Take the 2-minute tour ×
Seasoned Advice is a question and answer site for professional and amateur chefs. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Can I cook boneless skinless chicken thigh portions to taste like drumsticks?

My store doesn't have IQF (individually quick frozen) drumsticks, so I bought IQF boneless skinless chicken thigh portions, on the theory that they're both dark meat.

Unfortunately, the thighs have a LOT more fat and actually made me a little naseous.

Is there any way to cook thighs to taste more like drumsticks? For example, somehow draining more fat out of them or something?

share|improve this question
add comment

1 Answer 1

Prick holes in the skin, rub salt, lemon juice, garlic/pepper/chilli etc. into the skins and cook under a grill (US = 'broiler', I think) for a tasty, crispy-skinned treat. If you cut the 'flap' of meat off the thigh and cook separately the bit with the bone makes a v. good drumstick substitute. In fact I prefer them.

Incidentally, if the thighs you get are really fatty, perhaps you could switch to a different butcher/supermarket/brand? Organic, free-range chicken is leaner (because the birds get to move around more) and sweeter because they haven't been fed rubbish.

Your karma and tastebuds will thank you for it ;-)

Bon Appetit!

share|improve this answer
    
+1 for organic free range! –  Izzydorio Feb 16 '11 at 15:15
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.