Celebration Thighs

Budget Menu & Dirt Cheap Recipes Cooking for Two Celebration Thighs

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      Thighs:

      2 Chicken Thighs
      2T.shredded Swiss chees
      2 slices cooked ham
      1green onion, halved crosswise and lengthwise
      1/2 t. dried basil
      2 pieces aluminum foil

      Remove the bones from the thighs by slicing from the center of the bone on the flesh side of the thighs. Be careful to not slice through the skin. Reserve the bones for the pasta.

      Layer cheese and ham. Sprinkle with basil. Place green onions in the center.

      Bring both sides of the thigh to the middle. Place each in a sheet of foil. Tightly seal.

      Bake at 400°F for 25-30 minutes or to an internal temperature of 160°F. Remove from oven and let sit for 10 minutes. Preheat broiler, grill pan, or grill.

      Remove chicken from foil, reserving any juices for pasta. Place chicken under broiler until skin is crisp and golden, 8-12 minutes. Serve with pasta.

      Pasta:

      Reserved chicken bones
      Water to cover
      2T. dry white wine
      1 clove garlic , minced
      1T. tomato paste
      2 T.

      heavy cream
      4 oz. angel hair pasta, cooked
      Salt and pepper to taste

      Bring first 5 ingredients to a rapid boil and reduce till liquid measures 1/4 C. Remove bones. Lower heat to a simmer and add cream and pasta.

      Place in individual bowls. Place thighs on top. Easy sides are sauteed zucchini, Italian mixed vegetables, or green beans.

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Budget Menu & Dirt Cheap Recipes Cooking for Two Celebration Thighs