Here’s a simple and delicious recipe I tried: Lemon Ginger Chicken Thighs. I adapted it for the slow cooker, and then broiled it in the oven for a few minutes to make the thighs nice and brown.
WHAT YOU NEED:
- 3 lemons
- 1 Tbs. grated fresh ginger
- 1/2 tsp. coarse salt
- 2 Tbs. honey
- 1 Tbs. soy sauce
- 2 Tbs. water
- 8 chicken thighs; bone-in, with skin
- 2 tsp. canola oil
- for garnish: sliced green onions and lemon wedges
WHAT YOU DO:
Finely grate the peel of 1 lemon into a bowl. To this, add ginger and salt. Stir to combine. Rub this mixture under the skins of the chicken thighs.
In slow cooker, combine the juice of two lemons (the grated lemon, plus another lemon), honey, soy sauce, oil, and water. Add chicken, making sure to coat all pieces with liquid.
* tip: I love slow cooker liners. Much easier and faster clean-up afterward.
Cover and cook on LOW for 8 hours or until internal temperature of chicken reaches at least 165ºF. Once chicken is cooked, preheat oven to BROIL.
Remove chicken from slow cooker and place on a foil-lined baking sheet. Place chicken in oven and broil 5-10 minutes, or until golden brown, then remove. Top with green onion slices, add lemon wedges cut from the remaining lemon, and serve.