Maple-Balsamic Chicken with Saffron Rice Pilaf

8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs (can substitute 4 boneless, skinless breasts if you like) ¾ tsp sea salt ¾ tsp paprika ¾ tsp dried thyme 1 tbsp olive oil 1 can chicken broth (14 ½ oz) 1/3  cup maple syrup 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar (did you know that the quality of balsamic vinegar is denoted […]

Maple Brined Turkey

 8 quarts water 2 cups kosher salt 2 cups pure maple syrup 2 bunches fresh thyme 6 bay leaves 4 large garlic cloves, peeled and crushed 3 tablespoons black peppercorns 1 Turkey Place all the ingredients, except the turkey, in a large pot and bring to a boil, stirring until the salt dissolves. Remove from […]