Balsamic Honey Chicken & Fried Yam

So I kinda improvised using a few different recipes online and it turned out really, really tasty!  Little bit more time consuming than I usually like, but well worth it.  I am only cooking for myself *sigh* so I just made 2 chicken thighs, but you can always make more sauce and do 4 or more.

Balsamic Honey Chicken Ingredients:

  • 2 chicken thighs
  • 1 tbsp of balsamic vinegar
  • 1/3 cup of honey
  • 1 lemon wedge
  • 1 tsp of cayenne pepper
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped green onions
  • 1/2 tbsp sesame seeds

Mix the honey, balsamic vinegar, and cayenne pepper together in a bowl.  Squeeze lemon (or lime) wedge into bowl.  (I found that the thicker the mixture, the better it stayed on top of the chicken while it was cooking, but mine was pretty viscous and still tasted delicious.)

Sit the chicken in the bowl and spread the sauce over it completely.  Place on a cooking pan and bake for 50 minutes on 350 degrees.  Baste the chicken after the first 10 and 20 minutes for extra flavour. 

Take out of oven and trickle green onions and sesame seeds over it. 

Fried Yam Ingredients:

  • 1 yam
  • 1 bowl of water
  • 2 tsp of salt
  • 1 spoonful of butter
  • 2 tbsp of sugar

Choose a yam that is firm, not too cracked, and with no soft spots.  Peel off the skin and cut into 1 inch pieces.  Put the pieces of yam into a bowl of water, with the salt, and let soak for 15 minutes.  Take the yam pieces out and dry off.  Place yam in pan and quickly sear each side and then lower the heat to minimum. Pour half the sugar on the yams and then flip over. Repeat and flip again.  Let simmer for 15 minutes, flipping as needed. 

I also made a side salad with mixed greens, baby corns, chunks of Gouda cheese, and feta.  I drizzled it with balsamic vinegar and oil. 

Enjoy! 😀Image


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