Saturday, February 14, 2015
Sticky Chicken Legs
Happy Valentines Day to you all!
Do you want to know what I got for Valentine's Day from the hubbie? A basket of meats and cheeses he knows me so well! I'm going to have to work out twice as hard this week that is for sure!
Usually on Valentines Day I make a nice steak meal, with a cesar salad and a nice french bread with chocolate covered strawberries that my kids usually have helped me with in the past.
But times are a changin! And I thought I would mix it up a little and make what I am calling a heavy appetizer.
These delicious Sticky Chicken legs!
Just making the sauce I started to salivate, it smells SO good!
I adapted this recipe from a lovely blogger you can find at Farmgirl Gourmet.
I made adjustments to suit my liking but her variation sounds wonderful also (not much different at all)!
To go along with these Sticky Chicken Legs I made a homemade Blue Cheese Dip.
For that (Blue Cheese Dip) all you need is:
1 Cup Plain Greek Yogurt (you can use sour cream too)
2 oz Blue Cheese Crumbs
Mix it well and chill until ready to serve
What you will need for the Chicken is:
10 Chicken legs rinsed and dried
1/2 Cup Good Honey, the thick kind
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
1/3 Cup Balsamic Vinegar
1/3 Cup Soy Sauce, low sodium (I always use that, lord know I do not need any more salt in my system!)
6 Cloves garlic, minced
1 Tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
2 Teaspoons Sriracha Hot Sauce
How to make it:
Simply mix all your ingredients in a saucepan until the brown sugar is melted.
Remove it from the heat and let it cool a bit.
Wash and dry your chicken legs place in a crockpot.
Now pour your mixture over the chicken, mix well so you cover all the chicken legs best you can.
Set your crock pot on low and let the go for about 6 hours, stirring occasionally.
Once that is done cooking place on a serving dish and sprinkle with cilantro and sesame seeds.
Eat it as is or along with a dipping sauce.
Farmgirl Gourmet served her's with white rice and pea pods, that sounds amazing too!
Hope you enjoy!