Last week in our meal plan I had breaded chicken, it's super yummy, next time I make it I'll take some pics and do a post. It's basically chicken breasts coated in breadcrumbs and seasonings and pan fried. When I went to make it last week I ran into one problem right away, turns out, we were out of bread crumbs. Well, crap, off to pinterest I go, I have a few standby recipes for regular chicken breasts, but I thought I'd try some of the chick-fil-a taste-a-like bites I saw on there. I get all my ingredients out and ready to go, and of course, another snag. Turns out the package of chicken breasts from Costco I defrosted are really chicken thighs. Damn those 3-packs from Costco that only label the MIDDLE pack, why the EFF can't you label all 3 so I know wtf I have in the freezer?
So now I have to think quickly. I want to make something I know Z will eat, and something easy because at this point I'm not in the mood to do a lot of prep work.
I turn to my easy bbq baked chicken recipe. Defrost a package of boneless chicken thighs and put them in a 9x13 baking dish. Sprinkle some garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, mustard powder, salt and pepper on them. Use your favorite bbq sauce, I like the Trader Joe's all natural one, and paint it on top of the thighs. Get a bottle of beer, I use a darker malty beer like an oktoberfest, or a winter lager, any brown ale/lager will do. Pour 3/4 of the beer into the pan, this will make your chicken taste divine and will keep it moist. Bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees. Then NOM.