Coriander Chicken Thighs With Miso Glazed Root Vegetables
I saw this recipe on Epicurious and I knew immediately I wanted to make it. Umami is not a word I use often, I do like the idea and when I saw it in the description I thought it would be loaded with flavor. I recently joined Farmigo, it’s fantastic, you order farm fresh food (It’s a CSA with a twist) and go to one of the many pick up locations to get your order, I’m lucky my pick up location is across the street from my home. You shop for what you want in your box rather getting what they give you. I love having multiple options for fresh food and this is a great concept, farm fresh food, organic and sustainable, can’t get much better than that. I ordered lots of root vegetables and chicken thighs after I found this recipe. I made a few changes in the root vegetable department, because I wanted to use what i had. I got some gorgeous radishes,they are so fresh and have the greens so I used both,the recipe calls for turnip greens which I didn’t have so I subbed the radish greens for the turnip greens, both golden and red beets and yellow and orange carrots. The vegetables are oven roasted coated with the miso glaze, you saute the greens in the same pan the chicken was cooked in using the reserved fat and then add them to the roasted roots before serving. Now tell me that doesn’t sound good right? As a side note, this dish is REALLY DELICIOUS, it is the very definition of Umami!
I am bringing this umami laden dish to Fiesta Friday #41 hosted by Angie@The Novice Gardener and this weeks lovely co hosts are Nancy @Feasting With Friends, along with Loretta @Safari of the Mind. I hope you all enjoy!!!
Coriander Chicken Thighs And Miso Glazed Root Vegetables
- 8 skin-on, bone-in chicken thighs (about 2 1/2 pounds)
- 4 tablespoons vegetable oil (such as grapeseed), divided
- 1 3/4 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
- 1 tablespoon ground coriander
- 3 tablespoons white or yellow miso paste
- 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 2 teaspoons honey
- 1 pound total carrots, parsnips, and/or celery root, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch pieces
- 3/4 pound small-to-medium golden or red beets with fresh greens, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch wedges, greens reserved
- 3/4 pound small-to-medium turnips with fresh greens, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch wedges, greens reserved
- 1 medium red onion, peeled, root trimmed, cut lengthwise into 1/2-inch wedges
- 6 garlic cloves, unpeeled
- 1 lime, cut into wedges
Preheat oven to 400°F. Set racks in the upper and lower thirds of the oven. In a large bowl, pat the chicken dry with paper towels. Add 1 tablespoon oil and toss to coat. Season chicken all over with 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, and coriander. Rub in seasoning and set aside at room temperature.
In a large bowl, whisk together 2 tablespoons oil, miso paste, vinegar, soy sauce, honey, and 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Add vegetables and garlic cloves to the bowl and toss to coat. Transfer to a rimmed baking sheet, place on the upper rack of the oven, and roast until softened and browned, 40 to 45 minutes, tossing a few times during roasting. Peel garlic and discard skins.
Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat with 1 tablespoon oil. Once hot, add half the chicken thighs skin side down. Cook until skin is golden brown, 6 to 8 minutes. Remove from skillet and place skin side up on a second rimmed baking sheet. Repeat with remaining chicken thighs, reserving skillet with fat after cooking. Transfer baking sheet to lower rack of oven and roast until the chicken’s internal temperature reaches 165°F, 12 to 15 minutes more.
Discard stems from reserved beet and turnip greens; wash and roughly chop the leaves. Pour out all but 2 teaspoons of oil from the skillet and place the pan over medium-high heat. Add the greens to the pan with 2 tablespoons water and 1/4 teaspoon salt and cook, tossing, until wilted, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer roasted vegetables to a serving bowl, add the sautéed greens, and toss to combine. Taste and adjust seasoning. Serve chicken thighs with vegetables and lime wedges.