Even though these beauties are baked instead of fried, the nutty, crunchy coating helps to keep the chicken extra moist and juicy. Cooking at a high temperature ensures that the thighs cook from the outside in, so that the crust crisps up before the meat dries out. This is a finger-lickin’ kind of meal if ever there was one.
So – what do y’all say? Pee-kan or pih-kahn? Anyone who knows The Lady knows she says pee-can. The word actually comes from the Indian word pecaunes, meaning a nut requiring a stone to crack. The pecan is not technically a nut, but a drupe – a fruit with a single stone or pit surrounded by husk.