Crispy, Sticky, Glazed, And Braised Chicken Thighs

Roast Chicken With Sage & Lemon
Lyndey Milan

Food Editor

Jan 26, 2023

Yes, they are a dark meat, which means that they are higher in calories and fats, but some of those are actually healthy monounsaturated fats.

A three ounce skinless chicken thigh contains 170 calories, 9 grams of fat, and 3 grams of saturated fat.

Chicken thighs are moist, full of flavour and are generally more affordable than breasts. Keep your portions under control, but definitely include them in your weekly dinner routine.

Remember: It is important to make sure that a chicken thigh is cooked under the correct conditions as raw poultry can be contaminated with salmonella or campylobacter bacteria.

Delicious Chicken Thighs Guide

Thawing

The best way to thaw frozen food is in the fridge, never leave thaw your poultry at room temperature

Cleaning

  1. Wash your hands correctly before handling the poultry.
  2. Don’t rinse the poultry before it is cooked, as the water can act as a method of transportation for the bacteria.
  3. Use a separate chopping board for veggies and meat.

Leftovers

Put your leftovers in the fridge or freezer 2-3 hours after they were prepared to avoid bacterial growth. When reheating the food, make sure youo cook it to 74°C and try not to reheat leftovers more than once.

Cooking

Cook your chicken thighs to an internal temperature of 82 °C.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

By Lyndey Milan

Food Editor

Lyndey Milan, OAM, Australian home cook hero, combines a thirst for life and a sense of fun with a love of good food and sparkling shiraz. A familiar face on television and in print, she has been instrumental in changing the way Australians think and feel about food and wine for thirty years. Hospitality of the table is her catchphrase, as evidenced by her numerous television appearances, nine best-selling books and countless culinary appearances over the years as she maintains her position at the forefront of Australian cuisine. Since 2011 Lyndey has hosted eight television series including Lyndey Milan’s Taste of Australia which won Best Food TV at The Gourmand World Awards in 2016.. The accompanying book won BEST TV Chef Cookbook in the World in English & Best Culinary Travel book in Australia in The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2015. In the Best of the Best judged at the Frankfurt Book Fair she came 3rd overall in the last 20 years! She is an experienced traveller, hosting bespoke international tours and cruises. In 2014 Lyndey was awarded an OAM in the Australia Day Honours List for services to hospitality, the food and wine industry and the community and in 2012 was made Vittoria Legend in the Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide Awards. In 2019 she was honoured as Legend of the Vine by Wine Communicators Australia. She is also the Food editor of TheCarousel.com. More at www.lyndeymilan.com

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