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What kind of cut for chicken thigh meat will cook quickly for stir fry or grilling?

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What kind of cut for chicken thigh meat will cook quickly for stir fry or grilling?

roz | May 27, 2013 11:58 AM

Friends:

I shop frequently at a Japanese market that sells beef and pork cut in several ways that allow you to cook it quickly in stir fries, like yaki soba, or really fast grilling, like bulgogi, The cuts can be labeled "komagire" or "kiriotoshi" - I've even used meat pre-cut for sukiyaki, and although you're not supposed to stir-fry it, it comes out quite well.

Is there any way to get chicken thigh cut in a similar manner, or how would you cut it yourself? I don't mind a just a bit of skin and fat in it.

The Japanese market has a chicken curry cut, and I've seen fajita cuts in other grocery stores, but they don't look like they'd cook as quickly - and the curry cut looks like it's breast meat, which I've never had success in getting to be moist unless I marinade it.

Basically, I'm looking for a way to cut the thigh so that I come home, heat my pan up, throw in the meat with some worcestershire sauce or something similar, a few veggies, and maybe some yaki soba noodles that I've already microwaved, and have a super-quick meal.

TIA for any suggestions - there may be something simple here I'm overlooking.

-Roz

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