What’s your favorite chicken cut? Thighs can do anything they can do and they’re juicier, more flavorful and cheaper. Even if you’re a confirmed white-meat lover, these quick considerations will turn you into a thigh addict!
1. They’re a real steal!
Boneless, skinless thighs saves you $1.00 per pound comparing to boneless, skinless breasts. And if you shop organic? You’ll save around $2 per pound.
2. You cannot screw it up!
Thighs are among the most forgiving cuts. While white meat can dry out because it’s so lean, thigh meat stays moist and juicy even if you overcook it!
3. They’re healthier!
Thigh meat contains 56% more zinc—an essential nutrient—than white meat. Plus, a 3-ounce serving has only 38 more calories and 2 more grams of saturated fat than white meat. And there’s often no need to moisten the meat with mayo or other rich ingredients, so you may actually be cutting calories and fat on accompaniments.
4. They cook quickly!
Boneless chicken tights are done within few minutes under the broiler, in a skillet, or on the grill. They cook faster than breasts because they’re thinner.
5. They’re versatile!
Slice and skewer chicken tights or toss them into your stir-fries. They are perfect for soups, ravioli, dumplings, tacos and salads!
How to debone a chicken thigh?
- 1. Place the thigh skin side down on a cutting board.
- 2. Using a sharp knife, thin the length of the bone to separate it from the meat.
- 3. Grab the bone at one end and cut the meat underneath it to release the bone completely.