From My Kitchen: Fried Chicken Thighs

Just in time before the Stay at Home order due to the Coronavirus, I loaded up on cookbooks! One of my new favorites is Kristen Kish Cooking. They’re coming in handy, being that I have nothing but time, and a refrigerator full of food. Luckily I shopped til I dropped right before the craze, and I’m good to go. I fully expect for people to stop the madness, once they see that this is going to take a while, and the supermarkets are getting restocked regularly. In the meantime I’m fine, and I hope you are as well. Check your provisions, and hopefully you have enough to make this dish! It’ll spread love and contentment in a stressful situation!

What you’ll need:

  • 8 skin-on, bone-in chicken thighs
  • grated zest of a lemon
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp grapeseed oil (or other neutral oil)
  • 3 garlic cloves, smashed
  • 3 fresh thyme sprigs
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 jar Calabrian Chile in oil, drained and finely chopped (save the oil)
  • 1/2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 cup labneh

Preheat the oven to 420 degrees.

In a bowl, toss together the chicken thighs, lemon zest, lemon juice, grapeseed oil, garlic and thyme. Season with salt and pepper. Arrange the thighs on a sheet pan, leaving ample space between them. Transfer to the oven and bake for 30 – 35 minutes. Let the chicken rest for 10 minutes.

In the meantime, in a small saucepan over medium heat, bring th honey to a simmer and allow it to lightly bubble for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in chopped chiles, lemon juice, and butter. Season with salt. Using a pastry brush, brush the rested thighs with with the glaze generously. On a platter, spread the labneh and drizzle some of the oil from the jar. Place the thighs on top. Serve with more honey mixture on the side.

Bon Appetit!

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Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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