We recently went to visit my parents, at their camp and spent 2 fun filled weeks with them. Upon our return, Hubby had stopped at the grocery store to pick up a few things, but we still didn't have much in the house. I had to get dinner on the table, with what I had in the house, so I quickly searched online for a chicken thigh recipe. The photo that accompanied this recipe, at For the Love of Cooking, is what caught my eye and I quickly decided that this would be gracing our dinner table. We never buy red wine vinegar, so I decided to use Balsamic vinegar in it's place.
The kids helped me make the marinade and they kept commenting on how delicious it smelled. After a couple of hours in the fridge, the chicken was ready for the skillet. The smell, as I was browning the chicken was deliciously intoxicating. There was the sweetness of the balsamic, paired with tangy lemon and savory garlic. A-MA-ZING!! The chicken was so tender and the flavours were so delicious and complimented each other well. The kids gobbled their chicken up in no time and even asked for seconds; which barely happens with Queenie. A beautiful quick and delicious way to cook up chicken thighs.
Adapted from For the Love of Cooking
- boneless, skinless chicken thighs, trimmed of any fat
- 4-5 tbsp olive oil
- Juice and zest of one lemon
- 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
Combine all ingredients together in a large zip lock bag. Let the chicken marinate in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Heat the olive oil in a large OVEN PROOF skillet over medium high heat. Coat the skillet with 2 Tbs olive oil. Once the skillet is hot, lay the chicken thighs smooth side down in the pan and cook until golden brown, about 4 minutes. Turn the chicken over and place in the oven. Cook for 8 minutes or until cooked through. Let the meat rest for a few minutes.
Cindy's notes: I used Balsamic vinegar, in place of the red wine vinegar and bone in, skinless chicken thighs.
This post linked to
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Tuesday at the Table
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