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?


Annie Jones said...

I don't repeat many dishes. Like your Molasses-Glazed Chicken, I often make recipes that are very similar to others I've made, but I rarely repeat recipes exactly. I do have a list of about 12 dishes that I make once every couple of months. They usually don't require a recipe and are comfort food like ham and beans, chili, roast beef, spaghetti, etc.

New recipes? I'm baking two new bread recipes today. One is a loaf of multi-grain bread and the other is cheese-filled dinner rolls.

Heather said...

We have several dinners that get made with some frequency, but I try to make something new at least once a week. The kids tend to be resistant to change, but I try anyway!

Mrs. L said...

Don't repeat dishes much cuz there is just so many wonderful recipes out there to try...from all my cookbooks, blogs and magazines.

I cooked for the first time in a month a few days ago. First time I hadn't really cooked in over two years. It was good to get back to being in the kitchen again,

Belle and Ward said...

I'm very fond of the teriyaki-style chicken recipes - this one looks good. We tend to cook a large variety of dishes around here, and Ward's almost always trying a new recipe. But when I find something I really like, we have it fairly often!

Anonymous said...

This looks soooo good. I just finished putting together a crockpot dinner for tonight using boneless thighs. (Chicken Caccitore) I love the meat, after cleaning out all the "yuck". Speaking of "yuck", do you, or anyone else, get rid of the "yuck" on egg yolks before cooking? This just totally grosses me out and I get rid of it pronto.


Anonymous said...

I forgot to answer your question. I guess you would say I have a medium stash of "same old" recipes with an occasional new one. However, the last month, I've gone on a new recipe binge. This came after I went through boxes of packed-away recipes from our last move.....3 years ago. :/


The Cookbook Junkie said...

You know Jan the thighs I buy at Costco don't seem to have the 'yuck' I've experienced the other times that I've used chicken thighs from the grocery store. I wouldn't even buy boneless thighs for the longest time but now I buy them at Costco regularly. I don't trim the ones from Costco at all. They generally don't even have any visible fat on them.

I'm not particular about eggs. Unless I'm making sunny side up fried eggs, the little yuckies don't bug me.

Anonymous said...

Having a new little one, I am trying to get a variety of food on the table, so I have been trying different recipes. I want my little girl to be happy about eating dinner and have fond memories of eating good food with her mom and dad at the table. The only way that is going to happen, is if I try different recipes and flag the "keepers".
Happy weekend to you!

Anonymous said...

Dcyent said try the molasses glazed chicken thighs my family just love this recipes.

Unknown said...

I am trying the recipe today it smells so good the marinade. Will be back to let u know how it taste.