LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 23:  Gordon Ramsey is seen leaving BBC Radio 2 on March 23, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
The Searing Trick Gordon Ramsay Uses For Bone-In Chicken Thighs
By Haldan Kirsch
While they may not be everyone’s favorite cut of chicken, chicken thighs are versatile and are always full of flavor no matter how they're cooked. Some get turned off by them because there are often remnants of pink around the bone, but luckily, celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay has a searing technique to ensure they cook through properly.
In an episode of his new YouTube series Next Level Kitchen, Ramsay says that if you're worried about the pink at the center of your chicken thighs, just give them a few quick jabs with a small knife. This allows heat to penetrate deeper into the meat and further cook the meat closer to the bone, preventing that pinkness.
While this technique will certainly take care of the pink in your chicken thighs, you really shouldn’t worry much about it. Pink chicken flesh is sometimes the result of a chemical reaction and can be perfectly safe to eat — the more important metric you should judge by is internal temperature, which should be at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit.