This is a recipe I came across in a cookbook I had had for some time, and finally decided to make. It was made very clear to me that this was a recipe which I had better make again, as it went over VERY well. This also works with pieces of a whole chicken, but the thighs are just the right size and shape to work well. Prep time includes marinating time (in a pinch you can marinate for about 15 minutes and go).
I recommend making the effort to use cider and stock, rather than juice and broth - it really adds considerable flavor. This is another recipe with a very "fall" feeling - nice and rich, but most of the flavor comes from fruit rather than fat.
This is a classic summertime dish in my family - great on hot summer days. We usually had this with sliced tomatoes (eat them raw with salt and pepper) and sliced cucumbers in vinegar with pepper. I don't use mayonnaise enough to have gotten used to fat free mayo, but if you're used to it, please feel free to substitute. I usually cook the pasta in a pot with a lid, then mix the salad in the cooking pot to save cleanup time. Cook time is just for the pasta; prep time does not include chilling.
Here's another recipe with chicken thighs, which are actually considered one of the favorite parts of the chicken in Chinese cooking, as they aren't as dry as the breast. (This recipe isn't particularly Chinese; I'm just going off on tangents.) Enjoy!
I'm actually going to "The Little House on the Prairie cookbook with this one. I was threshing hay the other day (ok, actually I was mowing the lawn, but close enough), and thought I'd try it - the ginger and the vinegar give it a nice tang. If the vinegar is a bit much, you can add less vinegar or mix it with ginger ale.
This is a friend's recipe for Kahlua - it will make several bottles. The alcohol content works out to about 16% (32 proof). A note - this does need to steep for about a month, so if you're planning on making it, start early.
This is a rich alternative to marinara sauce - serve this with a salad and some crusty bread, and you have a very pleasant dinner. A wok is a great dish to use for this - you can saute the vegetables and simmer the pasta in the same dish.
A sweet relish that goes with with grilled chicken or fish served over rice. This is nice to make up and have in the refrigerator - if you get home late, you can use it to add more flavor to a quick meal. The prep time does not include chilling time.