cooking for your boyfriend

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Cast Iron Skillet Chicken Thighs in Tomato Sauce

Serves 2 hungry boyfriends in 45 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons grape seed oil
  • 6 chicken thighs, bone in/skin on
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed
  • 2 lbs whole peeled canned tomatoes, chopped in food processor
  • 4 sprigs oregano

1.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  In a cast iron skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat.  Season chicken with salt and pepper.  Add chicken to skillet, skin side down.  Cook until golden brown, about 7 minutes.  Flip and cook for another minute.  Transfer to a plate and drain all but 1 tablespoon of fat from skillet.  Reduce heat to medium.  Add onion to skillet and cook until soft, about 5 minutes.  Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.  Add tomatoes, season with salt and pepper.

Chicken, just before you transfer to oven

2.  Add chicken, skin side up and oregano sprigs, the transfer to oven.  Cook until chicken is cooked through, 25-30 minutes.

3.  Serve your boyfriend.  Place 3 chicken thighs on a dinner plate.  Pour over some delicious tomato sauce.  Remind your boyfriend that dinner is hot!

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