Saturday, April 5, 2008

Hubby's Favorite Meal

I have mentioned this dish a couple of times, and now I am finally posting it!
Chicken Spareribs (strange name) has become hubby's favorite, as well as, Jaxson's. My daughter likes anything chicken, so it's a shoo in for her too! Hubby gets so excited, he helps with making the potato salad*. I was a little camera happy today :) Enjoy the pictures and the recipe will follow. Hope you have had a wonderful Saturday!

Hubby's chopped potatoes are ready to be boiled...

While I start the chicken. Hubby and I enjoy the chance to cook together on the weekend ;)

The sauce...ooooohhhh yummmmm

This is a bowl his aunt made for us as a wedding gift. We always use it for this particular dish. It makes hubby smile...

making potato salad...*this is where I take over. The kids like "Daddy's mashed potaotes better"....

adding cornstarch and water to the sauce...needs thickening!

I give you Chicken Spareribs aka Hubby's favorite meal!

The family sure seems engrossed...but wait! Hubby is already done!!

What does hubby like more than his fave meal?? Leftovers!

Chicken spareribs
4 servings

8 bone-in chicken thighs
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup water
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
2/3 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup apple juice
1/4 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons cold water

In a Dutch oven, brown chicken in oil in batches on both sides; drain. Return all of the chicken to the pan.
In a bowl, combine the water, brown sugar, soy sauce, apple juice, ketchup, vinegar, garlic, pepper flakes and ginger; pour over chicken. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until chicken juices run clear.
Remove chicken to a platter and keep warm. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and cold water until smooth; stir into cooking juices. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Spoon over chicken.

**I use boneless chicken thighs :)


Maryann said...

Thanks so much for posting this recipe. It looks every bit as delicious as you described. Hubby sure looks content! What beautiful kids you have too!
Tell your hubby his mashed potatoes are looking mighty fine ;)

Pam said...

Wow! That looks great! I think it would be a fav for my hubby too!

SaraLynn said...

Thanks so much :)

Cakelaw said...

This sounds delicious - what a fabulous combination of flavours. Jaxson looks so cute enjoying his food by digging in with his hands - great shot.

Reluctant Housewife said...

Looks tasty. I love pictures! Camera happy is a good happy to be.

Rachel said...

YOu are so cute and I love how special this meal is. I also love seeing pictures of your family. Did the bad weather go away?

Proud Italian Cook said...

Sara, what a nice post with all your step by step pictures. Thats so nice that you and your Hubby cook together too! Your chicken dish sounds delicious I can see why your family loves it. Your kids are adorable!! (and Hubby too!)

sara said...

Saralynn (I love typing that! :) ), That looks great! I printed it out to try this week! Okay, here's a question for you. What is your favorite dish to do for a group of people, around 15. Once a month I have a new comers dinner at my house. It is on a sunday night, so it has to be relatively easy to put together seeing as Sunday is a busy day for us! I usually rotate some of my favs, seeing as they are all "new comers" no one gets the recipe twice. But I am always looking for new ideas!!! Sara (Lynn)

Debby said...

Isn't it nice when something you make is so appreciated. I love when meals are well received by my family. Also my son looked at your blog and was amazed (I am also amazed) at how many people and the different locations read your blog. You are popular! Well, you deserve it. Keep up the great work.

Bellini Valli said...

It is such a cherished time when your family is able to spend time on the weekends cooking together. I would love this dish with the mashed potatoes any day of the week:D

Jaime said...

looks delicious! this looks like something i definitely want to try...

Passionate baker...& beyond said...

YUM YUM sara...these do look GREAT. My kids love anything chicken too & my DH LOVES mashed potatoes! I'm not lucky enough to have him love to make them too...but am happy being the 'King' of the kitchen! have bookmarked this!