My mom (R’s Nana) is an amazing cook. For all of our holiday meals she makes delicious chicken soup with matzoh balls, turkey, roast potatoes, her world famous meatballs and awesome deserts.
Every Friday night we go to my parents’ house for a relaxing family dinner. One Friday night my mom made this fantastic chicken recipe. Eventually, after several protests, R finally tried the chicken. He gobbled it up and then suggested that I find out the recipe to make at home for him.
I’m not sure where my mom originally found the recipe – I think it might be from an area newspaper but it is delish and kid approved!
Ingredients to make Nana’s Special Chicken
Chicken pieces of your choice (my mom uses bone in chicken thighs and drumsticks but I use chicken breast)
Flour (enough to dredge the chicken)
1/2 cup of apricot jam
1/2 cup of BBQ sauce (I use Bullseye)
1 and 1/2 teaspoons of tamari sauce
A drizzle of honey
Instructions to Make Nana’s Special Chicken
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees
Prepare a baking pan by lining it with tin foil and spraying the surface with olive oil spray
Put flour in a large ziplock bag. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Place your chicken pieces in the bag and shake it up until the chicken is covered in flour
Once the chicken is covered, place chicken pieces on the prepared pan in a single layer.
When using thinly cut chicken breasts place them in the oven for 6 minutes, flip and then put them back for another 6 minutes (at 425). When my mom uses bone in chicken legs and thighs she places them in the oven for 10 minutes on each side (at 425).
While the chicken is cooking, make the sauce by combining all of the ingredients together and mix with a fork.
Once the sauce is mixed, spread it on the chicken and reduce the oven temperature to 325.
For the chicken breasts we put them in the oven to bake for 20 minutes. If using bone in chicken, it will take a bit longer – usually around 40 minutes.
Serve with your favourite side dishes, as a chicken sandwich or on top of a salad and enjoy!