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Cooking With Joy: Asian Roasted Chicken

asian chicken


When I first saw this picture, I was like “yah right” I am not going to even attempt to patchke and make those beautiful little sushi style chicken rolls. So making the dressed down version was an easy decision.

Our weeknight dinners need to be super quick to prepare. Whenever possible I like to have them prepared before I leave to work so I can pop it in the oven when I get home with the kids. I marinated the chicken and vegetables all day in the fridge. The marinade smelled delicious and I was really looking forward to dinner.


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DRESS IT DOWN Asian Roasted Chicken and Vegetables

I got home and cooked the chicken according to the recipe. Considering it had been marinating all day I was really surprised at how little flavor it had. Garlic, soy sauce, and sesame oil are such fragrant flavorful things, I was pretty frustrated.

The kids ate it happily with mustard and Hubs ate happily since there was plenty of it. I really don’t know what went wrong, this was the first recipe that I was totally expecting to love and came away unhappy. I am sure next time will be better.