Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Chicken Thighs in Yogurt a.k.a. what we had for dinner last night
Chicken legs quarters seem to always be on fire sale around here so we bought some and decided to make this basic recipe.
3 Tb Olive oil
2 Garlic cloves; peeled and chopped
2 md Yellow onions; peeled and chopped
8 Chicken thighs
Salt; to taste
Freshly-ground black pepper;
2 c Plain yogurt
1 Tb Chopped parsley
Heat a large frying pan and add 2 tablespoons of the oil. Add the garlic and onion and saute until the onion is tender. Do not brown. Season the chicken with salt and pepper to taste. Heat another frying pan and add the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil. Brown the chicken on both sides and remove to a 13-by-9-inch glass baking dish. When the onions are tender stir in the yogurt and parsley off the heat. Salt and pepper to taste. Pour the mixture over the chicken thighs and bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes.
I just used one pan. When the onions were done I removed them to a bowl and used the same pan to do the chicken. I guess that takes a little longer but one less pan to wash! As an added bonus it gave the chicken more flavor.