It’s Sunday again, which means it’s time to celebrate #SundaySupper. This week we’re preparing recipes for Labor day, which snuck up on me this year. I completely forgot that Labor day was on Monday until my girlfriend asked me what I was doing over the weekend for the holiday, “Holiday? What holiday?” My girlfriend replied, “Um, you know. Labor day.” Ugh, I had completely and utterly forgot about Labor day.
Can you believe Summer is almost over? I swear it just arrived and now it’s over. I feel like summer completely eluded me this year.
I didn’t get around to completing half of the items on my To-Do list:
- Take more than one trip to the beach
- Visit a few farmer’s markets
- Take some day trips
- Visit a few mueseums
- Finish renovating office
- Go camping
- Make pickles
Summer is over, and these items are still on my list waiting to be crossed off, which is never going to happen by Monday. Well, I suppose there’s always next year.
In honor of Labor day and the last hurrah of grilling season, I’ve cooked up some soy glazed chicken thighs. These thighs get soaked in a soy and orange marinade overnight, then glazed with a soy reduction made from the marinade. Let me tell you, this method makes for a super flavor piece of chicken.
It’s finger lickin’ good!
This chicken is good grilled or baked. I was going to grill it, but we ran out of propane, so in the oven it went. It was just as good. The skin gets caramelized and crispy, while the center stays juicy and tender.
This chicken happens to be a favorite in my house. I spent time tweaking the recipe to get it just right. I knew I wanted to impart flavor into the chicken, as well as give it a saucy coating. I did this by marinating the chicken overnight, then reducing the marinade to create a salty/sweet glaze to coat the outside. What you end up with is an extremely tender piece of chicken with a perfectly crispy crust. It’s chicken perfection at its best.
Soy glaze coats your fingers, but you don’t care because you’re about to sink your teeth into that plump piece of chicken. Your teeth hit the skin, and you hear a crunch. The salty/sweet flavor hits your tongue, then you get a hint of heat in the background. A bit further and your teeth sink into the moist, juicy meat of the chicken. Next thing you know you’re fingers are in your mouth, savoring what’s left.
Don’t worry, there’s enough for seconds. Happy #SundaySupper!
Check out what the other #SundaySupper foodies are cooking up:
Starters & Snacks
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- Grilled Vegetable Spread by Magnolia Days
- Toast Topper #8: Tomato Confit for #SundaySupper by Yummy Smells
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- Finger Lickin’ Chicken Drumettes by Noshing with the Nolands
- Baked Shrimp and Pasta Caprese by Mama’s Blissful Bites
- Korean chili by Crispy Bits & Burnt Ends
- Newfangled Cowtown White Chicken Chili by Shockingly Delicious
- Strawberry BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches by The Weekend Gourmet
- Spicy Seoulful Pulled Pork Sandwiches by Kimchi Mom
- Smoked Pork Butt (A How-To) from Juanita’s Cocina
- Soy Glazed Chicken Thighs by The Messy Baker Blog
- Stuffed Green Chili con Queso Cheeseburger Sliders by Damn Delicious
- Adana kebab by Small Wallet, Big Appetite
- Portabello Paninis by The Hand That Rocks the Ladle
- Bloody Mary Skirt Steak by From Fast Food to Fresh Food
- Tuna and Roasted Pepper Packets by Cindy’s Recipes & Writings
- Mint Marinated Beef Kabobs with Garlic Sauce by Sustainable Dad
- Creamy Latin Style Pasta by Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen
- Spicy Portuguese Style Sliders by Daily Dish Recipes
- Aromatic Glazed Salmon by Happy Baking Days
- Pork sliders by Basic ‘N Delicious
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Salads & Sides
- Mom’s Savory Pork’n’Beans by Webicurean
- Ranch Potato Salad by My Catholic Kitchen
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- Roasted Potato & Corn Salad w/ Bacon by GirliChef
- Vegan Caprese Salad by Galactosemia in PDX
- Picnic Friendly Grilled Vegetable Salad by Mama Mommy Mom
- Smokin Hot Caribbean Spiced Corn-On-The-Cob by Sue’s Nutrition Buzz
- Potato salad with Stilton and bacon by Tora’s Real Food
- Tomato Feta Orzo Salad by Family Foodie
- lightened lemon pound cake by The Meltaways
- Root Beer Float Cupcakes by Chocolate Moosey
- Strawberry Cream Squares by Dinners, Dishes and Desserts
- Fresh Mango Pie by La Cocina De Leslie
- Brown Butter M&M Cookies by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Gluten Free Lemon Blondies by No One Likes Crumbley Cookies
- Blueberry Lemon Cream Cheese Coffee Cake by Baker Street
- Strawberry Pie + White Sangria by Vintage Kitchen Notes
- Grilled Banana Splits by Diabetic Foodie
- Easy Desserts: Frozen Chocolate Bananas by Home Cooking Memories
- Ice Cream Sandwich Cake by Comfy Cuisine
- Blueberry Lemon Whoopie Pies for a Holiday Cookout #SundaySupper by In the Kitchen with KP
- Labor Day Cookout Food And Wine Pairings byENOFYLZ
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Soy Glazed Chicken
1.5 lbs. chicken thighs
1/3 cup Low sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup fresh orange juice
1 tbs. canola oil
3 tbs. agave
2 tbs. rice vinegar
2 tbs. chili garlic sauce
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 tsp. cornstarch
1 tbs. brown sugar
salt and pepper
In a large bowl, add soy sauce, orange juice, oil, agave, rice vinegar, chili garlic sauce, garlic, salt and pepper. Whisk to combine. Add chicken and turn to coat. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator, let marinate overnight.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil and place a cookie rack on top of the foil (this prevents the chicken from sitting in the drippings and allows it to get crispy). Line the chicken thighs on top of the cookie rack and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Pour the marinade in a medium-sized saucepan and add cornstarch and brown sugar, whisk to combine. Cook on medium heat until the mixture boils and reduces into a thick glaze, about 3-4 minutes. Brush chicken with glaze and place in the oven. Cook for 35-40 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F., brushing the chicken with the glaze every 10 minutes.