APPLE OF MY EYE CHICKEN (SALLYE)
4boneless skinless chicken breasts
·salt & pepper to taste
2 Tbspolive oil
2 cmanzanita apple soda or apple juice
1/4 csoy sauce
1 tsplemon juice
1 Tbspolive oil
1 Tbspchinese five spice powder
1 tsphoison chili sauce
How to Make APPLE OF MY EYE CHICKEN (SALLYE)
- Preheat oven to 350º
Line a sided baking sheet with parchment paper
Place cooking rack on baking sheet over parchment paper
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- Chinese Five Spice can be found in the ethnic section of most supermarkets, or at Asian markets.