I had a hankering for Chinese street style chicken on a stick and decided to expand and make my own glaze. I have used Soy Vay brand teriyaki sauce before but wanted to make my own and make it spicier and alcoholier. These are boneless skinless chicken thighs with my improvised recipe of a bourbon teriyaki glaze.
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Thanks to my sis we now receive Bon Appetit magazine! This recipe comes from the January 2011 issue. I adapted it in a couple of ways. First, I nixed the pomegranate relish that was supposed to accompany it and secondly, I used chicken thighs instead of making kebobs with breast meat. Once it’s grilling season I would love to make this again, this time by making the kebobs. The thighs came out great though too!
In certain circles, dark meat gets a bad reputation. I don’t really get it. Dark meat is much more juicy and flavorful than it’s white meat counterpart. A boneless, skinless chicken breast (about 4 ounces) has about 2.5 grams of fat and 110 calories. A 4 ounce thigh, with the bone and skin removed, has 4 grams of fat and also 110 calories. (Nutritional info courtesy of a great website). So why not live on the wild side and make chicken thighs for dinner? Ok. done. Oh, and chicken thighs are also a LOT cheaper than breasts.
We bought a nice big tray of chicken thighs from Giant. These did have bones and skin on them, both which keep in a lot of flavor and natural juices. We started off by making a braising liquid, using the shallots, jalapenos, lemon and wine (unfortunately we only had red wine, which is why the chicken is purple/red hue).
we seasoned the thighs and sprinkled them with some ground rosemary (I used the bullet for this).
and in they went
just a few minutes on each side and into a baking dish
Now on to the roasted cauliflower. We first discovered roasted cauliflower from our friend Candace and it was love at first bite! We’ve made it several times now and usually marinate it in something different each time.
The marinade this time consisted of oil, hot sauce, lots of seasonings and some mustard.
The cauliflower roasted in the oven along with the chicken.
I like it really roasted, on the border between cooked and almost burned! It’s amazingly flavorful.