Martha Monday project was a very simple recipe for a mix-your-own BBQ sauce slathered over chicken legs and baked in the oven. I must say that the chicken leg is my least favorite part of the chicken. The skin is always rubbery. The meat is always coming off in odd chunks and twists. There's always a piece of cartilage that causes me to gag. And then there's that bone, no not the big one, the little splintery one, that can practically pierce your lip.
Needless to say, the chicken legs had to go. But I was willing to try the sauce. It was easy. Some ketchup. Some brown sugar. Some Worcestershire sauce. Some cider vinegar. Salt and pepper. Done. I slathered it over some skinless, bone-in chicken breasts and baked away.
Here's the thing. The sauce burned. Not on the chicken really. But the stuff that dribbled onto the pan burned. Now my house stinks like burned food. So, take it from me. DON'T put the sauce on until the last 10-15 minutes of baking.
As for the taste? My boys LOVED this. Here's how this dinner conversation went:
Me: "So boys, how do you like this?"
Jonathan: "I love it! The sauce is so good! I like it better than ranch dressing!" (That's a major compliment.)
Me: "Well, I think it's too sweet."
Adam: "Whoever eats the most wins!"
Jonathan: "I want you to make this all the time." (As he dips his asparagus into the BBQ sauce and eats it.)
Adam: "I win!"
Well, there you have it. Check out the recipe for yourself by following this link.