Home Cooking 59

How can I transform my thighs?

MaineCook | Feb 23, 2012 06:20 AM

Do you any of my fellow Hounds have any really tasty recipes for chicken thighs? Sure you do!

I love them when I roast a chicken (or when they are fried, which I’m not going to do); but, when I have a pack of them, neither my husband nor I seem to like anything I’ve done with them. There is something about the way they seem almost slimy. Yes, I know that is the much touted 'moistness' that is supposed to make them so much better than breast meat, but it just doesn't feel right in the mouth. And then there is the way they taste like chicken. REALLY like chicken. Chicken that's dined all its life on chicken. Whatever I've made always tastes like a bunch of ingredients and CHICKEN THIGHS, not something to ooh and ahh over.

I need something that isn't overly complicated, with little or no garlic (unless it's powdered garlic). We are fairly adventurous when it comes to flavorings and different cooking styles, but I don't want to spend hours working on thighs. Mine or the chickens'.

Hopeless optimist that I am, I know for a fact that I have at least 2 packs buried in the freezer, and one of those may be the family-size type…YIKES...there's only two of us! And I'm pretty sure at least one is skinless. Rather than take my usual route of Yankee thrift by waiting until they are so badly freezer burned they are inedible and can safely be tossed, I am begging for help. HELP! (Please?)

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