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Chicken Thigh War Su Gai

One of the more interesting aspects of American Chinese cuisine is that like the cuisines that shaped influenced it – China’s diverse fabric of techniques, ingredients, and traditions – it has developed its own regional specialties.  New England has its Chop Suey.  The upper Midwest has  – of all things […]

Chicken Thigh Swedish Style Meatballs

I don’t live in Sweden.  It might feel like I’m in Sweden right now.  It’s 12 ° F and snowy, but this is Ohio.  I’ve never even been to Sweden, unless an Ikea (really, like five different Ikeas) count as having been to Sweden. (They don’t. I know.) But one […]

Booster Booth Shredded Chicken Sandwiches

I think of them as booster booth sandwiches. This sandwich featured at the concession booth of pretty much ever high school track meet, football game, and soccer tournament I ever went too.  Ladled out of a crock pot, sometimes wrapped in thin foil so it all steamed together, they were […]

Chicken Thigh Enchiladas

If you’re a frequent reader, you already know this, but I ate a lot of Mexican food when I was a kid.  I mean a lot. This was sort of weird in Ohio in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, but my Dad grew up in the Sonoran Desert of […]

Chicken Thigh Parmesan

If you enjoy The Chicken Thigh Guy, check out my other food project: The Weekly Menu. Chicken Parm probably isn’t Italian. It’s Italian American. More accurately, it’s East Coast Red Checkered Table Cloth raffia wrapped wine bottle Italian American classic, and it’s delicious. While the dish is often made with […]

Chipotle Chicken Chopped Salad

This trainwreck of a chopped salad is one of our household favorites, a dish that makes it to the table, or the couch in front of the TV, several times a month.  It’s fast, it’s delicious, and it’s filling.  This isn’t a light salad. It’s a salad that makes you […]

Eastern Carolina Style Pulled Chicken

North Carolinians will tell you that this isn’t a thing, and they’re right. Barbecue in that part of the Tar Heel state isn’t made with chicken. They may even tell you that there’s no such thing as barbecue chicken- that chicken isn’t barbecue and that barbecue can only be one […]

Easy Chicken Teriyaki

Real Teriyaki  is amazing.  High quality meats or seafood slowly  grilled over impossibly high quality charcoal, caringly tended and basted with an almost magical sauce made from simple ingredients.  It’s a way to really make the quality of the produce and technique show though. This isn’t authentic Japanese Teriyaki  – […]

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 is chicken and noodles. It’s thicker than chicken noodle soup, and a staple of festivals, carnivals, town picnics, and state […]