BRAISED THIGHS WITH SWEET GREEN PEAS

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Already, I’m doing a happy dance within. I can’t wait to further indulge in this mouth-watering meal. Sampled a tad and was elated. Someone is going have a grand time tomorrow. Yes, guys, I’m yapping about my braised chicken thighs and sweet green peas.

It has been a while since I’ve gone this culinary route. My dear mom, Beryl used to stretch this choice of poultry  by adding sweet green peas to this delicious dish. After all, she had many mouths to feed. Thus, it was with great nostalgic and super-warm feelings that  I prepared and cooked this simple yet amazing meal.

I went with chicken thighs because they are loaded with great flavors. Did a rough chop into smaller portions. Marinated them overnight with:

  • salt and black pepper
  • paprika
  • crushed garlic/pimento
  • splash of balsamic vinegar

At cooking time, I brought marinated chicken thighs to room temperature and then brown them a little canola oil:

CHICKEN THIGHS BROWNING IN SKILLET
CHICKEN THIGHS BROWNING IN SKILLET

Then route vegetables were added:

CHICKEN THIGHS WITH ROOT VEGGIES
CHICKEN THIGHS WITH ROOT VEGGIES

Cold tap water was added. Then chicken and other ingredients like (fresh thyme, scotch bonnet pepper) were braised and simmered under low to medium heat. A mix of corn starch was added so as to thicken the gravy.

Sweet green peas and chopped scallion were added a few minutes before the end of the cooking time. These soaked up all the delicious flavors. I was happy.

BRAISED CHICKEN THIGHS AND SWEET GREEN PEAS
BRAISED CHICKEN THIGHS AND SWEET GREEN PEAS

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