I realize that’s a super long title, but I had to throw in the part about ONE PAN! Yes you do need a bowl and a few other tools, but once you put everything on the pan, you put it in the oven and it bakes away.
I have mentioned before that I do not enjoy crock pot food. I think it all tastes the same, is usually dry, and looks really unappetizing. But there are times when it seems the only way you can get a nutritious meal on the table is using a crock pot.
This particular dish is an alternative to the crock pot. It bakes for a full hour. A little longer than that is ok too (that’s the beauty of chicken thighs – they don’t dry out like white meat). I usually prepare this dish, put it in the oven, set the oven for delayed baking and head off to do something else. Then dinner is ready and I haven’t had to babysit it.
Because we’re dealing with raw chicken, I would not leave this in the oven for hours before baking, but a half hour is fine. On this particular night, I took my son to tennis practice, came home, prepared the meal, put it in the oven set to start in 15 minutes, went to run a few errands and pick him up. When we walked in the door the most delicious aroma awaited us! And dinner was on the table in just a couple minutes.