Here’s a little dinner inspiration if you are at a loss for what to make. On the menu for tonight’s dinner was oven roasted chicken thighs, served with a side of brown rice and asparagus. It’s a relatively quick dinner about 30-35 minutes to give the chicken enough time to cook. Once those are in the oven the rest is simple!
- Brown rice
- Chicken Thighs
- Everything but the Bagel Seasoning
- Olive Oil
Start with the chicken thighs because those need to longest amount of time to cook. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and then salt, pepper and garlic both sides of the chicken thighs. Drizzle olive oil on the top and spread it evenly across the skin. Top with butter, as small or as large as you like 😉 Place in the oven for 30 minutes.
After 30 minutes your chicken thighs should look something like the above picture. To get a nice crisp on the skin you’ll want to place these in the broiler.
Keep a close eye on your chicken thighs while they’re in the broiler to make sure they are crisping up nicely and not burning. Depending on your broiler this should take anywhere from 3-5 minutes. Shout out to my mom for helping me find my broiler! I have a small apartment sized oven and mine is underneath my oven. Strange but it works.
Above is the final product of my broiled chicken thighs, nice golden color and definitely crispy!
I pan sautéed the asparagus in a bit of butter on a medium to low heat. I made sure to spin these continuously and cooked in total for about ten minutes. In the last two minutes of cooking I topped them with Everything but the Bagel seasoning from Trader Joes. This is my go to for vegetables because it’s super easy and adds so much flavor! If you don’t have a Trader Joe’s near you just check out your grocery stores’ seasoning aisle, I’ve seen a few knock offs that are likely just as good.
Lastly for the absolute easiest part of this recipe, the rice! Rip open the top, place in the microwave for 90 seconds and viola, rice! I hope this simple recipe inspired you to make a tasty dinner, leave a comment if you give anything a try!