Hello all– Dinnertime has changed around our house. Used to be Larry and I would sit over our two little pieces of chicken and quietly exchange tid bits about our days at work or what we’d read online. Companionable, but perhaps a times we were a little dull.
Now dinner with Micah, Jodi and the grand-girls is more of a contact sport. The platter is heaped with chicken. The butter is passing, the spoons of rice are heaped onto plates and there is definitely a low roar of conversation. It’s a lot more jolly.
So here’s a dish that was passed around the other night, enough for all 7 of us–
SOY GLAZED CHICKEN
2 tsp. sesame seeds
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup lime juice
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup honey
8 chicken thighs
Toast the sesame seeds in a dry skillet over medium heat until they are golden (just a minute or two)
In a large baking dish, mix the lime juice, soy sauce, honey and garlic.
Remove the skin from the chicken thighs* and turn the chicken in the lime-soy-honey mixture to coat all sides. Then put them top side down in the marinade and let them sit for 30 minutes.
Put the chicken in a 425 degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes (depending on the size of your pieces of chicken) — Then turn them and back in the oven 15-20 minutes more.
When they are done, arrange them on pretty plate and stir the sesame seeds into the glaze left in the pan– scrape the sauce from the pan over the chicken.
*The recipe I worked from left the skin on. I’m sure it’s good either way.