Cook the Book {Everyday Dorie} Sweet Chicken Chili Thighs

I think it is safe to say, if you didn't know from my last blog post, I am not much of a drinker. The recipe for Every Day Dorie this week called for white wine...Clearly, I am an expert at picking out wine...


Funny story, in January the law changed in Tennessee and you can now buy wine in the grocery store on Sunday. So, I picked out my giant bottle of "wine" and added it to all of my other groceries. Well, the checker said I couldn't buy it because it was before noon on a Sunday. I mentioned that I thought the law changed so she tried to ring it up and it worked! Lucky me, I then had my "white wine" in hand to get all crazy with in my chicken dish.
One thing I love about Dorie's recipes is that they are not super difficult and almost always turn out to be something my family really likes. The most labor intensive part of this recipe was cutting up the onions and mincing the ginger. Once those went in the pot with the garlic they spent some time getting to know each other but not getting brown. Those ingredients were removed from the pot and the chicken was added to brown. The sauces including sweet chili sauce and the onions, ginger, and garlic were added back in and everything cooked on the stove for about 30 minutes. I basted the chicken every little bit until they were done. One of the kids made rice and then we microwaved some green beans. This recipe got a thumbs up from the whole family! I think to make it look prettier I might use skin on chicken thighs the next time but in this case the chicken was tender and flavorful!

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Comments

  1. We love this too! Delicious !

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  2. The green bean really enlivens this delicious chicken dish. When I make it next time, the green beans are going in. ~ Shirley

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  3. This was really good, and not too much time for putting it all together. It really is doable on a week night.

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  4. A new fave in our house!

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  5. Wasn't this delish ?? We had to pick up a few new ingredients and then combine them with others in a very new way so were not sure what to expect, other than that it was smelling AMAZING as it cooked. Wow were we all impressed. This one will be in heavy rotation and my mom and I are already a re-do with pork ! PS loved your wine adventures. Buying alcohol in PA is also full of restrictions, usually impacting gift giving or recipe making. My favorite story was when I was trying to make homemade (...ish) "Black and Tan" beer years ago for a St. Patty's Day party. I did not realize I had to go to a beer store - aka 6pack shop- and I could only buy I think one six pack at a time. Basically I stood there in a suit after work with the clerk explaining to me "lady go put the first batch in your car and then come back to get the rest". #nostreetcred lol

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  6. First, this looks fabulous! Second, congrats on being able to buy wine on Sunday! When I lived in DC, I was always surprised by those Blue Laws since I didn't have them where I grew up. I also found it preposterous that I just had to take a cab across state lines to go buy wine for my Sunday dinner (easier said than done with first-job-poor me). Third, you know, if you were going to use a relatively sweet white wine in a dish, this was the one to do it!

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  7. Dorie knows how to create a crowd pleasing recipe, doesn't she? I'm laughing at the alcohol buying stories. Here in MA, you've only been able to buy wine on Sundays for a few years. I guess they got tired of people driving to NH and losing the tax revenue.

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  8. Our liquor laws changed recently too so we trying to navigate what we can and can't buy! Your chicken looks delicious and I'm glad everyone enjoyed it!

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