Lime pickle chicken

I love lime pickle. A tiny bit as a condiment with a curry and some raita it is rollicking good. So when I saw the recipe in Bon Appetit for lime pickle marinated roasted chicken thighs I was all over that like a cheap suit. Whatever that means. Ginger, garlic and mayonnaise blended with the lime pickle and marinated for a few hours and then roasted at a high temperature sitting on potatoes (sweet in this case) and onions. Sounds like perfect to me.

After about 5 minutes in the oven I was a little concerned because the smell was sort of strong. After 40 minutes my condo was overwhelmed with the fragrance.

In fact, the chicken was overwhelmed entirely. Everything tasted like lime pickle. I may as well have just hottened up the bottle and ate it. I spent the night breathing the bouquet and anticipate the aroma lingering still in my condo waiting patiently for me to come home so it can assault me one more time.

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