and you make it three times in one week.
in Butter Lettuce!
Let me try with another word.
Pretty much sums it up.
"This might be the best thing I've ever had."
Who doesn't love
His recipes are always
so flavorful and so spot on!
Here's my Dream Team of
Food Network chefs:
Alex G and Bobby.
So let's start with these fixins for this
Sticky Glazed Chicken Thighs in Butter Lettuce recipe.
Recipe straight outta Food Network and Bobby Flay's Barbeque Addiction Show
Yield:4 to 6 servings
1 cup orange juice
1/2 cup ketchup
1/4 cup light brown sugar
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
Pinch red pepper flakes
8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
Canola oil, for brushing
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives, optional
Butter lettuce leaves, for wrapping
Put the orange juice, ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce and red pepper flakes in a medium saucepan, and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until thick, about 15 minutes. Keep about 1/2 cup warm for serving and set aside the rest for glazing.
Preheat the grill to high heat. Brush the chicken with oil on both sides and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill smooth-side down, covered, until lightly charred, 3 to 4 minutes. Flip and brush generously with the glaze. Cook, covered, until charred and the thighs are just cooked through, another 3 to 4 minutes. Flip again, glaze, and cook uncovered about 1 minute. Remove the chicken to a cutting board, sprinkle with the chives if using, and rest the chicken for a few minutes.
Slice the chicken into thin strips. Serve with butter lettuce leaves for wraps and the reserved glaze on the side.
Ima just spoil the suspense right now.
Chicken thighs for the win!!!!
This recipe goes quick so don't blink!
Not a bad start,
white wine vinegar, Worcestershire
red pepper flakes.
Bring to a boil, then simmer and let it reduce.
Mine simmered 30 minutes all three times and never really thickened a whole ton, which is fine!
It was still sticky yummy!
While the sauce is reducing, prep the butter lettuce and chicken thighs.
ONLY USE BUTTER LETTUCE, MY FRIENDS!!!
THIS IS KEY!!!!
Brush the chicken with oil
season up with
salt and pepper both sides.
The recipe calls for canola oil.
Anytime a recipe calls for a high heat oil like canola oil,
I try to sub a healthier Avocado oil instead.
So now we're ready to grill the chicken thighs
(and remember, I did a couple breasts too).
The recipe says 3-4 minutes, mine were more like 5 minutes.
Take a minute and enjoy the
early evening sun on a freshly mowed lawn
and wonder why you don't take more time to enjoy things like the early evening sun on a freshly mowed lawn.
STOP YER PONDERING and flip the chicken over and brush a coat of that sweet and tangy barbecue sauce on!!!
WHAT THE HECK ARE YOU DOING???!!!!!
GET BACK TO THAT CHICKEN BEFORE IT BURNS, DREAMER!!!
So flip the chicken over again
and brush more of that delicious barbecue sauce on.
a couple minutes
take the chicken off the grill and let it rest for a bit.
It's looking and smelling delish and all you'll want to do is grab a big hunk of meat but don't!! Not yet.
Throw some fresh chives on there first!!!
thinly slice a thigh up....
Put some saved dipping sauce in a little bowl and make sure to have several butter lettuce leafs handy...
Load up some chicken on a butter leaf....
some of that sticky sweet sauce on top and chow down!!!!
Sighhhhh, you're going to eat FOUR of these and still be hungry because they are such a nice contrast in sweet and tangy and they are addicting.
The thighs were so much more delicious than the breasts in this recipe.
The buttery crunch of the butter Bibb lettuce just seals the deal!
Okay, so that's all I have for this fantastic
Sticky Glazed Chicken Thighs in
You know, the one Tim says,
"This might be the best thing I've ever had."
To print off the recipe, simply click HERE to go direct
to the Food Network Bobby Flay recipe!
In closing, I just have to share
a couple things I picked up recently.
I picked up these up from a local, cute vintage shop in Kalona
Look at these painted, matching,
adorable bed stands!!!!!!
Oh how I love the
mid century modern detailing!!
And I love the arrow drawer pulls!
Bought these at The Shop, downtown Kalona.
Go on their Facebook page for their days and hours of operation.
Picked this pillow up there too!
Was going to use this in another location
but once I brought it into my tiny tiny entry,
it was a keeper here!!!
And beings that I'm a girl of the 70s,
I love me this original mid century modern end table!
I scooped this up faster than I ate four of those chicken thighs in the butter lettuce up above!
I know you want to arm wrestle me for this table but it won't work.
This end table is MINE MINE MINE!!!!
Okay kiddos, thanks for entertaining me!!
I really do hope you try out this recipe and let me know what you think!!
Thanks for checking in Friends, and we'll talk at ya soon!!!
Have a great rest of the weekend!!