Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Sweet and Sticky Chicken~

The name says it all...sweet, sticky and oh so yummy!  The combination of molasses, ketchup, honey and maple syrup make for a great fall dish.  I love that the vegetables are cooked in the same pan, making this a one pan meal.

Sweet and Sticky Chicken


2 carrots, cut into 1" pieces
2 medium potatoes, cut into 1" pieces
1 onion, cut into 1" pieces
1 bell pepper, cut into 1" pieces
4 pieces chicken (your choice, we chose thighs)
2 TBS molasses
2 TBS ketchup
2 TBS honey
2 TBS maple syrup
1/2 TBS Italian seasoning
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
2 TBS butter, cut into small pieces (we use Earth Balance dairy free)
1 TBS cornstarch + 3 TBS water (optional)


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In an 8x8 oven-proof dish, layer the vegetables.
2. Combine the molasses, ketchup, honey, maple syrup and all seasoning in a medium bowl.  Place chicken in a separate bowl.
3. Add about 1/4 cup of liquid mixture to the chicken and stir to coat well.  Place chicken and the sauce it was in on top of the vegetables.  Place butter on top of chicken.
4. Bake for 25 minutes.  Meanwhile, heat remaining sauce in a saucepan and bring to a simmer.  Combine cornstarch and water in a small bowl.
5. Add cornstarch slurry to sauce and stirring constantly bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer.
6. Add this thickened sauce to the top of the chicken and continue to bake for another 20-25 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.  You might need to remove the chicken so it doesn't overcook, yet continue to bake the vegetables until they are done. (this will depend on the chicken pieces you use)
7. Enjoy the sweet and sticky chicken!

Original recipe can be found here.

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