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bone-in skin-on chicken thighs


Garlic Butter Chicken Thighs & Green Beans

During a time where we’re sheltering in place and don’t have a lot of our typical social events or small joys to get us through the week, decadent chicken dinners are real winners, especially if they can be made with ingredients we’ve stocked the freezer with.

When using frozen green beans, either defrost or partially cook them before adding them to the skillet, or steam them fully and toss them in the garlic butter once the chicken is cooked.

I love the method of deboning skin-on chicken thighs in order to get the crispy chicken skin but not have the bone on your plate.

Yield: 4 to 6 servings Total time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Crispy, Juicy Chicken Thighs

This is a simple, perfect way to cook crispy, juicy, bone-in skin-on chicken thighs. Dice sweet potatoes in 1/2″ cubes, season, and roast 20 to 25 minutes in the same oven for a simple side.

Total time: 45 minutes

Chicken & Pea Traybake

Who knew a meal of chicken thighs and frozen peas could be so decadent? A long roast in a hot oven crisps the skin on the chicken, and the peas cook down in the chicken juice and schmaltz. Serve with mashed potatoes or rice to soak it all up.

Yield: 4 servings Total time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Pan-Seared Chicken Thighs With Butternut Squash & Carrots

When we ate chicken when I was a kid, it was always boneless skinless chicken breasts. This recipe was a delicious introduction into crispy, juicy, skin-on chicken thighs.

Yield: 3 to 4 servings Total time: 1 hour

Oven-Fried Chicken

This crispy, juicy chicken relies on a day-long brine in a cold salt water bath in order to keep the thigh meat juicy, and a relatively long cook time in a very hot oven to get the skin brown and crispy. Don’t give up if the skin isn’t brown at 40 minutes — keep cooking until it is.

Yield: 3 to 4 servings Total time: 10 hours

Miso & Honey Butter Roast Chicken

This is one of the most intensely delicious new recipes we’ve tried in a long time. You rub a mixture of honey, butter, and miso paste on the outside of chicken thighs and between the skin and the meat, and then roast the thighs in the oven. This juicy, flavorful chicken has golden crispy skin and is easy enough for a weeknight, but special enough to serve to company.

Yield: 2 to 4 servings Total time: 1 hour

Coq au Vin

Browned pancetta, onions, and chicken simmer with carrots, garlic, tomato paste, bay leaf, and thyme. Reduce the cooking liquid and drizzle over the chicken to serve.

Yield: 6 to 8 servings Total time: 40 minutes

Three-Cup Chicken

Guy and his friends fell in love with this dish at a local Chinese restaurant. The chicken is delicious, but the large pieces of garlic and ginger are the real prize. Serve with white rice.

Yield: 4 to 6 servings Total time: 30 minutes

Roasted Chicken & Butternut Squash Soup

This is one of my favorite recipes. Arrange cubed onion and butternut squash on a baking sheet, and top with chicken thighs. Roast everything together, then blend the vegetables into the soup and add the chopped chicken meat.

The chicken juices and butternut add a delicious richness to the soup. I always double this recipe so that it makes dinner for several nights.

Yield: 4 servings Total time: 2 hours

Slow Cooker Barbecue Chicken Thighs

This kid-friendly, weeknight-friendly recipe for saucy chicken thighs is as easy as running the slow cooker for half a day.

Yield: 6 servings Total time: 4 to 6 hours