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About chicken thighs

Chicken thighs are an inexpensive cut of dark meat that is very popular among chicken fans. It's cut from the top section of the chicken leg. The bottom section is called a drumstick. Chicken thighs can be prepared in several different ways and with a wide range of herbs and spices, depending on your individual preference and taste. You can grill, roast, braise, bake, or fry these tender pieces of meat. They are also used across the globe in a wide variety of international cuisines.

Chicken thighs are rich in flavor and very tender. They contain more tendons than their chicken breast counterparts which can make them a bit tough, but they also have more fat than chicken breasts which makes them flavorful and moist. When shopping for chicken thighs, they are typically found available in three ways, bone-in and skin-on, bone-in and skinless, and boneless and skinless. 

These moist thighs are popular not simply because of their amazing flavor but also because they are inexpensive. Generally, chicken thighs cost one-third the price of chicken breasts per pound. Boneless thighs do cost more than bone-in, but they are still cheaper than chicken breasts. 

Chicken thighs can be found in supermarkets, grocery stores, and butcher shops. You can stop at the meat counter and ask for the specific amount of chicken thighs you'd like or you can find them pre-packaged in the poultry department. They are often sold in smaller packages of 1-5 pounds, but can also be found in large, family-sized packages. This makes them an extremely economical way to feed your family healthy amounts of protein. 

When looking for thighs, be sure they are fresh. They should be pink and plump and not slimy or stinky. Check the use-by date before purchasing. You can also buy organic chicken thighs, which are more tender and flavorful but are also more expensive than standard chicken thighs.

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FAQs About Chicken Thigh

If you plan on using your chicken thighs within a few days of purchase, they are fine stored in the fridge in their original package for up to three days. Be sure to check the use-by date. If it's before the three days, then cook or freeze them by that date instead. Chicken thighs can be eaten up to two days after they're cooked. Keep them in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

If you don't plan on cooking with them right away, chicken thighs can be stored in the freezer for up to six months. For best results, wrap each piece individually in plastic wrap or foil. Then place in a large freezer bag and remove all the air. This will ensure they stay fresh in your freezer. When you'd like to cook them for a delicious dinner, thaw them overnight in the plastic bag in the refrigerator.

Chicken thighs are not only affordable but also healthy and nutritious. They're a great source of protein. One serving contains 14 grams of this essential nutrient. Skin-on chicken thighs have more fat and calories than skinless thighs, but the difference is minuscule. Another benefit is that it contains unsaturated fat. This type of fat actually lowers your bad LDL cholesterol and raises the good HDL cholesterol.

The next time you want chicken thighs for dinner, let the Instacart shoppers pick them up for you. You can get your groceries delivered the same day, possibly in as little as 2 hours! Open up your Instacart app, add your chicken thighs of choice, complete your purchase, and choose your delivery time. You will always save time and money when you take advantage of the grocery shopping and delivery service from Instacart!
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