Author: Drew

Polo a la Plancha with Black Beans and Yellow Rice

Looking for a quick and delicious weeknight meal that sort of feels like you’re at a roadside cafe, looking out over a beach, listening to Buena Vista Social club? Well, I’ve got the meal for you. Usually I just focus on the chicken thigh main, but in the case of […]

Chicken Thigh 65

About six months ago I asked friends for suggestions on dishes I should work on or adapt for The Chicken Thigh Guy.  I got a lot of great ideas, but of course life gets in the way. One of the suggestions, from my old friend (and chef) Christian, was to […]

Cider & Bourbon Braised Chicken

I’ve taken a few weeks off from The Chicken Thigh Guy.  Mostly because I … well to be honest I just needed a break.  As much as I love the little buggers,  a household diet consisting only of chicken thighs leads to … well, boredom mostly.   Eat some steak. Some […]

Chicken Thigh Curry with Whole Potatoes

This isn’t a traditional “curry”, not that there’s any huge digression from the myriad of wonderful South Asian culinary traditions that originated that unfortunate lable, just that it doesn’t really adhere to any particular traditional recipe. It combines deeply browned onions with a reasonable complex spice mixture, and whole peeled […]

Chicken Thigh Pot Pie

There are plenty of arguments about what, exactly, a chicken pot pie is. I’ve seen everything from a perfectly formed, two-crust pie, to a pan of soup topped with biscuits, to something that resembled an overstuffed Pop Tart called a pot pie. For me, pot pie has always been a […]

Chicken Thighs Roasted with Five-Spice Powder and Honey

This dish is essentially a highly simplified riff on char siu, the amazing Cantonese barbecue tradition. Whereas char siu preparations often include soy, hoisin, and other additions, here you’ll only use salt, five-spice powder, and an long rest in the refrigerator for most of the heavy lifting, with just a […]

Chicken Thigh Butter Chicken

The cuisines and food traditions of the indian subcontinent are wonderfully rich and almost impossibly varied. Contrary to the recent ignorant comments of one so-called food writer, it’s not a monolithic cuisine, and that myriad of traditions is certainly not based on on “one spice.” I’ve been lucky, in part […]

Something New…Again.

I wanted to share a quick announcement.  I’m working with some friends who just launched Fond, a new cooking app that is designed to fix a lot of what’s frustrating about following recipes on your phone.   As part of this partnership, Fond will offer subscription access to the full catalog of my Chicken Thigh […]

Plum Marinated Roast Chicken

Plums are an unusual fruit. They’re sharply tart and extremely sweet, soft and fleshy, yet the skin is tough against a knife blade. The rest of the world makes more use of them than most Americans. My instagram freed has been full these past weeks of French friends making the […]

Greek-ish Sheet Pan Chicken

I developed this recipe for my Weekly Menu newsletter (sign up at this link) but decided that: A) It’s chicken thighs.B) It’s really too good and too easy not to share here.C) See item A. Chicken Thighs. This blog is about chicken thighs. Sheet pan chicken is all the rage. […]