The Thigh’s the Limit: 6 Picks

Dinner,Featured Article,Recipes
April 2, 2011

A pack of chicken thighs cost cents on the dollar, and for a few pennies more, you can create a fabulous meal.

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Though oft-overlooked, the chicken thigh is a sexy little cut of poultry. It's a little fattier than a lean chicken breast, it's moist, it's flavorful, and most importantly, it's cheap. Here are six of our favorite chicken thigh recipes to try—most are bone-in, but boneless thighs can easily be used. Just shave a minute or two off the cooking time.

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Honey-Mustard Chicken with Roasted New Potatoes

Boneless skinless chicken thighs are usually less expensive than breasts.

Chicken Tomato Peanut for the Slow Cooker

Chicken in Tomato-Peanut Sauce

A long turn in a Crock-Pot will lure layer after layer of flavor out of this Thai-inspired chicken dish.

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Braised Chicken Thighs with Tomatoes and Smoked Paprika

Meltingly tender chicken in a rich sauce of sherry, paprika and ancho chili.

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Chile-Pomegranate Chicken Thighs

Ancho chili powder and pomegranate molasses make a spicy glaze for chicken.

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Coconut Chicken Curry

This Burmese-style curry dish is traditionally served over noodles instead of rice.

Baked Chicken with Dates

Dates and olives together make for an out-of-the-ordinary chicken dish.