Chicken Thigh Recipes

Chicken thighs make an easy and inexpensive dinner. Find recipes for baked, grilled, or even slow cooked chicken thighs, perfect for any night of the week.

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Honey-Garlic Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs

Rating: 3.95 stars
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I have used it often. It's easy and uses pantry staples. Always a hit with adults and kids. Serve with basmati rice or quinoa and steamed or roasted vegetables.

Crispy and Tender Baked Chicken Thighs

Rating: 4.66 stars
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A simple spice blend gives tons of flavor to the crispy skin and moist, juicy thigh meat. This is in the oven in just minutes for a delicious (and budget-friendly!) main dish.

Our 51 Best Boneless Chicken Thigh Recipes

If you've picked up a package of boneless chicken thighs at the supermarket, here are 51 different ways to prepare them for easy weeknight dinners.
By Melanie Fincher

Air Fryer Chicken Thighs

Rating: 4.74 stars
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Tasty, quick, chicken thighs, with juicy meat and a crispy skin; you will love this chicken that is ready for the table in less than 30 minutes!

25 Oven-Baked Chicken Thigh Recipes Ready In Under 1 hour

Get dinner on the table in less than an hour with these oven-baked chicken thighs that don't compromise on flavor.
By Diana Moutsopoulos

Chicken Makhani (Indian Butter Chicken)

Rating: 4.5 stars
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Chicken Makhani is one of my favorite Indian dishes. It is a full flavored dish that complements the chicken well. It can be made as mild or spicy as you wish by adjusting the cayenne. Serve with basmati rice and naan bread.

Greek Lemon Chicken and Potatoes

Rating: 4.76 stars
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I don't have the energy or courage to cater for a living but, if I did, this Greek lemon chicken and potatoes would be one of my go-to entrees, and not just for big, fat weddings. It's a proven crowd-pleaser, simple to make, and easy on the wallet.

23 Slow Cooker Chicken Thigh Recipes

Find 23 chicken thigh recipes for the slow cooker, including honey-garlic chicken thighs, easy chicken thigh recipes, and more. 
By Melanie Fincher

Instant Pot® Chicken Cacciatore

Rating: 4.71 stars
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This wonderful, traditionally slow-cooked recipe has been translated into a quick and easy pressure cooker meal. Using the Instant Pot®, you get an intensely flavorful meal made in minutes that will have your family thinking you simmered this all day. Serve over spaghetti noodles, rice, cauliflower rice, or eat as a stew!

Perfect Chicken

Rating: 4.6 stars
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Chicken stock, wine, onions, garlic, mushroom, cream, butter, herbs, lemon, and capers reduce to make a perfect sauce. Served alongside mushroom rice and asparagus; it is HEAVEN! Patience is key with the sauce. The flavors will come together beautifully if you allow them to reduce as directed.

Chef John's Chicken Tikka Masala

Rating: 4.78 stars
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I probably get more requests for Indian food than any other ethnic cuisine, so I was very excited to be posting this recipe for chicken tikka masala; until I found out it's actually a British recipe. This is usually done with heavy cream, but I like to use coconut milk instead; the subtle sweetness it provides works beautifully with the spices in the dish. Serve with steamed rice.

White Chicken Enchilada Slow-Cooker Casserole

Rating: 4.07 stars
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An easy, creamy chicken enchilada casserole. Slow cooking gently melds together the flavors of chicken thigh meat, cream of chicken soup, sour cream, and green chiles.
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Inspiration and Ideas

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Italian Chicken Cacciatore

Rating: 4.81 stars
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Chicken cacciatore is a classic Mediterranean chicken dish from Italy. This is my favorite recipe made with chicken thighs, tomatoes, herbs, and olives.