Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Asian Glazed Chicken Thighs



I should have listened to that little voice that kept telling me to stay home today.

Like when I was kept up most of the night by my neighbor's car alarm.

Or when I woke up to no electricity.

Or when I had to pry my kids out of their bed with a crowbar, bribes of a million dollars, and threats of never seeing the light of day again.

Maybe after those things I should know better then to take my freshly numbed and drilled son to Burger King, where he will inevitably chew his lips to bits, cry for days when his tomato falls out of his burger, and bite a chunk out of his friend's shoulder.

After said day I should have just expected that my totally innocent looking toilet was planning to completely flood the bathroom.

Thank goodness for reruns of Glee and lemon bars.

And thank goodness for recipes like this to save you after rough days. You can still end your day triumphantly with flavorful aromatic chicken thighs. Just marinate, bake, baste and enjoy.

Now let's all take a deep breath.

Asian Glazed Chicken Thighs
Cooking Light March 2011

Ingredients

1/3 cup rice vinegar
1/4 cup lower-sodium soy sauce
3 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons dark sesame oil
1 1/2 tablespoons chile paste (such sambal oelek)
10 garlic cloves, minced
12 bone-in chicken thighs, skinned (we used boneless)
Cooking spray
1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions

1. Combine vinegar, soy sauce, honey, sesame oil, chile paste, and garlic, stirring until honey dissolves. Pour vinegar mixture into a zip-top plastic bag. Add chicken to bag; seal. Marinate in refrigerator 1 hour, turning occasionally. Remove chicken from bag, reserving marinade.

2. Preheat oven to 425°.

3. Place reserved marinade in a small saucepan over medium-high heat; bring to a boil. Cook for 2 minutes or until syrupy, stirring occasionally. Place chicken on a rack coated with cooking spray, and place rack in a roasting pan. Baste chicken with reserved marinade; sprinkle evenly with salt. Bake at 425° for 10 minutes; baste. Bake an additional 10 minutes; baste. Discard remaining marinade. Bake an additional 10 minutes or until done. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Per Serving: 306 cal, 15g fat, 27 prot, 12g carb



What do you do to recover from a tough day?

33 comments:

Angela said...

Sounds like quite the day. :) At least you had a very happy ending! Looks awesome! :)

Foodness Gracious said...

Looks great, your day sounds rough but with a good recovery. What do I do....drink wine!

Rachel said...

Wow! What a day! At least you had a good dinner to make up for it. The chicken recipe sounds really yummy!

ARLENE said...

Those look delectable! Thighs are my favorite part of the bird; had them tonight. Today was a terrible, no good, very bad day, for sure. When I have such days, I quilt. It keeps my hands busy so I can't cram in the chocolate.

girlichef said...

Um. Booze! LOL...I wouldn't mind a plate of this to go along with it, though ;)

Marisa said...

This recipe sounds so awesome! I just tried a recipe for asian glazed drumsticks and we hated--so I was interested if it was the same recipe and how you liked it. So I was pleasantly surprised to see that it was a totally different recipe that you posted. yours sounds amazing! I'll be trying it for sure!

Debbie said...

Love all those ingredients and I have a package of chicken in the freezer! Looks delicious...

The Blonde Duck said...

I dance!

Joanne said...

That sounds insane! At least you had lemon bars to cheer you up. i'd be eating a tub of ben and jerry's (yes. Tub.) Hopefully today will be better!

This chicken looks delicious!

Taste and Tell said...

Don't you just love days like that? :)

I'm a chicken thigh fan for sure. This would definitely put me in a better mood!

Mary said...

This is a lovely meal and your chicken sounds delicious. I wish I could join you for diner. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Val said...

YUMMMMMMM. How I recover from a long day. One word. Pinot. =)))) lol

Pam said...

What a day! I am glad this delicious looking dinner made everything better.

Natalie said...

yikes! hope today was better. and yes, at least it ended well :)

Velva said...

You need this delicious dish and a cocktail.
Hope tomorrow is a better day.

Cheers.
Velva

Aubrey Bergeson said...

That asparagus looks perfect, I could use a training on that. Mine came out shriveled last night, ha ha. Wow, I had no idea you were having that kind of day, you put on a really good face at Burger King!! :) Maybe we should take some of these other peoples advice, and throw back a cold one!! Diet coke of course.

Reeni said...

I'm sorry you had such a rough day! The chicken looks amazing - hope it helped make up for it! I eat dessert in bed with my kindle or a movie when I have a bad day!

Kim said...

Oh no. I lose my mind on days like that. I have no patience whatsoever. These chicken thighs look perfectly glazed and flavorful. I'm saving this recipe!

mybizzykitchen.com said...

I drink a big glass of WINE! :D

Hope your Friday and weekend are less hectic - hugs!

Burp and Slurp~! said...

I just sleep, or eat something yummy, or watch a comedy. I hope you're recovering fully now, Teresa! :-)

And damn I love them sticky thighs! It's kind of like teriyaki chicken.

Victor said...

Wow! That's quite an interesting day. What to do a rough day? I would probably eat a slice of pie and go to sleep. :)

The chickens looks mouthwatering. Thanks for sharing.

Lauren's Latest said...

This dinner sounds yummy! And after the day you had, you deserved it!

Chris said...

Oh yeah, I love sriracha sauce or sambal so this will have to make it into my try soon list.

Rebecca from Chow and Chatter said...

looks like a great dish and your right a nice easy dish can make a stressful day into a better one hugs

Gloria said...

Teresa this look really yummy! gloria

Barbara said...

Oh my! That was some day! And we've all had them! Thighs are my favorite and this sure looks like a great recipe, Teresa. Love those Asian flavors.
What do I do after a bad day? Have a gin and tonic. What else? :)

Katie said...

Woof...easy chicken thighs are a good way to save the day!

Cheryl said...

I would need several cocktails after a day like that! I subscribe to Cooking Light Magaziner and I never see anything I want to cook, but when I see your make it, I change my mind!

Cathy said...

Yum, the marinade sounds delicious! and the thighs are my favorite part of the chicken. A good dinner that goes together quickly can save the day.

mybizzykitchen.com said...

Hey Teresa - would you have time to host BSI this week? Let me know when you can - can you shoot me an email at mybizzykitchen@gmail.com?

Thanks!

Barbara Bakes said...

Wow - that was a bad day lol - sorry! I love the way you ended it though!

Yummies4Dummies said...

This looks great!

The Blonde Duck said...

Have a magical Monday!