Batter-Fried Chicken

Proof that it doesn’t take buttermilk or an insufferably long overnight brine to make insanely tender, crazily crisp, gosh darn perfect fried chicken.

1 hr 30 mins

Julia Child’s Coq au Vin

Coq au vin, aka chicken soused in wine, is a French classic that exists in countless incarnations. This rich, soulful riff is from Julia Child.

1 hr 30 mins

Ina Garten’s Lemon Chicken

If we had to choose just one roast chicken to spend the rest of our lives with, this would be the one. No contest.

2 hrs

Chicken Thigh Recipes

Chicken FAQs

Chicken is a go-to dinner and lunch protein for many people. It’s healthy, relatively inexpensive, and can be prepared in endless different ways. Here are the answers to our most frequently asked questions on preparing, cooking, and serving poultry.

WHAT’S THE MOST INEXPENSIVE CUT OF CHICKEN?

Bone-in chicken is usually less expensive than boneless cuts. Opt for whole chicken, bone-in chicken thighs, or drumsticks. Some reader favorites for these cuts include oven-fried drumsticks, batter-fried chicken, and braised chicken thighs.

what’s a spatchcocked chicken?

A spatchcocked or butterflied chicken is a whole chicken that has had its backbone removed and has been pressed flat. A spatchcocked chicken will cook faster than a whole chicken, making it a popular choice.

How can i tell when my chicken is cooked?

Chicken is safe to consume with the internal temperature reaches 165°F. The easiest way to check this is to poke an instant-read thermometer into the thickest part of the chicken. If you don’t have access to a thermometer, cooked chicken should not be translucent and the juices should run clear when the chicken is cut into.

How can i avoid dry chicken?

To avoid dry, overcooked chicken, cook it only until an internal temperature of 165°F is reached. Dark meat is much more forgiving than white meat, so chicken thighs and drumsticks tend to be more moist and juicy, and will remain tender, even when cooked to a higher temperature.

Learn How to Carve a Chicken

A roast chicken stuffed with lemon in a cast iron skillet on a wooden cutting board.
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Grilled Chicken Recipes

Spicy Honey Lime Chicken

This easy-peasy marinated grilled chicken with sweet and spicy honey lime sauce is going to be on regular rotation at our dinner tables. We’re betting it will be at yours, too.

1 hr 30 mins

Spicy Grilled Chicken Sandwich

This combination of marinated, bacon-wrapped, and grilled chicken tucked into a bun with mayo, tomato, and arugula just became our new favorite way to enjoy a BLT.

6 hrs 30 mins

Easy Marinated Chicken Skewers

These chicken skewers are a cinch to throw together. Whip up an easy marinade, let the chicken thighs soak up all that flavor, then grill or broil to tender perfection. Voila. Dinner.

2 hrs 45 mins

Spiced Grilled Boneless Chicken Thighs

These easy shawarma-inspired grilled chicken thighs are perfect for sharing. Grill them up and serve with all your fave fixings, including pickled onions, garlic yogurt, and fresh herbs.

1 hr 15 mins

All Chicken

Breaded Oven Fried Chicken Thighs

These crumb-coated thighs come together with no fuss and can easily be adapted to whatever ingredients you happen to have on hand.

35 mins

Julia Child’s Coq au Vin

Coq au vin, aka chicken soused in wine, is a French classic that exists in countless incarnations. This rich, soulful riff is from Julia Child.

1 hr 30 mins

Dry Brine Turkey

All the juicy, tender perks of brining. None of the fuss of finding a container large enough to contain a turkey and cramming it in your already overstuffed fridge.

1 d 4 hrs 20 mins

Lemon-Garlic Sheet Pan Chicken Thighs

An elegant meal of roasted chicken thighs and potatoes drizzled with lemon garlic sauce in under an hour and made on a single sheet pan. You're welcome.

55 mins

Braised Chicken Thighs

Transport yourself to the Mediterranean with this cozy meal of tender chicken thighs that are gently cooked with vermouth, lemon, olives, and prosciutto.

Spicy Honey Lime Chicken

This easy-peasy marinated grilled chicken with sweet and spicy honey lime sauce is going to be on regular rotation at our dinner tables. We're betting it will be at yours, too.

1 hr 30 mins

Honey Glazed Chicken with Garlic Confit

This simple, yet elegant roast chicken dinner features chicken pieces that are glazed with honey and vinegar, then slowly roasted in garlic confit until tender and golden. Do we have your attention?

1 hr 50 mins

Spicy Grilled Chicken Sandwich

This combination of marinated, bacon-wrapped, and grilled chicken tucked into a bun with mayo, tomato, and arugula just became our new favorite way to enjoy a BLT.

6 hrs 30 mins

Modern Chicken Marbella

Everyone needs a classic back-pocket chicken recipe that's perfect for entertaining. This is it.

9 hrs 30 mins

Authentic General Tso’s Chicken

Skip the takeout and make this authentic spicy sweet and sour General Tso's chicken at home. It's infinitely better than anything you'll get delivered.

1 hr

Indian Spiced Chicken Burgers

Think chicken burgers are boring? These juicy ground chicken burgers, which are filled with spices, tomatoes, onions, and chiles, will prove you wrong.

30 mins

Vermicelli Noodle Bowls with Chicken

These healthy rice noodle bowls, made with seared chicken thighs, vermicelli, fresh vegetables, and sweet chili dressing are every bit as good as Vietnamese takeaway, and ready just as quick as you can get delivery.

35 mins

Easy Marinated Chicken Skewers

These chicken skewers are a cinch to throw together. Whip up an easy marinade, let the chicken thighs soak up all that flavor, then grill or broil to tender perfection. Voila. Dinner.

2 hrs 45 mins

Spiced Grilled Boneless Chicken Thighs

These easy shawarma-inspired grilled chicken thighs are perfect for sharing. Grill them up and serve with all your fave fixings, including pickled onions, garlic yogurt, and fresh herbs.

1 hr 15 mins

Sherry-Braised Chicken with Artichoke Hearts

Every bit as comforting and satisfying now as it was 60 years ago, this classic recipe marries tender braised chicken, artichoke hearts, and mushrooms with a sherry and vermouth sauce.

1 hr 30 mins