Alright so this is something new that I’m going to try.  If you’re like me, a dude in his mid-twenties that is also poor, but enjoys a good meal, you’ve come to the right place.  

Once a week, I’m going to release a Dude Meal.  Dude Meals are going to be low in cost and low in labor, but will definitely taste great as long as you don’t fuck it up.  If it doesn’t taste great then you probably did something you weren’t supposed to and you must be an idiot because these Dude Meals are going about as easy as it can get.  

You’re also not going to be getting many exact measurements.  It’ll more be things like “shake pepper on it for a little bit.”  This isn’t your mother’s recipe book.  Dude Meals are the self-proclaimed “Bad Boys of Recipes.”  So let’s take a look at this week’s Dude Meal:


Chicken Thighs

Chicken thighs are probably one of the most underrated cuts of meats there are.  The meat itself is really fucking tender and delicious and it usually sells for like $0.89-$1.39 per pound.  It’s probably because everyone loves the breast and the drums so the thighs are like the forgotten child.  But make no mistake, chicken thighs are still legit.

Alright so go to the store and buy some chicken thighs.  Like I said, depending on where you live it’s probably different, but they’re usually pretty cheap for a cut of chicken.  When you get home and get them out of the package, mix together some of your favorite spices.  

For example, I like spicy shit so I’ll usually throw some paprika, chili powder, garlic powder, pepper and crushed red pepper in a bowl and mix it together.  I even like putting just a hint of Old Bay in there too – gives it an extra flavor.  But you can mix anything together you want.  My one suggestion is just don’t do too much salt.  

You could also marinate the chicken for a night too in whatever for a good flavor.

Once you’ve got your mix, rub the chicken down.  Yeah.  Rub it real good.  Make sure you rub every inch of that thing.  You like that?  Then there should be a flap of the skin so what you want to do is open that slit of skin and make sure you get some of that rub right up in there.  Massage it nice and deep.  Get all the way in there.  Yeah, just like that. Oh fuck yeah.  Cover every inch of those tender thighs with your rub.

Turn the oven onto 370 and stick those thighs in there for about 50 minutes.  You can do maybe 350, but I like them a little bit more crispy.  Anywho, about 50 minutes in, turn the heat down and bake for another 10 minutes or so.  If you want to spread some BBQ sauce on those puppies, now would be the time to do it.  

Now for a side, maybe with about 20 minutes left sautee some asparagus with olive oil, garlic and squeeze a lemon wedge if you have that.  Cook those asparagus stalks over like medium-ish heat for about 15 minutes or until they’re wilted.  When they’re done, sprinkle some Parmesan cheese over them.  
And there you go!  A pretty legit, nice and easy dinner all for probably like $8.00 max.  Make this for your woman and you’re sure to get laid.  If you have any good Dude Meals that you make, hit me up on twitter @WhatAKetchWCS and if it’s good enough, maybe I’ll feature it.   The only requirement is that there has to be meat in the meal because we’re dudes and dudes eat meat.