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

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

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    "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

    Directions:
    - 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

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    Cool Thanks Squeaky [​IMG]
     

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