Tuesday, January 8, 2013
A Fit For Your Royal Family
You may not actually be a royal family, but here is how you can treat your family with royalty. Using this recipe for your next dinner can save you money on your food budget AND serve a delicious meal fit for a high-price restaurant.
Baked Honey and Mustard Chicken Thighs
6 chicken thighs skin and bone intact.
½ tbsp. dry mustard
2 tbsp. honey
2 tbsp. Dijon mustard (any other kind of dark mustard will be just as good)
2 tbsp. oil (I like to use a vegetable oil here, because of a higher heat tolerance)
Salt and pepper
New potatoes and green beans to serve
In a small bowl, combine the two types of mustard and honey. Mix them well, taste and add more of either if necessary. Season to taste.
Place the chicken thighs in an ovenproof dish that holds them snugly and pour over the honey mustard mixture. Leave to marinate for several hours or overnight.
Preheat the oven to 350. Bake the chicken thighs for about 40 minutes until the juices run clear.
Pour the sauce into a saucepan and let it bubble for 5 minutes to concentrate the flavors of the sauce.
In a skillet, heat up the oil and place the thighs skin side down to brown. Keep an eye on them to make sure they don’t brown too quickly and burn.
Serve the chicken with boiled new potatoes, a green vegetable with the sauce poured over the thighs.
Chef’s note: You could use boneless breasts or bone-in, I used the thighs mainly for an economical meal for those on a budget.