I am not sure how many times a week I ask my gang what they want for dinner. I used to ask pretty often when my kids all lived here…but the only answer I got was “TACOS!” After a while, I stopped asking…because well, I really don’t like making tacos for some reason…not sure why. ANYWAY…I did ask Kevin what he wanted the other day and he said “something with chicken thighs.” I used to make him the thighs all of the time, then we gave into the healthy chicken breasts…and alas…no more thighs. But guess what??? I made these and man, they were so good! I just chopped up a bunch of garlic, added it to stuff in my cabinet and BOOM! Delicious, moist chicken thighs were on the plate in no time at all.
I will make these again…and I will use this sauce on salmon and chicken breasts as well. It is quite tasty!
Garlic Chicken Thighs
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup butter
7 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tbs low sodium soy sauce
2 Tbs. honey
1 Tbs. balsamic vinegar
1/2 tsp minced dried onion
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp pepper
3 Tbs chopped fresh parsley
1 tsp chopped fresh chives
6 chicken thighs, clean and dried
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking pan with foil.
Add everything but the chicken to a microwaveable bowl. Cook on High for 2 minutes. It will be bubbly.
Put the chicken on the pan. Spoon the sauce onto the thighs, reserving a bit for basting.
Cook for 20 minutes, coat with more sauce then broil for 10 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
What did I love about this recipe? We really enjoyed the mild garlic taste. I thought it would be more “garlicy,” but it really wasn’t. I will definitely make it again and will try the same sauce on chicken breasts as well.
What didn’t I love about this recipe? Nothing. It was really good and very simple.