I don't know why this is Western Chicken. I do know that when it was cold and raining last night, again, I remembered that a restaurant we used to frequent made this. I don't recall which it was, but it was either one from Connecticut in the early 1980s, or one from the late 1980s. Either way, there were no leftovers except some rice. Good think Thor believes rice is food.
Boneless, skinless chicken thighs
Open the chicken thighs out flat, and place in the bottom of the broiler pan. Broil for 5 minutes, flip over and broil the other side for 5 minutes. Drain the fat off, and reduce the oven temperature to 325F. Pour the barbecue sauce over the chicken, and return to the oven for 15 to 20 minutes, until the chicken is done. Sprinkle the top with chopped chives and cover with thick slices of mozzarella. Return to the oven for about 5 minutes, until the cheese melts.
I served this with long grain and wild rice. I used the packaged mix, but threw out the seasoning packet. I cooked 3 cups of rice with 6 cups of water, 1 stick butter, 1 minced onion, 1 tsp salt, and 1/2 cup minced parsley. Let's face it, the seasoning packets are nothing but a buttload of salt anyway, so I just create my own flavorings. The rice was great. Peas simmered up with a few mint leaves and a touch each of salt and sugar rounded out the meal.
Thor gets whatever's left in the pans after dinner, usually some starch and meat scraps. He hasn't been fed in his mind if he doesn't get human food. So it's a good thing he believes rice is real food, because that's all that was left for him (other than some stray peas, which he spits all over the floor).
Hope you all have a good weekend planned. I'm planning some quality time with my sewing machine, after I enjoy the sunshine this afternoon. There may be some strawberry picking in the works, along with a trip to Toy Story 3. It's good to have little kids; the big kids get a chance to see all the "fun" movies!