Last night, I was on a mission to cook a nice meal for us to share. I wanted something that reminded me of the nights when we were able to go out for a nice relaxed dinner together. I wanted something that would replenish my body after feeding Maggie nonstop for the previous 36hrs thanks to a growth spurt and I also wanted something that would be easy and stress free.
The dish I chose to put together, was a sweet garlic chicken. This dish is super easy and will leave your kitchen smelling like a gorgeous Italian restaurant. Although it may not be the healthiest dish that I've ever put together, it really is delightful and perfect for a relaxing Saturday evening spent with family. Enjoy xo
4-8 chicken thighs (we love Inglewood Farms organic chicken thighs)
3 tablespoons butter, divided
4 cloves garlic, crushed or chopped
1/4 cup coconut sugar
1 tablespoon honey
2 teaspoons of Italian herbs (basil, oregano, rosemary ect)
Preheat oven 160 degrees Celcius. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large oven-proof pan or dish over medium heat. Add chicken, and brown both sides until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes per side. Set aside on a clean plate. Melt the remaining butter and add the crushed garlic, and cook for about 1-2 minutes. Turn off heat and add the coconut sugar, honey and Italian herbs. Return chicken to the pan or dish, stir through and place in the oven for 20-30min or until cooked through. Serve chicken immediately with steamed vegetables and mash.
* Note. I added some zuchinni towards the end of the cooking time so that they could absorb some of the sweet garlic sauce but you could add other vegetables such as eggplant, capsicum ect