I've been reluctant to try chicken thighs because I've never liked them and I didn't think that anyone else would. On the other hand, I need to practice the preperation and cooking for competition. So I tried them and they were surprisingly good. I'd like to improve some things, but I am shocked they turned out so well the first time. Thighs are cheap and really good for lots of people, but preparation is time consuming-I spent four hours preparing and cooking these (a time I hope to reduce as I get better at prep).