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Dutch Oven Hoisin or Teriyaki Chicken and Rice Recipe

Let's just start with my standard disclaimer that this is not an authentic recipe from the old country, especially since I (a Kansan) just made it up by combining two other recipes, in a dutch oven from France. My wife had the original recipe for Hoisin Chicken and it is simple and good. I added the dutch oven and rice parts by stealing the idea from another recipe. What you end up with are baked, chicken legs over rice. This got a "you are making this again" from my teenager and a "yummy food" from my five-year-old and his cousin.

P.S. I recently added peas and carrots to make this into another one-pot dinner. They didn't have hoisin sauce at my neighborhood grocery store, so I substituted teriyaki sauce and it was also great. We even tried an "Orange Sauce, Asian Glaze and Stir Fry" sauce and that was great, too, and it was gluten-free. If you use gluten-free flour and soy sauce then the whole thing becomes gluten-free.


Ingredients

10 or more drumsticks
1 C hoisin sauce or teriyaki sauce
1/2 C brown sugar
3T soy sauce
2T flour
1T Olive Oil
1 cup long-grain rice, preferably Chinese, rinsed
4 cups chicken stock
1lb frozen peas and carrots

Preparation

  • Preheat oven to 475. 
  • In a large bowl, whisk hoisin, brown sugar, soy sauce, and flour. 
  • Add the drumsticks to the bowl, coat them with sauce and place in fridge until needed.
  • Add the olive oil to a 5QT dutch oven and place over medium-high heat.
  • When the oil is hot, add the rice and sauté the rice briefly to develop some toasty flavor (you don’t want to brown the rice here, just sauté it for 1 minute or so - and stir well so it doesn't stick or burn).
  • Pour in the stock.
  • Add the sauce and the coated chicken mixture from the fridge.  
  • Add the frozen peas and carrots.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Cover and place the dutch oven in the oven.
  • Roast at 475 until cooked through, 40-45 minutes. 
  • Chicken legs should be at least 165F internal temp at this point and ready to eat.

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