Chicken with Orange Plum Sauce
Roasted chicken glazed with sweet and sour orange plum sauce for a quick weeknight dinner idea. Easy to make and delicious. My kids love it and I’m sure yours will too. Imagine crispy chicken,with a super flavorful sauce on top. You can’t go wrong with this one.
In my house, roasted chicken is a weekly staple in our dinner menu. We variate the sauces and flavor but the chicken stays. It’s one of those items that everybody loves and nobody complains about. But to be honest, I get bored with the same ol’ chicken. So this week, I decided to kick it up a notch a add some really cool flavors. When you take a bite, you will get the crunch of the chicken skin, the sweet of the plum and the tanginess of the orange all wrapped into one.
I had to make this Chicken with Orange Plum Sauce twice because the first time I did it, my kitchen looked a mess and with that, I forgot to write the exact quantities of ingredients I was adding into the sauce (yes, I need better organizational skills). So the second time I pulled out the same exact ingredients but this time, I started measuring them to get the flavor just right and you will be able to duplicate it at home.
To make roasted chicken, it’s all about the technique. I love roasting it by itself, skin on for a few minutes. That way, the skin gets super crispy while the interior stays juicy. Then, I add the sauce and keep it roasting a while longer. The sauce will adhere to the chicken giving it a nice flavorful coat.
If you don’t have all the ingredients needed to make the sauce, simply skip those ones and use the rest. That’s what I always do when I consult cookbooks. Usually I end up adding some stuff and creating something way different that what I started with, but that’s the beauty of cooking.
I hope you can try this delicious Roasted Chicken with Orange Plum sauce at home. If you do, please upload a pic on Instagram and tag me @Livingsweetmoments or use the hashtag #LivingSweet. I promise to repost it.
- 2 lbs . of Chicken Parts mix and match, bone in - with skin
- 1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil
- Salt + Pepper
- 1/4 Cup of Plum Sauce available in the asian section of the Supermarket
- 2 Tablespoons of Soy Sauce
- 1 Tablespoon of Sweet Chili Sauce
- 1/4 Cup of Orange Juice
- 1 Teaspoon of Ground Mustard
- Sesame Seeds
- Green Onion chopped
Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit
Place chicken in a casserole pan
Rub Olive Oil all over the chicken
Add salt and pepper
Roast for 45 minutes
Meanwhile, place all the sauce ingredients in a small saucepan and boil in the stove over medium heat. Remove from heat
After the chicken roasts for 45 minutes, remove from the oven and brush sauce all over the surface of the chicken. Save some sauce for the end
Roast for 10 more minutes or until the chicken has browned (don't let it burn)
Remove from heat and add some sauce if desired
Garnish with sesame seeds and green onions