Poppy-Teriyaki Glazed Chicken

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Poppy-Teryiyaki Glazed Chicken adapted from Rachel Ray
Vegetable oil for drizzling, plus 1 tablespoon
4 bone-in chicken thighs
4 chicken legs
Salt and pepper
4 plums
1 2-inch piece of ginger root, peeled and chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
About 1/2 cup teriyaki sauce
1 1/2 cups chicken stock
1 cup plum preserves
2 tablespoons poppy seeds
4 scallions, whites and greens, thinly sliced

Directions:  Heat a drizzle of oil in a large skillet over high heat. Season the chicken well with salt and pepper and brown well. Remove and pour off the fat.

Halve and pit the plums and place them cut-side down in the skillet. Brown well, remove and reserve.

Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil to the pan and sauté the ginger and garlic for a minute or two. Add the teriyaki sauce and stock and whisk in the plum preserves and poppy seeds. Simmer to thicken and combine. Once the sauce coats a spoon, add the chicken back and turn in the sauce to coat. Cover and simmer to cook through.

Serve the chicken with the plum halves and rice topped with lots of scallions alongside.

Here's what you'll need:

Half the plums and cut the pit out

Cut up some ginger root

Dice up a couple of garlic cloves

Salt and pepper some chicken and brown it in some olive oil

Once the chicken is browned, pull it out and put the plums in, face down, to brown

Once the plums are brown, pull them out

Put a little more olive oil in the pan and then throw in the ginger and the garlic

Add the teriyaki

Chicken stock


Poppy seeds and whisk

Once the sauce starts to thicken, add the chicken back to the mixture.  I also added the plums back in.  Cover and simmer until chicken is cooked through.

Here's what you'll end up with:

Our Thoughts:
This chicken was pretty good.  The sauce was sweet and the chicken was moist. 

I don't really know how much the fresh plums added to the dish.  I guess if we would have actually eaten the plums then that would have been something but, to be honest, I tried to take a bite of them and I just did not like it.  I think, though, that it could have been peaches or nectarines.  It wasn't the fresh fruit that made the sauce but the preserves.

I also didn't see the need for the poppy seeds.  I don't think they added any flavor at all.  Maybe they should be sprinkled on the chicken while seasoning with the salt and pepper.

Kanin loved this chicken and sauce so I am always happy when he actually eats it.

Hope you enjoy!


Haven's Mom said...

Mmm My husband would love this!

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