Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins
With less than two hours to go before the beginning of our big holiday meal, I still had to make chicken for 16 people, and a whole bunch of other dishes. Desperate for a new idea, I came to 'Zaar, hoping it would (once again) save the day. Hooray for Mirj! I took her Boozy Maple Chicken recipe and "followed" it in my way, i.e. by substituting half the ingredients but more or less following it perfectly. Anyhow, here is what I came up with. Hope you like it. I have given the quantities for 6 ppl, but I really made it for many more.
- 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
- 1⁄2 cup whiskey
- 1⁄2 cup real maple syrup (if you run low on maple syrup, you can add in some honey, but don't use only honey)
- 1 onion, sliced very thin
- Rinse the chicken and drop it, unceremoniously, in a roasting pan.
- Mix together the wet stuff. Pour it on the chicken.
- Top with the onion.
- Bake. covered, at 350F for about 30 minutes, uncovering for the last 5-10 minutes so that it gets brown.
I cooked it at 400 like the original recipe and then had to broil it to brown it. Next time I may try the convection roast feature on my oven perhaps that will help. It did turn out moist and I liked the additon of the onions to the original recipe.
I really liked the flavor combination of the whiskey and maple syrup, and this was defintely once of the easiest chicken dinners I've made. But, I couldn't get the chicken to brown at all, and would have like the onions better if they had been sauted and carmelized in a little of the whiskey sauce. This one would need some tweaking for my tastes.
I had no onions so I followed the link to Mirj's original recipe, once I knew it could be done with boneless chicken. We loved it! I made it again today, with a boneless half turley breast. I had time to let it marinate in the friedge for a few hours and my husband loved it even more than the first time. He wants it again soon. I did have to pour some of the liquid off, too much for the pan I was using. Thanks again Sarah Chana, if I hadn't found this in your recipes I might not have found it at all.