Friday, May 28, 2010

Boston Baked Beans/Oven Baked Chicken

(Here are two Memorial Day food suggestions - besides cooking up on the grill hot dogs and burgers you can always cook chicken either on the grill or in the oven if it's one of those days when it's raining out. With it cook up some Boston baked beans, potato salad, a tossed salad, corn on the cob and some biscuits. For dessert brownies is an all time favorite, apple or blueberry pie, ice cream.)


Boston Baked Beans

4 cups cooked or canned navy beans
1/3 cup molasses
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon safflower oil
1 large onion, sliced into rings

6 servings

Preheat the oven to 350 F. Combine all the ingredients except the oil and onion in a
1 1/2 quart baking dish, along with 1/4 cup of water. Mix thoroughly. Cover and bake 30 minutes.

Heat the oil in a skillet. When it is hot, add the onion, stirring to separate the rings,
and saute until brown. After the beans have baked for 30 minutes, top with the onions
and bake, uncovered, for another 10 minutes. Serve at once

Quick and Easy Boston Baked Beans

1 can (22 to 24 oz. size, not the 16
oz. size - next size larger) B & M brand baked
1 to 1 1/2 Tbl. brown sugar
2 to 3 Tbl. finely chopped onion
1 to 2 tsp. prepared yellow mustard such as
2 slices bacon, halved and cooked halfway
through in the microwave, if desired(optional)

Mix beans, brown sugar, onion, and mustard well. Pour into a baking dish (1 1/2 qt. pyrex dish). Top with halved slices of partially cooked bacon, if desired. Bake for 45 minutes at 325 - 350 degrees F. Let sit for 5 minutes before serving. This gives the sauce a chance to cool and thicken a bit before serving. Serve with, hotdogs, Boston Brown Bread and cole slaw. This is a good lunch or not fancy supper.

Easy Oven Fried Parmesan Chicken

Dust chicken with Bisquick Heart Smart® mix. Roll in a pint of light sour cream, then 1 1/2 c bread crumbs mixed with 1/2 c parmesan cheese, and 1 tsp. garlic salt and pepper. Place on cookie sheet sprayed with release spray. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour, turning halfway through.
- Judy, AZ

Oven Baked Chicken

1 tablespoon butter or margarine
2/3 cup Original Bisquick® mix
1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 cut-up whole chicken (3 to 3 1/2 pounds)

1.Heat oven to 425°F. Melt butter in rectangular baking dish, 13x9x2 inches, in oven.
2.Stir together Bisquick, paprika, salt and pepper; coat chicken. Place skin sides down in dish (dish and butter should be hot).
3.Bake 35 minutes; turn chicken. Bake about 15 minutes longer or until juice is no longer pink when centers of thickest pieces are cut.

Do-Ahead Tip
Because this chicken is delicious hot or cold, it’s great picnic fare! Make some ahead of time to go with sandwiches for an easy picnic.

Add 1 teaspoon of dried italian seasoning to the Bisquick® for a hint of fragrant flavor.

Go ahead and double the recipe. When you have extra chicken on hand, you're only moments away from an impromptu picnic. (Leftovers keep for one week in the refrigerator.)

For Parmesan Oven-Fried Chicken, decrease Bisquick to 1/3 cup and salt to 1 teaspoon, and add 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese.

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