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'Dinner For One' Conundrum: Storing Chicken Thighs

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'Dinner For One' Conundrum: Storing Chicken Thighs

slaman | Oct 21, 2010 01:21 PM

Hey all, I live with two roommates, but we cook and eat our own food (sad, I know). Because of this, I always cringe when I'm buying 1-2 pounds of meat just to serve myself.

My conundrum is chicken thighs. I have four. I want to eat one, maybe two, for dinner tonight. How should I handle this? Obviously, cooking all four would be the most time-efficient and logical (the expiration date is October 24), and we all know chicken leftovers serve many purposes.

A note about preparation: Baking and broiling are out -- the mice in my Brooklyn apartment frequent the oven (ughh). I have a grill pan and various stir-frying pans.

Should I cook just one thigh? Cook them all? How should I cook them for max versatility (I.e. leftovers) and ease (I.e. I can't be cooking for hours)? How should I store the leftovers? How long will they last in the fridge?

I'm a new cook, and I know most 'Hounds are experts, so thanks for taking a moment to review the basics for me!

Oh, and yeah, lesson learned: Food should be shared!

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