This versatile, flavorful cut shines in rich stews, hearty ragouts, and bright sauces

Easy chicken adobo

Inspired by the Philippine national dish, this simple blend of garlic, vinegar, and soy sauce gives chicken a zingy boost. Traditional adobo sauces are commonly enriched with coconut milk, and the dish is frequently made with pork. But for everyday cooking, we like this lighter, simpler version. Serve with rice.

Spring vegetable-chicken ragout

Think of it as a thick soup or a light stew. Either way, this healthy main dish is chock-full of fresh seasonal produce and rich chicken flavor. Serve with a loaf of crusty bread for a simple, hearty meal.

Chicken tagine with pine-nut couscous

Most people think of traditional Moroccan tagines as being long-simmered lamb dishes. When prepared with quick-cooking chicken thighs, they’re actually relatively fast to make. Fragrant spices give this dish vibrant layers of flavor, and the cooked-down dried fruits create a silken richness.

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