Finding dinners that everyone in your family loves is a huge undertaking. Please tell me I’m not alonein this adventure? Each kid has their own likes and dislikes, food aversions and so forth. I try new dishes that I think everyone will love, then it turns out to be the exact opposite! I made this particular dish I’m sharing today about 5 years ago and I’m happy to say, it’s still a win win in my house today, so you better believe it’s a definite keeper.
Even better is finding a good chicken recipe, that doesn’t just use boneless, skinless chicken breasts. All three of my kids love eating chicken legs and it’s a plus that they don’t have to fight over who gets the chicken legs in this recipe. The legs are not as lean as chicken breasts but they have great flavor when you use a long and slow cooking methods. And though they aren’t as lean, this recipe still comes in at under 350 calories per serving. The flavors in this recipe however, are what make this dish stand out. I’m a huge fan of fresh ginger, I think it adds such a great wide range of flavors when combined with different ingredients. In this recipe we’re using soy sauce, brown sugar, fresh garlic, and cilantro just to name a few that all go so incredibly well together.
For this recipe you’ll need a 5-6 quart dutch oven or any other heavy pot. Pre-heat your oven to 375º. Read through the recipe and make sure you have all of the ingredients measured out, chopped and ready to go.
In the dutch oven or heavy pot, combine the low sodium soy sauce, the dark brown sugar, sliced garlic, fresh ginger, cilantro, the balsamic vinegar, coriander, freshly ground pepper and 1/2 cup of scallions; stir together.
Add the chicken legs and sliced carrots. Toss the ingredients together until coated, then stir in 1 cup of water. Cover the pot and place in oven. Cook until the chicken is tender about 60-75 minutes. In the meantime, cook rice while the chicken is in the oven. Serve chicken over rice and enjoy!! If you make this recipe or any of my other recipes, please share them on Instagram using the hashtag #everythingemmyrecipe. I love seeing how the recipes turn out!