I was watching Food Network last week trying to get ideas for Food Star Friday when Guy’s Big Bite came on and I decided to give it a watch. I love Guy’s energy, but sometimes he can be a little too over the top for me if it has been one of “those” days. You know those days that you have been dealing with a lot of things all at once. The kids, significant other, DOGS, yes even my fur babies get on my nerves from time to time. So, where was I? Oh yes, Food Network, Guy’s Big Bite……gotcha! OK so yes sometimes I can’t deal with his energy and volume but even though it had been a stressful day, what he was cooking looked incredible.
I love chicken, to the point that it can drive everyone else I live with crazy. There have been comments about how they think they are going to sprout feathers, or possibly start laying eggs. That’s when I know I have to toss some red meat to the restless beasts.
This recipe has TONS of garlic, which is another thing I love. OK so we have chicken thighs, which if you have been with me for awhile you know it is my favorite part of the bird, and 3/4 cups garlic!! WOW this I had to try!
Now it comes time to do the prep and Kevin comes to help me like always.
Kevin – What can I do to help you babe?
Me – Well I have to slice onions and peppers, Oh you could chop the garlic for me.
Kevin – (going to the garlic and onion bowl) OK how many cloves do you need?
Me – Ummmm well I am not sure.
Kevin – What do you mean you aren’t sure? What does it say on the recipe?
Me – It says I need 3/4 cups of garlic.
Kevin – HOLY SH*T!!
Ya I don’t know that he was as excited about the garlic as I was. But after it was all ready to go anyone that had any reservations about it being chicken AGAIN, or how much garlic was in it, or the vinegar part ppfffttttttt they love it!!
I will say I changed things a bit here and there but not by much. Mostly it calls for you to reserve the poaching liquid, but not the peppers and onions that were cooked in it. Am I going to waste onions and garlic? HECK NO! I just piled some up on the plate as a bed for the chicken and it was YUMMY! So enough of my yapping……on to the recipe…..
- 2 medium yellow onions, julienned
- 2 Anaheim chiles, cleaned and julienned
- 6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
- 3/4 cup minced garlic, divided
- 8 ounces beer
- 8 ounces chicken stock
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
- 3 tablespoons green onions, sliced