I just love to make recipes that remind me of my grandmother Victoria. Her chicken thighs sauce and peas was the best!
A easy depression food back in the 1960's, now a delicacy to me!
Years ago she lived with us while I was a young child growing up.I often watched her cook and studied her ingredients.
I could remember these chicken thighs with sauce and peas the taste is etched in my mind, boy the taste was superb.
The one thing that etched in my mind was how the napkin always stuck to your fingers after eating the chicken because we would pick it up with our hands.
My father would say "Claudia the sauce isn't right unless the napkin sticks to your fingers", I laugh about it now but it's true. That's how you know it's done thick and hearty.
After the meal is cooked, we love any other leftovers pulled off the chicken bone and served this over your favorite pasta or even rice.
When I was growing up my grandma Victoria (who came straight from Rome, Italy) would watch me as a child.
I learned so many cooking tricks watching her at the old fashioned pilot lit gas stove. I have many fond memories of her cooking chicken and peas on that old stove. I also remember her only using cast iron, which I fry the chicken in first.
This was my favorite recipe. The sauce gets really thick and sticks to the chicken thighs and the peas were so delicious.