Saturday, March 22, 2008

Balsamic Chicken

Don't you just love the sound of the
smoke detectors going off.
First a light beeping sound,
then the first one warns the other
and they all start beeping - SUPER!
I hope my neighbors don't mind since
I set them off about 4 times the
other night while making dinner.
Dinner wasn't burning but the
sauce on the pan was - YIKES!
I made Balsamic Chicken Drumettes
Recipe courtesy Giada De Laurentiis
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup soy sauce
5 sprigs of rosemary
5 garlic cloves, halved
10 to 12 chicken drumsticks
2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
Combine the balsamic, honey, brown sugar,
soy sauce, rosemary sprigs, and garlic cloves,
in a large, re-sealable plastic bag.
Shake and squeeze the contents of the bag to
dissolve the honey and the brown sugar.
Add the chicken drumsticks to the bag and
seal with as little air as possible in the bag.
Place in the refrigerator and marinate for 2 hours.
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
Place the drumsticks on a foil-lined baking sheet.
Bake until the skin is caramelized and
very dark in spots, about 30 to 35 minutes.

Meanwhile, place the marinade in a small saucepan.
Bring the marinade to a boil (in order to kill bacteria).
Reduce the heat to simmer and cook over low heat
until thick, about 15 minutes. Reserve.

Use a pastry brush to brush some of the cooked
marinade on the cooked chicken.
Place the chicken on a serving platter.
Sprinkle with the sesame seeds and the chopped parsley.

As you can see the drumsticks turned out very good
no burning. The sauce on the foiled pan was burning
cause the smoke detectors to go off.
But trust me it was worth it - these little guys
were GREAT!!

1 comment:

Chris said...

Yum! Balsamic vinegar makes everything so tasty!

Sorry about the alarms. Hopefully, the powers-that-be were annoyed by the alarms (not your neighbors)- payback for all the loud patrons and outtings on the Green. :)