I suspect we all have Kikkoman Soy or Teriyaki Sauce tucked away in our kitchen pantry. They are often only used when Chinese food has been ordered or steak is served. However, these sauces are much more. A combination of teriyaki and soy sauce, lime juice and garlic is the starting base for this feisty grilled garlic & pepper chicken recipe.
1/4 cup Teriyaki Marinade/Sauce
1/4 cup Soy Sauce
2 tablespoons lime juice from fresh lime
2 cloves garlic, pressed
3/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
4 whole chicken legs
Preheat oven 325 degrees
1. Combine teriyaki marinade & sauce, lime juice, garlic, red and black pepper; pour over chicken in large plastic food storage bag. Press bag to remove air close to seal. Shake gently to coat chicken well. Refrigerate at least 4 hours.
2. Broil chicken, skin side down, on rack of broiler pan. Broil chicken about 10 from flame or heat source for 15 minutes. Turn chicken on second side and cook 15 to 20 minutes, chicken is done when juices run clear.
Makes 4 servings. For something different serve with wild rice and steamed spinach seasoned simply with butter.
A cooling lemon or lime creamy sherbert (or sorbet) would be perfect with this meal. Buy sherbert from supermarket and serve in a custard cup or small clear cup with 2 or 3 slivers of lime peel. Remove pith from peel(the white part of peel) first.
Two recommended chicken cookbooks, both available from Amazon: 365 Ways to Cook Chicken: Simply the Best Chicken Recipes You'll Find Anywhere! and this wonderful oldie but goodie Betty Crocker's Best Chicken Cookbook