~I received some delightful Pure Cow Ghee from GuruNanda to cook with. Opinions and stories are my own.~
I’ve been having fun cooking chicken thighs this past month because they were on a super sale at the grocery store. I love that I don’t have to add in a bunch of spices because they’re already packed full of flavor as a dark meat and they’re easy to cook. The difference between chicken breasts and thighs nutritionally is very small when you opt for boneless/skinless, but since thighs do have a moderately higher content of cholesterol and saturated fat than breasts, I try to cut the corners elsewhere. One of the ways I do this is by using Pure Cow Ghee when cooking.
Cow Ghee is traditionally called “gold in a bottle” and is considered by some to be the secret to a long and healthy life. This probably derives from the fact that it has shown to lower cholesterol levels and contains carotenoids (antioxidants with strong cancer-fighting properties) along with Vitamins E, D and K. GuruNanda’s Pure Cow Ghee is 100% organic, is non-homogenized, gluten-free and contains no preservatives, artificial ingredients or colors. The beautiful golden tone actually comes from the carotenoids, just as beta-carotene does for carrots!
My favorite way to make thighs is the simple way, in a skillet! Don’t worry about using high heat with cow ghee. It has a very high smoke point.
- Preheat your oven to 425′.
- Add a tablespoon of Pure Cow Ghee to your skillet and place on high heat. While it is heating up, salt and pepper your chicken thighs. I use garlic salt and ground black peppercorns!
- Once the skillet is heated, place the thighs top down (or skin side down if you aren’t using skinless chicken) and cook for 5 minutes. Reduce the heat to med-high, flip them over, and cook for another 5 min. Then flip them back on their tops and transfer your skillet to the oven.
- Bake the chicken thighs top down for 10 minutes. Take them out and flip them, bake for another 5 min or until the temperature of the chicken thighs is over 165′.
While this is all going on I am making rice and vegetables. I love adding chicken thighs to yellow rice and pairing it with asparagus. Asparagus is packed with nutrients, vitamins and antioxidants!
You can’t tell a difference visually when cooking with Pure Cow Ghee, but you can tell in the taste. The best thing about ghee is that it has this rich wonderful flavor that only adds to the plate. Even resting in the jar the butterscotch nutty smell is enough to fall in love. I wholeheartedly recommend grabbing your own jar and testing it out with your favorite dishes. It’s the best thing that’s happened to my skillet!
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