Bone-In

Pollo a la Veracruzana

Thanks for visiting The Chicken Thigh Guy. Check out my other project, The Weekly Menu too! Pollo a la Veracruzana – Chicken Veracruz. You may have seen this combination of tomatoes, peppers, onion, olives and capers on menus – though it’s more common as a sauce for fish, it’s a […]

Cream of Chicken Soup

Canned cream of chicken soup – in that red and white can, of course – was my go-to lunch as a kid. Honestly, I don’t know why. Something about the combination of creamy and chicken broth made me happy. I also sort of hated Tomato soup at the time and […]

Chicken Paprikash

If it is possible for a city to have a national dish, then chicken paprikash is the national dish of Cleveland. You will find it in diners, at church potlucks, on your grandmother’s table, even ladled over fries at a bar. In Cleveland, paprikash freed itself of its Eastern European […]

Southern Style Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Southern Style Buttermilk Fried Chicken is a quintessentially American dish that is loved by people all over the country – and the world. Also, it’s insanely delicious hot or cold – something that can’t be said about every dish in this book. This dish can be fried in almost any […]

Chicken Thigh Tagine with Dried Fruit and Nuts

Tagines are the ultimate prep it and forget it dishes. Traditionally, the meats and vegetables used in the Moroccan stews aren’t browned, but instead cook slowly over low moist heat, releasing their natural juices to create layers of flavor in the long slow cook. That means you can just pile […]

Chicken Salad with Pistachios and Dried Cherries

I love chicken salad. It’s a delicious lunch, snack, or even hors d’oeuvre, and it can be made from leftovers. Sure, if I’m making it for a fancy garden party, i’ll use fresh chicken and poach it in stock to make it as deliciously chicken-ey as possible, but especially in […]

Tamarind Green Curry Chicken Thighs

What happens when you set out to make Thai-style green curry chicken, only to discover that you do not have any coconut milk in the house? You improvise, and sometimes that inspiration ends up being something wonderful. In this case, I swapped out the coconut milk for a can of […]

Pollo en Salsa Cacahuate

Pollo en Salsa Cacahuate, chicken slowly braised with chili peppers, herbs, and ground peanuts, is probably unfamiliar to most Americans. I was unfamiliar with it until i came across recipes a few years ago, while researching Mexican dishes that I could serve to a large crowd for an event. Recipes […]

Smoked Chicken Thighs with Alabama White Sauce

BBQ chicken is a worldwide tradition, but smoked BBQ chicken hails from the American south, and this dish is based on an unusual regional classic that belongs firmly to the state of Alabama. Dry-rubbed chicken is first marinated overnight. It then gets a low, slow smoke treatment, creating an exceptionally […]

Jerk Chicken Thighs

When I was first learning to cook, sometime late in high school, I was obsessed with jerk chicken. To be honest, I have no idea where the obsession came from. It was not a common dish in the area of Ohio where I grew up. On the other hand, there […]