Asian inspired Chicken Thighs with garlic ginger corn and buttered broccoli

I managed to wrangle an early Saturday off at work today, a rare thing in the Service Advisor world.  Hubs wanted to get out of the house for a while, so I changed clothes, and we headed out to Target to pick up a few items and aimlessly wander the grocery aisles (we LOVE to grocery shop).  I never even noticed the sous vide bubbling away on the counter when we left.

I grabbed a hot bath and a long soak when we got back.  I emerged from the steam-filled room and trudged through the kitchen just as hubby was heading out to the grill to finish off his asian-marinated chicken thighs.  “Work on some veggies”, he said in passing.

I knew once those thighs hit that hot grill, dinner was a mere minutes away.  My brain was racing for sides and flavor profiles.  I grabbed a can of kernel corn from the pantry, partially drained it and dumped it in a shallow pan and quickly turned a head of broccoli into florets for steaming.  I had a knob of fresh ginger that I grated into the corn along with a swirl of sesame oil and some garlic.  Corn, done.

The broccoli steamed briefly before being drained and tossed back in the pot with a good amount of butter.  I like a hit of acidity with my broccoli, and in keeping with the asian theme, I splashed a little rice wine vinegar and some fresh ground black pepper.  Broccoli, done.

Dinner is served.  No recipe needed!  Gluten Free, No Nightshades.

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Chicken thighs are seasoned with chinese five spice, Braggs Amino’s, sesame oil, a little brown sugar, salt, pepper, garlic and onion powder, sealed in a vacuum bag and set to sous vide at 150F for at least one hour.

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