So, it occurred to me around 4:30 Weds. night that I really needed to get my act together and make this recipe. I mean, I needed something to break up the chocolate truffle blockade, and some light and tasty chicken is just the ticket.
It's raining like crazy in the Bay area, and thank God it is because we really need it. It made getting a parking space at Trader Joe's easier since anyone with half a brain decided to go straight home and eat food they already owned, even if it was cereal.
Not me. I was on the hunt for chicken thighs (I needed more than chicken for the recipe, but didn't realize it till I was home). They had them but they were boneless, which will do but aren't ideal. Cooking chicken on the bone gives a more flavorful result, and when we cut back on fats, building flavors is important.
The marinade is so ridiculously easy; really, the whole dish couldn't be easier. I let it marinade in the fridge while I made, yes, ANOTHER batch of Nutella truffles. I put it under the broiler and kept watch over it, turning after 7 minutes. It smelled fantastic and got a little black around the edges. I love eating the little overcooked edges of food so this was a treat!
I'm not a huge fan of chicken thighs in general but these were great. They were tender, moist and flavorful. I had added a little sesame oil to the marinade which gave them a subtle nutty flavor (good thing since I was out of sesame seeds!)