Chicken is by far one of the most versatile cooking meats. White meat, dark meat, roasted, fried, seared — the possibilities are endless. I love thighs, especially, because they never get dry or stringy. I find they’re perfect in fajitas, or baked with crispy skin.
The best thing is that they typically come in an inexpensive family pack (8 or 10 thighs) at Aldi for, like, $3 to $4. You can’t beat that price for your food budget!
The other day I found some great herbed goat cheese, and having nothing better to use if for (aside from eating the whole tube for lunch with a few crackers), I decided it’d be fun to dress up my go-to chicken thighs with crispy skin recipe. Because, why not?
- 5 chicken thighs (bone-in, skin on)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tube goat cheese, sliced into 1/2" medallions
- 1 tablespoon dried parsley
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Any kind of goat cheese will do! If you have plain goat cheese, try rolling it in your own mix of scallions, fresh herbs, red pepper flakes, or even garlic powder. There are so many delicious flavor possibilities!