May is Asian/Pacific American
The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America's history and are instrumental in its future success.
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Cilantro lime chicken thighs are incredibly juicy and bursting with bright, Latin flavors. This is an easy weeknight meal the entire family will love.Watch the videoto see how I make it!
PREP TIME: 5 mins COOK TIME: 25 mins
MARINATE: 30 mins + TOTAL TIME: 1 hr
SERVINGS: 6 servings CALORIES: 331kcal
AUTHOR: Lisa Bryan
6 chicken thighs bone-in and skin-on
3 tablespoons olive oil divided
2 limes zested and juiced
3 cloves garlic minced
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup cilantro leaves chopped
In a mixing bowl, whisk together two tablespoons of olive oil, lime juice and zest, cumin, chili powder, minced garlic, honey, salt, pepper, and chopped cilantro. You can also pulse in a food processor until it's combined.
Combine the marinade and chicken thighs in a bowl or shallow dish. Marinate chicken for 30 minutes to an hour in the fridge.
When the chicken is done marinating, take it out of the fridge and let it sit for 10-15 minutes at room temperature.
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
Heat the remaining one tablespoon of olive oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Sear the chicken for 5-6 minutes with the skin side down, until they're golden brown.
Then flip the chicken and sear the other side for 2-3 minutes. The chicken will not be fully cooked at this point.
Transfer the skillet to the oven and bake the chicken thighs for 15-20 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees Fahrenheit.
Remove the chicken from the oven, let it rest for 5 minutes, and garnish with extra lime slices and cilantro leaves before serving.
The West End in bloom
Happy May! Today marks the first day of Asian/ Pacific American Heritage Month. Check the link below, in the red box, to learn more.
The West End is, and always has been, a neighborhood rich with diversity, so we hope that our neighbors and residents, of all colors, races, religions and cultures feel safe and welcome. Our world continues to struggle with racism, discrimination and violence.
The state is starting to open up, as the numbers of people who are vaccinated increases. While the city of Boston is staying behind the state in some areas (check out the blue box on the left), it seems to look like we might have more of a summer this year. (knock on wood, and cross your fingers!)
There are many things to celebrate in May! May 3rd is World Laughter Day, We think everyone needs to find a way to celebrate this day
after the year + we have had, we deserve a laugh! May 5th is Cinco de Mayo - always a good reason to get take out! Bodega Canalor Qdoba May 10th is Mother's Day - celebrate the Mothers & mother figures in your life May 12th is International Nurses Day -they deserve a little extra this year for their tireless efforts
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