Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Tip of the Day May 5

I have always said that any cooking activity that involves baking is the best for young children. For that reason I am always on the lookout for a good baked chicken recipe. I like chicken. Audrey does too. During a recent library trip we picked up Emeril's There's a Chef in My Family. This is another book I would highly recommend. He is up there almost with Rachel Ray. The recipe we cooked is called Rainy-Day BBQ Chicken:

  • 1 fryer (about 3 lbs) cut into 8 pieces
  • 3 cups apple cider
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp Baby Bam (recipe for spices included in book, I just added a few our family likes)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 cups Barbecue sauce
Place the chicken in a resealable plastic food storage bag. Combine the apple cider, cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, Baby Bam, salt, and lemon juice in a mixing bowl and whisk to blend. Pour the marinade over the chicken in the plastic storage bag, seal, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or for as long as 8 hours, turning occasionally to ensure even coating. Position rack in center of oven and preheat the oven to 375°F. Grease a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with vegetable oil and set aside. Drain the marinade from the chicken and discard liquid. Put the chicken in the prepared baking dish. Using oven mitts or pot holders, place the dish in the oven and bake, uncovered, for 30 minutes. Using oven  mitts or pot holders, remove the baking dish from the oven and, using a pastry brush, coat the chicken with 1 cup of barbecue sauce. Increase the oven temperature to broil. Using oven mitts or pot holders, return the baking dish to the oven and broil until the barbecue sauce begins to bubble and form a nice crust on the chicken, about 5 to 10 minutes. Using oven mitts or pot holders, remove the baking dish from the oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving. Serve with the remaining barbecue sauce.

Audrey's Tasks:
  1. Help measure and add ingredients for marinade
  2. Whisk marinade
  3. Place chicken in baking dish
  4. Brush barbecue sauce on chicken
Mom's Tasks:
  1. Gather ingredients
  2. Place marinade in plastic bag
  3. Put chicken in oven
  4. Help with barbecue sauce
A very simple yet delicious recipe. We used boneless chicken thighs because I forgot to thaw the chicken we had in the freezer and had to make a last minute trip to the store. Bam!

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