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Juicy Asian-Style Chicken Thighs
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13 INGREDIENTS • 10 STEPS • 25MINS

Juicy Asian-Style Chicken Thighs

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16 ratings
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I love Asian-style marinades because they call for aggressive flavorings. Garlic, of course. Ginger usually. Soy – for that salty umami, maybe some fish sauce for a little funk, some sort of acid like vinegar or citrus juice and sugar and spice for the hot-sweet aspect we all crave.
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Garlic & Zest
Whether you hunger for healthy, fresh fare, or char-grilled "man-food", light sweets or decadent treats -- you'll find those here. Satisfying food.
http://www.garlicandzest.com
I love Asian-style marinades because they call for aggressive flavorings. Garlic, of course. Ginger usually. Soy – for that salty umami, maybe some fish sauce for a little funk, some sort of acid like vinegar or citrus juice and sugar and spice for the hot-sweet aspect we all crave.
25MINS
Total Time
$0.83
Cost Per Serving
Ingredients
Servings
4
US / Metric
Fresh Ginger
1 Tbsp
Fresh Ginger, freshly grated
Garlic
2 cloves
Garlic, minced
Fish Sauce
1 1/2 Tbsp
Brown Sugar
2 Tbsp
Brown Sugar
Serrano Chili
2
Serrano Chilis, thinly sliced
or 1 Large Jalapeno Pepper
Vidalia Onion
1
Large Vidalia Onion
or Large Spanish Onion
Olive Oil
1 Tbsp
Fresh Cilantro
to taste
Serrano Chili
to taste
Nutrition Per Serving
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Calories
72
Fat
3.4 g
Protein
1.4 g
Carbs
7.9 g
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Garlic & Zest
Whether you hunger for healthy, fresh fare, or char-grilled "man-food", light sweets or decadent treats -- you'll find those here. Satisfying food.
http://www.garlicandzest.com
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step 1
Zest the Lime (1) and set it aside. Slice 1/4 inch off of each end of the zested Lime. Cut it in half, lengthwise and juice one of the halves. Set the other half of the lime cut side-down​​ on the cutting board, slice it at an angle, lengthwise to make lime wedges and set aside.
step 2
In a small bowl or measuring cup, combine the Fresh Ginger (1 Tbsp), Garlic (2 cloves), 2 teaspoon of Lime Zest, 1 tablespoon of Lime Juice, Rice Vinegar (1 Tbsp), Low-Sodium Soy Sauce (1/4 cup), Olive Oil (1 Tbsp), Fish Sauce (1 1/2 Tbsp), Brown Sugar (2 Tbsp), and Serrano Chilis (2).
step 2 In a small bowl or measuring cup, combine the Fresh Ginger (1 Tbsp), Garlic (2 cloves), 2 teaspoon of Lime Zest, 1 tablespoon of Lime Juice, Rice Vinegar (1 Tbsp), Low-Sodium Soy Sauce (1/4 cup), Olive Oil (1 Tbsp), Fish Sauce (1 1/2 Tbsp), Brown Sugar (2 Tbsp), and Serrano Chilis (2).
step 3
Stir until brown sugar dissolves.
step 3 Stir until brown sugar dissolves.
step 4
Place the trimmed meaty Chicken Thighs (4) in a zip-top plastic bag and pour the marinade over them. Squeeze the air out of the bag and seal it tightly. With your hands work the chicken thighs into the marinade until well coated.
step 4 Place the trimmed meaty Chicken Thighs (4) in a zip-top plastic bag and pour the marinade over them. Squeeze the air out of the bag and seal it tightly. With your hands work the chicken thighs into the marinade until well coated.
step 5
Place the bag on a rimmed baking sheet and refrigerate for 8-10 hours or overnight.
step 5 Place the bag on a rimmed baking sheet and refrigerate for 8-10 hours or overnight.
step 6
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
step 6 Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
step 7
Slice the Vidalia Onion (1) crosswise in about 1/4-1/2 inch rings and arrange them on a rimmed baking sheet. Remove the chicken thighs from the marinade and pat them dry with a paper towel. Arrange the chicken on top of the onions.
step 7 Slice the Vidalia Onion (1) crosswise in about 1/4-1/2 inch rings and arrange them on a rimmed baking sheet. Remove the chicken thighs from the marinade and pat them dry with a paper towel. Arrange the chicken on top of the onions.
step 8
Bake for 25-30 minutes or until skin is crispy and meat is cooked through.
step 8 Bake for 25-30 minutes or until skin is crispy and meat is cooked through.
step 9
To serve, arrange the onions on a plate and top with the chicken thighs. Sprinkle with Fresh Cilantro (to taste), Lime Wedges, and sliced additional Serrano Chilis (to taste) if desired.
step 9 To serve, arrange the onions on a plate and top with the chicken thighs. Sprinkle with Fresh Cilantro (to taste), Lime Wedges, and sliced additional Serrano Chilis (to taste) if desired.
step 10
Serve and enjoy!
step 10 Serve and enjoy!
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Dairy-Free
American
Budget-Friendly
Comfort Food
Chicken
Shellfish-Free
Chinese
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