Friday, 8 June 2012

Friday Food Lust - Nigella Lawson's Maple Chicken n Ribs

nigella chicken recipe
Nigella Lawson's recipe for Maple Chicken n Ribs is what can only be described as finger lick in' good. This is yummy, satisfying recipe to pull out if you have any upcoming BBQs or, quite simply, if you just want to indulge with some mouthwatering meat...

It involves very little effort on your part (you basically make the marinade and leave overnight), but tastes really quite impressive. So get drooling and make a batch of this ahead of the weekend!

Sam x

12 pork spare ribs
12 chicken thighs, skin and bone still on
250ml apple juice
4 tbsps maple syrup
2 tbsps vegetable oil
2 tbsps soy sauce
2 star anise
1 cinnamon stick, halved
6 cloves garlic, unpeeled

1) Place all of the meat into a couple of large freezer bags or a large dish, then add the remaining ingredients, squishing everything together before sealing the bag or covering the dish. Leave in the fridge overnight, or for up to two days.

2) Take the dish out of the fridge and preheat the oven to 200°. Pour the contents of the freezer bag into one or two large roasting tins (making sure the chicken is skin-side up), place in the oven and cook for about an hour and a quarter, by which time everything should be sticky and glossed conker-brown.