You can still get fancy when entertaining on a budget. Choose chicken thighs ? they’re good value without compromising taste. In fact, they are juicier and packed with more flavour than pricier chicken breasts. We’ve dressed them up with garlic butter, creamy blue cheese and a?hint of sage ? and they look dramatic rolled around green onions.
Chicken thighs are a smart buy. Here’s why:
* Often sold at half the price of chicken breasts, thighs are a budget stand-in for breasts in most recipes. Count on two thighs for each breast required in a recipe.
* Use boneless thighs just like you would boneless breasts. But because thighs are smaller and thinner, cut baking time by about 10 minutes and sautéing time by about 5 minutes. For express cooking, open thighs and lay flat in the pan.
* Thighs have a little more fat than breasts (one skinless, boneless 3-1/2-oz/100-g thigh has 6 g fat and 170 calories compared with the same amount of breast, which has 2 g fat and 156 calories), so they’re juicier and have more flavour.