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Five-Ingredient Skillet Chicken

The other day, we mistakenly bought chicken thighs (instead of chicken breasts), and it was such a happy accident! They were so full of flavor. Now I’m on the hunt for all the chicken thigh recipes — including lemony, oniony and panko-crusted. Any recommendations?

casey zhang house tour

How pretty is this apartment? Love all the curves.

denim dress madewell

I’ve been daydreaming about summer dresses — anything other than the sweats I’m living in! I’m especially liking this floral number, this denim beauty and this red dress (since red always looks so good in photos).

sidewalk garden in san francisco

Our friends grew this lush sidewalk garden in San Francisco. (Check out the before and after!!!) “The ecological impact was swift,” says Zach Klein. “We go to bed with the sound of crickets — crickets! — and wake up to a cacophony of finches, morning doves, and robins.”

P.S. More fun things, and the photographs we can’t stop looking at.

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  1. Buy Fiesta Orange Pepper spice rub on Amazon. Get bone-in, skin-on thighs. Sauté veggies in skillet (peppers, onions) low and slow until carmelized. Liberally coat the thighs in rub and throw in skin down first, cook until toasty brown and flip. So good! You’ll love it!

  2. Martha Patterson says...

    I prefer chicken thighs over breasts…much more flavorful. One of our go to dinners is baked chicken thighs.. toss/marinate them with olive oil, lemon juice , salt, pepper, herbs…we usually have rosemary, parsley, garlic….. Bake at 400 for 45 min to an hour….you want the skin to be golden and crispy! Serve with rice. My vegetarian daughter always calls it a cheat day when we have baked chicken!
    This recipe is a little more labor intensive: https://www.sunset.com/recipe/chicken-stew-with-olives-lemon

  3. Liz says...

    In Australia the Asians love to cook with chicken thighs in everything. And they are right they are way more juicy and flavorful than breast. I use them over breast any day! Curry. Stir fry. Lemon and tarragon.

  4. Laura says...

    You MUST buy ‘a bird In the hand’ by Diana Henry. A while cook book about chicken, but she loves chicken thighs the most. Diana Henry can do nothing wrong (and all her other cook books are divine)

  5. Meredith says...

    Yes to chicken thighs! I refuse to cook chicken breasts anymore. (And it especially makes me happy that they’re much more forgiving of possible overcooking.) Lucinda Scala Quinn’s Baked Chicken with Honey-Whole-Grain Mustard Glaze from Mad Hungry is a tried and true for me.

  6. Amanda says...

    I second the advice to go to Nomnompalio.com. The cracklin chicken thighs and the ones with the verde sauce ( its a pesto on chicken ) are two favorites.

  7. Zara says...

    Here to say: congratulations on learning that chicken breasts are total B.S. Thighs or die, man.

  8. Catherine says...

    Jo, do you have the Food 52 Genius Recipes cookbook? There’s a recipe for insanely simple thighs in it – uses lemon and oil only if I remember right – and ends up tasting like the most sinfully delicious (kind of hate myself for just saying “sinfully delicious” but I’m going with it) fried chicken. So easy too.

    Here’s the recipe: https://food52.com/recipes/35813-canal-house-s-chicken-thighs-with-lemon

  9. Nancy Smith says...

    Pretty print sundress but $197 during a pandemic is a little pricey.

  10. shade says...

    That sidewalk garden in SF is the most beautiful thing I’ve seen in a while. It makes me want to go there immediately.

  11. Di says...

    My friend Drew started this project during COVID shelter-in-place. He’s a great cook, and he makes me laugh.
    https://chickenthighguy.com/

  12. Kate T says...

    For chicken thighs I absolutely have to evangelize about this chicken fajita recipe we eat multiple times a month. Not paleo personally but such a good recipe. Easy. Fast. Delicious. Don’t you dare consider not making the avocado crema! Bonus: my child will eat endless veggies if she can dip them in this crema- make extra!
    https://nomnompaleo.com/20170613sheet-pan-chicken-fajitas-avocado-crema

  13. Kathy says...

    Thank you SO much for this – I requested 6 chicken thighs in my Instacart order last week and somehow ended up with SEVENTEEN POUNDS of them … so I will be making *many* of these recipes :)

  14. Cynthia says...

    You can use chicken thighs in place of breasts in any favorite recipe. One of our favorites is chicken cacciatore.

  15. Chelsey says...

    Oh my, Zach’s garden is breathtaking! Any chance he might be willing to label the plants in the photo, for those who may want to use it for inspiration as we plant this spring?

  16. Courtney says...

    I generally eat vegetarian, but make an exception for chicken thighs! They’re my favorite, so I have lots of recipes.
    Here is a great one from the NYT: Chicken thighs w/ onions and chickpeas
    https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1018910-sheet-pan-chicken-with-chickpeas-cumin-and-turmeric
    And I often make this chicken cacciatore sans the sausage (I also often sub out the mushrooms for peppers and onions or peas: https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/chicken-and-sausage-cacciatore-with-grape-tomatoes-242690

  17. Leigh says...

    Everything is better with chicken thighs and they are less expensive. Fajitas, chicken Marsala, chicken cacciatore, and from my Mom a version of chicken Scarpariello. Chicken, onions, garlic, red peppers, sausage, potatoes, sometime artichoke hearts always peas. Oil, balsamic and chicken broth w salt and pepper and herbs if you have. Even chicken enchiladas.

  18. Rachel says...

    I basically live on chicken thighs.

    Love this one made with bone-in skin on thighs instead of leg pieces as in the recipe and the simple scallion ginger oil takes it to the next level: https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/chicken-with-schmaltzy-rice-and-kale (also hopefully after isolation ends you can go eat the real thing at Fancy Nancy!).

    This chicken is the only permanent habit I developed on the Whole30: https://nomnompaleo.com/post/74180911762/cracklin-chicken

    This is also great in the lemony category: https://www.thekitchn.com/lemon-dill-chicken-damn-delicious-22961497

    I also just make a simple greek-style marinade of garlic, olive oil, red wine vinegar and dried oregano and then grill chicken thighs in a grill pan (since I don’t have any outdoor in my NY apartment to really grill!) and it always comes out really great (we usually serve it as “greek bowls” with salad, rice or lemon potatoes, olives, feta and homemade tzatziki)

    Also, if you chop thighs instead of breasts for use in stirfries you don’t really have to worry about overcooking and drying them out. I love to make stirfry with green beans or broccolini, chicken thighs, sichuan peppercorns and dried chillies.

  19. bb says...

    Chicken thighs are the best! All of Alison Roman’s chicken thigh recipes are amazing but my favorite is an adaptation on a one pot whole chicken recipe (chicken, dates, and caramelized lemons) she did with chicken thighs in this video – youtube.com/watch?v=tM-GRTmE-j8

  20. Kara says...

    I’ve always made Julia Turshen’s celebration chicken (that I found here!) with chicken thighs instead of the whole chicken, and it is *chef’s kiss*. Oh and Jenny’s honey-mustard chicken! (Not sure if she’s shared it here or if she’s just referenced it, but I know I found it via COJ.) Turns out you can just search your site for great chicken thigh recipes haha:)

  21. LEE ANN says...

    The miso chicken from the New York Times is a favourite in my house: https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1017699-miso-chicken
    I usually cook it with hardy vegetables — onions, carrots, turnips, cauliflower — on a sheet pan for a delicious weekday one-pan dinner.

    • meg says...

      I also came here to give a shout out for Smitten Kitchen! I no longer eat chicken but all these links are making me miss my old favorites! I used to love the Sheet pan Chicken Tikka, but the recipe I would crave is Deb’s Devil’s Chicken Thighs and Braised Leeks. It’s a little more involved so I’d make it as a special treat or for a special occasion. Like Deb says, it seems like a bit of a fuss for a chicken thigh, but it’s oh, so worth it. And of course, she’s made it foolproof. Divine. https://smittenkitchen.com/2009/02/devils-chicken-thighs-braised-leeks/

  22. Karen says...

    Always great to share food websites – another rabbit hole like home renovation . . .

    Here is a favorite link: https://theviewfromgreatisland.com/ She has an entire section on chicken thighs, the unsung hero. Enjoy!

  23. Claire says...

    That sidewalk garden is glorious.
    And I agree that chicken thighs are delicious, and wow it’s a chicken recipe party in here today. I want to recommend the method of cooking that Samin Nosrat uses for “Conveyor Belt Chicken” because it is simple, fast and delicious. Nom Nom Paleo also has a similar recipe called “Cracklin’ Chicken”. Salt and pepper, high heat in a skillet, 10 minutes, done.

  24. I substitute chicken thighs for breasts in nearly every recipe, and it never goes wrong. Substitute by weight rather than number of pieces, and you may need to fiddle with the cook time a little bit but not as much if they’re boneless.

  25. Beth P. says...

    The Lemony Cluck from Hell’s Backbone Grill in Boulder, Utah is the absolute best (!!!) lemon chicken dish I’ve ever had or made. It’s impossibly tender with the skin on, and I’ve used the marinade to cook a whole chicken (not just the breast or the thighs). “The Immeasurable Place” is the cookbook that they sell, which includes the recipe. If you’re every traveling in southern Utah, then I definitely recommend paying a visit to this restaurant in the heart of Grand Staircase Escalante for lunch/dinner.

  26. Genevieve Martin says...

    Whatever you use the chicken for, boil the bones afterwards to make delicious stock :)
    I save onion ends, carrot peelings and celery in a freezer bag and make stock once it’s full. (Add a bay leaf, fresh or dried parsley and peppercorns).
    I think stock is called broth in the US.

  27. My favorite way to cook chicken thighs is Musakhan (or M’sakhan) which are thighs cooked with sumac (a lemony spice) over onions and flatbread. The bread soaks up the spice and juice from the meat and onions – it is so good! There are many excellent recipes for this, but here is my version which I got straight from my Palestinian in-laws (using breasts but you can just switch them out for thighs) http://fairfax-foodie.com/2019/01/19/lessons-in-palestinian-cooking-sumac-chicken-dish-msakhan/

  28. Jemma says...

    Yes to the garden sidewalk!
    As mum got on in years she just didn’t have the energy to mow her front and backyard lawns, then trudge down our driveway (we live on a steep incline) to mow the strip of grass on the sidewalk. So she ripped it all up and replaced it with flowers and plants and lots of other greenery. It brings her so much joy and she finds it far more enjoyable to potter around in her garden, collecting her seasonal flowers and gifting cuttings to her friends!

  29. Annie says...

    I’ve been making this Honey Soy baked chicken thighs recipe for a while now and I actually use Worcestershire sauce (though soy is probably so good) and it’s SO GOOD.

    https://shewearsmanyhats.com/on-the-dark-side/

    xx

  30. Hannah says...

    Once I started buying chicken thighs I completely stopped buying breasts (except now that we live in France I can’t get boneless/skinless thighs so I replace breasts for those recipes), so much cheaper and tastier! As everyone has already said 😂 these thigh recipes have been on repeat for us for years:
    Sheet pan tikka: https://smittenkitchen.com/2016/04/sheet-pan-chicken-tikka/
    Chicken gyro salad (can do storebought tzatziki if you need a shortcut): https://smittenkitchen.com/2016/05/chicken-gyro-salad/
    Fajitas (a million times yes): https://smittenkitchen.com/2014/03/sizzling-chicken-fajitas/
    Honey lime chicken tacos (I have always replaced the breasts with thighs; TJ salsa verde is the perfect accompaniment; my kids beg for this all the time and also, sheet pan for minimal cleanup): https://www.designmom.com/sheet-pan-dinner-chicken-tacos-with-tomatillo-salsa/
    Balsamic roasted chicken (sheet pan!!): https://www.designmom.com/sheet-pan-dinner-rosemary-balsamic-chicken/

  31. JM says...

    Chicken thighs are tastier, for sure, but they are also so messy to clean. I know most of the fat and connective tissue cooks out but they are still a hassle. I know, worth it, but still.

  32. Jenny says...

    This is my go-to, one pot chicken thigh dinner: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/chicken-cacciatore-one-pot-orzo
    My aunt gave me a subscription to Good Food magazine, and I try at least one new recipe each month – this one has made it onto regular rotation.
    Loving all the recipe tips, thank you so much, everyone.

  33. Liz says...

    One of the easiest chicken recipes is Hanianese Chicken Rice. There’s a nice recipe on Christopher Kimball’s YouTube channel. Even Adam Liaw’s recipe is nice.

    A real easy way to make Indian Chicken Fry is to marinate thighs in red chilli powder, turmeric powder and lemon juice, and shallow fry in coconut oil. Skin on, bone in.

  34. Lindsay says...

    The street cart chicken and rice from Smitten Kitchen Every Day is AMAZING. It is my go-to dish for almost anything – new parents, dinner parties, family reunions, grieving families, Tuesday night – you name it, street cart chicken and rice is the answer! It scales both up and down, is simple to make, and reheats beautifully. I can’t recommend it enough!

    • Molly G says...

      Oh I absolutely LOVE this recipe! It’s so fantastic. I just made it for dinner the other night. My husband and I fight each other for the leftovers. ha!

  35. Tali says...

    It’s chicken thighs for is always!!!! They are so much more flavorful and hardly ever dry out! So easy

  36. Katie says...

    Make the panko ones! It’s the kind of dinner everyone looks forward to. Just made them last night for some comfort food :)

  37. Anon says...

    I am deeply intrigued by the garden. Beautiful! I’d love to do a natural garden the is low maintenance and provides space for native species. I would love to see a detailed post on how they transformed it! I looked at the before and after pics, but couldn’t make sense of them!

    • Claire M says...

      Second that! Did the city allow them to rip out the sidewalk pavement? It’s beautiful but is it their property? The small town where I grew up had corner plots that businesses planted gardens in the summer and decorated fir trees in the winter with their advertisements included. But of course they left them unpaved. The bigger city I live in now allows tree donations where you can pay the maintenance and planting fee and have your name displayed. The huge garden here is way more impactful and beautiful and would be great and simple to maintain in front of your house but curious about the ownership and negotiating that may have been involved.

    • Melanie says...

      I agree! I live in MA, so what they’ve planted wouldn’t work here. I’m trying to slowly get my husband to reduce the grass in our yard and make it easier to maintain.

    • Boerumama says...

      where do you see the before pics? i only see the whole instagram account…

    • Christina says...

      Hey there, if you scroll up to the author’s comment (in the instagram post) you’ll see that they were able to rip out 400 square feet of concrete to make room for this. Sounds like it’s part of a San Francisco initiative authorizing more green spaces. Looks like it’s still at least as wide as a standard ADA sidewalk, so maybe that was their limit of what they could go down to. For Boerumama, there’s a little faint grey arrow on the middle-right side of the instagram photo where you can click to see the before and after.

  38. Sandra says...

    My boyfriend makes this at least once a month. It’s so good. Make sure you have some crusty for doing in the sauce. 😋

    • Kumi says...

      Yes! This NYT recipe is a family favorite of ours. My younger son and I love watching Melissa Clark’s NYT cooking videos on line, she’s so smart and fun and we love this video as well as this recipe. I always double it, as it is a super tasty lunch the next day. Don’t be scared by the anchovies, they add such depth in flavor, and I have served to folks who don’t like fish and would never know that there were anchovies in the dish. It’s definitely a winner.

    • Megan McCarthy says...

      YES! I just came here and searched through comments to make sure someone mentioned this Melissa Clark recipe – I’m so happy I found it! It is an absolute go to in our house, so easy and so delicious. Just make sure you have some good bread or rice to soak up the amazing sauce!

  39. Mercy says...

    Omg yes! After basically my whole life of chicken breast only I’ve finally gotten into chicken thighs in the past year or so! My favorite lately has been cooking them in the cast iron for crisp, with lime and cayenne, and using them in tacos.

    I’ve also been getting a lot better at making my chicken breasts nice and juicy (I credit this recipe: https://www.gimmesomeoven.com/baked-chicken-breast/comment-page-8/), so basically I’m just living my best chicken life lately!!

  40. I always make chicken curry with chicken thighs, bone in preferably! It’s much juicier and more flavorful than chicken breast.

  41. a reader in Boston says...

    I love chicken thighs – so much more flavor. Try Martha Stewart’s Apricot Dijon Glazed Chicken recipe. It’s easy and delicious.

  42. Hannah Old says...

    Since we’re all figuring out cooking from home right now, I want to share: My partner is a professional chef, and just started offering *free* video consultations! He can answer any/all your food related Qs, including seriously stepping up your chicken thigh game. =D Check out details here:
    https://www.instagram.com/p/B_A7UbxBAPO/

    • I came here to share this exact recipe. IT IS TRUE!!! LIFE CHANGING!!!

    • Daniela says...

      So crazy, I just made this last night off the top of my head and then saw this! So. Good.

  43. Marie says...

    That sidewalk transformation is beautiful! I can’t wait till it is warm enough to get out and do some planting here.

  44. I don’t eat meat any more – so this recipe is unabashedly from the nineties – BUT Jamie Oliver does an amazing and super simple chicken thigh casserole that, if I were ever to consider abandoning vegetarianism, would be the first thing I cooked. So good!

  45. Laura says...

    More about this gorgeous garden please!! Would make for such a happy post!

    • EL says...

      I second this!!

    • Sar says...

      Yes, more about this garden!

    • Shelley says...

      Yes, I’d love to learn more about the garden please!

    • cilla says...

      yes, please

  46. Ali G says...

    Jaime Oliver makes a dish with chicken thighs, small potatoes and cherry tomatoes. It’s one of my favorites and I make it often.

    • Hilary says...

      This recipe is THE BEST. Ever. I keep thinking, what else can I make with harissa??

  47. Joanna says...

    I grew up in Singapore where we’d fight each other for the chicken thigh. Imagine my shock when I moved to England for university and my English flatmate told me her family only ate white meat gave the chicken thighs to the cat! We started roasting lots of chicken after that revelation, she took the chicken breast, I’d take the thigh. Harmony in the house.

    • Vanessa says...

      Sub Singapore for Malaysia and England for Scotland and… SAME. I never could understand how breasts were the most expensive and thighs/drums were in the bargain bin.

      Also, salmon fish heads went for almost nothing and are AMAZING in soups and curries.

    • Joanna says...

      @vanessa Omgosh parallel lives! love Scotland . Was at Newcastle University and spent many happy weekends up and down the East Lothian coastline. Was in Edinburgh and the highlands whenever I could get away. London-based now and as a treat I buy hamachi collars from
      Japan Centre because, like salmon heads, they’re Inexpensive and taste so good x

  48. Tiffan says...

    Chicken thighs are my favorite. With the bone-in, skin-on ones I love rubbing them with olive oil, garlic, rosemary, sage and thyme and tucking lemon slices under the skin and baking them. I use the boneless, skinless ones for stews. I love this recipe for butter chicken in a slow cooker https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1018803-slow-cooker-butter-chicken and this one for Greek chicken stew https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/12308-greek-chicken-stew-with-cauliflower-and-olives. I also make my own version of chicken paprikash with sweet and smoked paprika and mushrooms and serve it over egg noodles. There are endless uses!

  49. Edan Lepucki says...

    I am honestly appalled (APPALLED!) when anyone tells me they eat chicken breasts rather than thighs! Thighs are so much easier to cook and so tasty and juicy. I love Alison Roman’s olives-and-onions one from Dining In (it’s the cover recipe), and this one from the NYT is a “staff meal” at a restaurant: spicy and easy.
    https://www.nytimes.com/2002/10/16/dining/recipe-staff-meal-chicken.html
    (and b/c it’s spicy, for our kids we just make 2 thighs w/ only salt and white pepper and those also are delicious…)

  50. Sara says...

    Almost every AR recipe that uses chicken can be subbed with chicken thighs – all so delicious!

  51. Colleen Mishra says...

    We use thighs for almost everything. We stopped buying breast because it is so dry.

    • Sara Campbell says...

      I agree! Budget Bytes recipes are so reliable. Definitely try maple-Dijon. So good! In other sites it’s called Holy Yum chicken.

    • Michaela says...

      Can’t wait to try this! My bf and I are obsessed with her Pork & Peanut noodles, excited to try more Budget Bytes.

  52. sarah Young says...

    My kids only like thighs! I’ll send you a bunch of recipes!!

  53. Tara says...

    You’ve read my mind! I’ve been craving this wine braised chicken with artichokes recipe from Alison Roman since I made it a few weeks ago. It’s so simple yet tastes very fancy.

    https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1020861-wine-braised-chicken-with-artichoke-hearts

    I love your friend’s garden! I’ve been obsessing about adding some lushness to my garden. My husband mainly handles the outdoor work but in this upside down quarantine world I’ve started weeding and I am actually enjoying it and finding it relaxing.

  54. Kristina L says...

    The Lazy Genius has a recipe called Change-Your-Life-Chicken that is absolutely incredible!! (And she has entire podcast episodes dedicated toward getting it exactly right.) 500 degrees seems like a typo, but it makes the chicken skin so crispy and delicious. And the juices from the thighs drip down and season the bed of veggies beneath. (Which get perfectly crispy but surprisingly not burnt from the high temp.) My kids can NOT get enough of this recipe. http://www.thelazygeniuscollective.com/blog/change-your-life-chicken

  55. Lindsay says...

    Lots of chicken thighs recipes in the new Defined Dish cookbook. One of my favorite cookbooks! xx

  56. Amy Woods says...

    Conveyer Belt Chicken from Samin Nosrat!

  57. Lex says...

    That garden is magical, and a testament to what people can do with even a small amount of space. I’d love to learn move about how your friend created such a beautiful urban oasis. As a SF resident with a very depressing front and backyard situation, I could benefit from some inspiration and guidance!

    • Erica says...

      Yes! I was coming to post about the sheet pan tikka! I’m making it tomorrow. I always buy chicken thighs instead of breast meat – cheaper and more flavorful.
      Also I like to marinate them in red curry paste – just throw some of the paste in a ziploc bag with the thighs chopped into chunks and rub in – refrigerate overnight. Then the next day batter and fry them for Thai spiced fried chicken nuggets. So good. I use the rest of the curry paste to make a sauce with coconut milk and veggies to eat with the chicken.

  58. Kim Watt says...

    Chicken thighs are almost indestructible & always delicious. I’ve never understood the appeal of chicken breasts. Expensive and a bit precious imo.
    This is a favorite & is especially awesome with orzo dressed with a little butter, lemon and parm.
    https://food52.com/blog/5873-braised-chicken-thighs-with-tomatoes-and-garlic

    And please check out Diana Henry. Her middle name is chicken thighs… seriously… https://instagram.com/dianahenryfood?igshid=1bqiewmsuwwsz

    • Erin says...

      The other day my cousin was raving about this recipe, and I asked for a link, but she forgot to send it. I’m so happy to see it here! Thank you, Marie! :)

  59. Katherine says...

    The Bon Appetit honey garlic crispy chicken thighs are our absolute favorite. Bonus, it makes a killer pan sauce at the end!

  60. Sasha L says...

    That sidewalk garden transformation was just magical. Crickets!

    One of the many things on my gratitude list right now is a big yard, lilacs, trees with fuzzy catikins, vegetable garden, gravel paths to rake (gosh how soothing that is), crab apples waiting to burst out pink blooms, rhubarb……. So many birds. It’s still snowing and cold, but little buds of green on the lilacs and knobs of pink on rhubarb plants poking up out of the dirt. I know all of these things are going to bring solace and joy in the coming months, no matter what happening in the world around.

    • Rae says...

      I just love that sidewalk transformation as well — my only complaint was I wanted more pictures!

    • Sasha L says...

      Rae, same! I would love to see dozens of pictures of this transformation. Through the seasons too!

  61. Annie says...

    JOANNA are you in my mind? I was literally telling my husband two days ago what a nice surprise it was to use chicken thighs (instead of the usual chicken breasts) in a new recipe we were making (halal cart-style chicken over rice)!! And today of all things, you post about chicken thighs haha <3

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      hahaha brain match!

  62. Carter says...

    Jessica Seinfeld’s Tangy and Spicy chicken and peppers is delicious! I stopped buying chicken breast and moved on to thighs a few years ago and never looked back! They are much more forgiving and have much better flavor! Welcome to the thigh club 💕https://jessicaseinfeld.com/recipes/tangy-spicy-chicken-peppers

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      quaran-queen! haha i love that!

  63. Erica says...

    Shoyu Chicken from Aloha Kitchen by Alana Kysar! Because we can only dream of being in Hawaii right now :)

    • Samantha says...

      yes! I love this cookbook and just made the shoyu chicken last week. Also love the kalbi ribs!

    • Erica says...

      @samantha Oooooh… now I’m going to have to try that one!

  64. What an amazing sidewalk transformation- the after is beautiful! We’re hoping to tackle our sideyard this summer- right now it’s gravel and I have to weed it all the time. We hope to put in creeping manzanita and dogwood, among other low shrubs and/or flowers and grasses with low to no water requirements.

  65. Lillian C says...

    While this isn’t a summer dress – I recently discovered this amazing summer jumpsuit you can start wearing now at home!
    https://mienstudios.com/collections/jumpsuits/products/lakeside-wide-leg-jumpsuit-zinc-grey

    I am living in mine these days & I love that they’re as comfy as jammies but look so put together & chic! I can do all the chasing & playing with my two sons in this beauty!
    (PS – pregnancy & nursing friendly too!)

    • Calla says...

      ooh I love the whole chicken in milk recipe, I will check this one out!

  66. Cia says...

    We’ve been addicted to this simple recipe from Bon Appetit: https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/white-wine-braised-chicken

    You can do it as it, or mix it up with different add-ins when you add the shallots–sometimes it is olives and slices of lemon, other times cherry tomatoes. Onions are an easy sub if you don’t have shallots.

    The broth is to die for and excellent with mashed potatoes if you are feeling decadent, but equally good with rice. Steam some veggies in the last few minutes and dinner is served!

  67. Kathleen says...

    Martha Stewart has a Crusty Mustard Chicken recipe…I make the sauce, brush it on the chicken, cover with Panko bread crumbs and bake at 375 degrees for about 45 mins. 👍🏻

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      thank you!

  68. Jenny says...

    Have you tried the Cracklin Chicken from Nomnom Paleo? It’s not a weird diet evangelism recipe, I promise, just an easy method to make the absolute most of that crispy skin!
    I have the weekend off from med school and that apartment tour has me inspired to streamline some of my stuff. I love bright colors and mixed prints, but I’d feel more peaceful in Shelter in Place by myself if my closet wasn’t a kind of waterfall effect of satin pj shorts and silver combat boots cascading towards me.

  69. katie says...

    RE: Chicken thighs. For simplicity I like to prep either brussel sprouts or broccoli and either delicata squash or butternut squash or sweet potatoes. Toss all in olive oil, salt, pepper and whatever herbs I have on hand. Put on sheet pan. Then toss chicken thighs in the bowl I used for the vegetables. Nestle in with the vegetables on sheet pan. Roast for, IDK, 20 to 30 minutes on like 400 until everything is done. Oh, I’ll also roast some onions or garlic.

  70. Vanessa says...

    These two recipes are on repeat in our house and I always use Chicken thighs. Enjoy!
    -Honey Garlic Chicken-https://rasamalaysia.com/baked-chicken/
    -Mediterranean Chicken-https://fitslowcookerqueen.com/slow-cooker-mediterranean-chicken/

    • Kelsey K Wright says...

      I never bought chicken thighs until I was 23 years old, newly married, and so broke we couldnt always afford chicken breast. My mom also grew up never feeding us dark meat. Once I had them I wondered why I’d been so deprived all this time!! Make this crackling chicken and you won’t regret it!
      https://nomnompaleo.com/post/74180911762/cracklin-chicken

  71. Lynn says...

    Chicken thighs are so versatile. My favorite recipe is Oven-Roasted Chicken Shawarma from the NYTimes: https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1017161-oven-roasted-chicken-shawarma

    Mostly, we season them with Adobo and pepper and grill them, serving with grilled or steam/sautéed veggies. We also use them in stir fry, usually with TJ’s Riced Cauliflower Stir Fry.

    • Meg L says...

      Second this recipe recommendation!

  72. Randi says...

    For chicken thigh recipes, my family loves the Garlic Chicken Thighs from Recipe Tin Eats! We serve them with steamed rice and veggies.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      thank you! that sounds delicious.

  73. Laura says...

    Oh gosh, we are long time chicken thigh devotees in our house! They are better than breasts in almost every situation! My favorite, which we are having tonight, is bone in, skin on, roasted- 415 degrees for about 50 min, on a rack or broiler pan so the schmaltz can drain down into the pan- take them out and remove the thighs. Then add to the pan a squeeze of half a lemon, a chopped clove of garlic, a handful of chopped green olives, and enough olive oil to make enough sauce to pour over. The skin gets so crispy and delicious and the chickeny, olivey sauce is good enough to make us all lick our plates at the end! Ugh, I’m drooling just thinking about it!

    • Emma says...

      Omg, LAURA! This sounds amazing. Definitely picking up some chicken thighs during my next grocery store run and making these!