Wednesday, October 8, 2008

My favourite chicken

I'm picky about my chicken.
For years I only ate chicken breasts, but finally one day I realized that chicken breasts are dry as paper. Neither do they taste much unless you marinate them in something that does.
So I switched to tights. Chicken tights, that is. With skin!

Not only is the meat juicier and holds more taste, I believe this meat is healthier for me too. It makes me happy to eat chicken tights, and being happy is good for my health. My mental health, that is. And everyone knows that ones mental health is important for ones physical health.
See where I'm going?
Since I switched to chicken tights I haven't looked back but I'm back at loving chicken.

I like my chicken baked. I like the meat juicy and the skin crispy.

This is how I make my favourite chicken:

1 chicken tight per person
canola oil
1-2 teaspoons of soy sauce
a pinch of paprika

Preheat oven to 350F.

Drizzle some oil into an oven proof pan to prevent the chicken to burn.
Then brush chicken with canola oil.(Just enought to coat it lightly).

Place the chicken tights in an oven proof pan. Lightly sprinkle soy sauce over chicken tights. (I will use 1-2 teaspoons per chicken tight)

Then you sprinkle freshly ground black pepper and a pinch of paprika over the tights. (I use the paprika more for colour than for taste in this recipe).

Place on the middle rack in the oven and bake for 30 minutes or until done.
Turn the oven off and let the chicken rest in the still hot oven for 5 minutes before you serve it.

I usually serve this chicken with cheese filled tortellini or rice, with a salad on the side.

1 comment:

Kitty said...

Hi Eva!
we call them chicken thighs here. I love them. So tasty.

I need to do more cooking, but there is little time and energy. And so I come back here to be inspired.

My latest find is, which has a weekly menu planner and so loads of recipes. I made a lentil stew based on a recipe there a couple weeks ago (the last time I cooked) which was pretty good!

hope you're well!