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Skillet Sticky Chicken

Skillet Sticky Chicken ~ A quickly made glaze, pan seared chicken and this sticky sweetness will have your family begging for this dish often. Skillet Sticky Chicken ~ A quickly made glaze, pan seared chicken and this sticky sweetness will have your family begging for this dish often ~ The Complete Savorist Let’s talk cast iron. I used to HATE it. I was about 19 when my stepmom brought a Dutch oven home.  That thing was utterly foreign to me.  We were not what you would call an “outdoorsy” family. I loved the food she made in it. Deep, intense flavor.  Her beef barley soup is one of my most favorite hearty soups to this day and it’s been years since I last had it.

Now cleaning it.  That is an entirely different story.  She talked about how it needed to be ‘seasoned.’ I had no idea what that meant as seasoned in my mind was salt, pepper, herbs, and spices. I also didn’t realize that after washing it, it immediately had to be dried. Let’s not mention the time I let it soak because it really had some stuck on bits. To say I was wholly ignorant of the ways of the cast iron is an understatement.

This post is sponsored by Camp Chef.  As part of my on-going relationship with them, I received a 12″ Cast Iron Skillet to review, however all thoughts and opinions, glowing, gushing, or otherwise are 100% my own.Skillet Sticky Chicken ~ A quickly made glaze, pan seared chicken and this sticky sweetness will have your family begging for this dish often ~ The Complete Savorist I’m happy to say that in the ensuing decades I learned how to properly care for my kitchen tools, including cast iron. Cast iron used to intimidate me, now it’s my go to item. When Camp Chef asked me to review their skillet, I was thrilled.

I went into the product review with the highest of expectations and I was not disappointed. My 19 year-old self was happy with a pre-seasoned item, so all I had to do was give it a quick wash to remove any dust and dirt from being in the warehouse and get cooking.  That is exactly what I did. My test was simple: get it hot and see how quickly it can cook my dinner and have that classic cast iron taste I have come to love.Skillet Sticky Chicken ~ A quickly made glaze, pan seared chicken and this sticky sweetness will have your family begging for this dish often ~ The Complete Savorist Final grade for the test A+.  It heated up, seared my lightly marinated chicken, and cooked like a dream. As I basted the chicken with the sticky sauce, it would caramelize.  The chicken developed a candy-like crust that it could not have if I cooked it in a non-stick or even my beloved stainless steel skillet.

Whether you are cooking indoors or outdoors, I recommend owning this skillet.  Particularly if you’re going to make this Skillet Sticky Chicken!

If you have the space, get them in various sizes, but if you’re only going to go with one, get the 12″. Sometimes size matters.Skillet Sticky Chicken ~ A quickly made glaze, pan seared chicken and this sticky sweetness will have your family begging for this dish often ~ The Complete Savorist Skillet Sticky Chicken ~ A quickly made glaze, pan seared chicken and this sticky sweetness will have your family begging for this dish often ~ The Complete Savorist Skillet Sticky Chicken ~ A quickly made glaze, pan seared chicken and this sticky sweetness will have your family begging for this dish often ~ The Complete Savorist Skillet Sticky Chicken ~ A quickly made glaze, pan seared chicken and this sticky sweetness will have your family begging for this dish often ~ The Complete Savorist

Skillet Sticky Chicken

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Author: Michelle De La Cerda
Skillet Sticky Chicken ~ A quickly made glaze, pan seared chicken and this sticky sweetness will have your family begging for this dish often.
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Ingredients

  • 2 lbs chicken; cut into strips
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Sauce

  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup peach or apricot jam/preserves
  • 1 clove garlic; minced/grated
  • 2 tbsp minced onion
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp . Sriracha
  • 1/4 tsp dry mustard
  • 1/4 tsp salt/peper; to taste +/-

Instructions

  1. Mix or whisk all the sauce ingredients together.
  2. Place chicken in a large bowl or zip-seal bag and add two tablespoons of sauce, mix the sauce into the chicken, and allow to sit for about 30 minutes.
  3. When ready to cook, add two tablespoons of oil once the skillet is hot.
  4. Place the chicken in the pan and get a good sear, cook for about 2 minutes, then flip.
  5. Baste the newly flipped side and then flip again after the initial 2-minute sear on the raw side, continue to baste then flip through the entire cooking process which is 7-10 minutes, depending on the thickness of the chicken.
  6. Serve and Enjoy.

Skillet Sticky Chicken ~ A quickly made glaze, pan seared chicken and this sticky sweetness will have your family begging for this dish often ~ The Complete SavoristSkillet Sticky Chicken ~ A quickly made glaze, pan seared chicken and this sticky sweetness will have your family begging for this dish often ~ The Complete Savorist Skillet Sticky Chicken ~ A quickly made glaze, pan seared chicken and this sticky sweetness will have your family begging for this dish often ~ The Complete Savorist

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  • Arman @ thebigmansworld
    April 3, 2015 at 2:15 am

    Um. Not going to lie, this chicken looks beyond divine. Gorgeous pictures, Michelle!

    • Michelle
      April 3, 2015 at 11:41 am

      Thank you Arman, it was heavenly.

  • Kristy @ Chocolate Slopes
    April 3, 2015 at 4:46 am

    What an awesome looking spin on regular old chicken! And I love that it’s a one pot/skillet meal!

    • Michelle
      April 3, 2015 at 11:41 am

      I am a fan of one-pot/pan meals, less dishes is always the goal.

  • christine
    April 3, 2015 at 5:35 am

    The chicken sounds awesome. I had a bad incident w/ cast iron when we first were married. I made chili in my new cast iron pot and then I did the ultimate no-no. I set the pot in the sink to soak OVERNIGHT. Needless to say, I remained scared of cast iron for a long time. I’m finally just realizing all the wonderful benefits of it. Thanks for the reminder!

    • Michelle
      April 3, 2015 at 11:42 am

      Been there with that mistake. But worth trying again.

  • DessertForTwo
    April 3, 2015 at 6:49 am

    Yum! this chicken sounds like it needs to be added to my dinner rotation!

    • Michelle
      April 3, 2015 at 11:42 am

      Thank you!

  • Marye
    April 3, 2015 at 7:05 am

    I love cast iron! I think it even gives many foods a better flavor. This chicken sounds perfect!

    • Michelle
      April 3, 2015 at 11:42 am

      It really does give food a better flavor.

  • Erin @ Platings and Pairings
    April 3, 2015 at 9:38 am

    Such a wonderful combination with the sriracha (my fav) and apricot – Can’t wait to try this!

    • Michelle
      April 3, 2015 at 11:42 am

      I am a huge fan of the sweet and spicy.

  • Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes
    April 3, 2015 at 11:02 am

    I love cooking in my cast iron!! I agree – cleaning it is the WORST! Love this chicken recipe and can’t wait to try it out.

    • Michelle
      April 3, 2015 at 11:44 am

      Yes, cleaning isn’t my favorite part, but a necessary evil to get that deep flavor.

  • Debra @ Bowl Me Over
    April 3, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    I’m with you – so love my cast iron skillet! My mom gave me hers several years ago because it was just too heavy to use….of course I snuck away with it in case she changed her mind, LOL! I so enjoy cooking with it – just like you said, great caramelization and terrific flavor! Every cook should have one!

    • Michelle
      April 3, 2015 at 11:23 pm

      Yes, cast iron can last lifetimes and generations.

  • Melanie
    April 3, 2015 at 7:38 pm

    I don’t know what I like better- the recipe or the dish!

    • Michelle
      April 3, 2015 at 11:25 pm

      Thank you Melanie

  • Susan | LunaCafe
    April 3, 2015 at 9:42 pm

    These look amazing, almost as if they were deep fried. The sticky glaze is gorgeous.

    • Michelle
      April 3, 2015 at 11:27 pm

      Ah Susan, no deep frying here! But thank you.

  • Britni
    April 3, 2015 at 10:30 pm

    A cast iron pan has been on my need to buy list forever!

    • Michelle
      April 3, 2015 at 11:29 pm

      They really are inexpensive, really look into getting one.

  • Cathy @ Our Mini Family
    April 5, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    Your sticky chicken looks to-die for! I have gotta try it!

    • Michelle
      April 6, 2015 at 11:54 am

      Thank you Cathy!

  • Cathy
    April 5, 2015 at 10:52 pm

    Lol, I’ve totally left my cast iron to soak in the sink before too. And that chicken, with sriracha? Must. Have.

    • Michelle
      April 6, 2015 at 11:55 am

      I am glad to know I am not alone in my foible. :-)Hope you enjoy the chicken.

  • Jillian
    April 7, 2015 at 11:32 pm

    This seems like a great skillet. I love the sticky chicken!

    • Michelle
      April 8, 2015 at 1:51 am

      Thanks Jillian, I love it, and the chicken too.

  • Kim (Feed Me, Seymour)
    July 15, 2015 at 4:58 am

    I need a cast iron skillet. If only to make epic chicken like this!

    • Michelle
      July 16, 2015 at 1:06 am

      You really should pick one up, they are fantastic.

  • Des @ Life's Ambrosia
    July 15, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    what a yummy chicken dish! I use my cast iron skillet so much that it just sits on my stove 24/7/ I love it!

    • Michelle
      July 16, 2015 at 1:15 am

      Great place for it.