For some reason I bought a LOT of chicken this week. So here is the first of many posts about chicken. I will try to include other posts about things I made before it was snowing that have been sitting in my photo file so you are not as sick of chicken as I am in a few days.
This first one involves a whole, cut up chicken. Or, if you can find it, a Best o' Fryer which, I think, doesn't include the wings that no one eats anyway, and has been known to include three breasts and three thighs. Mmmmmm mutant chicken.
Preheat oven to 400
3 TBS honey
3 TBS mustard (I used one each of Dijon, Grainy, and Stone Ground)
1 TBS vegetable or canola oil
1 tsp curry powder
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp corriander 1/2 tsp salt
Baste on both sides of chicken pieces (whole cut up or best o' fryer)
Place chicken on oiled rack over a sheet pan - or use your broiler pan, that's what I do. Just make sure you oil it first.
Baste every 10 minutes with the remaining glaze for a total of 35 - 40 minutes.
I served it with cooked carrots.
I sauteed them in butter, a shake of maple pepper, then added maple syrup and honey. They were too sweet. Next time I'll leave out the honey.
I also served them with Trader Joe's frozen Brown Rice (one of the most genius inventions ever - perfect brown rice in 3 minutes? I'm staying!) and a sprinkling of scallions.
Found this awesome Ginger Beer in the liquor store. It's made with pure cane sugar and is full of awesome. It was on this night that I discovered the Kentucky Mule (see yesterday's post).
More chicken recipes to come! What are some of your favorites?