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Chicken Thigh

More Information About Our Chicken Thigh Pack

Chicken thighs offer a juicer alternative to the more popular chicken breast, with a more pronounced taste, making them perfect for classics like fried chicken and coq au vin. Whilst not as lean as the breast, chicken thighs still offer a great source of protein and other essential nutrients, and are typically better value.

How Long Do I Need to Cook Chicken Thighs?

It’s important that all cuts of chicken are cooked through before eating, you cannot eat chicken rare or medium, like with other meats. Cooking times vary from oven to oven, but thighs typically take around 15-20 minutes, depending on the size, and how they’re cooked. A meat thermometer is a great way to tell if they’re fully cooked.

Are Chicken Thighs Healthy?

If you prepare and cook them in a certain way chicken thighs can be healthy, try doing this in ways which limit the amount of oil you use but still retain those juicy flavours such as grilled or baked. Typically though the healthiest cut of chicken is the breast as this is the leanest cut so contains the least amount of fat.

What Is The Difference Between Chicken Thighs and Chicken Breast?

Chicken thighs are a fattier cut of the chicken compared to the breast which is the leanest cut of the chicken. The chicken thigh is a lot more flavourful and tender than the breast because of this fat tissue and is considered dark meat whereas chicken breast is still juicy but contains no fat, so it is seen as white meat.

How Do You Cook Chicken Thighs?

Flavour your chicken thighs with your chosen seasoning, why not try paprika to spice it up? Place your thighs on a tray and cook at 180°C for 20-25 minutes in the oven. Remove your chicken thighs and serve with a range of scrumptious sides when they have reached an internal temperature of 79°C, purchasing a meat thermometer can ensure you get accuracy for this every time.

Do You Wash Chicken Thighs Before Cooking?

We recommend that you don’t wash your chicken thighs as they contain bacteria such as salmonella, which could spread around your kitchen during the cleaning process. Instead, cook your chicken thighs thoroughly until they reach an internal temperature of 79°C.

What Temperature Should You Cook Chicken Thighs To?

No matter your chosen cooking method your chicken thighs should reach an internal temperature of at least 79°C before eating to make sure they are safe to eat.

Is It Better To Cook Chicken Thighs With Or Without Skin?

Whether you choose to cook your chicken thighs with or without the skin is a matter of preference, however, we recommend cooking it with skin. Cooking chicken thighs with the skin on it helps to protect the meat from drying out during the cooking process helping it to retain all that delicious moisture and juice.

Recipe Ideas for Our Chicken Thigh Pack

Our chicken thigh pack comes with approximately 40 thighs, offering a great range of meals from quick midweek pasta to indulgent and naughty fried chicken, and even French classics like coq au vin.

Chicken and Chorizo Kebabs would make a great alternative to typical barbeque dishes, whilst our simple Chicken Soup recipe is perfect for all occasions.