I hardly ever follow recipes, but this one is a winner. The recipe in from Nigella Express and it truely is my favourite type of food: a glorious pile of sticky meat to devour with friends and family.
Sticky Maple Chicken
250ml apple juice
30ml soy sauce
60ml maple syrup
30ml vegetable oil
2 star anise
1 cinamon stick, halved
6 garlic cloves
600g chicken pieces (ribs are good too, or a mixture)
1. Put everything in a large bowl or freezer bag and squish it all around with your fingers
2. Leave to marinade for as long as possible, although tonight I used it straight away and it still tasted good
3. Cook at 200 oC for an hour and a quarter. I did mine in foil on the BBQ for a similar time tonight.
Enjoy with green salad, coleslaw and hunks of crusty bread. A cold beer goes down well, too!