These Crispy Chicken Thighs with Pineapple Honey Mustard Sauce by PaleoOMG are AMAZING. They turned out above and beyond my expectations! Such simple ingredients came together in a surprising combination of flavors.
I wasn’t able to find pastured chicken thighs with the skin on, so I opted for skinless. Bummer! I love the crispy skin.
It took longer than expected to caramelize the pineapple. Next time, I’ll start the pineapple when I start the chicken, instead of starting it when the chicken goes into the oven, as the recipe is written.
When I tasted the sauce by itself, I wasn’t terribly impressed. But on the chicken? Oh my! The salty-sweet flavor with the garlicky, oniony, peppery-ness!
This recipe is going on my menu again for lunches next week. The leftovers make lunch pretty exciting!
And because I can’t leave a recipe alone, I think I’ll experiment with deglazing the cast iron with a little chicken stock. The bits of chicken stuck to the bottom of the pan were delicioso. I bet that flavor added to the sauce would be meat heaven!