My Foodie Friday entry is this sweet chicken dish. This happens to be the only meal I make that my 2 year old son will want seconds. He is the pickiest little eater I have seen, although we have encouraged him to try many different cuisines. His choice would be Thai. I found this dish on the Martha Stewart website. The recipe calls for a whole chicken, but with the little ones I use chicken breast cut into peices.
My little table setting.
I used some fun little plates I got at Target in the dollar section.
It was just the kids and me tonight. It's always fun trying to make dinner with two little ones at your feet!
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1/2 cup honey
1 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon grated peeled fresh ginger
1 whole chicken (3 1/2 to 4 pounds), cut into 8 pieces
4 bunches scallions, greens cut into 2 1/2-inch pieces, whites halved lengthwise
1 tablespoon vegetable oil, such as safflower
Coarse salt and ground pepper
Preheat oven to 450 degrees, with racks in upper and lower thirds. In a medium bowl, combine soy sauce, vinegar, honey, garlic, and ginger. Divide sauce between two bowls; use one for basting and reserve other for serving.
Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place chicken on sheet, and baste. Bake on upper rack 20 minutes, basting twice with pan juices.
Transfer to lower rack; baste once more. Continue to cook until thermometer inserted into a breast (avoiding bone) registers 165 degrees, 5 to 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, on another rimmed baking sheet, toss scallions with oil; season with salt and pepper. Roast on upper rack until crisp-tender, 10 to 12 minutes. Serve chicken with scallions and reserved sauce.
*** Tip - Ginger can be stored in the Freezer and will last you for months and months!
I thought I would end with a peak at my daughter and her personality.
Here is the sweet little look I get when I make my little Liv sit, instead of jump on the couch.
"Oh Mama ~ you are just no fun!"
What am I to do? I can never get on to her when she gives me these looks. All I can do is laugh.