Chicken Thigh Recipes

The best of the bird, chicken thighs are more juicy and flavorful than breast meat and cost less, but they are just as versatile. Try our chicken thigh recipes and boneless chicken thigh recipes, we think they have a leg up on white meat.

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Easy Roasted Chicken Thighs

Rating: 3.16 stars
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This oven-roasted chicken recipe showcases juicy, flavorful thighs with a lemony sauce that makes itself in the pan. It's the ideal weeknight dinner for busy families, especially when served with simple Roasted Potatoes.

Grilled Marinated Chicken Thighs

Rating: 4.33 stars
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Serve these grilled, marinated fast-cooking chicken thighs on their own, sandwich them like a burger, slice or shred them to use as a taco filling, or chop them and add to salads or pasta dishes for dinner.

Emeril's Braised Chicken Thighs

Rating: 3.5 stars
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"When I'm preparing this dish, it's all I can do to wait until it's finished simmering to get a taste of the awesome gravy. You've simply gotta cook some rice to eat with this, no doubt about it." Recipe courtesy of Emeril Lagasse, "Emeril 20-40-60 Fresh Food Fast".

Chicken Scarpariello

Many Italian-American families have their own riff on this homey chicken-and-sausage dish: Some add sweet peppers, others white wine. Flour dusted on the chicken thighs helps them brown; it forms a nice crust and also thickens the sauce at the end. Braised in a broth that is infused with rosemary, shallots, and pickled peppers (plus a splash of pickling brine for zip), the meats get super-tender—and the aroma is sublime.
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Chicken Kabsa

Considered the national dish of Saudi Arabia, this spiced chicken-and-rice dinner couldn't have a more beautiful presentation—it's served with fried almonds and raisins, parsley sprigs, and a citrusy yogurt sauce.

One-Pan Cuban Chicken with Rice and Beans

Juicy roast chicken thighs are paired with our take on moros y cristianos, the Cuban version of rice and beans, in this easy dinner recipe.

Grilled Chicken Thighs with Charred Corn and Summer Squash

After a quick turn on the grill, these flame-kissed boneless thighs get tossed with a minty lemon dressing. Corn and zucchini are next up on the grates—and when you platter everything up with the meat on top, the sauce dresses everything. 
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General Tso's Chicken

Invented in 1950s Taiwan by chef Peng Chang-Kuei, this crowd-pleasing fried chicken dish was adapted for American palates with a chile-spiked sweet-and-sour sauce and has since become a Chinese takeout classic.

Cashew-Chicken Kebabs

To make the sauce for these Thai-inspired kebabs, simply pulse cashews and curry paste together with water. Consider using other nuts, too, like peanuts or almonds for future dinners.

Chicken and Dumplings

Rating: 3.77 stars
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This comfort-food recipe combines chicken thighs, plump dumplings, and plenty of vegetables for a meal that's warm and filling. Everything is ready in about an hour, so try them for a weekend meal.

Cajun Jambalaya

One way to distinguish between Cajun and Creole jambalaya: Traditional Cajun cooking doesn't include tomatoes. It does contain plenty of thyme, paprika, and oregano for a flavorful dinner.

Roasted Chicken with Kale and Tomato Panzanella

For an easy summer dinner, chicken thighs and drumsticks are crisped up on the same sheet pan as the crusty bread, lacinato kale, and cherry tomatoes in the panzanella that's served alongside.
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Pappardelle with Creamy Chicken Sauce

Rating: 3.58 stars
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This rich and creamy pasta dish is the epitome of satisfying Italian comfort food. Since it's a quick 35 minutes to make, why not make it for dinner tonight?