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Skinny Asian Chicken Thighs

January 27, 2016
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These super moist, oven baked chicken thighs are coated in a better-for-you sweet sauce flavored with ginger, garlic, and soy sauce - a perfect weeknight meal!




I can't honestly say I made any New Year's Resolutions this year. Mainly because I've been really working hard at eating healthier and being more active daily since a few weeks after Reuben was born, about mid-end of November. So I suppose my "New Year's Resolution" started a bit earlier than January!

I say, "working hard" because for someone, who for the past 9 months just ate whatever didn't make me feel sick, making better choices with food is darn HARD WORK! It is something I have to think about every day and it has come to be something I really want to think about every day. I know that sounds cliche, but really, when you start eating better you start really feeling better, and the cycle continues. Eating better, combined with regular exercise (which, again, is MUCH easier when you're not carrying essentially a bowling ball in front anymore), is really the classic solution for me to reach my fitness goals in 2016.





One of the ways I've tried to do this is to cut as many empty carbs as I can, and reduce my sugar intake as much as possible. Again, REALLY hard work! I'm one of those people that does wonderfully during breakfast and lunch, but then dinner through late night Netflix time, I snack on whatever is in the kitchen. I've noticed that when I do MUCH better when I try to recreate a favorite meal to be healthier, than when I make something completely unfamiliar to us every single night. Let's just say kale did not go over well in this house!

One of our all-time favorite family meals is a baked chicken thigh recipe that is coated in sugary sweet soy-ginger sauce. It tastes a lot like take-out, but along with the fatty chicken meat and the sugar-laden sauce on top of white rice, it's not the best meal for someone trying to eat better! I remade this recipe using my all-time favorite sweetener product, Truvia Spoonable.

It's extremely simple, too - just buy a large pack of bone-in skin-on chicken thighs and lay them in a large baking dish. I can fit about 10 thighs into my 9 x 13 inch dish.





Stir together the sauce ingredients, pour over the chicken, making sure to drizzle sauce over any areas that may have been missed. 





Then, just pop in the oven for an hour. It's really a wonderful better-for-you dinner!



Skinny Asian Chicken Thighs

Ingredients
  • 8-10 bone-in chicken thighs
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Truvia Spoonable
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Optional: steamed brown rice & sugar snap peas
Cooking Directions
  1. Lay chicken thighs in the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together remaining ingredients. Pour over chicken, being sure to spoon extra sauce over any missed areas.
  3. Bake at 375 degrees for 1 hour. Serve with steamed brown rice and sugar snap peas with extra sauce drizzled on top.





Honestly, this chicken is one of the most flavorful, moist chicken I've made - the whole family loved it!





Have you used Truvia Spoonable in your kitchen yet? I actually can't make my coffee in the morning the way that I like it best without my Truvia. And that statement should carry some serious weight as my coffee is my beloved in the mornings! I really love how easy it is to use instead of sugar in my recipes. It has such a great flavor. Click here to request a FREE sample sent to your home!





I can always find Truvia Spoonable in the baking aisle of my local Walmart. Be sure to check out even more great recipes here!


What would you try Truvia Spoonable with first? Leave you answer in the comment section below - I'd absolutely LOVE to hear from you!
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