quick skinless bone-in chicken thigh marinade?
For today, I meant to do a tandoori marinade (yogurt with spices and lime juice), but the market I dropped by had every permutation of yogurt in the world except unflavored plain. I couldn't bear going to yet another market.
My own usual alternative approach is to coat the chicken liberally with a barbecue-style spice mix and then to cook it, finishing off with some bbq sauce. And it is awesome. But for variety's sake: any other ideas about what to do with 10 chicken thighs, perhaps with a different ethnic spin? I have lots of pantry ingredients and fridge staples, including assorted Thai and Indian ingredients.
Orange juice and honey with a pinch of the zest if you have it. I call it an Israeli chicken recipe. Marinade then put the thighs in a baking dish with the mainade and bake, basting occasionally. Goes great with couscous and your favorite veg. Honey is a natural with chicken anyway. You can make it more Asian by adding a little garlic, soy sauce and ginger but it is great just with OJ & H.
Chicken Thighs Roasted With Ginger, Chiles and Soy
2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
1/2 serrano chile, minced
2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon oil
8 skin-on, bone-in chicken thighs
Combine all ingredients in a gallon freezer bag or glass bowl. Marinate in the refrigerator for several hours or overnight.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Arrange chicken, skin-up, in a baking dish just large enough to hold the pieces in one layer. Pour all remaining marinade over the chicken and bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until skin is crisp and chicken is well cooked. Serve with the baking juices.