People sometimes ask me what we eat for dinner. They assume it’s only pasta every day. And that’s not far from the truth. There are some days we have fish and some days a stir-fry. The rest of the days there may be pizza or a really fun chicken dish. Like this recipe. The rest of the evenings will probably include pasta.
I don’t follow any specific recipes when I put together my sauces for the chicken. I sometimes open the fridge and see what sauce I have. I check out what jams I have around or citrus fruits. Most of the time I like to use our homemade mango jam with the soy sauce for a really great sticky sauce. I was distracted by the gorgeous tangerines I had around and thought with a little garlic, this will be incredible. It’s sort of how I make my whole roasted chicken. It’s a little riff on it. I occasionally add a little mustard to that sauce. You can really use your imagination and get creative.
But don’t forget the garlic because it really makes the dish and it smells incredible while it’s roasting. And what about on the side? With this chicken we had a very simple jasmine rice and a super delicious cauliflower salad. I hope to share that with you sometime next week. I don’t add any salt to the chicken. The soy and teriyaki add enough, in my opinion. But you could always use your judgement and add it if you prefer it a little more salty.
I knew my kids would have zero patience while I took a photo of this dish. I took a few when I added the tangerines and everyone was yelling at me to hurry up because they were hungry. See, that’s why I don’t usually post savory recipes. Those of you that do, I want to know your secret and how you keep your customers calm while they’re waiting for you. I sometimes add a little water to the sauce when I baste the chicken if it seems it’s getting too dry. My kids like to dip their bread in the sauce so there always has to be a little extra. The last photo was when it was done and it was very quick and there was more screaming, “Mom, hurry up!”. So here you go…a really delicious chicken recipe that is no fuss.