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Feb 25, 2009 10:37 AM

Boneless, skinless chicken thighs

I would never buy these, but my GF brought a big pack of them home from Costco. Now what the heck to do with them? I need something quick and easy, because I'm working late and getting up early these days. Thanks....

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  1. I bought some when they were on sale and used them in the same way I use boneless, skinless chicken breast. In pasta, stir fry etc.

    1. Not sure why you wouldn't buy these (unless you want to save a few cents by skinning and boning them yourself). Something very good and very simple I do with them is a quick chicken Teriyaki. Position the thighs 8 inches below the broiler. season them and cook to 175 (8 - 14 minutes). Meanwhile heat a sauce of 1/2 cup of soy sauce, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 tsp grated fresh ginger, 1 clove garlic. Mix 1/2 tsp cornstarch with 2 TBS mirin and add to the sauce. When the thighs are done, slice them and pour over the sauce. Very good!

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      1. re: bnemes3343

        Thanks. I wouldn't buy them because I'm used to having the bone and skin - I think both add flavor. This teriyaki sounds good; but wouldn't it be even better with bone-in thighs?

        1. re: Bat Guano

          They would probably still be good. I don't think the bones in thighs are as important as they are in the breast meat though. The boneless for this just makes it easy to slice them when they're done (but I definitely would remove the skin first for this recipe).

      2. Toss 'em in a saucepan, pour in enough beer to cover, sprinkle some sugar on top, add a little soy sauce, maybe a little fruit juice (pineapple, orange, apple, etc.) bring to a slow boil and cook (uncovered) until liquids are reduced to syrup, serve on boiled rice with sauce over top.

        1. One of the Chicken Marbella threads says it is good made with skinless breasts. As I was very happy with CM made with regular thighs, I would not hesitate to try it with skinless/boneless. I had the individual ingredients on hand but afterwards realized that olive tapenade could be used as a shortcut. It has all of the CM marinade ingredients except the prunes, which can easily be added. The marinated meat goes into a baking dish, sprinkled with brown sugar, with the marinade ingredients and wine poured on, then baked for an hour. Don't know if that's quick enough.

          This link is about a dish called Aunt Lydia's Chicken. It isn't specific but the sauce - I think they probably mean something in which the chicken is marinated- ingredients are given, as are options for the vegetables and other ingredients. Keep meaning to try this.

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          1. re: greygarious

            Anyone have more of a recipe for this? Sounds interesting.

            1. re: Atochabsh

              Its all over the net, Google it and you'll have your choice of sites to choose from.

          2. If you have a slow cooker or crockpot , the thighs are delicious cooked in it with cream of chicken soup, you can use any kind of cream soup. Also have used tomato sauce.