Chicken Spareribs Recipe
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Chicken Spareribs Recipe

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Inexpensive chicken thighs get all gussied up in a zippy sparerib-style sauce that's irresistable. Janice Porterfield of Atlanta, Texas shared the recipe.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 bone-in chicken thighs (about 3 pounds)
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons cold water

Directions

  1. In a Dutch oven, brown chicken over medium heat in oil in batches on both sides; drain. Return all of the chicken to the pan.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the water, brown sugar, soy sauce, apple juice, ketchup, vinegar, garlic, pepper flakes and ginger; pour over chicken. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 180°.
  3. Remove chicken to a platter and keep warm. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into cooking juices. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with chicken. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Chicken Spareribs in Taste of Home December/January 2007, p56

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Sep. 16, 2014

I made these for dinner tonight and it's delicious. Thank you very much for sharing your recipe.

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Reviewed Apr. 8, 2014

We liked this after I played with the sauce some, I added more ketchup because the soy sauce was a little over powering.

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Reviewed Apr. 1, 2014

I thought this was very good, I was just not overly impressed. Simple to put together.

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Reviewed Nov. 20, 2012

YUM!

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Reviewed Mar. 2, 2012

These were okay. The idea is a good one, but the sauce had a bitterness to it that we didn't like, which I think was due to the soy sauce. There was also a lot of sauce to throw away....wasted ingredients. We may like them better with a sauce that doesn't have the soy in it. I love soy sauce in many things, but not in this case.

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