Wednesday, October 30, 2013

It's Chicken Scaryaki time with a little murder.

Good Afternoon all,  We are back to the murder mystery cooking and how appropriate its Halloween related.  We are revisiting Krista Davis  book "The Domestic Diva Haunts the House".  Character is a person who helps others with their domestic issues.  In this book she's  helping to decorate a haunted house.  The inevitable murder happens and she helps solve the murder.  Excellent series filled with crafts and recipes.  For today's segment we are cooking Chicken Scaryaki.  It's really yummy and easy.  We have adapted it to fit my families taste.  You know how teenagers are these days.  So lets get down to it. Here's what you'll need. So enjoy and relax.

3 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup orange juice
1/2 soy sauce
2 teaspoons minced garlic
6 tablespoons apricot preserves
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1 package chicken tenders (we used banquet chicken tenders)
almonds, sliced or halved (we did not do this boys don't like nuts in a sauce- they're used to simulate finger nails).

Whisk the cornstarch into the orange juice until blended and dissolved.  Add the other ingredients i.e. soy, garlic, preserves  and ginger.  Whisk together then place in sauce pot.  Heat until boiling stirring constantly let boil for one minute.  Set aside to cool for awhile. I let it sit for 20 minutes.  After 20 minutes put 1 cup sauce in zippy bag, quart bag works good.  Add chicken to bag and shake to cover chicken with marinade and release excess air in bag.  Marinate in fridge for 1 hour. Refrigerate leftover sauce and warm up when chicken is in the oven.  Preheat oven to 375.  Put on foil covered cookie sheet for easy clean up. Put chicken tenders on sheet I used fork to put them on it.  Squeeze out excess sauce onto chicken.  Here's where I did not do the nuts put almond in fingernail position.  Place in oven for 15 fifteen minutes or until heated through--note recipe did not say to defrost chicken so mine were frozen.  Serve with sauce for dipping.  If you like this recipe their are other recipes in the book, also I have the Halloween ribs posted here.

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