What if we told you that you can enjoy succulent and flavorful meat without having to spend a lot of money? Welcome to the world of chicken thighs! For all their juiciness, tenderness, and rich flavors, they’re often underrated in comparison to other cuts of meat. Let’s explore three mouthwatering chicken thigh recipes that’ll make you fall in love with this meaty marvel instantly.
1. Sticky-Sweet Grilled Asian Chicken Thighs
A delightful mix of sweet and spicy flavors awaits you in this grill-licious recipe. Honey, ginger, garlic, soy sauce, and red pepper flakes come together seamlessly to create a finger-licking glaze that’ll have you craving more.
8 bone-in skin-on chicken thighs ½ cup honey ¼ cup soy sauce 2 tbsp grated fresh ginger 4 cloves garlic (minced) 1 tbsp red pepper flakes Salt & pepper
Preheat your grill on medium-high heat. Meanwhile, season both sides of the chicken thighs with salt and pepper. In a small pot over medium heat, whisk together honey, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and red pepper flakes until well combined. Remove one-third of this mixture to use as a dipping sauce later. Now brush your remaining glaze carefully on each side of the seasoned chicken thighs before placing them skin-side down on the hot grill. Cook until they reach an internal temperature of 165°F (about 6-8 minutes per side), brushing additional glaze throughout the cooking process. Serve hot with reserved dipping sauce on the side.
2. Cheesy Stuffed Chicken Thighs
Say cheese! In this recipe, boneless thighs are filled with mozzarella and sun-dried tomatoes, then baked to perfection in a creamy garlic sauce.
8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese ½ cup sun-dried tomatoes (chopped) 2 cups heavy cream 6 cloves garlic (minced) Salt & pepper
Preheat your oven to 375°F and grease a baking dish. Carefully butterfly each chicken thigh and season with salt and pepper on both sides. Place the mozzarella cheese and sun-dried tomatoes in the middle of each thigh and fold them closed, securing them with toothpicks if needed. Arrange the stuffed chicken thighs inside the baking dish. In a small pot over medium heat, whisk together heavy cream and minced garlic until it starts bubbling along the edges, then pour it over the stuffed chicken thighs. Bake for 30 minutes or until they reach an internal temperature of 165°F.
3. Garlicky Herb-Roasted Chicken Thighs
Simple yet elegant — let fresh herbs shine in this aromatic dish that’s perfect for dinner parties or family gatherings.
8 bone-in skin-on chicken thighs 4 cloves garlic (minced) ½ cup chopped fresh herbs (basil, parsley, thyme) Olive oil Salt & pepper
Preheat your oven to 425°F. Pat dry your chicken thighs and season them generously with salt and pepper on both sides. In a separate bowl, mix minced garlic, chopped herbs, and just enough olive oil to form a thick paste-like consistency. Rub this mixture all over the seasoned chicken thighs before placing them evenly spaced apart on a sheet pan. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until they reach an internal temperature of 165°F and the skin is crispy.
Bono has apologized for an infamous mistake he made in 2014 when he shared the new U2 album with everyone. Now, almost a decade later, the singer commented on that blunder in his memoir, Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story. The Irish singer revealed that he did not have permission to send the album to everyone via iTunes.
Bono Discusses His Mistakes
The album Songs of Innocence was intended as a gift to iTunes consumers, but there was a major and unexpected backlash. The Washington Post even likened the move to a dystopian junk mail of Rock n Roll. In the new book, Bono recalls his meeting with Apple CEO Tim Cook. He lays out how Cook had just taken over from the late Steve Jobs, and Bono proposed the idea to make the album available to all iTunes customers at no cost. At first, the tech CEO wasn’t sold on the idea. Cook pointed out that Apple was trying to ensure musicians got paid for their music on iTunes, and giving U2’s music for free might not be a great idea. Still, the singer insisted that if Apple paid the band and gave the album as a gift, it would be okay.
Bono Said the Band Wasn’t Involved
Bono believed the choice to listen to the music was that of each customer, but soon he learned that some people were not happy with it, and he understood they were right to be upset. The singer also pointed out in his book how the other bandmates had nothing to do with the event, so he was fully responsible for the situation. Apparently, Bono realized how big the conversation about it became and that it was not just a mere internet squall about privacy and technology.
Bono also wrote that they were like a Santa Claus, who knocked a few bricks when going down the chimney. He pointed out that he realized he bumped into a serious discussion about how big tech has access to people’s lives.