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Glazed Chicken Thighs

May 16, 2014
Tomorrow is my last long run before the Toronto Women’s Half next Sunday. Seems like it will be a good time with the water stations staffed by firemen (hello!) and a chocolate station en route and more chocolate in the swag bag. I don’t usually get into the stereotypical “girl” stuff, but who can argue with firemen and chocolate? Since it’s my first “official” half, my only goal this race is to relax and enjoy myself although I’m secretly aiming to finish around 1:50.Fueled up tonight with some glazed chicken thighs, the Sicilian salad and a small baked sweet potato. To make the stupidly easy glazed chicken thighs:

Ingredients (serves 2)

  • 4 bone-in chicken thighs (skinless)
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 clove garlic, diced all to hell OR 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Splash soy sauce
  • Pinch cayenne (optional)

Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.

Mix together the maple syrup, garlic, and a bit of soy sauce and cayenne (if using). Taste and add more of whatever you need to in order to please your taste buds. Set aside.

If, like me, you only have chicken thighs with the skin still on, you’re going to want to rip or cut all that skin off. I mean you can leave it on, but it’s not good for you, so really, take it off. Once they’re skinless, sprinkle with a bit of salt and pepper and dunk each one into the syrup mixture. Place them on an oven safe pan and spoon the remaining liquid on top. Put in the oven for about 30-35 minutes. BOOM. When a meat thermometer reads 160 degrees, they’re ready.

I wasn’t sure how the sweetness of the glaze would work with the salad, but it was FANTASTIC. The salad has quite a few salty elements so it added a nice contrast to the chicken. In all honesty, the potato was a bit of an after thought and I only cooked it because of my run in the morning. Have to get those carbs in somehow!

As far as the salad itself, it was every bit as good as my friend claimed. I agree with his recommendation though and think beef or fish would be the best way to go. A nice bbq steak would offset it very well.

Anyway friends, I’m off to enjoy Friday night! And by enjoy I mean do some work and go to bed early. I have 22K to tackle in the morning!

From → Recipes

  1. Good luck! I just hope the Firefighter water stations don’t make you drink out of the fire hose! 😉

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