Here is another really easy and delicious recipe for chicken that is so similar to takeout from your favorite Asian restaurant. I was inspired by a recipe I found last year in Good Housekeeping magazine. I gave it a try, and the flavors were excellent and very tasty.
I used chicken drumsticks, but chicken thighs, chicken breasts or other chicken pieces could also be used in this recipe. Here is how I prepared the recipe. Using one package of chicken drumsticks, place in a ceramic baking dish, sprayed with Pam, and cover the chicken with 1/2 to 3/4 cup of hoisin sauce. Place in a preheated oven at 375 degrees for 40 minutes. Turn and rotate the chicken and bake for another 15 minutes until done.
Traditionally served with Chinese pea pods, I boiled mine for 10 minutes on low near the end of the chicken cooking cycle. I drained them and seasoned with 1 teaspoon sesame oil, cilantro, red and ground pepper. When the chicken was complete, I sprinkled sesame seeds on top for serving. This dish could be served on a round platter, with the green pea pods in the center of the dish with the wings, drumsticks or other chicken pieces around the sides.