Oven Braised Dishes

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 […]

Chicken Thigh Ragu Bolognese

If you enjoy The Chicken Thigh Guy, be sure to check out my other food related project: The Weekly Menu There’s not a whole lot that’s more satisfying than a steaming plate of spaghetti with meat sauce – especially if it’s piled with fresh grated cheese.  This recipe is a […]

Stroganoff Style Mushroom Chicken

Hi. While you’re here, check out my other food project – The Weekly Menu. Stroganoff might be one of those dishes you associate with a steam table, or 1950’s convenience  foods – but I love the stuff.  To be honest, I like almost any dish loaded with sour cream.  Chili?  […]

Red Sauce Spaghetti and Chicken Thigh Meatballs

Wait, chicken thigh meatballs? You’re kidding, right?  No. I’m not. This is another in my series of “chicken thighs are a great stand in for other meats” recipes.  In this case, again, they’re standing in for pork.  Or maybe veal. Or both.   Italian American Spaghetti and Meatballs is classic comfort […]

Ce N’est Pas un Coq au Vin

The classic French coq au vin is prepared with an old rooster, that is tough but full of flavor when cooked properly. This is not coq au vin. An old rooster is essentially impossible to come by in an American market, and if you happen to live on a farm, […]

Chicken Braised with Apples, Bacon, and Cider

Every once in a while someone asks me what my favorite chicken thigh dish is. I should probably say “well, that’s hard” but it’s not. This is it. This is my favorite chicken thigh dish. Sure, it’s something you could make with skin on breasts, or even an airline breast […]

Chicken á la Creme

It’s suddenly gotten cold again across much of the U.S. We’re all stuck inside, and falling into a rut. Also everyone’s suddenly taken up making sourdough bread. So … this seems like a great time to post a dish that’s both a perfect cold weather warmer, feels sort of decadent, […]