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Chicken Thigh Nuggets

Welcome to The Chicken Thigh Guy.While you’re here, check out my other project – The Weekly Menu. Anyone who says they don’t love chicken nuggets is probably lying. You can find vegetarian nuggets, nuggets tossed in sauce, nuggets on sandwiches, and any big sporting event there’s probably a tray of […]

Chicken Thigh Mapo Tofu

Welcome to The Chicken Thigh Guy. While you’re here, check out my other project – The Weekly Menu. I’ve been experimenting a lot with using chicken thighs in dishes that traditionally call for pork or other red meats. The texture and flavor of the thigh meat works perfectly for a […]

Chicken and Noodles

My friends from certain parts of Pennsylvania would call this “Chicken and Dumplings” but to me, and to most everyone I grew up with that’s a different dish altogether. This chicken and noodles. It’s thicker than chicken noodle soup, and a staple of festivals, carnivals, town picnics, and state fairs […]

Fiery Hot Pepper Chicken

I love heat. Ripping hot Thai salads, numbing Ma La dishes from China, fiery salsas, dishes from the southern Indian subcontinent that make you sweat. I know not everyone agrees with my tates, and some of you won’t be interested in what’s essentially a fiery hot take on the classic […]

Sesame Chicken

Sesame Chicken is one of those “you know it’s wrong, but it’s so right” classic take out dishes. The snob in you says: It’s junk. It lacks sophistication. It’s not authentic. You crave it. it’s the perfect American Chinese dish. It’s sweet and crunchy. Salty with soy sauce and a […]

Super Crunchy Spicy Baked Chicken

It’s not all fancy french recipes here. I mean, there are a lot. I like fancy french things. Fussy little pickles and rich spreads made from unspeakable parts of the animal, tasty pastries and bread, and wine. Did I mention wine? Now that i’ve got you thinking about delicious french […]

Indian Spiced Fried Chicken

I’ve been taking a little break. I needed it. Who doesn’t these days. But I’ve been cooking. I made my Buttermilk Chicken Sandwich for my brother and his family – the first (carefully distanced, lots of COVID-19 testing) family visit since March. And I have been cooking and developing new […]

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 […]

Korean Style Fried Chicken

In the past decade or so, Korean fried chicken has grown from a niche food, available only in the Koreatowns of coastal cities, to a national phenomenon – cloned, copied, and repurposed, found in fast food and fine dining, and even showing up as a potato-chip flavor. There is a […]

Chicken Thigh Larb

If you’ve never encountered larb, it’s one of the greatest dishes ever.  It’s meat salad.  Yup. Say that with me, those wonderfully incongruous delicious perfect words. Meat Salad.  Sweet, sour, salty, spicy, meat salad. Larb (which has a number of spellings and transliterations) is a traditional dish from Laos and […]