Sunday, November 4, 2012

Paleo Maple Chicken Thighs

I was inspired by this recipe!  I only bought two little chicken thighs and didn't make a huge batch of chicken and ribs but I definitely will someday.  The chicken was so tender and wonderful.  The sauce was also very good.  I served the chicken with some diced sweet potatoes that I tossed in olive oil, salt, and pepper and baked in a pan next to the chicken. 

Two bone-in chicken thighs
Less than a cup of unsweetened iced tea (I didn't have any apple juice which is what the recipe calls for) 
4 tablespoons maple syrup (I actually used hickory syrup because that's what I had)
2 tablespoons olive oil (instead of vegetable oil)
2 tablespoons coconut aminos (in place of soy sauce) 
3 whole cloves (I didn't have star anise) 
1 cinnamon stick broken in half 
6 cloves garlic that I did smash a little and peel

Throw all ingredients into a ziplock bag and refrigerate for as long as possible.  Mine marinated for about 4 hours. 

Bake the chicken and sweet potatoes at 400 degrees for about 40 minutes.

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