This dish comes together without much fuss, but the honey and balsamic vinegar give it a surprisingly complex depth of flavor … not to mention a beautiful golden-bronze hue.
8 chicken thighs, skinned
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 teaspoons olive oil
¼ cup minced shallots
1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme…
I’d never thought of making plum sauce with dried plums (duh). Turns out it’s that rich plum puree that gives this iconic Chinese sauce its signature taste. This one has a bit of zing from the orange juice and shallot, and is less cloyingly sweet than the store-bought versions.
1 teaspoon finely minced shallot