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Something Different

You know, as much as I like cooking chicken thighs – and I obviously like cooking chicken thighs – it’s also not the only thing I like to cook. So, looking to do a little more in the kitchen, I’ve started another food related project – a newsletter written by […]

Mafé Style Chicken Thigh Stew

Mafé or Groundnut Stew originates in West Africa.  It’s a spicy stew with a list of ingredients that would be incongruous, if something similar didn’t exist in many other cultures.  Ground nuts, a pungent salty fermented  sauce,  and a spicy kick come together in the same way they do in […]

The Generalissimo’s Chicken

One weekend afternoon a couple of years ago I was playing around with the fryer, as one does.  I wanted something crunchy and delicious for lunch, but I’d been messing about with General Tso’s recipes for a week or more and didn’t really want another plate.   So, I raided the […]

Homemade Chicken Stocks

Home-made stocks have several benefits over store bought varieties: the flavor is better and fresher, you can control the amount of salt in your dish (in fact, each of these is made without salt), and in most cases, they will contain much more collagen – the protein that makes up […]

Asian Style Chicken Stock

Asian-style chicken stocks are flavored with green onions or leeks and ginger. These mild flavorings ensure that other ingredients shine without the interference of strong European-style aromatics. Recipes for European style light and dark chicken stocks can be found here: Light Chicken Stock Dark Chicken Stock

Dark Chicken Stock

Sometimes you want to bring extra flavor to a dish, and while light chicken stock tastes great, and homemade stock even better, it lacks the deep roasty notes that can really help some dishes shine. Dark or roasted chicken stock has a deep flavor of roasted chicken and caramelized vegetables. […]

Hi There. Want some Chicken?

Hello. Hi there, and welcome to The Chicken Thigh Guy. I’m Drew, a cook , writer, and food photographer living in Columbus, Ohio. A couple years ago, some friends joked that, because I was always posting recipes featuring them, I should write a cookbook about Chicken Thighs. So I did. […]