Mexican

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Refined Chicken Thigh Pozole

Note: This is one of two Chicken Thigh Pozole recipes I’m posting this week. For more on their origins and difference, click here. Once I was out in the world, out of my mom’s kitchen and living on my own on the other side of the country, I learned that […]

Chicken Thighs in Mole

Mole Poblano is one of the great sauces of the world: a complex, warming, rich mixture of spices, fruit, chilis, and chocolate from Puebla in Central Mexico. It’s one of those sauces that is somehow more than the sum of its parts. This is remarkable in that most good moles […]

Chicken Tortilla Soup

I don’t know when I first encountered this soup. My father grew up in southern Arizona, so my family was constantly on the lookout for good Mexican food in our area. More than a few places we frequented over the years served small, hot bowls of caldo de pollo, heady […]

Chicken Tinga Tacos

When I was kid, we ate Mexican food every Friday night. That was sort of unusual for a midwestern family in the 70s and 80’s.  But my dad grew up in southern Arizona, and after they were married, my mom learned to cook the dishes he remembered from home. Mom […]

Chicken Green Chili

There are many recipes for White Chili or Chicken Chili out there, most of which taste like chicken soup with a little green pepper thrown in. However, the nature of chicken thighs, with the deep flavor of the meat, and the additional fat and collagen, allows you to use them […]