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chicken thighs

I often prefer cooking chicken thighs over chicken breasts. Thighs are juicy, more flavorful, and don’t dry out. I use bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs most often.

The thing I don’t like about using skin-on chicken pieces is all the extra skin that is left on when you bring them home from the store.

Use your kitchen shears to trim off all that extra skin and discard.

This dish comes together in a snap, it only takes about 15 minutes to prep and is in the oven for about 45 minutes while you prepare the rest of the dinner. I like to serve the thighs and their rich herb sauce over couscous.

When you use the side of your chef’s knife to lightly smash the garlic cloves, you are looking for each clove to break up slightly, making each clove come apart into 2 or 3 smaller pieces. You don’t want to obliterate them, use a light touch.

Please don’t be alarmed by the expiration date on the package, this photo is off a post from nearly 6 years ago.

You can purchase the pancetta at Trader Joe’s. It comes in a convenient 4-ounce package and already diced into the perfect size. Simply open the package and scatter over then chicken when called for.

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June 1, 2020   3 Comments