Monday, November 2, 2009

Soy marinated chicken thighs - a simple dish for main course.

This simple recipe produces tasty chicken thigh pieces in a hurry! Buy a packet of chicken thighs (Lilydale; Home brand; organic) at the supermarket that have been de boned and de skinned - there are normally 5 - 7 chicken thighs per packet (depending on the size of the chickens) - this will feed 3 people. It is important to cut off any excess fat before marinating the chicken pieces.

Step 1

1 packet Lilydale chicken thighs - (Fig 1)

Fig 1

4 tablespoons soy sauce - (Fig 2)
4 tablespoons sweet soy sauce or Ketchup Manis - (Fig 2)
2 tablespoons mirin - (Fig 2)
a few grinds of white pepper

Fig 2

Step 1

Fig 3

Un roll each chicken thigh and cut it into 8 pieces - (Fig 3, 4, 5). Do exactly the same with the remaining chicken thighs.

Fig 4

Fig 5

Put the chicken thigh pieces into a non reactive dish, and immerse in the sauces - (Fig 6, 7).

Fig 6

Fig 7

Cover the dish with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator and allow to marinate for at least 30 minutes.
Step 2
At the end of 30 minutes, remove from the refrigerator, and place the chicken thigh pieces and the marinade in a heated frypan over low-medium heat - (Fig 8)

Fig 8

Pan fry for 2 minutes then turn over each piece (Fig 9). Pan fry the other side for approximately 3 minutes. The longer the chicken thighs are pan fried, the drier they become. The total time of 5 minutes produces well cooked pieces that are not dried out.

Fig 9

Step 3
Put these thigh pieces on a plate - (Fig 10) together with some of the remaining sauce and serve with a salad or chip potatoes. These chicken pieces are really tasty!

Fig 10

Light soy sauce can be used if you require a more subdued flavour (Fig 11).

1 comment:

  1. Similar to teriyaki chicken. Can you post more fish recipes - I'd love a pan fried flounder recipe like you have in restaurants. Thanks