I felt like a mad scientist while I chopped, and diced ingredients for my roasted chicken thighs and side dishes. You see, one can eat chicken a ‘million’ and one ways. But, without the input of certain spices and other ingredients, these dishes can leave a ‘blah’ taste to the taste buds.
I was seeking a chicken dish that would ‘knock’ off my socks in a good way. And, this one did. Thanks to one of fall’s favorites, apples, I was able to turn out a dish that was savory, a little sweet and tart and left my taste buds seeking more.
Overnight, I marinated my chicken thighs with crushed garlic,drizzle of olive oil, salt, black pepper, paprika, fresh thyme. On the day of cooking, I hauled my apples in the mix. After all, they were there perched in that red dish, waiting to be devoured. I surprised them and I made a quick home-made apple sauce out of them. With a few squeeze of honey, cinnamon,pinch of salt and a splash of water, I lowered the heat.
Apples simmered on low until they because softened. I then used my fork to help them along by mashing them. After simmering to the to sauce like consistency, this was placed aside.
Chicken thighs were roasted for approximately 45 minutes at a temperature of 365 degrees fahrenheit turning once.
Home-made apple sauce was then smothered on each thigh and then placed back inside the oven for another 15 minutes at 410 degrees.
I served chicken thighs smothered in apple sauce with a serving of fall greens consisting of sautéed brussels sprouts and broccoli with dried cranberries.
I'm originally from the beautiful island of Jamaica. In Jamaica, we always find a reason to celebrate. And, when there's a celebration, there is music, fun and of course, food, great food.
Presently, I reside in So. Florida.Living here in Florida offers varied cultures, people of different ethnic backgrounds.
I've a great passion for the culinary side of life. Therefore, being in So. Fl., provides me the great accessibility of fresh seafood, fruits and vegetables. Moreover, I've the choice to indulge in a amazing foods from different cuisines.This ability provides great inspiration for me to retreat to my humble kitchenette and replicate these dishes.It warms my heart to be able to break bread with loved ones.
I'm an avid reader and love to get lost between these beautiful words. I find reading to be a social activity because it allows me a peek inside other people's minds which in turn makes me more empathetic towards others. One day in the near future, I hope to publish my very own words in the area of poetry as well as my other love, food.
Yoga and speed walking are just a few of the things that keep me balanced and centered. I love family and friends; and, of course, wholesome foods with a glass of cocktail. Life is what you make of it. And, I try to savor and enjoy the simple and precious moments.
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2 thoughts on “CHICKEN THIGHS SMOTHERED IN HOME-MADE APPLE SAUCE”
It looks too beautiful to eat!! Absolutely delicious!:-) But then again… Everything you make is amazing and with such ease!:-)
You’re so kind. Thank you so much. You know how I feel about yr creations. I wish you an awesome holiday season.