Our Yorkshire free range chicken thighs are full of flavour and a more economical alternative to chicken fillets and supremes. They are moist and tender and perfectly suited to roasting or serving in a sauce.
It’s worth keeping a few packs in the freezer for a low budget quick meal during the week.
Cooking in the Oven
Preheat the oven to 220℃.
Rub the chicken thighs with a little oil and season with salt and pepper. The oil will help the chicken to brown in the oven. At this point you could replace the oil with a sauce or you may have marinated the chicken thighs before hand.
Put the thighs in a baking dish and into the oven, uncovered, for about 20 minutes. To check that the chicken is cooked, use a thermometer to check the internal temperature in the thickest part of the thigh. It should be 82℃. If it isn’t cooked, put it back in the oven and check again in five minutes or so.
When you’re happy that your chicken thighs are cooked, remove them from the oven and cover the pan loosely with some baking foil. They should be rested for around ten minutes, during which time the meat will retain it’s juices and cool slightly.