Thursday, October 22, 2009
Fooled by the name
Molasses-Glazed Chicken Thighs
Southern Living Annual Recipes 2005
3/4 cup molasses
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup olive oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon pepper
12 skinned and boned chicken thighs
Combine first 6 ingredients in a shallow dish or large zip-top plastic freezer bag; add chicken thighs. Cover or seal, and chill 8 hours, turning occasionally.
Remove chicken from marinade, discarding marinade.
Grill chicken thighs, covered with grill lid, over medium heat (300° to 350°) 5 to 6 minutes on each side or until done. I broiled them.
Yield: Makes 6 to 8 servings
This recipe was supposed to be grilled and last night was actually a great night to grill but Dan was fussy and my husband was cutting the grass so it was easier to broil (and stay in the house). I loved the Spicy Honey-Brushed Chicken Thighs that I broiled a few weeks ago so I was hoping for more good results.
This chicken was definitely delicious and enjoyable but while it sounded a bit 'different' from the title, when it comes down to it, it's just a teriyaki style chicken. I love teriyaki style chicken so I enjoyed this very much but I was expecting some more out-of-the-ordinary. Don't ask me why since it was obvious from the ingredients what I would end up with but it didn't hit me until I tasted it that it wasn't anything different. I expected the molasses flavor to be stronger I suppose.
I was trying to plan next week's menu last night and I was drawing a huge blank. I am down to the dregs of the freezer and frankly I'm over the idea of using up every last item in there right now. Yet even giving myself the freedom to plan anything I wanted wasn't helping. I'm starting to feel like I've cooked it all.
Question of the Day: Do you cook a large variety of dishes or just a few? When did you last try a new recipe?