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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Spiced Chicken Thighs with Garlicky Rice--"Extremely Good!"

Spiced Chicken Thighs with Garlicky Rice @livligahome
I recently renewed my subscription to the Cooking Light Magazine after a hiatus of a number of years. I love the ease of it coming to my door and inspiring me according to the season and month. Truthfully it is all already on line but not organized and synthesized in a way that is easy for me to take and use. There is also a lot of "extra" information that is also not just about recipes...more about lifestyle. I am loving it!

Out of the July 2013 issue of Cooking Light we tried the Spiced Chicken Thighs with Garlicky Rice. This was a very easy recipe to prepare. The rice prep was first. All you have to do is add a tablespoon of butter and a tablespoon of garlic, sauteeing these ingredients before adding the rice to cook as you usually do. Next you assemble the rub for the chicken. It is a great barbecue rub that includes brown sugar, chili powder, garlic powder and cumin. This recipe calls for broiling the chicken but you could also do it on the grill to keep more heat out of the kitchen. The chicken and rice combined are a total of 406 calories.

To make it a meal we added the Raspberry and Blue Cheese Salad (133/cal) for a total of 539 for the meal. Fantastic summertime flavors. It was also visually appealing. Written on the side of my menu planner for this meal my daughter wrote- "Extremely Good!". Needless to say the meal was a big hit and a definitely repeat!