I've been meaning to try marinating mushrooms for a while now. There were just too many questions, like "What will I marinate them in?" and "What will I do with the extra marinade?"

    Finally, I just decided to marinate them in soy sauce and use the marinade as a braising liquid for a chicken thigh. It worked out well, with the mushrooms absorbing tons of flavor and the chicken coming out tender and moist. I'm already thinking about what I want to try marinating mushrooms in next.

*serves 1

2 crimini mushrooms, cut in half.
1 chicken thigh with the bone in
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp powdered ginger
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 cup water
Cilantro to garnish

In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, olive oil, lemon juice, ginger, chili powder, and water. Add the mushrooms, cover, and allow to sit in the fridge for several hours. In a small skillet over high heat, combine the mushrooms, marinade, and chicken thigh. Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce heat to medium low. Simmer for about 20 minutes, until the chicken is fully cooked. Serve over rice with fresh cilantro.