Sweet, succulent roasted chicken. Get a napkin and be prepared to get your fingers dirty!
Seems like everyone I know has read or watched the movie, Fifty Shades. I on the other hand have not read the book, but I do plan on seeing the movie just so I can see what the hype’s all about.
But I did get my hands on the Fifty Shades of Chicken: A Parody in a Cookbook. This cookbook is hilarious, with beautiful and somewhat risky nude photos of chicken… I couldn’t stop laughing. And the recipes are actually really good – talk about the perfect gift for a foodie/Christian Grey fan! Recipes like Steamy White Meat, Dripping Thighs, Bacon Bound Wings, Chicken Strip Tease, just to name a few. I couldn’t put it down or decide which to make, so I went with “Please Don’t Stop Chicken”.
I did have to modify the recipe to make it light. Originally it called for a whole chicken cut up, you can use any chicken parts you like but I went for drumsticks since I love them and they are leaner than thighs. I also removed the skin to reduce the fat, you really don’t mind because they are coated with a delicious glaze.
And this week only, I’m giving 10 copies of the Fifty Shades of Chicken: A Parody in a Cookbook away! To enter fill out the form below, ends Sunday!
Sticky Baked Chicken with Apricot, Sage and Lemon Zest
- 8 skinless drumsticks
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- fresh cracked pepper, to taste
- 5 sprigs fresh sage
- 1/2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 lemon
- 1/3 cup Polaner All Fruit apricot
- 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 large garlic clove, minced
- In a large bowl, gently massage the chicken legs with salt and pepper. Add the sage and oil and toss. Marinate in the fridge 6 hours or overnight.
- Preheat the oven to 400°F. Grate the lemon zest from the lemon then squeeze the juice. Add the zest and juice to a small bowl and mix in the preserves, Worcestershire sauce and garlic.
- Pluck out the sage from the chicken and discard. Brush the sticky jam all over the chicken then place them in a baking dish, leaving plenty of breathing room. Bake 45 to 50 minutes, until the juices run clear when pricked. Serve hot and be prepared to burn your fingers.