Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Honey Glazed Chicken & Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies

My family just got back from spending the weekend in Zion National Park. It was absolutely beautiful! We left the Salt Lake Valley & its yucky air behind to enjoy breathtaking views & clear blue skies. The temperature was 70 on Sunday & 67 on Monday. I'm ready to pack up & move there today! I love Southern Utah. The picture above was the Zion Canyon overlook. Below was the view from our hotel. We had such a fun time!
On to some yummy recipes. This first one is from my sister-in-law. I was at her house one day when she pulled this out of the oven & knew it was a recipe I had to have. Honey Glazed Chicken
1/2 cup flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 cup butter
4 chicken breasts (you could use chicken tenders too! I used about 3 of the frozen chicken breasts from Costco cut up)
Preheat oven to 350. Mix flour, salt and cayenne pepper together in a large ziploc bag. Drop chicken in bag and shake to coat. Melt butter and place in a 9 x 13 baking dish. Place flour coated chicken in baking dish and turn to coat both sides with butter. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes.
Honey Glaze Sauce
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 Tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp curry powder
1/4 cup butter, melted
Combine all ingredients. Pour over chicken until well coated. Bake for an additional 45 minutes. Serve over rice. (Keep your eye on it, mine started to burn a little bit).

This recipe came from one of my favorite cookbooks: The Domestic Art. It is a collection of recipes gathered by Patricia Schocker Wright. They are so good! I wish I had some to eat right now.
Fae's Chocolate-Marshmallow Cookies
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
Preheat oven to 350. Cream shortening and sugar; add egg, milk, and vanilla. Stir in flour, cocoa, soda, baking powder, and salt. Bake for 10 minutes then remove from oven and top each with 2-3 marshmallows (I cute my marshmallows in half and put about 10 on). Return to oven for 1 minute. While warm, top with chocolate frosting.
Chocolate Frosting
1 square unsweetened chocolate
1/4 cup margarine
1/4 cup milk
3 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
Melt chocolate, then add margarine and milk. Bring to a boil. Stir while boiling for 1 minute. Sift in powdered sugar, add vanilla. Stir well.


Sara said...

These both look, and are delicious! Thanks for posting. I will try not to be such a slacker.

Kendra Meyers said...

Rachel, I don't know if you know me, I'm one of Sara's friends from high school. Anyway, I just had to say I am so jealous of your trip to S. Utah--it looks so beautiful and clear, what fun! I will definitely be trying this chicken too, meat is so much easier to get my kids to eat if it has sweet stuff on it. :)

Kami said...

I'm for sure going to try the chicken. It looks so good! Thanks, Kami Alger (Kristi's sister)

Megan said...

I made the honey glazed chicken tonight with rice and green beans -- very good!! My 3 year old even loved it, and she's tough to please :)

Valerie said...

Both of those recipes look so good. I copied it and think I'll make the chicken recipe next week!

Brie Wheelwright said...

I just made the Honey Glazed Chicken for dinner and it was awesome! Thanks so much for sharing it with us.