Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Sticky Asian Chicken

My family (except Jeff) loves Chinese food. From the time she could talk, The Girl's favorite place to eat has been "The Broccoli Place." For a long time, she would only eat broccoli and lo mein noodles. Luckily, as she has gotten older, she has started branching out.

This is from Robin Sue and it looked so good I couldn't wait to try it.

Dip a chicken thigh in egg.
And then coat it in self-rising flour.
Brown on each side for just a minute in melted butter.

Dip in a mixture of teriyaki sauce and red pepper flakes.
Place in a foil-lined 9 x 13 pan. Foil is sooooo important here. You will never get the baked sauce out of the pan alone. Bake at 400 for about 20 minutes.
Slice it up and serve over rice and veggies.

This was okay. The Kids thought it was "too hot" for their tastes, but they also shy away from anything that even looks like it might contain black pepper. I don't know if it was the breading I didn't like or just the over all taste. I don't think I will make this again. If this were on a buffet at a restaurant, I wouldn't go back for it. I have a recipe for Teriyaki Chicken that I like quite a bit better and if given the choice, I would pick that over this one.

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Sticky Asian Chicken
1 cup butter
1 1/2 cups self-rising flour
3 eggs, whisked
3.5-4 pounds boneless/skinless chicken thighs, excess fat removed
12 ounces plus 1 cup teriyaki marinade and finishing sauce
1/2- 1 tsp. red pepper flakes, optional
1 bunch green onions, sliced, green only
3 cups of basmati rice, cooked according to package directions

Dip thighs in eggs then flour, shaking off excess flour. Fry in butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. Fry each side until golden. Drain on paper towels. Pour 12 ounces of teriyaki sauce in a bowl and stir in pepper flakes then dip each fried piece of chicken in the sauce coating each side well. Shake off excess sauce. Place each piece of chicken on a well greased foil-lined large jelly-roll pan. Bake in 400 degree oven for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and slice each piece and plate over a bed of rice. Heat one cup teriyaki sauce and pour over chicken, sprinkle with green onion slices and serve immediately. Serves 12.

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