When I get home from work after a long day at the office, I want to get dinner on the table pronto. Also, there are so many delicious restaurants, take out options, and happy hours tempting us to stop all along our walk home, that I do need to be able to get something good on the table. Otherwise the siren song of eating out will just be too strong. This meal really fits the bill perfectly for a last minute, quick dinner using lots of ingredients that I already have around the house. I have thyme growing around the garden and I almost always have a lemon and garlic hanging around. I also sprinkled the chicken lightly with lemon zest and cayenne to give it a refreshing kick. The sharpness of the lemon and the sweetness of the roasted garlic really worked for me. You could easily use dried thyme if you do not have fresh. This served as a great weeknight meal and we will be repeating it all summer.
3 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
1/8 tsp. cayenne powder
3 cloves garlic
9 sprigs thyme (or 1 tsp. dry thyme)
salt and pepper
1. Rinse and pat your chicken thighs dry. Sprinkle them with salt and pepper, cayenne powder, and zest from the lemon.
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