Chicken thighs are one of my favorite chicken parts to cook with. They are always tender and moist, and as a bonus they are always cheap. Chicken thighs are one of my go-to dinners for nights where I just don’t know what else to do.
The first time I made this particular version was several years ago. It was a beautiful 70 degree Sunday afternoon. I decided we should have a little picnic in the backyard. I threw together these chicken thighs and made some fresh tortillas (admittedly I use the cook and serve variety when I’m feeling lazy). I kicked back in my lounge chair with an IBC cream soda and a plate of this chicken and a couple tortillas. After that is all a blur of gluttony. The meat was moist and flavorful, the skin…oh the skin!….it was crisp and packed a punch of flavor. How could 5 minutes of prep work lead to such heavenly food? I found myself using that tortilla to soak up any last ounce of flavor. I’ve made these many, many time since and every time I’m met with glutenous joy.
If you’ve ever been afraid to cook with bone-in skin-on chicken, now is the time to get over it and enjoy that moist meat and crispy skin. Please, join me in my Sunday backyard picnic heaven. It’s full of amazingness I tell you!
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I made this last night and it was so easy to put together and very good. There is a very good combination of flavors in the spices, and it would be easy to adjust to one’s tolerance for heat. The chicken was SO juicy! Thanks Racheal for another great recipe.
Excellent recipe but the leftovers…omg! I poured the dripping into a saucepan and added heavy cream and cornstarch to thicken. After reheating the thighs, I sliced them, place them on a bed of jasmine rice and covered both with the sauce. To freakin die for!! Love, love, love every recipe I’ve tried from Stay at Home Chef!
Was this dish really spicy hot??