Author: Drew

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. […]

Ginger Scallion Chicken Thighs with Greens and Noodles

I’ve been away for a bit. I’m not ignoring the chicken. The chicken is still delicious, and I’m still developing new recipes. I’ve just been working on other things as well. This meal comes together quickly, and while a little unusual, it’s intensely satisfying.  The chicken is braised in a simple […]

Chicken Thigh Cabbage Rolls

Growing up in this part of the American “Midwest” – the belt that stretches from, let’s say Buffalo along the great lakes to Minnesota and encompassing most of the old industrial core of the country, I was exposed to a lot of food that was called “Eastern European” or “Slavic” […]