Honey Soy Baked Chicken Thighs.

A delicious dinner with no left overs! We did enjoy it with riced cauliflower.

No story to go along with the recipe. Well, I will say it is a hit with the family. Oh! And the marinade will work with any cut of chicken. No finished photo. When the food is good it goes fast.

Ingredients

1/3 cup honey

1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce

1/4 cup finely chopped green onions

2 tablespoons cooking oil vegetable oil or canola oil

1 1/2 tablespoons garlic minced (or 4 large cloves garlic, minced)

1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar vinegar 

1 teaspoon sesame oil or 1 tablespoon of sesame seeds

3/4 teaspoon fresh minced ginger

2 1/2 pounds (1.2 kg) chicken thighs

Salt and pepper to season

Fresh chopped parsley to garnish

Instructions

In a shallow bowl, combine honey, soy sauce, green onions, cooking oil, garlic, vinegar, sesame oil and ginger. Mix well and set aside.

Season with salt and pepper then transfer chicken to the bowl with the marinade. Cover and marinade chicken for at least 30 minutes if time allows.

Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C).

Transfer chicken along with the marinade to a baking dish. Bake for 35 – 40 minutes, flipping twice while baking to ensure the chicken doesn’t dry out on top.

Broil for 5 minutes at high heat until golden browned and slightly charred on the edges. Chicken should have an internal temp of 165°F (or 70°C).

Garnish with parsley

Serve chicken with pan juices over steamed rice, cauliflower rice, zucchini noodles, regular noodles or mashed potatoes.

Venison Tenderloin

Bambi

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs venison tenderloins
  • 1/2 lb bacon
  • 3 cups dark brown sugar
  • 2 cups soy sauce

Directions:

  1. Mix brown Sugar and Soy sauce together in a bowl. They should combine nicely into a soupy soy liquid.
  2. Put Deer Loin in a cooking tray and pour Brown Sugar/Soy Sauce mixture over loin. Roll tenderloin over in mixture, completely covering it.
  3. Let meat marinate in mixture at least 3 hours or overnight in fridge. 
  4. Remove loin from tray and place on a bake sheet. Save the marinade.
  5. Wrap a piece of bacon around the very end of the tenderloin, securing the bacon strip with a toothpick. Repeat this process until the entire loin is wrapped in ten or so bacon “loops.” 
  6. Drizzle remaining marinade over deer loin. You can continue to baste the loin with the marinade throughout the cooking process with either a brush or a turkey baster.
  7. Place on center rack in oven and bake at 350°F for 30-40 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven and place on cutting board. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before slicing.