Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Asian Glazed Chicken Thighs

I'm back on the wagon and staring the year off right with healthy eating. I immediately went to one of my favorite food blogs, Gina's Weight Watchers recipes, to get some ideas. This one caught my eye immediately. I love cooking Asian food at home, so much better than take out!

The only thing I changed about this recipe is that I used thighs instead of drumsticks. And with only 5 weight watchers points plus per serving (4 servings total) you cant go wrong! It was so good that I had it for lunch today with steamed broccoli and dinner with brown rice.

Asian Glazed Chicken Thighs
Very slightly adapted Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes


8 medium boneless skinless chicken thighs
Pam spray oil
1 cup water
1 tbsp Sriracha hot sauce (more or less to taste)
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup soy sauce
4 tsp agave nectar (or sugar)
3 cloves garlic
1 tsp ginger, grated
2 tbsp chives or scallions, chopped
1 tsp sesame seeds


In a heavy large saucepan, brown chicken on high for 3-4 minutes with a little spray oil. Add water, balsamic, soy sauce, agave, garlic, ginger, hot sauce and cook on high until liquid comes to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered for about 20 minutes. Remove cover and bring heat to high, allowing sauce to reduce down, about 8 minutes until it becomes a thick glaze, turning chicken occasionally. (Keep an eye on glaze, you don't want it to burn when it start becoming thick) Transfer chicken to a platter and pour glaze on top. Top with chives and sesame seeds and serve


Candace said...

Hello! I've just stumbled on your blog and I'm so glad I did. I did a quick google search to try to find an Asian inspired glaze for some chicken thighs and this is where I landed. Your recipe looks amazing! I am going to give it a try tonight with some rice and fresh asparagus. Thank you for sharing your recipe! I'm adding your blog to my reader and look forward to getting to know you. Have a wonderful evening, Candace

Candace said...

Kelly, this recipe was delicious! I will definitely be making it again. According to your husband's scale, my husband gave it *****! Thanks so much for sharing it with us! Have a great weekend, Candace

Kelly said...

Glad you enjoyed it Candace!! This is one of our new favorites!!

Donna Tanner said...

This was awesome, will be making it again

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