Tested till perfect Sweet-and-Sour Baked Chicken with Carrots
Sweet-and-Sour Baked Chicken with Carrots
Photography by Yvonne Duivenvoorden

Sweet-and-Sour Baked Chicken with Carrots

Chicken legs are sold in family-size packs, which usually cost less per kilogram than smaller packages.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: February 2005

Recipe4 out of 5 based on 8 ratings.
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  • Portion size 6


  • 2 2oniononions
  • 4 4carrotcarrots
  • 2 2sweet green peppersweet green peppers
  • 6 6chicken legchicken legs, (4 lb/2 kg)
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupall-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspeach salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspvegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cuporange juice
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupliquid honey
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupsoy sauce
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cuptomato paste
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspcornstarch
  • 3 3cloves garlic, minced
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Cut each onion into 6 wedges. Cut carrots into 1/2-inch (1 cm) chunks. Seed, core and cut green peppers into 1-inch (2.5 cm) pieces. Scatter vegetables in large roasting pan; cover and roast in 400°F (200°C) oven until slightly tender, about 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, grasp skin at end of each chicken thigh with paper towel; pull to bony end of drumstick and cut off skin at bony end with sharp knife.

In large shallow dish, combine flour, salt and pepper. Press chicken into flour mixture to coat all over. In large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tbsp (15 mL) of the oil over medium-high heat; brown chicken, in batches and adding remaining oil as necessary, about 8 minutes. Arrange on vegetables.

In measuring cup, whisk together orange juice, honey, soy sauce, tomato paste, cornstarch and garlic; pour over chicken and vegetables.

Cover and roast for 20 minutes; uncover and roast, basting occasionally, until chicken is golden and juices run clear when legs are pierced, 20 minutes.

Additional information :

Nutrition Note: Beta-Carotene
Carrots are an excellent source of beta-carotene, which is important for keeping eyes healthy.

Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 386 pro 35g total fat 13g sat. fat 3g
carb 33g fibre 3g chol 130mg sodium 1,061mg

% RDI:

calcium 5 iron 23 vit A 128 vit C 77
folate 19
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