Mom’s Secret Glazed Chicken

This cherished family recipe, taught by mom, features chicken legs lovingly stuffed with a savory mix of onions, celery, and apple, then glazed with a sweet and tangy orange jam. Each bite of this dish reveals the perfect balance of herby, sweet, and acidic flavors, reminiscent of the comfort and warmth of home cooking.

Perfect for any family gathering, this recipe not only fills the room with its enticing aroma but also brings everyone together with its heartwarming taste. It’s more than just a meal; it’s a celebration of family traditions and memories shared over delicious, simple yet profound flavors.

Full Recipe:

  • Ingredients:
    • 6 chicken legs
    • Salt, to taste
    • Black pepper, to taste
    • Dried garlic, to taste
    • Paprika, to taste
    • Thyme, to taste
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 1 celery stick, chopped
    • 1 apple, chopped
    • Butter for frying
    • 2 tbsp breadcrumbs
    • 100 g orange jam
    • 20 g butter
    • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
    • 1 tsp mustard
  • Directions:
    1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F).
    2. Season chicken legs with salt, black pepper, dried garlic, paprika, and thyme.
    3. In a pan, melt butter and sauté onion, celery, and apple for 3-5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, then mix in breadcrumbs. Remove from heat and cool slightly.
    4. Stuff chicken legs with the vegetable mixture and secure with toothpicks.
    5. Place stuffed chicken in a baking dish and bake for 30 minutes.
    6. For the glaze, combine orange jam, butter, apple cider vinegar, and mustard in a saucepan and cook for 2 minutes.
    7. Brush the glaze over the chicken and bake for another 10 minutes at 190°C (375°F), until the chicken is cooked through and the glaze caramelizes.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cooking Time: 40 minutes | Total Time: 55 minutes | Servings: 6 servings

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