Ginger Almond Chicken

This month, I feel like I’m working overtime to overcome new mommy sleepiness and springtime allergies. Sometimes I walk into a room and ask myself, “Now what was I doing?” I know none of my readers have that problem! :) This phase of life won’t last forever and I’m trying to enjoy every minute of it, especially snuggles with my sweet baby.

Meanwhile, in moments when my foggy brain cleared last week, I created a new recipe. I was ready for something new. Instead of plain roasted chicken thighs (which my husband could eat everyday of the week, God bless him), I wanted to experiment. How about some ginger? How about some almonds? How about some parsley for color? After all, presentation can stimulate a good appetite. Thus, I give you Ginger Almond Chicken.

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We use Foster Farms chicken thighs most often, since they are locally raised and humanely treated. And now they offer organic chicken as well. But if you can find pasture-raised chicken from small local farms, that’s an even better, healthier option. Botany Bay Farm in Brush Prairie and Marion Acres in Hillsboro are two local farms that I recommend.

What I like about chicken thighs is that you can put ingredients underneath the skin to soak in different flavors. Sometimes, we just use one or two herbs or spices. Other times, we add fruit or vegetables, like sliced pears for sweet chicken or sliced zucchini for savory chicken. All of a sudden, chicken becomes much more interesting! Just pull back the skin and add your own distinct flavor, and then fold it back over the thigh.

I don’t have specific measurements for every ingredient in my Ginger Almond Chicken, but it’s tasty! If you try this recipe, then add ingredients to taste. It’s not hard to mess up; just don’t overdo the ginger. And don’t forget to eat the skin. That’s the best part. Enjoy!

ginger on chicken thighs      Ginger Almond Chicken uncookedIngredients

  • 8 chicken thighs
  • Powdered ginger or fresh crushed ginger to taste
  • Sea salt to taste
  • Parsley for color
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Place chicken thighs in a 9 x 13 glass pan.
  • Pull back the chicken skin and sprinkle thin layer of ginger and sea salt on meat flesh. Fold skin back over thighs.
  • Sprinkle parsley over top of thighs.
  • Toss sliced almonds evenly over thighs.
  • Roast in oven for 45-50 minutes.
  • Serve Ginger Almond Chicken as a main dish for lunch or dinner. It’s delicious with rice, quinoa, or winter squash and other vegetables as sides.

Ginger Almond Chicken cooked

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gluten and dairy free
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Serves: 4 or 8 people (depending on how many pieces you eat!)
Ingredients
  • 8 chicken thighs
  • Powdered ginger or fresh crushed ginger to taste
  • Sea salt to taste
  • Parsley for color
  • ½ cup sliced almonds
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Place chicken thighs in a 9 x 13 glass pan.
  3. Pull back the chicken skin and sprinkle thin layer of ginger and sea salt on meat flesh. Fold skin back over thighs.
  4. Sprinkle parsley over top of thighs.
  5. Toss sliced almonds evenly over thighs.
  6. Roast in oven for 45-50 minutes.
  7. Serve Ginger Almond Chicken as a main dish for lunch or dinner. It’s delicious with rice, quinoa, or winter squash and other vegetables as sides.

 

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5 Responses to Ginger Almond Chicken

  1. Pech says:

    I’m a big fan of chicken thighs, and keeping the skin to add flavor is a must – I’m always sad to see chicken without the skin.

  2. Mmmm Ginger almond chicken looks so good. I want to give it a try myself..

  3. Jen says:

    Such an easy recipe! I think I’ll try this on salad greens with a sesame dressing… Thanks for the idea!

  4. This looks so yummy! I like that you don’t have the exact amounts of all the ingredients- that’s what real cooking is about.

  5. Jenni says:

    I’m a huge fan of chicken thighs… everyone goes for the breast but the thighs are less expensive and have so much more flavor! This looks like a great combination!

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