Author: Drew

Chicken Thighs a l’Orange

Duck a l’Orange is fancy.  Really fancy. Like, classy old movie, white tablecloth restaurant, waiter with a fake French accent, and Humphrey Bogart yelling “Garcon!” fancy.  Chicken a l’Orange is also fancy. Just not quite as fancy.  Maybe more like a nice evening at home with candles left from last […]

Nashville Style Hot Chicken

Nashville hot chicken has been all the rage for a few years now, popping up on everything from fast food menu boards to perfectly plated fine dining versions.  That’s both because it feels like a new discovery (it’s not – we just weren’t paying attention to the Black food pioneers […]

Chicken Thigh Ragu Bolognese

If you enjoy The Chicken Thigh Guy, be sure to check out my other food related project: The Weekly Menu There’s not a whole lot that’s more satisfying than a steaming plate of spaghetti with meat sauce – especially if it’s piled with fresh grated cheese.  This recipe is a […]

Simple Chicken Karaage

Karaage is shatteringly crisp, simply delicious, snackable fried chicken. And best of all, the crunch holds up. The Japanese bar staple has started to make appearances around the US given that – because of the pandemic – so much of the restaurant business is takeout only. You’ll see it appearing […]

Chicken Thigh Breakfast Sausage

I know, I know, the picture above is of a pancake breakfast with sausage links. But I’m going to talk about biscuits and gravy first. I love biscuits and gravy. I loved it even before I lived in North Carolina, but my time there definitely made it even more of […]

Chicken Thigh Katsu Curry

We’ve covered Katsu on this site before. The almost impossibly crisp Japanese style cutlet is a favorite of mine – both as prepared in the previous post, but even more so as a sandwich.  Oh man, katsu sandos are wonderful. But there’s another common preparation that I left out last […]

Chicken Thigh Fajitas

Fajitas are the mainstay of every mid-market Mexican joint in America. And they’re not really even Mexican. They’re Tex-Mex, as my father liked to remind us almost every Friday night.  He was a big fan of telling us “there were no Fajitas when I was growing up in southern Arizona!”  […]

Chicken Thigh Swedish Style Meatballs

I don’t live in Sweden.  It might feel like I’m in Sweden right now.  It’s 12 ° F and snowy, but this is Ohio.  I’ve never even been to Sweden, unless an Ikea (really, like five different Ikeas) count as having been to Sweden. (They don’t. I know.) But one […]

Soy Sauce Chicken Thighs

Soy sauce chicken is a wonderfully simple dish.  The chicken is slowly poached in a flavorful liquid that leaves the meat tender but toothsome, the slink a glistening brown, and the whole piece infused with the unique richness of the soy, aromatics, and Shaoxing wine. The cooking process is simple […]