I served the chicken with a starter course of that spicy golden gazpacho. QUITE a summer dinner. God I love this new free time!
If you want to give the chicken a try, here's how:
For this recipe, you need 4 big chicken legs with the skin on. First, preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Then, prepare your sauce: combine balsamic vinegar, honey, ginger, diced jalapeno, garam masala, coriander, cumin, cayenne, 2 tsp lime zest, and salt and pepper. Prick the chicken with a fork then toss and coat in the sauce.
In another small bowl, combine 2 tsp sugar with 1 tsp lime zest.
In a large, heavy-bottomed, oven-proof skillet, melt 2 tbsp butter and 2 tbsp olive oil over medium high heat. Let get hot and add chicken, skin side down.
After about 5 minutes, flip so the skin side is up. Sprinkle with the sugar/lime zest mixture and cook for another minute or too.
Then, transfer to the oven and cook for about 25 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through. When done, squeeze the juice of half a lime over the chicken and serve with extra lime wedges.
Baked Honey Lime Ginger Chicken
For 4 servings
Adapted from Food & Wine
-4 chicken legs (thigh + drumstick), skin-on
-2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
-1 tbsp honey
-1/3 cup minced ginger
-1 fresh jalapeño, diced
-2 tsp garam masala
-1.5 tsp ground coriander
-1 tsp cumin
-1/2 tsp cayenne
-1 tbsp salt
-1 tsp pepper
-3 tsp grated lime zest
-2 tsp sugar
-2 tbsp butter
-2 tbsp olive oil
-1/2 lime, plus extra wedges for serving
-Preheat oven to 400.
-In a small bowl, whisk the vinegar, honey, ginger, jalapeño, garam masala, coriander, cumin, cayenne, salt, pepper, and 2 tsp of the lime zest.
-Prick each chicken leg a couple of times with a fork. Toss with the sauce in a large bowl until coated.
-In another small bowl, combine the sugar and remaining tsp of lime zest.
-In a large, heavy-bottomed, oven-proof skillet, melt the butter and olive oil over medium high heat. Let get hot, then add the chicken, skin side down. Cook for about 5 minutes, then flip. Sprinkle with the sugar/lime zest mixture and cook for another minute or two. Transfer pan to the oven and cook for about 25 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.
-When finished, squeeze the juice of half a lime overtop of the chicken. Serve with additional lime wedges.