The cake may have been a fail but dinner was amazing. This may be one of the best chicken dishes to come out of my kitchen. And I didn’t even have to make Big Guy fire up the grill.
The spices on the chicken thighs are incredible.
Ground Red Pepper
The perfect combination of sweet and spicy.
The chicken thighs were generously sprinkled with the spice mixture on both sides and broiled to perfection. The smell took over the house. Once again making me want to bottle up the scent and sell it.
Though I think more people would be interested in the failed cake smell compared to the spiced chicken smell.
For the salad, a herb lettuce mixture was topped with sweet strawberries, mini mozzarella balls and spiced pecans (from Trader Joe’s – you must find these!). It was simple but scrumptious. A simple drizzle of a balsamic vinaigrette was all that it needed.
You can find the original recipe on Cooking Light. I obviously didn’t prepare the rice and I switched up some of the ingredients in the salad with what I had on hand.