"Whoah," was the first word that came out of the husband's mouth after taking a bite of dinner tonight.
"What's that supposed to mean?" I asked him. "Is that a good 'whoah' or a bad 'whoah'?"
"Tell me what you put in the chicken first."
The man drives a hard bargain.
"Honey, apple cider vinegar, salt, pepper, oh, and thyme," I told him.
"Thyme! That's it," he said. "It's really good. I like it a lot."
It was in that moment that the heavens opened up and I was forgiven for last night's dinner disaster. And all I had to do was marinate the chicken while the oven preheated and bake it until it reached 165 degrees F.
Slightly, Slightly Adapted From Fire It Up
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground thyme
Whisk everything together and marinade as desired. Fire It Up suggests this marinade for veal, chicken and game birds.