian markets.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Southwestern
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #apple, #spicy