Old Fashioned Sticky Chicken

 

If my mother-in-law reads this blog, she’ll definitely realize that I never gave her cookbook back to her after borrowing it. Oops…I wanted to follow some recipes from it before giving it back. Thinking that I’d better give it back and buy my own. This recipe is from Christy Jordan’s Come Home to Supper cookbook. I read through cookbooks and jot down the ones I want to try in a spreadsheet (how nerdy is that?). That is the only way I can keep track of the tons of recipes I want to try.

Old Fashioned Sticky Chicken

The recipe calls for using chicken drumsticks. Which is a plus for me because my kids always fight for the drumstick. I have to explain that there are only two so they have to take turns. When you read the recipe, you realize why it’s sticky. You add honey and brown sugar to it and it cooks down into a sweet sticky sauce that coats the chicken leg. When you ladle it onto white rice, the sticky sauce soaks into the rice. It’s super sweet - so if you are adverse to sticky sweet things - this isn't the recipe for you.

My thoughts on recipe modification - next time I will add a bit of spice because I love sweet and spicy food. It may be good to add some spicy collards as a side - hmmmmm…. definitely. Would I use this recipe again? Of course I will - the kids enjoyed it. I probably won’t cook it often because of the sweetness but it was good enough to try it again.

Old Fashioned Sticky Chicken

To make this recipe you’ll need the following ingredients:

Old Fashioned Sticky Chicken

Recipe in Christy Jordan’s Come Home to Supper Cookbook

Serves: 4

Ingredients:
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup light soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 8-12 chicken legs with skin
  • 1 cup white rice

If you don't want rice, you can always substitute the rice for some mashed potatoes!