Lepp Farm Market in Abbotsford is holding a contest to win a $25 gift certificate.
To enter, find the related post on the Abbotsford News Facebook page and then comment with one ingredient and #BetterWhenShared.
Only one entry is permitted per person, but you can double your entry by sharing the contest with friends.
The contest ends at noon on April 24.
The recipe below is featured on Lepp Farm Market’s website and is a featured page in the Abbotsford News’ My City publication from April 17.
5th Anniversary Sticky Chicken
Provided by Lepp Farm Market
In honor of our fifth anniversary, I am sharing one of the first recipes we put on our website. It still remains one of my favourite ways to cook chicken for a crowd. As our children were growing up, this recipe adapted from Better Baking was often my go-to dinner on a busy day. It’s a great make-ahead dish, as you can mix the ingredients in the baking pan, pop the dish in the fridge to marinate, and it’s ready to bake in the oven.
By the time the homework is done and the rice is cooked, the chicken has baked into a gorgeous sticky, tangy and not overly sweet dish. Young or old can’t resist a simple “sweet and sour chicken,” making it special enough for guests.
2 1/2 – 3 lbs Lepp’s chicken pieces (I prefer skinless, bone-in
drumsticks or thighs)
1/4 cup honey
3 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp cornstarch
1 tsp freshly grated ginger
(Best kitchen tip I ever learned: Store your ginger in the freezer and grate the frozen ginger on a rasp or fine grater. You don’t even need to peel it.)
3-4 cloves garlic, minced or crushed
1/4 cup fresh orange juice
1/3 cup ketchup
salt and pepper, to taste
few drops hot sauce (optional, to taste)
1) Mix all sauce ingredients together.
2) Marinate the chicken overnight or bake right away.
3) Place chicken pieces in a large enough pan to hold in a single layer and pour sauce over. Cover with foil, and bake in a 350 degree F oven for 1 1/2 hours or until chicken is nicely browned and tender. Baste occasionally.
4) Remove the foil for the last 15 minutes to brown the chicken. Watch carefully as the honey might cause it to brown quickly.
For even more helpful tips on this recipe, go to leppfarmmarket.com/recipes