Sweet and Tangy Oven-Barbecued Chicken for Two

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Sweet and Tangy Oven-Barbecued Chicken for Two recipe

When cooking for just two people it can be kind of hard to find recipes that you don’t have to break into pieces, or freeze ¾’s of it so you don’t have a lot of waste. This recipe calls for 2 chicken breasts about 8 ounces each. If you don’t have that size available just add another to make up the difference in size. I used 3 in this recipe about 5 ounces each and there was plenty of barbeque sauce left over, plus some extra for dipping.
If you’re cooking for 2 give this one a try; the chicken comes tender, sticky, and delicious. Enjoy

Sweet and Tangy Oven-Barbecued Chicken for Two
 
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon grated onion
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 ½ tablespoons molasses
  • 1 tablespoon real maple syrup
  • 1 ½ tablespoons cider vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (6 to 8 ounces each), trimmed and patted dry with paper towels
  • Salt and ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Preheat oven to 325F, place rack in upper middle position.
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325F, place rack in upper middle position.
  2. In a medium size bowl mix together the ketchup, onion, Worcestershire, mustard, molasses, maple syrup, vinegar, chili powder, and cayenne. Salt and pepper to taste and set aside.
  3. In a large oven proof skillet, using the oil, cook the chicken over medium high heat until lightly browned on both sides; cover and set aside to keep warm.
  4. Drain any excess oil from the empty skillet, add the sauce mixture, and cook stirring constantly over medium high heat until sauce thickens. (This only takes a few minutes)
  5. Place the chicken back in the skillet and roll them in the BBQ sauce to coat, spooning extra sauce over the top of the chicken to help coat.
  6. Place the chicken in the oven and roast until an instant read thermometer registers 130F. (about 10 minutes)
  7. Switch oven over to broil (I have a high and low setting – I used the low) and continue roasting until internal temperature reaches 160F. transfer chicken to a serving platter and let rest 10 minutes before serving.
  8. Mix any sauce together that is left in the bottom of the skillet, remove, and serve as a dipping sauce with the chicken.
  9. Enjoy

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Adapted from Cooks Country

Chili con Carne for 2

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Chili con Carne for 2

This is a simple recipe to prepare, and makes just the right amount of chili to serve 2 people. The can control the amount of heat in the recipe by using ether hot, or mild, diced tomatoes with green chilies. I used the zesty mild and it still had quite a bit of heat which was just right for me. (I used the Del monte brand)
If you are just feeding 2, give this one a try; it’s a simple and good chili recipe.

Chili con Carne for 2
 
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • ½ pound lean ground beef
  • 1 small onion (finely chopped)
  • 2 garlic cloves (crushed and minced)
  • 1 can diced tomatoes with green chilies (14.5 ounces)
  • 1 can tomato sauce (8 ounces)
  • 1 can pinto beans (15 ounces drained and rinsed)
  • 2 ½ teaspoons chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • Shredded cheddar for garnish (optional)
Instructions
  1. In a large sauce pan cook burger, garlic, and onion until burger is no longer pink inside; drain excess fat if needed.
  2. Add the diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, pinto beans, and the seasonings; mix until well combined. Bring mixture to a boil, cover, reduce heat to simmer, and cook for 1 hour.
  3. Serve hot garnished with the cheese.

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Adapted from Taste of Home Cookbook