Deboning Chicken Thighs

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January 24, 2019

Deboning Chicken Thighs - deboned thighsWe love chicken thighs because they are always moist and flavorful. Boneless thighs are at least $1 more a pound than bone-in. I wait until the bone-in thighs are on sale and bone them myself.


Total Time: 3 minutes per thigh


  • chicken thighs
  • boning knife
Deboning Chicken Thighs - supplies


  1. Remove the skin.
  2. Deboning Chicken Thighs - remove the skin
  3. Trim the fat.
  4. Deboning Chicken Thighs - trim off fat
  5. Locate the bone.
  6. Deboning Chicken Thighs - locate the bone
  7. Make the first cut.
  8. Deboning Chicken Thighs - first cut
  9. Expose the bone.
  10. Deboning Chicken Thighs - expose the bone

  11. Scrape the meat from the bone.
  12. Deboning Chicken Thighs - scrape the meat from the bone
  13. Separate the bone from the meat.
  14. Deboning Chicken Thighs - separate the meat from the bone
  15. Use the chicken or freeze for the future.
  16. Deboning Chicken Thighs - cook or freeze for later
  17. Save the bones and vegetable scraps for soup.
  18. Deboning Chicken Thighs - save the bones and veggie scraps for soup
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January 24, 20190 found this helpful

That's good to know. I have a recipe for Mozzarella and Ham Chicken Thighs that we love. It calls for boneless thighs.

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January 24, 20190 found this helpful

Thanks for the detailed write up, that is very helpful. I usually get my chicken from Costco, all sealed up for the freezer so I don't have to mess with the bones, but sometimes you find a great deal.

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January 29, 20190 found this helpful

Thank you, we love your expetence with this recipe

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April 28, 20190 found this helpful

I do the same but not so good at deboning. But cut 2 pieces from each side. I end up with a bone with meat attached.


Use that to make chicken soup. Smaller bit work fine for smaller portions, which as seniors, we eat now.

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