Today's guest post comes from someone I have followed for a while, Sandi from A New York Foodie. It sounds great! First, I have something I want to show you.
The following has nothing to do with food. Unless you are a dog. More specifically my dog.
Our beagle turned 1 year old last Saturday. In the 9 months we have had her, she has chewed up my husband's credit card, ripped holes in many of my daughters pants, attacked her legs trying to pull off her socks, attacked my coat while I was wearing it. I could go on forever. Then, a few days ago, she got into my purse and ripped apart some money. My husband thought he could take the pieces of the money to the credit union and they would replace it. I had no idea if that was true or not, but he tried it and they said no. And then my husband turned the dog into the Feds!! This is the actual letter he wrote. I doubt we will get the money back, but my dog is going to be famous in that office 🙂
HA!!! I knew he has a sense of humor, but not like this! With that, I will leave you in Sandi's more than capable hands. I'll be back on Saturday with a new recipe with a unique combo!
UPDATE: The money was replaced a few months later!
Hi I’m Sandi Poznanski and I am the owner of a food blog called A New York Foodie as well as a Facebook page of the same name, A New York Foodie Facebook page
I am a native New Yorker and yes I have the accent, a very strong accent, I might add but I wouldn’t be A New York foodie without it! I love to cook, love to eat, I collect cookbooks (I have over 75), and I love anything to do with food.
I am married for 29 years and have 2 sons ages 24 and 20. I have always had an interest in food but have absolutely NO formal training. I learned to cook by watching my mom and my grandmother who were both fabulous cooks but had a very limited menu. I love watching the Food Network and learned a lot from them. I am not afraid to try anything when it comes to cooking.
Besides cooking I am very much interested in history. My favorite time period is the 15th and 16th centuries set in Scotland and England. I am also an amateur genealogist and have traced one branch of my family back to my great-great-great grandfather.
The recipe for you today is my Mediterranean Chicken Thighs. They are quick and easy can be made as a quick meal during the week. I use skinless, boneless chicken thighs which are lower in fat. My marinade is a very light healthy marinade using fresh lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, garlic and flavors of the Mediterranean! If you want to see how I made them, keep reading! Enjoy! ~Sandi~
Mediterranean Chicken Thighs
5-6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
3 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
Juice and zest of 1 lemon, plus more lemon for garnish
6-8 cloves of garlic, chopped
½ tsp. dried thyme (you can use fresh thyme as well)
½ tsp. dried oregano (fresh may also be used)
1 tsp. fresh rosemary, chopped
2 tbsp. capers, rinsed and chopped
1 (6 oz jar) marinated artichoke hearts, drained, rinsed and roughly chopped (canned may be substituted)
Salt and pepper, to taste
In a large glass measuring cup add all the ingredients except the chicken and mix well.
Place chicken in a large Ziploc bag and pour marinade over. Massage the bag and make sure to get the marinade all over the chicken evenly. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour. Take out chicken 15 minutes prior to cooking.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lay chicken and all the marinade in an oven/broiler proof baking dish and cook for about 45 minutes basting and turning the chicken half way through. Remove from oven and turn up heat to broil and place chicken in the broiler for 5 minutes until nicely browned but not burnt. You will have to carefully watch it. Spoon marinade over the chicken and serve. Garnish with lemon, if desired.