Spicy Chicken Thighs with Rhubarb-Cucumber Salsa

Spicy Chicken Thighs with Rhubarb-Cucumber Salsa


Spicy Chicken Thighs with Rhubarb-Cucumber Salsa


High cal Calories 821kcal

High fat Total Fat 64g

High sat-fat Saturated Fat 15g

High chol Cholesterol 278mg

High sodium Sodium 516mg

Low carbs Total Carbohydrate 13g

Serving size 452g Calories from fat 578kcal Fiber 2g Protein 48g Sugar 7g
4 servings


  • 1 habanero pepper, with seeds, stemmed
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced, white and green parts divided
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 6 large skin-on, bone-in chicken thighs
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 cups 1/4 cubes rhubarb
  • 1 cup 1/4 cubes unpeeled seeded English hothouse cucumber
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 500°F. Line a baking sheet with foil. Pulse chile, garlic, and white parts of scallions in a food processor until finely chopped. With machine running, drizzle in soy sauce, then olive oil; process until emulsion forms. Transfer sauce to a bowl.
  2. Place chicken thighs, skin side up, on a work surface and slash each crosswise at 3/4″ intervals down to the bone. Season lightly with salt. Place on prepared baking sheet and brush with sauce. Bake until skin is crisp and an instant-read thermometer inserted into thickest part of thigh registers 165°F, 20-25 minutes. Broil on high for an additional 2-3 minutes for crisper skin, if desired. Let rest for 5-10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, toss rhubarb, next 5 ingredients, and green parts of scallions in a medium bowl to coat. Season to taste with salt and pepper and let stand for at least 10 minutes to allow flavors to meld.
  4. Serve chicken with rhubarb salsa alongside.

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