Bone-In

Chicken and Biscuits

It’s cold and raining here today.  It’s been cold and raining a lot recently.  When it’s cold and raining I crave a certain kind of comfort food, the kind that sticks to your ribs, that’s satisfying in almost a visceral way. You have eaten. You know you have eaten.  You […]

Chicken Thigh Kapama

My mother used to serve us a dish she simply called “Greek Stew” – a tomato rich braised beef with a touch of ground cinnamon.  Like Cincinnati’s “greek chili” the dish she served us’s origins may or may not actually be Greek. It was essentially Kapama, a slow cooked preparation […]

Chicken Thighs Roasted with Ramps and Mushrooms

I developed this recipe for my other food project “The Weekly Menu” after coming back from the farmers market with a. pile of delicious, sort of rare, and very seasonal ramps. If you’re not from a swath of states bordering the Appalachian Mountains (or you’re not a huge food nerd) […]

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 […]

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 […]

Chermoula Marinated Chicken Thighs

Chermoula is a North African paste of herbs, spices, and oil that’s used as a marinade for meats, fish, and poultry. It’s also used as a dipping sauce.   How the sauce is made varies from region to region – and this isn’t a particularly authentic version of any of them. […]

Booster Booth Shredded Chicken Sandwiches

I think of them as booster booth sandwiches. This sandwich featured at the concession booth of pretty much ever high school track meet, football game, and soccer tournament I ever went too.  Ladled out of a crock pot, sometimes wrapped in thin foil so it all steamed together, they were […]

Chicken Thigh Enchiladas

If you’re a frequent reader, you already know this, but I ate a lot of Mexican food when I was a kid.  I mean a lot. This was sort of weird in Ohio in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, but my Dad grew up in the Sonoran Desert of […]