Saturday, March 9, 2013

Cynthia's Salsa Chicken

Cynthia's Salsa Chicken

For dinner last night, we had Salsa Chicken, an easy, tasty dish that can be prepared ahead of time.

Cynthia, a family friend, shared this recipe a few years ago at a "Recipe Shower" for one of my daughters.  Each guest brought a favourite recipe AND a recipe for a happy marriage.  Enjoy!

Cynthia's Salsa Chicken

12 - 18 skinless, chicken thighs or 6-8 chicken breasts
3/4 cup salsa (mild, medium or hot, depending on taste)
1/4 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 - 1/2 tablespoons grated ginger root (optional)

Arrange chicken in a single layer in 9 x 13 baking dish.
In a medium bowl, combine marinade ingredients.
Pour marinade over chicken.
Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.

Bake chicken and sauce, covered, in 400 degree oven 
for 40 - 50 minutes.

1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 tablespoons water

When chicken is done, transfer sauce to saucepan. 
Bring to a boil.  Mix and add cornstarch and water mixture.
Stir for 1 - 2 minutes as mixture simmers and thickens.
Pour sauce over chicken.
Cynthia's Salsa Chicken

Now for Cynthia's recipe for a happy marriage!  Good advice from a lady happily married for over forty years.

Marriage Recipe

Then catch the moments as they fly,
And use them as ye ought, man,
Remember, happiness is shy,
And comes not aye, when sought, man.
- Robert Burns

Have fun catching the moments, doing things spontaneously, 
having many varied experiences together.
- Cynthia

March 11 - Sent this recipe over to Weekend Potluck # 57 - a great place to check out recipes!

1 comment:

  1. Chicken looks yummy! I love dark meat and may have to try this next time thighs are on sale. Thanks!