When you want an easy, delicious, no-hands-on dinner, marinate some boneless chicken thighs, and roast potatoes and asparagus, or other green veg. All oven, no tending! Marinade is Asian-themed; spiciness of red peppers is balanced by sweet of hoisin and brown sugar.
Preheat oven to 425°
Soy sauce, 1/2 c.
Toasted sesame oil, 3 T
Hoisin sauce, < 2T
Light brown sugar, 1+T
Sambal Olek, 1 t
ginger, 1-2 T minced
Garlic, 1 clove minced
3-6 boneless chicken thighs
Place chicken on aluminum-lined sheet pan (1/4 sheet pan if 3 thighs) in 425° oven and cook for 35 mins, approx, until 165°, turning half way through and basting with marinade.
Optional toppings: green onions & cilantro
Roasted potatoes with garlic and thyme; roasted asparagus with olive oil, S&P
Sam Sifton’s Grilled soy-based chicken thighs, adapted from Chris Schlesinger