Wowza!! Time flies when you're having fun ... I can't remember the last time I used Mr Yoshida's Original Gourmet Marinade & Cooking Sauce. It's a fantastic way to infuse teriyaki flavor profiles into chicken thighs and pork. I'd forgotten just how savory the results are. With the temperature reaching 96ºF in Northern California I decided to stay indoors and have oven baked marinaded chicken thighs. It just isn't right to have temperatures in the the mid nineties ... after all, we've been known to have what it commonly referred to as Indian Summer but now that we're in the middle of September I'm ready for some Fall weather and hopefully lots of rain again this year. We need to refill all our lakes and reservoirs after the devastating drought we've experienced over the last few years.
Decided to supplement the Mr Yoshida's Original Gourmet sauce with McCormick Grill Mates Montreal Chicken Seasoning. Trimmed the excess skin and fat from the fresh Foster Farms chicken thighs before applying the seasoning on and under the skin. Layered the bottom of a glass dish with the gourmet sauce before placing the seasoned chicken in. Topped off the chicken thighs with more sauce and refrigerated them for 4 hours.
Preheat your oven to 350ºF. Bake the marinaded chicken thighs for 40 to 50 minutes until the internal temperature of the thighs reach 180ºF. Rest the oven baked marinaded chicken thighs for 10 minutes loosely under a foil tent before serving.
Remember to always cook to internal temperatures and use times listed for planning purposes only. Just because they look done doesn't mean they are. There's nothing less appealing and more dangerous than serving under cooked chicken. That's where a digital instant read thermocouple cooking thermometer like a Thermapen Mk4 or a ThermoPop is the perfect tool to own and use.