Prep 5 mins
Cook 45 mins
I found this online when I was looking for new ways to cook chicken leg quarters, and the menfolk at my house loved it. I love the way it fits into my budget. Although I have not tested it yet, I see no reason why you couldn't make this a dump recipe for OAMC. I have also used the leftovers for some yummy fried rice.
- 1⁄2 cup ketchup
- 1⁄4 cup soy sauce
- 1⁄4 cup honey
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 3 lbs chicken leg quarters (about 4)
- In a gallon size freezer bag, combine the ketchup, soy sauce, honey, and garlic. Put chicken in bag and squoosh around to coat in sauce mixture.
- Marinate for an hour, or overnight, if desired. Turn the bag from time to time to coat the chicken evenly with the sauce. (Or freeze at this point, and let the chicken marinate as it thaws overnight.).
- When you are ready to bake the chicken, arrange it on a well oiled baking sheet. If there is any sauce left in the bag, pour it evenly over the chicken in the pan. Throw the bag away (ewwww, raw chicken bag, bad for reusing!).
- Bake the chicken at 375 degrees for 45-60 minutes.
- NOTE: You could, of course, grill this recipe as well. Or use other bone-in pieces, or boneless pieces (although the cook time would be less for boneless).
This was a huge hit with my family. I made a second batch of sauce and thickened it using 1 tablespoon of corn starch and 1/4 cup of water. I used the second batch of sauce to spread on the chicken when it came out of the oven.
The sauce was like a sweet BBQ. My fiancee loved it, kid ate it without the skin. I ate it, but wasn't impressed. If I were to do again, I'd probably add some hot sauce to give it some kick.
This was delicious. We made it on the grill and it got very smoky, DELICIOUS. I poured sauce as it grilled. (I let it rest the whole night in the sauce). My husband already asked for another batch, that I'll get in the fridge tonight to bake tomorrow. Thanks for sharing, Scout!