How to make it

  • To prepare the chicken, trim the thighs of excess fat and use a sharp knife to score. Cut through the skin, deep into the flesh, at 1/2-inch intervals.
  • Season chicken with salt and pepper.
  • Whisk 2 tbsp. of the oil, soy sauce, honey, garlic, ginger, ground coriander seeds, cayenne, curry powder and the OPTIONAL scallions, cilantro and hosin sauce in a small bowl.
  • Transfer to a large zip bag.
  • Place thighs in the marinade and marinate at room temperature for 1 hour or in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours. (The longer time in the fridge works best for me.)
  • Shake the sealed bag from time to time to disturibute the marinade evenly.
  • Preheat oven to 400 F.
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  • NOTE: I now skip the following browing step before baking, but I've made it both ways -so do what you feel best. I find straight-to-the-oven gives the chicken plenty of browning and caramelization without the browning step.
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  • Remove the chicken from the marinade and shake most of the marinade off.
  • Melt butter with the remaining 2 tbsp. of oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add thighs and cook until browned, 3-4 minutes per side. Pour off fat, leave thighs in skillet and transfer to the oven.
  • Bake, uncovered, turning once, until fork inserted near the bone easily enters the flesh, about 25 minutes.
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  • NOTE: If skipping the above stove-top browning process - put chicken in oiled (can use PAM) oven-proof skillet and put straight into the oven, turning mid-way. Cook chicken for about 35-40 minutes in oven.
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  • To prepare the peanut sauce: combine the peanut butter, hoisin, lime juice, soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger and pepper flakes in a blender and pour in 1/2 cup water and blend until smooth.
  • NOTE: You can blend this well by hand with a whisk and you may need to add more water to the peanut sauce to get the consistency you desire. It's pretty thick, as is....but yummy.
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  • Arrange the thighs on a large warmed platter. Drizzle on a small amount of the sauce and serve the rest on the side
  • Optional: Sprinkle extra chopped cilantro over the top.
  • Serves 4.

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    " It was excellent "
    minitindel ate it and said...
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  • angelgirl94 11 years ago
    This sounds great! I've been looking for new chicken recipes to try. Thanks for sharing. :)
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  • rosej 11 years ago
    Sounds amazing! Bookmarked for an upcoming feast!
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    " It was excellent "
    robertg ate it and said...
    this a MUST DO, thanks for sharing a great post. A big high 5....
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