Wednesday, February 17, 2010

A Great Recipe from a Great Friend

I owe two dear people in my life for tonight's post.

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.


  1. The chicken preparation sounds great, I like the marmalade addition!

  2. My mom uses Lipton onion soup mix in her meat loaf. Its a great ingredient. Unfortunately its not available in the UK. THis looks great.
    *kisses* HH

  3. I'll try this---always interested in new recipes for preparing chicken!

  4. I hope you are feeling better after eating this Chicken. Sometimes, lots of things come over to you at the same time and feel overwhelmed and simple gesture from friends and family makes it all better :-)
    I hope your busy week will be over soon and you can enjoy cooking! Take care!

  5. This sounds like a great combination of flavors! We eat quite a bit of chicken at our house. I'll have to give it a try!!

  6. Oh I just love all the combinations of ingredients in this dish. It soundsd delicious!

  7. I this sounds awesome, i can't wait to try it!

  8. I can almost taste all those glorious flavors just by reading the ingredient list. This is a perfect way to kick up the usual chicken dinner.

  9. Lucky you to have such good friends to lean on! Sorry your week has been so tough--I hope you have a relaxing weekend ahead of you!

  10. We love sweet and sour chicken at my house. And what an easy recipe! Can't wait to try it.
    Next week will be a better week....

  11. This is GOOD! It's a well-loved favorite here, and I'm so delighted to see it posted. Thank you for this delicious share.

  12. How sweet so glad u have a few pals who make a difference...aint that wonderful...
    And thats a delicious recipes indeed...
    Hope u feel good n better and a little more cheerful in the journey called life...gets tough sometimes aint it?

    A biggggggggggggggg smile for and a happy bappy cheer filled frolicking weekend.....

    And ur tablescape sweety.....

  13. So simple and sooooo delish! All of your recipes are big hits in my hse!