.A healthy, quick and easy Lemon-Ginger Roasted Chicken Thighs recipe which is easy made into a ketogenic meal by switching the rice for a salad.
Prep time: 15 mins Cook time: 35 mins Total time: 35-45 mins
• 1 ½ tsp olive oil, divided • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs (4 large thighs) • ¼ tsp kosher salt • 1/8 tsp fresh ground black pepper • 1 large shallot • 3 cloves garlic • 1 tbsp minced fresh ginger • 1 1/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth, divided • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice • 12 oz sugar snap peas • 1 cup brown rice • 1 cup low-fat coconut milk • 1/4 loosely packed cup sliced fresh basil
1. Slice the shallots thinly. 2. Mince the garlic. 3. Mince the ginger. 4. Rinse the peas and cut off the ends. 5. Rinse the chicken and pat dry. 6. Preheat oven to 400ºF. 7. Meanwhile, in a large ovenproof skillet, heat 1 tsp oil on medium-high. 8. Season chicken on all sides with salt and pepper and add to skillet. Cook, turning once, until lightly browned, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer chicken to a large plate and set aside. 9. Reduce heat to low. In skillet, heat remaining ½ tsp oil. Add shallot and sauté, stirring occasionally, until golden, about 3 minutes. 10. Add garlic and ginger and sauté for 1 more minute, until fragrant. 11. Increase heat to high and add 1/4 cup broth and lemon juice. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 3 minutes, stirring up brown bits from bottom of skillet with a wooden spoon. 12. Remove from heat. 13. Transfer mixture from skillet to an oven-safe pan and add the chicken, spooning broth mixture over top. Scatter peas onto mixture and transfer to oven. Bake for 20 minutes, until chicken is cooked through. 14. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine brown rice, remaining 1 cup broth and coconut milk. Heat on high and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Cover, reduce heat to low and cook for 10 to 15 minutes, until liquid is absorbed. Turn off heat and set aside. 15. To serve, fluff brown rice with a fork and stir in basil. Divide chicken and brown rice among serving plates and top chicken with pan juices.