Labor day may have passed. Perhaps there is no more wearing of white pants in your life.
Maybe the sycamores are turning a fire-speckled red in the hills behind your backyard too.
Maybe you’ve pulled out sweaters. Or reunited wardrobe with hipster scarves.
That’s all fine and fally.
The backyard barbecue shall not yet be shackled. Not yet. Not while it’s still warm enough to patio dinner. Not while Tuesday nights are still slow enough to have friends over for sake and heaping plates of sesame chicken thighs.
This stupidsimple recipe calls for 7 ingredients. Three, technically. Since you’ve likely already got four of the pantrystuffs already.
We’ll get to the recipe in a moment. But, for now, let me walk you through why this is the meal you want tonight.
No marinating needed. Chicken thighs are so flavorful, you can quick-soak them and come out chef-like in seconds.
Budget-friendly. Buy the thighs on sale, keep ’em in the freezer, and you’ll likely be paying less than 3 bucks per pound–even for the good chicken.
Nutrition packed. They’ve gotten a bad rap for being fatty, but on a low-carb (aka paleo) diet, thighs actually pack a punch. More zinc and riboflavin that your average chicken breast.
Flavor full. The dark meat of the chicken isn’t just cheap. It’s tasty. Full of flavor and totally tender, because it cooks in it’s own skin fat. It’s like donut-wrapped chicken. Without the donut.
Stupid simple. We don’t use the word stupid. But, mygawd. We do. Because this recipe couldnotbeeasier. Wow guests, One-bowl prep, Give your kids this instead of Panda Express. Still have time to read a book before bed. You know you wanna.
In my latest survey, your response was overwhelming. You want quick-healthy-simple dinners. You NEED quick-healthy-simple dinners.
And now, darling yous. You have quick-healthy-simple-fast-delicious-cute-seedy dinner.
Open, sesame pants.