Today I had a request from my husband for something we haven't eaten before. Well, somehow I came up with the idea for hoisin chicken, since I had a bottle of hoisin sauce in my cupboard that has been sitting there for a month at least and I bought boneless skinless chicken thighs for lunch today.
I did a quick search for hoisin chicken and came across a recipe from the Epicurious website for Spicy Hoisin Chicken. Since I was making it for my little one as well as my husband I decided to make it a little less spicy, I wanted to make sure he liked it. The recipe only has a few ingredients and looked easy so I tried it. My modifications are that I used boneless skinless chicken thighs and I reduced the dried hot red pepper flakes and I added sesame seeds for some texture and because I like sesame seeds.
Not so Spicy Spicy Hoisin Chicken adapted from Epicurious website
1/2 cup hoisin sauce
1 teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger (I used a microplane)
4 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 teaspoon dried hot red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon Asian sesame oil
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
8 boneless skinless chicken thighs
Preheat oven to 500F.
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