Recipe by Charlene Ricketts
"Very easy and oh so good. Our family's favorite outside of Southern fried! Serve with rice and a fresh green vegetable for a complete meal."
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If you're looking for a baked barbecue chicken recipe, then this recipe is probably not for you. The sauce you make here is less complex, a little sweeter and fuller than barbecue sauce. Seeing the ingredient list, the lack of traditional barbecue sauce items was obvious from the beginning, si I prepared this the recipe with that in mind. And this baked chicken dish is just outstanding! It was very simple and fast to put together, the thighs stayed wonderfully moist and tender, and the sauce added a lovely yet gentle sweet-tomato flavor to the overall dish. As always, I initially make a recipe as written, and this one was treated that way. When I make it again (and I will make it many more times!), I will make three slight changes. I'll make a couple slits in the skin of each thigh (avoiding cutting into the meat) to allow the rendered fat to drain better, I will place the thighs on a rack in the baking pan so they don't sit in the rendered fat during cooking, and I will turn the pieces each 15 minutes during the cooking, turning them over each time. This will probably provide for a crisper skin as well as better caramelizing of the sauce. We just loved it!
This was an easy and good recipe. I did use boneless and skinless chicken thighs, added more garlic, and cooked for 30 min.
This is one of those recipes that I can count on to work every time! The ingredients are usually in my pantry, and the ease of throwing this together can't be beat! From experience I can tell you that the best cut of meat to use with this is boneless skinless thighs. I find the regular thighs with the skin on are just too fatty, and the skin doesn't get crispy. Another variation I use is pork chops.
I thoroughly enjoyed this recipe! Changes I made: I added more garlic powder (we loooove garlic in this house) and a couple dashes of ground ginger also. I seasoned the chicken before putting the glaze on with a little salt, pepper, and onion powder. I used golden corn syrup, dark soy and regular ol' Heinz ketchup! I made DOUBLE the sauce because I wanted to serve it over hot buttered white rice. It was delicious! Definitely in the books for keeps.
Wonderful alternative to cooking on the grill. My husband loved the soy sauce flavor. I used honey instead of the corn syrup like other reviewers suggested.
Fantastic!!! I never review a recipe if I have changed it, since it doesn't seem fair. But I did this time due to lack of ingredients (surprising I know with such a short list of ingredients). I didn't have enough corn syrup so I added honey until I had enough. I was also short on ketchup, so I added chili sauce until I had enough. WOW!!! I did add a little onion powder and black pepper for some kick, but it would've been fine without them I'm sure. I used boneless skinless chicken thighs, but we all agree that the sauce would ROCK on anything pork!!! Just be sure to thicken the sauce if you want to spoon any over the meat. My sauce was a tad runny but it may have been my fault. What a great, inexpensive recipe!! Keep em coming!!!
My whole family enjoyed this dish as is, my kids like it so I'm happy. Tonight I am making it again and will probably tweak it a touch to give it a little more kick. I nstead of basting I turn the chicken every twenty minutes or so to get a good, all over glaze.
My two year old twins love this recipe...which makes it worth five stars in my book. It helps that my husband and I also enjoy it. I use honey instead of corn syrup and substitute Carolina Treat BBQ sauce for half of the ketchup. I also use freshly chopped garlic.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 468
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