I liked this okay, and Graham really liked it. I think it was just too much of one flavor for me, but it's not bad for quick meals on weeknights. I'm keeping it filed away under "last minute meal ideas" or for busy nights when we don't have time to make a complete meal.
4 chicken thighs
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 c. green onions, chopped
1 c. teryaki sauce
1/4 c. sesame seeds
1/4 c. walnuts, optional
Preheat oven to 375 F. Season chicken with salt and pepper. In a bowl, mix teryaki sauce with garlic and green onions. Place chicken in bowl and cover with teryaki sauce. Cover and marinate for one hour
Mix sesame seeds and walnuts. Set aside.
Place chicken in lightly greased baking dish. Pour some marinade over and around chicken.
Bake uncovered for 10 minutes. Sprinkle chicken with sesame-walnut mix. Bake 10-15 minutes longer or until meat is tender. Serve with white or brown rice.
- I felt like this was too mono-flavored. WAY too much teryaki flavor. A milder marinade would make this a little more palatable.
- I think these would come out awesome on the grill! I like that I can pop this in the oven and forget about it for 10 minutes, but grilling it would be fantastic.
- I liked the crunch of the walnuts and sesame seeds, especially once they got nice and crispy after sitting in the oven.