Bone-In

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 […]

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 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 […]