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Salt-and-Pepper Chicken Thighs with Herby Tomato Salad

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Accompanied by an heirloom tomato salad, these super-crispy thighs, inspired by Jess Hereth, Director of Restaurants at Olympia Provisions in Portland, Oregon, are gorgeous paired with orange wines. "Tomatoes are notoriously frustrating with wine, but the balance of acidity, tannin, and tropical flavors in orange wines seems to pair nicely,” Hereth says. Depending on the sweetness of the tomatoes, adjust the lemon juice to taste; late-summer, super-ripe tomatoes may require a bit more acid. This recipe can also be prepared with 4 (4-ounce) bone-in lamb chops; cook 4 minutes per side for medium-rare.

Coconut Chicken Adobo

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The addition of coconut milk, while not part of every adobo recipe, softens the bright vinegar in this version, inspired by Master Sommelier June Rodil, who adds just enough to make the dish super wine-friendly. “I was born in the Philippines, and this is the staple there. Like, if you can’t make it, we’re talking disinheritance," Rodil says. After braising chicken thighs in creamy coconut milk, soy sauce, and vinegar, the braising liquid gets cooked down into a rich sauce. Pat down the chicken thighs before they finish cooking under the broiler to ensure deliciously crispy skin.

Griddled Chicken with White Wine Jus

Rating: Unrated
With so many enticing options on the menu at Flood’s in Portland, Maine, it’s easy to make a colossal mistake: overlooking the griddled chicken. Served on a sea of buttery polenta with swirls of umami-charged sauce made with chicken stock fortified with wings, herbs, and white wine, this is the dish worth recreating at home.For perfectly crisp skin and tender, juicy meat, keep the heat on moderate so the fat has time to render without burning. A second heavy skillet weighing down the chicken helps keep it flat so it browns deeply and cooks evenly. Pro tip: The bite worth fighting over is a layer of skin dipped in the polenta with a whole lot of sauce trickling down the sides.

Super-Crispy Fried Chicken Sandwiches

Rating: Unrated
Seasoning boneless, skinless chicken thighs with a classic, Southern fried chicken spice blend and dill pickle juice makes for the juiciest, crunchiest fried chicken sandwiches. Choose a dill pickle brine without much sugar, which can burn during cooking.

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Grilled Chicken with Banana Pepper Dip and Fattoush

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2001 BNC alum Anita Lo’s 2018 cookbook SOLO celebrates the joy of cooking for one, just like this weeknight-friendly chicken recipe with a twist. “The banana pepper dip in this recipe is perhaps my favorite recipe that my partner’s mother Bonnie Attea makes,” Lo says. “It’s a three-ingredient wonder that makes a weeknight chicken breast exciting. Banana peppers can vary on the heat scale so taste a little before mixing, and mitigate with a little cayenne per your taste.” Leftover banana pepper dip works well as a spread in sandwiches, or as a dip with pita crackers or crudités. While pre-crumbled feta may be used in the dip, blocks of feta crumble easily, and result in a richer, creamier texture.Related: More Grilled Chicken Recipes

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