You guys, my mom is here AND she’s here!
What, you say? That’s right, she’s at my house AND she’s on the blog. What fun :)
And all these delicious recipes she shares with us all? She’s actually making some of them for me, and it is fabulous. I wish she would never leave. Thankfully I think this delicious recipe for roast chicken is one I can manage to duplicate in her absence.
Eight years ago, when my husband, two youngest daughters and I moved to Ontario from BC, we left behind 3 more daughters, 2 sons-in-law, and what would quickly become one more son-in-law and a growing number of grandchildren. Having lived in the Fraser Valley for 14 years, we also left behind many friends. In order to be able to keep in touch as much as we could, I decided to take the plunge into the realm of Facebook. It was a realm my daughters had already entered and it had become more and more frustrating to walk past the family room computer and see pictures of loved ones that I couldn’t access myself. Being somewhat computer challenged…I believe my youngest daughter’s word was dinosaur…I had her set me up.
Now you may wonder what this has to do with food. Well, have you noticed the increase of people posting pictures of food and recipes lately? Maybe it’s my memory, which unfortunately is as sharp as my computer skills, or maybe I attract Facebook friends with the same love of food as myself, but I seem to be getting tempted to try far more recipes picked up on Facebook than ever before.
Now if you’re thinking I have never shared one found on Facebook before, you are absolutely right, but it wasn’t for lack of trying them out. One recipe for a rhubarb dessert became compost…so bad even my husband wouldn’t eat it, while others were just so-so, okay I guess, not make-it-again recipes. To be fair, like my kitchen binder, I have saved many because they looked good and I still haven’t tried them. But this chicken recipe may make me dig some of those untried ones out again because this one is definitely a keeper!
This is an easy chicken recipe (hence the title) that uses ingredients you probably already have in your pantries, and it comes out tender and delicious every time. I prepared it alongside garden potatoes , sautéed vegetables and roasted beets, but the sauce left in the pan was so tasty, I kept it to serve with the leftover chicken and some rice in the next night’s stir fry. Waste not, want not, right? :)
- 8 bone-in, skin-on chicken pieces
- 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
- 2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 3 Tablespoons olive oil
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- Salt and pepper
- Handful of fresh parsley, chopped
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- In a small bowl, stir together soy sauce, brown sugar, red wine vinegar, olive oil, onion and garlic. Place chicken pieces, skin side up, in large baking dish or shallow roasting pan. Sprinkle chicken pieces with salt and pepper. Pour sauce ingredients over chicken.
- Roast, uncovered, for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and baste with sauce, then flip pieces and continue roasting for 10-15 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.
- Turn oven to broil, flip chicken back to skin side up and broil for 2 minutes.
- Garnish with fresh parsley.
Apparently adapted from www.alwaysbutter.com (via Facebook, and I could only find it via Pinterest where all the links to the apparent site don’t work, so this is a bit of a mystery source! I assure you it’s good despite these shady dealings ;) )