Sweet Chili Lime Chicken Thighs and Drumsticks

Sweet Chili Lime Chicken Thighs and Drumsticks baked

What’s a girl to do when it gets to be grilling season but she’s got no grill? Make Sweet Chili Lime Chicken Thighs and Drumsticks of course! This chicken recipe is really simple to make and delicious all year long, but the best news is, it’s just as easy for a city mouse as it is for a country mouse. And even if the chicken will never have those beautiful char marks, it’s flavorful marinade and golden brown crispy skin make my Sweet Chili Lime Chicken Thighs and Drumsticks the perfect accompaniment for hot weather food. It’s perfect with corn on the cob and summer salads of all sorts. The well-balanced marinade pairs well with Asian and Mexican salads for sure because I’ve been doing lots of improvising, but I’m sure you’ll find this sweet, spicy, rich chicken will pair with just about anything. And don’t let the scale of the recipe hold you back ;the leftovers are awesome, hot or cold. Of course, leftovers require that you and your guests haven’t already polished off every last piece of Sweet Chili Lime Chicken Thighs and Drumsticks. … Continue reading

Chili Lime Chicken Filling for Tamales

chili lime chicken filling for tamales

When embarking on my first tamale party, I started with the two fillings from Anna Zepaltas, including this Chili Lime Chicken Filling for Tamales. I also created one of my own. Hers were so good, that I stuck with them for party number two. Her chicken filling is a classic. It’s very flavorful, but simple, and really highlights how good this tamale dough is. If you’ve ever had dried out, too much dough, unbalanced tamales then you’ll appreciate what’s special about these. The dough is flavorful and tender, and pairs perfectly with the spicy, acidic chicken of this Chili Lime Chicken Filling for Tamales. This is one of those meals where you should read all the recipes before you get started. There are lots of tasks that can be undertaken simultaneously, which will make things much more efficient. For example, you’re going to want to prep the sauce for the chick at the same time you make its accompanying Tomatillo Salsa. And you’re going to want to combine their grocery lists as well, for simplicity sake. Also, after the first year, I learned that I’ll have more fun if I don’t make the tamales fillings and assemble the tamales on … Continue reading