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BONE IN CHICKEN THIGH

Bone In Chicken Thigh

Chicken thighs are a popular cut of poultry, known for their rich flavor and tender texture. They are the upper part of the leg, situated between the drumstick and the hip joint of the chicken. Thighs can be bought bone-in or boneless, and also with or without skin, depending on personal preferences or the requirements of a particular recipe. Commonly used in a variety of dishes, from grilled or pan-fried to oven-roasted and slow-cooked, these versatile chicken parts are often considered more flavorful and juicy than their leaner counterparts, such as chicken breasts. Thanks to their dark meat, chicken thighs remain moist and appealing even with prolonged cooking methods.
#13
IN POULTRY
121
CAL / 100G
$0.16
AVG / OZ
bone in chicken thigh
0%
CARBS
17%
FAT
83%
PROTEIN
Bone In Chicken Thigh FAQ
Cooking with chicken thighs can be rewarding, given their versatility and depth of flavor. The common concerns revolve around how to cook them properly, avoid undercooking or overcooking, and how to incorporate them into different types of dishes. Often, people make the mistake of not giving them enough time to cook thoroughly, especially when grilling or pan-frying. Since they have a higher fat content than chicken breasts, they can need a little more heat and time to get fully cooked without drying out. On this note, remember to factor in whether your thighs are bone-in or boneless as this can affect the cooking time. For making the most out of the chicken thighs, marinate them well. Their rich flavor becomes even more pronounced when marinated overnight or at least few hours before cooking. As for tricks, searing thighs skin-side down for a lengthy period will get you a nice crispy skin. This process also renders out some of the fat, which can then be used to sauté other ingredients in the same dish for added flavor.
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Expiration & Storage Tips
When does chicken thigh expire?
Unopened chicken thighs can last up to 2 days in the refrigerator past the sell-by date. Once they've been opened or if they're homemade, they should last about 2 days in the fridge. However, if you've frozen your chicken thighs, they can last up to 9 months past the sell-by date. Just be sure to freeze them before the 2-day window is up!
How do you tell if chicken thigh is bad?
Chicken thigh has a number of signs to show it's gone bad. Firstly, an off smell is a clear sign. Good chicken should have a light, fresh smell. If it smells sour, or kind of like eggs, it's best not to eat it. Also, if the chicken is sticky or slimy to the touch, it may be bad. A change in color is another clear warning sign. While raw chicken can vary from bluish-white to yellow, if it starts looking grey or dull, it may be time to throw it away. Add to that a layer of weird-looking spots or growth, you definitely have spoiled chicken.
Tips for storing chicken thigh to extend shelf life
• Always store poultry at or below 40°F. • Freeze it if you don’t plan to use it within these timeframes. • Do not leave uncooked poultry out at room temperature for longer than 2 hours. If the room’s temp is above 90°F, the limit is 1 hour. • To thaw, place the frozen chicken thighs in the refrigerator, not on the kitchen counter. For quicker thawing, you may use the defrost function of your microwave. • For better freezing, consider vacuum sealing the chicken thighs. This reduces air contact, which in turn extends the freezer life.
EXPIRES WITHIN
6 - 21
DAYS
Health Info
Macros
0g
CARBS
2g
FAT
10g
PROTEIN
Allowed on these diets
KETO
PALEO
WHOLE 30
MEDITERRANEAN
LOW CARB
LACTOSE FREE
GLUTEN FREE
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