The first for the recipe - the easiest sweet and sour chicken recipe! I had it at a barbecue he hosted two years ago and it was, by far, one of the best chicken dishes ever! So moist and flavorful and tangy. I asked him for the recipe and could NOT believe how easy it was, and how much flavor the few ingredients added to a piece of chicken!
The second for the new tablecloths I am setting my plates on. He currently works in the fabric industry and got me some beautiful pieces that were leftover cuts. It was thoughtful and sweet and I am so excited to use them as part of a tablescape for photos of my recipes.
It has been a tough week, but their thoughtfulness makes life easier. I am tired from work and a bit fried like an egg, but looking forward to some days off next week and cooking up a storm! I couldn't handle much more than this tonight, but at the same time, it was the ultimate comfort food and ultimate plating thanks to two ultimately wonderful men in my life.
Sal's Amazing Chicken (courtesy of my dear friend, Sal)
1 1/4 pounds of boneless skinless chicken thighs or legs
salt and pepper to taste
1 packet of Lipton onion soup mix
1/2 cup Ken's Country French Dressing
2 tablespoons of Apricot marmalade
Coat a shallow baking dish with cooking spray. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
In a bowl, combine all wet ingredients.
Place chicken in dish and spoon mixture on top.
Bake in oven for 35 minutes, spooning juices of chicken halfway through.