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post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
I have three chicken thighs in my freezer right now. What are some simple meals I can make out of them? I would like to make 2 or 4 meals out of them (they are real large thighs and I'm not totally opposed to chopping the meat up)

I found this online which seems simple enough: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Easy-Ga...en/Detail.aspx

Anything else out there? Also what are some sides or 'bases" to use? I have a bag of rice and some spaghetti in my cupboard. I can't boil rice for the life of me so maybe making a pasta dish may be the best thing?

Thanks.
post #2 of 16
Thread Starter 
I found this interesting recipe for a side dish (though it doesn't solve my rice problem.

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Brazili...ce/Detail.aspx
post #3 of 16
Here's a simple chicken cacciatore recipe: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/fo...CIATORE-233532 It's great with rice or pasta, and thigh meat is perfect for the dish.
post #4 of 16
i find white chicken meat the only good part of chicken for pasta, rice and/or casserole dishes.
the thigh meat is a bit gamey for it in my opinion.

thighs are good in rottisserie, fried or bbq/grilled.
post #5 of 16
Look up a Shoyu, Jerk, or Buffalo sauce recipe and you'll be good to go.
post #6 of 16
Made yakitori out of chicken thighs yesterday. Tasty.
post #7 of 16
Boil them and dip them with salt-lemon juice-blackpepper

or

boil them, put on some garlic salt and fry them.
post #8 of 16
slash the meat, marinade them in yogurt, garlic, cumin, lemon and pan fry them the next day.
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post #10 of 16
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the responses. I will go ahead with my above choices and let you folks know the outcome.
post #11 of 16
a real simple one is basic pan cooking -- olive oil and butter. Then once done make a brown butter add some sage or thyme and a little lemon juice at the end. Shave some good parmesan on the thighs and pour the brown butter over the cheese.
post #12 of 16
Thread Starter 
Eh, the food turned out ok. It was simple enough as I wanted but rice turned out mediocre as I expected.
post #13 of 16
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Originally Posted by Jodum5 View Post
Eh, the food turned out ok. It was simple enough as I wanted but rice turned out mediocre as I expected.

If you're doing rice on the stovetop in a pan, there's a good chance it's just not going to work. why, becuase the heat is basically coming from one direction, so you've got to keep stirring to try to get all the rice evenly cooked without breaking it up and mashing it into pulp.

Best way to cook rice I've found - PILAF - basically put 1-1 + a little bit (instead of 2-1 water to rice) in a covered pot or dish of some sort and put it in the oven. Check recipes, but I think 350F for 45 min or so should do the trick. stir once or twice. the rice should be much lighter and fluffier.

also experiment with replacing some of the water with other stuff like chicken stock (add a teaspoon of powdered soup), etc. Throw in Raisins, or other stuff.
post #14 of 16
Thread Starter 
Yeah I did the rice in a pot on the stovetop. It was a bit overcooked the first time I made it, then undercooked today. PRoblem really was the recipe left the rice pretty bland (I think I was wrong in thinking the flavor of the onions and garlic would help plus the weak sauce from the chicken).
post #15 of 16
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Originally Posted by Master-Classter View Post
If you're doing rice on the stovetop in a pan, there's a good chance it's just not going to work. why, becuase the heat is basically coming from one direction, so you've got to keep stirring to try to get all the rice evenly cooked without breaking it up and mashing it into pulp.

Huh? If you cook rice in a rice cooker, all of the heat is coming from the bottom also.

I've never had a problem cooking rice on the stovetop. Put rice in pot, wash, drain, add clean water up to the first knuckle of your index finger, cover, heat to boiling, reduce heat. Done.
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