Sesame Baked Chicken


SANYO DIGITAL CAMERAThis is a wonderful recipe to make when you just want to throw something in the oven!  I used chicken legs.  You could just as easily substitute wings.

Ingredients:

2 lbs. chicken legs

1 cup sesame oil

3/4 cups honey

2 TBSP. dark brown sugar

3 TBSP fresh chopped basil

3 cloves minced garlic

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  In a bowl mix together sesame oil, honey, brown sugar, basil, and garlic.  I used a wire whisk.  Arrange the chicken in a glass baking dish.  Pour the sauce over the chicken legs.  For a fun variation add some sliced onion and chopped jalapeno peppers (be sure to remove the seeds!) on top.

Bake for about an hour and a half, or until cooked through.  Turn the legs at the half-ways point.

Updates:

I made this with wings yesterday.  I found the wings only needed an hour to cook.  I also added some fresh green onion, chopped and fresh cilantro, chopped instead of the basil.  Feel free to play with this recipe!  I also found 3/4 cup of sesame oil works just as well.  I know sesame oil is high priced.

Here’s the recipe I based this on:

http://www.food.com/recipe/caramelized-baked-chicken-legs-wings-145038

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