Solar Chinese Inspired Chicken

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Serve this sweet and sour chicken over white or brown rice.

Sun Oven Chinese BBQ Chicken

Ingredients

1 onion, finely chopped

1/3 cup ketchup

3 tablespoons brown sugar

2 tablespoon hoisin sauce

2 tablespoons soy sauce

2 tablespoons dry vermouth

2 cloves garlic, minced

6 whole chicken legs (leg and thigh), skin removed

Preparation

Set Sun Oven out to preheat. Spray a large, lidded roasting pan with cooking spray.

In a large bowl, stir together the onion, ketchup, brown sugar, hoisin sauce, vermouth, and garlic. Add the chicken, turning to coat. Arrange the chicken in a single layer in the prepared roasting pan. Brush the chicken with the remaining sauce. Cover and cook in the Sun Oven, 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

 

Saffron Solar Chicken Stew

Moroccan Chicken

Dutch ovens work great in combination with the Sun Oven. They can easily go from stove to Sun Oven and back again as needed. They’re perfect for browning meats prior to solar cooking or sauce reduction after. Serve this Moroccan inspired stew with couscous to soak up all the fragrant sauce.

Fragrant Sun Oven Chicken with Saffron and Almonds

Ingredients

2 tablespoons butter

8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs

1/2 teaspoon saffron threads, divided

Salt and pepper to taste

2 onions, thinly sliced

3 cups chicken broth

1 small cinnamon stick

1 cup cooked chickpeas

1/2 cup blanched almonds

1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley

2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

Preparation

Set Sun Oven out to preheat.

Melt the butter in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the chicken thighs, turning to coat. Add 1/4 teaspoon of the saffron threads, and season with salt and pepper.  Cover the chicken with the sliced onions. Add the broth, cinnamon stick, chickpeas and almonds. Cover and transfer to the Sun Oven. Cook until the meat is tender, 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Transfer the Dutch oven to the stove. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the chicken to a serving plater, keep warm. Remove and discard the cinnamon stick. Bring the sauce to a boil over high heat and cook, stirring frequently with a wooden spoon, until reduced. Lower the heat and stir in the parsley, remaining 1/4 teaspoon saffron, and lemon juice. Pour the sauce over the chicken and serve.

Makes 4 servings.

Chicken with Wine Sauce

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If you have stackable pots you can cook the rice in your Sun Oven at the same time as the chicken. Steam some broccoli while everything else is cooking to complete your meal.

Easy Sun Oven Chicken and Wine

Ingredients

3 pounds chicken pieces, skin and excess fat removed

1 can (10-ounce) cream of mushroom soup

1 can (10-ounce) French onion soup

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Sunday Solar Roast Chicken

Chicken and Rice

It takes longer to cook chicken and rice together than it would if each were cooked separately, but the flavor absorbed by the rice is worth the wait. Just make sure there’s a full day of sun in the weather forecast.

Chicken Veggies and Rice

Ingredients

3 tablespoons olive oil, divided

1 onion, diced

1 carrot, diced

1 stalk celery, diced

1 1/2 cups brown rice

1 1/2 cups boiling water

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Solar Braised Chicken and Cabbage

Chicken w:Red Cabbage

Serve this slow cooked chicken with plenty of good bread to soak up the succulent sauce.

Sun Oven Braised Chicken with Red Cabbage

Ingredients

1 tablespoon unsalted butter

1/2 red cabbage, cored and shredded

1 whole chicken (about 3 pounds) cut into 8 pieces

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1 small onion, finely chopped

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Solar Salt and Cider Chicken

Cider Vinegar Chicken

Chicken cut up into pieces cook quickly and is a good choice when the hours of sun light are limited.

Sun Oven Salt and Cider Vinegar Chicken

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups cider vinegar

1/4 cup vegetable oil

1 egg, lightly beaten

2 teaspoons kosher salt

1 teaspoon poultry seasoning

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The Return of a Solar Favorite

Chicken Turmeric with Couscous

This recipe was a favorite around our house for a long time but for some reason it lost it’s place in our rotation. It was about time it made it’s way back.

Sun Oven Chicken with Turmeric and Chickpeas

1 Tablespoon olive oil

1  onion, finely chopped

1/2 teaspoon turmeric

6 chicken thighs, bone-in, skin and excess fat removed

1/2 cup water

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Solar Chicken with Herbs

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Sun Oven chicken is always a favorite. You can never have too many recipes.

Sun Oven Herbed Chicken Pot Roast

Ingredients

8 bone in, skin on chicken thighs, trimmed of excess fat

1 tablespoon olive oil

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

2 carrots, cut into 1/2-inch-thick rounds

8 ounces small boiling onions, peeled

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Honey Roasted Solar Chicken

Half Solar Baked

Be sure to spread all of the glaze over the chicken before putting it in the Sun Oven. Unlike with a conventional oven there’s no need to baste the bird during cooking. And if you have a probe thermometer now’s the time to dig it out of the kitchen drawer.

Sun Oven Honey Glazed Chicken

Ingredients

1 whole chicken

1 tablespoon honey

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Solar Lime Chicken

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Use the lime juice from yesterday’s veggie chips for this easy to prepare chicken dish.

Sun Oven Lime Chicken

Ingredients

5 bone-in, skinless chicken breast halves

1/2 cup soy sauce

1/4 cup lime juice

1 tablespoon Worchestershire sauce

2 cloves garlic, minced

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