Monday, December 5, 2011

Apricot Glazed Chicken

Dear readers, I am writing this post with great happiness and gratitude that I have found a wonderful and sure-win recipe that I will give 5 BIG stars out of 5. This Apricot Glazed Chicken is AMAZING... You cannot believe it! It is so tasty and amazingly flavorful that my eyes were gleaming in tears. Seriously, I was gratified with joy!


Don't let the usual barbecue look of these chicken pieces fool you. These chicken pieces are packed with goodness to activate your taste sensors and let them relive your best moments. This is a MUST try! I shall keep this post short so you can go cook NOW!






Recipe (Serves 4) 
Ingredients 

  • 1/4 cup finely chopped shallots
  • 1/8 cup finely chopped peeled ginger
  • 1 tbsp of finely chopped onion
  • 2 tbsp of cooking oil
  • 1/4 cup of Red wine vinegar
  • 1/3 cup Light soya sauce
  • 1/2 cup Apricot preserves 
  • 1/8 tsp salt 
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 8 Chicken Drumsticks
Steps:
  1. Fry the shallots, ginger and onions in oil in a small saucepan, over medium heat. 
  2. When it softened and turned golden, add in red wine vinegar. Boil until it reduced by about half. 
  3. Add light soya sauce, apricot preserves, salt and pepper. 
  4. Simmer for 15 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  5. Remove from heat. Using a hand blender, blend the liquid until smooth. 
  6. Cool the liquid to room temperature. 
  7. Marinade the drumsticks with the liquid. You may use a ziploc bag. Put in the refrigerator overnight. 
  8. Preheat the oven to 425 degree Fahrenheit. 
  9. On a baking tray, lay 2 layers of aluminium sheets. Grease lightly. 
  10. Arrange drumstick in 1 layer on sheet. 
  11. Roast the chicken, turning once, for 40 minutes. 

Adapted from Gourmet Holiday