Monday, August 1, 2011

Friday Night Dinner – Sautéed Glazed Chicken Thighs

On Friday night, we wanted to grill some chicken thighs. This is fine with me since I was exhausted from working and studying all week. I was looking forward to my husband cooking them on the grill while I relaxed inside with a glass of wine.
My husband found this recipe for Cedar-Planked Chicken Thighs with Soy-Ginger Glaze on Weber grill's website. Unfortunately, while preparing the glaze on the stove, we heard thunder and within minutes it was pouring rain outside. I ended up sautéing the chicken thighs and pouring the glaze on top.

This recipe is adapted from the Cedar-Planked Chicken Thighs with Soy-Ginger Glaze on the Weber website.

Sautéed Glazed Chicken Thighs

- 10 skinless boneless chicken thighs
- ¾ cup soy sauce
- ½ cup balsamic vinegar
- ½ cup packed brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1/8 teaspoon ginger powder
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- 1/8 cup sesame oil

Clean any remaining fat and membrane from the chicken thighs.

In a saucepan, cook the soy sauce, balsamic vinegar and brown sugar until reduced by half (about 20 minutes). Remove the saucepan from heat and add the garlic, ginger powder, pepper and sesame oil.

In a frying pan, brown the chicken thighs on both sides and then let them cook through until the chicken is opaque.

Pour the glaze over the chicken thighs, loosely cover with aluminum foil and turn down the heat to a medium simmer. Simmer for 10 minutes, turn the chicken thighs over and simmer for another 10 minutes.

Serve with stir fry vegetables and/or brown rice.

Before the summer is over, I promise I will post a recipe we grill outdoors. What is your favorite BBQ or outdoor grill recipe?

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