I have been preparing the same two chicken recipes for what seems like well, forever. This family needed a change.
We are currently doing a giveaway for a $1,450 Cookware Set from VH Sauces! All you have to do to enter is simply update your favourite comfort food recipe using one of the many delicious VH Sauces, and then submit the updated re-invented recipe along with your photo of the finished dish. We will be featuring the best recipes on YMC to help other moms create feasts from the east.
Since I get to peek at all the yummy recipes that you have been submitting I thought it would be fun to try one out. I have a honey garlic loving family so I chose a recipe that requires two bottles of VH Honey Garlic Cooking Sauce. I chose this recipe because it’s so much more than your everyday Honey Garlic recipe.
You’ll see what I mean; here’s the recipe submitted by Ale from Toronto.
2 bottles of VH Honey Garlic Cooking Sauce
8 chicken legs without the skin
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 tbsp dried parsley flakes
¼ tsp black pepper
1 tbsp cumin
1 tbsp Herbe de Provence (I hadn’t heard of this either. It’s a blend of different herbs)
1 tbsp oregano
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, mix well, and submerse chicken into the mixture. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let the chicken marinate overnight in the fridge.
Transfer the chicken and mixture into a roasting pan with a rack and cook the chicken at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for one hour. (I used the chicken thighs as well, so it took 20 minutes longer to cook) Baste the chicken every 20 minutes.
Accompany with mashed potatoes or rice and a salad.
Well, the first thing I must say is this was such an easy recipe to follow. Once I had cleaned the chicken it took all of 5 MINUTES to prepare, with VERY LITTLE MESS! I mixed all the ingredients together in a metal bowl, put in the chicken and left it in the fridge overnight. The next day I dumped everything into my roaster, (remember the rack) cooked it and served the chicken with brown rice and a salad for dinner. Since my family is used to me alternating between the same two chicken recipes, they flipped out when I brought this really great smelling chicken to the dinner table. They devoured it, need I say more. It was a really interesting combination of the honey garlic flavour with a kick. All the herbs and the cumin made the chicken so flavourful and the chicken looked beautiful as well. This recipe is definitely going into my “make again section” of my recipe book and I’d serve this chicken to guests!
Thanks so much to Ale for sharing this recipe and for entering our $1,450 Cookware Set from VH Sauces Contest.
If you haven’t entered this contest yet, there’s still time. (Contest closes January 31st, 2012) Just send us your re-invented recipe using a VH Sauce and enter to win one of three gorgeous 10-piece All-Clad stainless-steel cookware sets thanks to VH Sauces!
P.S. But, I still do love my own recipe for Honey Garlic chicken and it goes like this.
Marinate skinned chicken in a bowl filled with VH Honey Garlic Cooking Sauce. Marinate overnight and either bake or barbecue the next day!
Yummy no matter how you make it!
Susie the Prize Queen