Saturday, February 14, 2015

Sherwood Forrest Easy Glazed Chicken

Heeeeeeeeeey Robin, what made your arrow quiver?

About 6 years ago, some academics in England concluded that Robin Hood may have been gay. New studies suggest he was actually a gay outlaw who had been exiled from "straight" society. Little John, not Maid Marian, was his true love.
The reassessment is based on 14th-century ballads of Robin Hood, which detail his relationships with his "merrie men", especially Little John and Will Scarlet.
One translation includes the verse: "When Robin Hood was about 20 years old; he happen'd to meet Little John; A jolly brisk blade right fit for the trade, for he was a lusty young man."
The ballads indicate that Robin Hood roamed Nottinghamshire in the late 13th or 14th century and that his popularity came from his ability to flout authority, not from giving away money.
Most historians agree that the relationship between Hood and John in the ballads is "ambiguous".
Barry Dobson, professor of medieval history at the University of Cambridge, points out the 13th century had seen increasing oppression of gays: "In the 12th century homosexuality was accepted, but in the 13th the church became much less tolerant and such people were driven underground."

Granted no studies ever indicated that either he or any of his merrie men ever roasted chicken with a mixture of soy sauce and brown sugar but that does not stop us from naming this in their honor.


4 chicken thighs (with skin & bones)
1/3 cup of brown sugar
3 tbs light soy sauce
1 tbs red wine vinegar
3 tbsp olive oil
4 shallots, chopped are optional
Salt and Pepper to taste


1. Preheat oven to 425

2. In a large bowl, combine marinade with a whisk and toss with chicken. Season well.

3. Place chicken pieces skin side up in a roasting dish that has been sprayed with cooking spray.

4. Roast for 35 minutes until it begins to brown. Remove and baste with marinade. Flip pieces and bake a remaining 10 minutes or until chicken is cooked.

5. Garnish as you choose.

slave made this meal even merrier by roasting fresh asparagus, making a chicken gravy and re-heating left-over mashed potatoes. 

This could not have been simpler to throw together. Yet the light glaze adds a sweet touch to the juicy chicken.

Hope this fun look at history along with a great way to fix chicken hits the bulls eye for your table.
Now for some fun music in the background:
Serving my Master Indy

To satisfy and restore.
To nourish, support and maintain.
To gratify, spoil, comfort and please,
to nurture, assist, and sustain
..I cook!

Please buy slave's cookbook:

The Little Black Book of Indiscreet Recipes by Dan White via @amazon

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