chicken chops

The brood can easily finish few pieces of chicken chops at a go! And buying them from outside is rather costly for just one serving. So I set about looking for a recipe. Found one that requires marinate ingredients already in my fridge and it turned out excellent.

I also made the brown sauce/ gravy using basic ingredients found in the ready made sauce bottles. So many of these ready made sauces have too many undesirable preservatives and flavour enhancers which are totally unnecessary!

I use chicken thighs, breastmeat and fillets, preferably with the skin, to make the chicken chops.

Ingredients – Marinade

  • Worcestershire sauce
  • black pepper
  • soya sauce

Steps

  1. Marinated the chicken pieces in the above ingredients for a couple of hours.
  2. Bake in the oven for about 45 mins to an hour at 180 deg to 200 deg (time and temp depends on the amount and size of chicken pieces.
  3. Once chicken is cooked, I brown them on the pan just for the skin to  have some colour. Voila- yummy healthy chicken chops.

Ingredients – Sauce/ Gravy

  • juice/ gravy from the baked chicken
  • rice vinegar
  • corn syrup
  • water
  • brown sugar
  • tomato paste/ puree ( i used a bit of the sauce from  baked beans ;))
  • red wine (optional)
  • flour or cornstarch (optional)

Steps

  1. Dissolve brown sugar in the water. Let it simmer
  2. Add the gravy from chicken and remaining ingredients.
  3. tir until all mixed well. Continue to simmer til sauce thickens. (Flour or cornstarch can be added as thickener.)
  4. Serve over the chicken pieces.

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