Looking for good dark meat chicken recipes

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by tiki244, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

    Jan 1, 2008
    I am looking for any good recipes with exclusively dark meat chicken in them [​IMG] Thanks in advance
  2. Squeaky

    Squeaky I squeak, therefore I am

    Jul 5, 2008
    Albuquerque, NM
    "You Don't Know Jack" Chicken Quesadilla

    For each quesadilla:
    - 2 flour tortillas
    - 1/4 cup grated Monterey Jack cheese (hence the name)
    - 2 servings chicken leg or thigh meat, baked or cooked (a serving is about the size of a deck of cards if you mush it all together)
    - Cooking oil (canola, vegetable or corn oil will do but not olive oil)

    For garnish: green onions, sour cream, salsa, or gucamole

    - Cut the meat into small chunks, about 1 cm cubed. Warm it a bit in the microwave to make it about room temperature. If it's hotter it doesn't matter.
    - Brush one side of a tortilla with cooking oil and put it in a hot no-stick pan. Heat should be medium to medium-high.
    - Sprinkle the meat chunks and cheese onto the tortilla. Spread evenly.
    - Put the second tortilla on top of the first one (kind of like making a grilled cheese sandwich)
    - Brush the top of the second tortilla with the cooking oil
    - When the underside is nicely brown, flip the quesadilla over.
    - Cook until both sides are brown and slightly crispy, the cheese is melted, and the chicken is warm or hot.
    - Remove from pan. Cut in quarters, sixths, or eighths and serve with garnish.

    This doesn't work well with light meat because there's not enough flavor.
  3. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

    Jan 1, 2008
    Cool Thanks Squeaky [​IMG]

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