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Today: Chicken thighs were made for low-stress weeknight meals.
When we think of easy weeknight chicken dinners, we tend to think of boneless -- often skinless -- chicken breasts. But what's easy about coaxing a lean cut of meat to be more tender and juicy? It can take considerable care and attention.
With a simple switch of anatomy, you don't have to worry about dry or bland meat. Chicken thighs are self-sufficient, low-maintenance, and less expensive than breasts. It's the cut of chicken that was made for weeknight cooking -- the chicken that allows you to enjoy a glass of wine or catch up on a TV show while you wait for it to be ready. Sure, chicken breasts cook up faster, but there's a lot less risk when slow-cooking a thigh that doesn't need to be babysat or cajoled. Braised, fried, roasted, or grilled, here are 10 of our favorite ways to cook chicken thighs:
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