I’ll take a brief break from my holiday posts to share a very simple, easy and quick recipe with you. After a wonderful time away in Hong Kong and Malaysia, I have to admit getting back to normal, practical life here is quite a struggle. I don’t feel like cooking since I came back. I must have been too pampered by my family members and friends with all the good food and fun around. The jet lag is not helping me either. I was hungry, sleepy and awake all at the wrong time! Past couple of days, I had to resort to more coffee to help. Finally….finally….it worked!
I was really desperate for the simplest and quickest food to cook. It was like heaven on earth when I came across this Filipino Chicken Barbeque by SKIP TO MALOU. Looking through and seeing how interesting and easy it was, I jumped at it. It was one of the easiest recipes that I have cooked.
This dish quite like my Quick Sour Plum Sauce Chicken …….very simple, easy and quick. A friend told me she must have cooked it 9 - 10 times as her son likes it very much and always asks for it! That’s so lovely to know.
MALOU is a very friendly food blogger. She has a lot of lovely recipes and interesting stories on her blog. She’s very down to earth and I love her blog. She’s a Filipino staying in The States, so you get the best of both worlds.
I made some small adjustments to the recipe. I found 2 small tins of Pepsi so I thought that would be a good substitute for 7-up. Mine would be Pepsi Chicken! When my daughter saw me added the Pepsi to the chicken, she went ‘Eeeeeeeewwww’. But when it was cooked, she said, ‘It’s actually really nice’!! I always told her not to comment until she tastes my food. She always says, ‘Yes mom’ but she still does it!
Well, if you have no time or just no mood to cook but still need to feed the family or yourself, this is one you must try. It’s very delicious even the next day, probably tastes even better. I know this recipe is meant for BBQ but it’s just as good cooked in a pot. It was so easy that I taught my husband yesterday. Now I wonder when he will cook this for me. Hope must always be alive, right?….big smile
4 chicken legs
2 small cans Pepsi (300 ml)
3/4C tomato ketchup
1/2C light soya sauce
1/2C brown sugar
1 knob of ginger (sliced)
1 whole garlic (minced)
1t pepper powder
Mix all in a pot and let it marinade for at least an hour. Then cook it on medium heat for about 40 minutes. Cook it longer if you like the chicken softer.
Serve hot with rice. It’s very delicious. This would be very good for BBQ too as was mentioned in SKIP TO MALOU’s recipe.
Have you ever feel like not wanting to cook and yet still have to cook? What would you cook in such a situation? Do you have such a recipe to share? Please share, add and comment in the comment box below.
Some of my other favourite chicken recipes that you may be interested in:
Fast And Easy Malaysian Chicken Curry
Baked Chicken Curry
Cashew Nuts Chicken
Super Fast Chinese Roasted Chicken
Teriyaki Chicken And Rice
Fried Korean Kimchi Chicken
Sour Plum Sauce Chicken
Quick Sour Plum Sauce Chicken
Hot Ginger Sauce Chicken
Chicken And Sichuan Preserved Vegetable
Spicy Cashew Nuts Chicken (Gong Bao Chicken)
Sweet And Sour Chicken With Vegetables
More recipes at http://www.keeplearningkeepsmiling.com/recipes
Quote of the day……
“The ultimate victory in competition is derived from the inner satisfaction of knowing that you have done your best and that you have gotten the most out of what you had to give.”