I’ve been confined to my house a bit more than usual recently, because I have just adopted a puppy! He is 11 weeks and currently 6 1/2 pounds, though I’m fattening him up pretty fast. In preparation for his arrival, I prepared a couple make-mostly-ahead meal options so I wouldn’t have to worry about much come meal times. This marinated chicken was my favorite recipe of the bunch – I can’t stop eating it.
The combination of sweet, sour, and salty result in a sticky, crispy, and slightly caramelized skin that makes this chicken unbelievably addictive. A sprinkling of cilantro gives it a bit of freshness. I can’t wait to roast a whole chicken this way – basting it with the thick marinade every few minutes and watching the crackly crust form.
Now that I’ve had my pup for a few days, I’ve discerned that we were definitely meant for each other, because his favorite room in my apartment is the kitchen. I put his bed across from the stove (he loves the warmth) and he watches me cook. A match made in heaven!