Today is an exciting day! Today I am celebrating another milestone on my little blog. Today I am posting my 400th recipe! Wow! I can't believe there are 400 recipes here! If it wasn't for Blogger keeping track of my post count, I wouldn't believe it.
Crispy Grilled Chicken Thighs
⅓ cup mayonnaise
1 tbsp chili powder
1 tsp onion powder
½ tsp salt
8 skin-on, bone-in chicken thighs (about 2¼ lbs.)
Vegetable oil, for brushing
1½ cups dry breadcrumbs
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp salt
Combine the mayonnaise, chili powder, 1 tsp onion powder, and ½ tsp salt in a large bowl. Add the chicken and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight.
Preheat a grill to medium low. Brush the grill grates with vegetable oil. Combine the breadcrumbs, 1 tsp onion powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika, and 1 tsp salt in a shallow dish. Add the chicken, turning to thoroughly coat. Grill the chicken, turning once, until golden brown and cooked through, 20 to 25 minutes per side.
Makes 4 servings.
I made a few changes, mostly adding seasoning to the breadcrumbs. I thought they should be seasoned too. This chicken is amazing! So crispy and crunchy on the inside, while tender and juicy on the inside. Perfect.
This was the meal I chose as my "grill take-over" on Father's Day. My husband had always done all the grilling at our house, but I was starting to notice that not everything was turning out so well. I'm just going to come out and say it: things were being burned. Badly. Like, beyond recognition. I had a hunch that the problem was that my husband was grilling everything (burgers, pork chops, bone-in chicken, you name it) on high. As high as it goes. Like 700 degrees. I think it's kind of a man thing. Some fire is good, so more must be better, right? Wrong! Father's Day was the perfect time for my grill take-over because I disguised it as giving my husband the day off from grilling. "I will make the entire dinner, honey. You don't have to lift a finger!" My plan worked perfectly. Until I noticed that every time I came back outside to check on the chicken, my husband was standing at the grill turning the heat up! So I kept shooing him away. I grilled that chicken on medium-low the whole time, while he sat there trying to read his book and not notice how I was doing it. He was very impressed at how it turned out. So I thought he had finally learned a valuable lesson that day and that he wouldn't cook everything on high in the future.
He was grilling earlier this week, and he said to me, "You know, I think sometimes it works out better to have the grill on medium instead of high." *Forehead slap* Duh! I guess sometimes you just have to learn things on your own!
Here's to another 400 recipes!