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Spicy Chicken Thighs with Rhubarb Cucumber Salsa

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The spicy glaze on the chicken thighs is nicely balances with the fresh and tart rhubarb cucumber salsa.

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Ingredients

  • 1 habanero, Scotch bonnet, or Thai chile, with seeds, stemmed
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced, white and green parts divided
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 6 large skin-on, bone-in chicken thighs
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 cups rhubarb, cubed in 1/4" pieces
  • 1 cup unpeeled seeded English hothouse cucumber, cubed in 1/4" pieces
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Details

Servings 4
Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 45mins
Adapted from bonappetit.com

Preparation

Step 1

Preheat oven to 500°. Line a baking sheet with foil. Pulse chile, garlic, and white parts of scallions in a food processor until finely chopped. With machine running, drizzle in soy sauce, then olive oil; process until emulsion forms. Transfer sauce to a bowl.

Place chicken thighs, skin side up, on a work surface and slash each crosswise at 3/4-inch intervals down to the bone. Season lightly with salt. Place on prepared baking sheet and brush with sauce. Bake until skin is crisp and an instant-read thermometer inserted into thickest part of thigh registers 165°, 20–25 minutes. Broil on high for an additonal 2–3 minutes for crisper skin, if desired. Let rest for 5–10 minutes.

Meanwhile, toss rhubarb, next 5 ingredients, and green parts of scallions in a medium bowl to coat. Season to taste with salt and pepper and let stand for at least 10 minutes to allow flavors to meld.

Serve chicken with rhubarb salsa alongside.

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