Author: Drew

Gochujang Glazed Chicken Thighs

Gochujang is a Korean condiment and ingredient made by fermenting chilis, rice, and soybeans.  The end product is a rich, sticky, sweet, and spicy paste that adds heat and tremendous depth of flavor to soups, stews, BBQ, and any number of preparations.    I love it, and I’m happy that it’s […]

Bacon Wrapped Pineapple Chicken

The 4th of July in my hometown is more than quick patriotic nod to our country’s founding fathers. In that little midwestern town it’s homecoming and founder’s day and independence day all rolled into one. The high School reunions are all scheduled for that week, half the town is in […]

Red Sauce Spaghetti and Chicken Thigh Meatballs

Wait, chicken thigh meatballs? You’re kidding, right?  No. I’m not. This is another in my series of “chicken thighs are a great stand in for other meats” recipes.  In this case, again, they’re standing in for pork.  Or maybe veal. Or both.   Italian American Spaghetti and Meatballs is classic comfort […]

Chicken Thigh Adobo

I lived in San Francisco in the early 2000s, at the height of the first DotCom boom. At that time, Chicken Adobo was a frequent favorite at the lunch counter next to our disturbingly stereotypical dot-com startup, brick and board, dog-friendly, open-plan, bean bag chair- and pinball machine-outfitted, software development […]

Ce N’est Pas un Coq au Vin

The classic French coq au vin is prepared with an old rooster, that is tough but full of flavor when cooked properly. This is not coq au vin. An old rooster is essentially impossible to come by in an American market, and if you happen to live on a farm, […]

Chicken Thigh Al Pastor

Today is a day that everyone in the states thinks is a big holiday in Mexico, but isn’t really. Mostly we think that because lots of companies want to sell us tequila and corn chips and avocados and more tequila.  Regardless of that, it’s also Tuesday, and a quarantimes Tuesday […]

Chicken Braised with Apples, Bacon, and Cider

Every once in a while someone asks me what my favorite chicken thigh dish is. I should probably say “well, that’s hard” but it’s not. This is it. This is my favorite chicken thigh dish. Sure, it’s something you could make with skin on breasts, or even an airline breast […]

Two Pozoles

I was in High School when I first encountered Pozole. Shortly after my Grandmother died, my whole family spent the holidays in Tucson, where my father grew up. Though I’d been exposed to Mexican foods my whole life, my mother and local restaurants had made do with what was available […]

Rustic Chicken Thigh Pozole

Note: This is one of two chicken pozole recipes I’m posting this week. For more about the recipes, their origins, and to see the other more refined recipes, click here. This is a dish I taught myself in high school, possibly a heresy, a recipe I either dug out of […]