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Chicken With Plum Sauce

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Ingredients
  Purple plums 1 Can (10 oz)
  Butter/Margarine 2 Tablespoon
  Onion 1 Medium, finely chopped
  Firmly packed brown sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Tomato based chili sauce 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Soy sauce 2 Tablespoon
  Ground ginger 1 Teaspoon
  Lemon juice 2 Teaspoon
  Broiler fryer chicken 1
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
Directions

Drain plums, reserving 2 tablespoons of the syrup; remove pits.
Place plums and reserved syrup in a blender and whirl until pureed; set aside.
Place butter in a 1 quart casserole.
Microwave, uncovered, on HIGH (100%) for 1 minute; stir in onion and microwave on HIGH (100%) for 2 more minutes.
Stir in sugar, chili sauce, soy, ginger, lemon juice, and plum puree.
Microwave, uncovered, on HIGH (100%) for 5 minutes (stirring every 2 minutes) or until sauce thickens slightly; set aside.
Remove giblets from chicken; set aside for other uses.
Rinse chicken and pat dry.
Sprinkle cavity with salt and pepper.
Place chicken, breast side down, on a nonmetallic rack in a 7 by 11 inch baking dish.
Microwave, uncovered, on HIGH (100%) for 12 minutes, brushing generously with sauce after 6 minutes.
Turn breast side up.
Microwave, uncovered, on HIGH (100%) for 12 minutes (brushing generously with sauce after 6 minutes) or until juices run clear and meat near thigh bone is no longer pink when slashed.
Transfer chicken to a serving platter; cover very loosely with foil and let stand for 5 minutes before serving.
Pour juices from baking dish into a small bowl; skim off and discard fat.
Stir in about 1/3 cup of the plum sauce (cover and refrigerate remaining sauce, reserving for other uses).
Microwave, uncovered, on HIGH (100%) for 1 minute or until heated through.
Pass sauce at the table to spoon over individual servings.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Bit Difficult
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Microwaving
Ingredient: 
Chicken
Interest: 
Party

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