Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Jen's Juicy Thighs- Bachelor's Kitchen Tuesday

It's Bachelor's Tuesday here at NYC Cooks, I know all you guys out there must be wondering how does Jen DePalma get her thighs so juicy! I'm the queen of juicy thighs- juicy chicken thighs that is. I have a fool proof method that locks in flavor and gives you a crispy crust every time.Truth be told I'm a fan of the dark meat although chicken breast gets all the credit for being lean dark meat is where the flavors at.

I always preheat the oven to 425 and roast the thighs for 28-30 minutes or until the thermometer reads 155 degrees. I then allow the chicken to rest five minutes while the residual heat will continue to cook the chicken and bring the temperature to perfect 160. There's no fancy tricks , no long lost secret just three magic numbers 4-2-5 (hmm maybe I should play lotto). Try dabbling with different marinades say BBQ or Teryaki and brush the chicken with the sauce 10 minutes before it's done, this way the sauce has time to bake in but not burn. Here's my recipe for Jen DePalma's BBQ Chicken & if you want the potato recipe, you're just gonna have to buy my book debuting early Fall.
Jen DePalma's BBQ Chicken
1 lb of chicken thighs ( seasoned with paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt & pepper)
1/2 cup of Jack Daniels BBQ Sauce
1 tbsp of Olive oil

Preheat oven to 425 degrees
Drizzle oil on chicken and roast in oven for 20 minutes
Remove chicken brush with BBQ sauce and cook 10 minutes more, remove and allow to rest
With 10 min. left the sauce goes on
If you want my potato recipe, you'll just have to buy my book!

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