This coffee chicken recipe comes as a great surprise for me.
My friend Anthony is a coffee aficionado. He asked me why I don’t have a chicken recipe with coffee in it!
You know I honestly thought he was joking!
But you know what?...
I searched around and I found out you really can make chicken with coffee! It takes a little longer to prepare, but it’s still so easy to make. And, believe me, the results are worth it!
So what does it taste like? Let me just say that you’ll be pleasantly surprised! I don’t want to give too much away! I will tell you something about the sauce, though. The sauce, for this recipe, really keeps the chicken very moist!!!
So are you ready for a new and unusual taste treat?!!
Then let’s get brewing ;)
1 large roasting chicken, skinned and fat trimmed
3 teaspoons brown sugar
- or -
3 teaspoons molasses
2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons light soy sauce
2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
¼ teaspoon fresh lemon zest
1 cup brewed coffee
½ cup tomato sauce
½ cup filtered water
Pre-heat the oven to at 350°C.
Put all the ingredients - except the chicken - into a 5 qt. pot with lid. Bring to a boil on high heat while stirring frequently. After it start boiling reduce heat to simmer.
Keep stirring frequently to avoid burning.
After five minutes, remove from heat. Let stand to cool for about 20 minutes.
Wash the chicken thoroughly. Then dry off with paper towels.
Add the chicken to the ingredients in the pot we just prepared. Marinate for no more than 30 minutes in cool place.
Transfer everything to a baking dish. Place into the oven and bake uncovered (at 350°C) for one hour.
Baste at least three times while baking.
A simple dish deserves simple serving suggestions:
Serve our coffee chicken recipe with your favourite salad and side vegetables.
Thank you, Chef!
And thank you, Anthony!!