This post is sponsored by Kerrygold – the makers of my favourite butter and, now, my favored cheese. All opinions and lusty feelings are my very own.
I’m in love. Knock down, weak in the knees, heart fluttery adore.
With chicken thighs. Yes, chicken thighs.
I know chicken thighs aren’t super attractive – they’re no creamy truffle pasta. They’re not even all that cute like a fluffy small pancake. Nope, they’re just regular, practical fare. They’re the boy subsequent door who always remembers to fill his vehicle up with gas – unlike the older man who rides in on a Vespa… Certain, he may possibly be exciting for a although, but you know it will finish in heart break, tears and a pint of ice cream.
Chicken thighs by no means let you down like Vespa man. They’re dependable, straightforward to cook and ridiculously versatile. Pan-fried chicken? I use chicken thighs. Slow cooker chicken? It shreds so very good. Roasted chicken? Who demands the rest of the bird when you can just roast the dark and juicy thighs? OKAYYYYYYY, maybe they are sort of a Baldwin (title that movie!)….
Especially when you slide a slice of Dubliner cheese beneath the skin so that it oozes above the sides of the chicken right after roasting. OMG that cheese is divine. I had no concept. When generating the recipe, I was all, one particular piece for the chicken, 1 piece for Michelle, one piece for the chicken, one particular piece for Michelle. And speaking of chicken, don’t neglect to brush that skin with olive oil so it gets all golden and crispy. Yep. Crispy chicken skin = weak. in. the. knees.
I’ve been obtaining a small lust affair with my crock pot lately simply because my eight-month-previous only enables me sufficient time to throw all the substances in the crock and flip it on ahead of he tends to make a break for the cat bowls, decides he desires a cuddle or starts playing in the bathroom trash (normally all three arise inside of about 30 seconds).
But, as considerably as I really like me some shredded meat, I’m over it. Now, I’m having a minute with roasted chicken thighs. Dubliner cheese and roasted tomato chicken thighs, to be precise. Cheesy, juicy, and ridiculously easy to throw collectively. My variety of lover.
Served more than my spaghetti squash puttanesca, it’s the best low-carb weeknight meal, in my not-so-humble opinion. It feels a little decadent simply because, you know, melty cheese and crispy chicken skin, but it’s actually straightforward, whole foods elements. Like, 4 substances. Who can say no to a 4-ingredient dinner that tastes like a million bucks?
And chicken thighs can be reheated all week prolonged with out drying out like chicken breasts which tends to make them a go-to when you are hunting for meals that multi-task. How practical. *Sigh* *Heart flutter*
Chicken thighs for the win.