Finger-Lickin' Good Chicken

While channeling my inner Pioneer Woman, I whipped up this recipe for BBQ marinaded and honey and cilantro basted chicken legs.

I'm trying to branch out a bit and try to make up up some of my own recipes and see what happens. I was delighted when this recipe actually turned out as finger-lickin' good as I had hoped and won rave reviews from the husband! It's fun to experiment (although many of my experiments have not been very good!) :)

Here's the recipe:
BBQ Marinade:
3/4 cup of ketchup
1 tsp. adobe sauce
2 tbsp. mined onion
2 minced garlic cloves
1 tsp. mustard
1 tbsp. of brown sugar, worchestire sauce, and vinegar (1 tbsp. of each!)

Honey and Cilantro Basting Sauce:
2 tbsp. honey
1 tsp soy sauce
1 tsp fruit jelly (I used grape)
Cilantro to taste (I used about 2 tbsp)
Pinch of cayenne pepper (about 1/2 tea.)

Whip up the marinade (if you have some other BBQ marinade on hand, it would also work!) and dump it into a plastic bag. Dump the chicken in too (I used 1 lb of chicken legs, but breasts or thighs would also work!).

Let the chicken soak up all the yummy marinade for about 4 or more hours.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Prep a pan with tin foil and set the chicken legs on the pan. Bake for 15 minutes. While it's baking, whisk up the basting sauce. After 15 minutes, take the sauce and give it some lovin' with the honey, cilantro sauce. Get it on there good! Put the chicken back in for 15 minutes and then broil it for 1 minute before taking it out (times may be different for different cuts of chicken!).

Let cool a bit. Eat!

Look at those legs!

My mouth is watering just looking at them! 

Happy Friday!

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  1. Yum! These look delicious! I love cilantro!

  2. Sounds delicious. If you get a chance I would love you to link your chicken recipe up to More the Merrier Monday. It lasts through Wednesday so you have plenty of time to stop by. See you there.


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