I know it's Thorsday, and I'm supposed to do a Thorsday Book Review. But the book I've been reading is nonfiction, complex, and making me think. That hurts my pea sized brain, and I can't remember some other book to review, although I've read plenty. So let's go with the chicken I made the other night - easy peasy. It was inspired by the always-dependable red plaid cookbook.
3 pounds chicken thighs (or whatever parts you love)
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup wine (whatever suits your fancy)
1 tsp onion powder
2 tbsp Italian seasoning (or a mix or oregano, thyme, basil and rosemary)
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1/2 tsp salt, optional
1 cup water
1 tsp chicken base
1/4 cup cold water
2 tbsp cornstarch
In the bottom of your broiler pan, whisk together the vinegar, wine, onion powder, Italian seasoning and, if desired, salt. Add the vegetable oil and whisk until combined, then dunk the chicken, turning so both sides are coated. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for as long as you'd like before dinner (I think I had about 45 minutes), turning every so often so both sides marinate. Preheat the broiler, then broil, skin side down, for 15 to 20 minutes. Turn over and broil skin side up for an additional 10 to 15 minutes. Test to be sure the chicken is cooked; if it isn't, cook a little longer.
This turned out well, and it was pretty fast and easy. It was a cool evening, so I didn't mind heating up the oven, but otherwise, you might want to wait until fall to make this.
Happy Thorsday, everyone!