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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.