Thursday, November 12, 2015

Roasted Chicken Thighs with Brussels Sprouts

This meal is a perfect weeknight meal. It only takes about 40 minutes to prepare and it is delicious. I like to serve it with brown rice.

1 tablespoon olive oil; divided
1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme; divided
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt; divided
1/2 teaspoon black pepper; divided
4 skinless boneless chicken thighs
1 lemon, cut into wedges
1/2 cup dry white wine; divided
1.5 tsp cornstarch
1/4 cup thinly sliced onion
1 pound Brussels sprouts; halved
1/3 cup low-sodium chicken broth


1.Preheat oven to 425°.
2. Combine 1 teaspoon oil, garlic, 1 teaspoon thyme, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Rub this mixture on chicken thighs. Heat a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 teaspoon oil; swirl to coat. Add chicken thighs to pan, cook for 4 minutes. Turn thighs over and let the other side brown; top with lemon wedges. Place pan in oven; bake at 425° for 18 minutes or until done.
3. While you are waiting for the chicken heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add remaining 1 teaspoon oil; swirl to coat. Add onion; sauté 1 minute. Add remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper, 1 tsp thyme and Brussels sprouts; cook 10 minutes or until crisp-tender. Add broth and 1/4 cup wine to pan; cover and cook 5 minutes.
4.When the chicken is done remove chicken and lemon from pan; discard lemon. Discard drippings (do not wipe out pan). Return pan to medium-high heat. Add 1/4 cup wine; cook 2 minutes, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Add cornstarch and heat till slightly thickened. Remove pan from heat.
5. Place 1 chicken thigh on each of 4 plates; serve with 1 cup Brussels sprouts and 2 tablespoons sauce.

I think it is important to track how many calories you are putting into your body and also what kind of nutrition you are getting out of those calories. I like to use Calorie Count and add my recipes so I can see how many calories my meals are. I like to see what I could do to make them healthier.

Above is a table with the nutrition facts for this recipe. This recipe got a B rating on the nutrition grade. If you wanted to make this recipe a little healthier you could use chicken breasts instead of thighs.

Thanks for visiting my blog! Enjoy!