30 Mouthwatering Chicken Thigh Recipes to Bookmark Now

These recipes are incredible!

Chicken thighs are so much more flavorful than breasts due to their higher fat content, which enriches their taste and keeps them moist during cooking. They are also more forgiving to cook, as their fat content makes them less likely to dry out compared to the leaner chicken breast. The darker meat holds up better to longer cooking times, which is perfect for slow-cooked dishes.

This collection of chicken thigh recipes is worth saving—there are so many delicious recipes here, most of which are very simple to prepare even on busy weeknights.

Authentic Chicken Paprikash (Hungarian Paprikás Csirke)

Chicken paprikash on top of spaetzle or nokedli on a plate with a dollop of sour cream on the side.
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Tender chicken in a rich, creamy, and flavorful paprika sauce, this traditional Hungarian peasant meal comfort dish is a great way to experience the delicious cuisine of Hungary with a straightforward, approachable recipe that families and children will love.

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Golden Glow Soup Recipe

Two bowls of soup.
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Glow up with the anti-inflammatory and beta-carotene ingredients in this Golden Glow soup. It is packed with nourishing bone broth, sweet potatoes, carrots, ginger, turmeric, lemon, and kale. Chicken thighs make this a complete and satisfying dinner.

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Cheddar-Apple Stuffed Chicken Thighs

Chicken thighs in skillet.
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Melted cheddar, sweet apples and fresh thyme are stuffed in chicken thighs and then baked to perfection in a creamy garlic sauce. When only the most decadent meal will do, you need these cheddar-apple stuffed chicken thighs.

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Chicken Thighs with Lemon & Oregano

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Crispy chicken thighs in a delicious lemon and oregano pan sauce. This is a simple weeknight dinner full of flavor.

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Chicken Thighs with Grapes, Thyme & Smoked Paprika

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If you’ve never roasted grapes before or eaten them in a savory way, you will be surprised by how absolutely delicious it is. Trust me. Try this amazing dinner that pairs chicken thighs with grapes and herbs.

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One Pan Chicken Thighs And Brussels Sprouts

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This recipe for One Pan Chicken Thighs and Brussels Sprouts is a weeknight dinner show stopper. Quick and easy to prepare, these flavorful juicy chicken thighs are perfectly seasoned and topped with goat cheese crumbles and pomegranate for a delicious meal.

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Creamy Chicken Thighs With Mushrooms

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For dinner tonight, indulge in a 20-minute creamy and comforting Chicken Thighs with Mushrooms in White Wine Sauce recipe. The recipe requires minimal prep and is best enjoyed with a refreshing salad, rice, and a freshly baked loaf of bread.

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Miso Jidori Chicken Thighs

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A show-stopper full of flavor that’s not difficult or overly complicated to make. Miso Jidori Chicken Thighs are juicy, tender, and dressed in a rich, umami-packed miso sauce.

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Roasted Chicken Thighs And Vegetables

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Try Roasted Chicken Thighs and Vegetables for a delicious and easy one-pan dinner. Toss chicken, potatoes, onions, and carrots in mustard, honey, and olive oil, season, then roast until golden. Enjoy a hearty and flavorful meal with minimal effort!

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Sesame Soy Glazed Grilled Chicken Thighs

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Sesame Soy Glazed Grilled Chicken Thighs – an unbelievably tasty, budget-friendly, and crowd-pleasing recipe that’s perfect for grilling enthusiasts. These juicy chicken thighs are coated with a delicious sesame soy glaze that’s both sweet and savory, making them an irresistible treat that’s sure to be a hit at your next BBQ gathering.

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Teriyaki Chicken Stir Fry

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This Teriyaki Chicken Stir Fry is a delicious dish that is sure to please everyone in the family. It combines kid-friendly flavors with Asian-inspired homemade sauce and vegetables.

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Gochujang Chicken

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This delicious gochujang chicken recipe is a perfect dinner option that you can prepare in just 30 minutes. It features a mouthwatering sauce that is sticky and spicy, with a hint of sweetness that perfectly complements the flavors. Serve this dish over a bed of white rice and enjoy the explosion of flavors in every bite.

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Chicken Thigh Piccata

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Chicken Thigh Piccata is a delectable American-Italian dish made with tender chicken thighs that are flattened, coated in flour, and pan-fried to crispy perfection. It is served in a rich lemon butter sauce infused with tangy capers.

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Za’atar Chicken Thighs

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These za’atar chicken thighs are a perfect choice for a delicious weeknight dinner. With a combination of za’atar, sumac, and 7-spice, the chicken thighs are marinated once you get home from work and then roasted for just 25 minutes. You can serve them with vermicelli rice or roasted potatoes, or you can try flatbread and za’atar hummus for a complete and satisfying meal that everyone will love.

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Hawaiian BBQ Chicken

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This recipe for Hawaiian BBQ chicken is so easy to make. It’s a delicious combination of chicken, BBQ sauce, pineapple, and more. Chicken is a neutral tasting option that goes well with all kinds of flavors, so pairing it up with Hawaiian ingredients is a perfect match. This dish is a great idea if you’re having a party and want to make something that is sure to get everyone excited! It really is a winning combination.

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Sweet and Spicy Crispy Baked Chicken Thighs

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Juicy and crispy chicken thighs with a sweet and spicy rub that are baked to perfection, making them a healthy and delicious weeknight dinner option.

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Chicken And Leek Risotto

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This creamy and flavorful one-pan Chicken and Leek Risotto is an easy and healthy meal for a fun family dinner. It’s made with tender chicken, sautéed leeks, homemade chicken stock, white wine, and Parmesan cheese. Serve it hot and garnish with fresh herbs. Enjoy!

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The Best Blackened Chicken Thighs

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These blackened chicken thighs are juicy, tender, and packed with smoky flavor, making them the perfect protein for salads, wraps, sandwiches, bowls, and more.

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The Best Chinese Chicken on a Stick

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Chinese chicken skewers are a delicious and easy-to-make dish that can be sweet, savory, sticky, lightly charred, and bursting with flavor. If you’ve been hesitant to try making them before, don’t be! It’s not a lot of effort and you may be pleasantly surprised by the results.

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Chicken Dopiaza Curry Recipe (Do Pyaza)

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Indulge in the aromatic and flavorful Chicken Dopiaza, a beloved dish from British Indian cuisine, right from the comfort of your own kitchen with this easy-to-follow recipe. Follow along step-by-step to create a delectable curry, just like the ones served in your favorite Indian restaurant.

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Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken Thighs

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Baked chicken thighs with orange marmalade sweet and sour sauce, baked with sweet peppers. Perfect for a quick and easy weeknight dinner.

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Baked Pesto Chicken Thighs

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These pesto chicken thighs are the perfect solution for a busy weeknight as they pair well with side salads, vegetables, pasta or rice. This recipe is quick, healthy, and comes together quickly with only two main ingredients: chicken and pesto! You can use store-bought pesto if you’re in a rush, or you can make homemade pesto in minutes.

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Skillet Spanish Chicken And Rice

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This family-friendly dish combines rice, chicken, and vegetables for a simple yet satisfying meal that comes together in one skillet, making cleanup a breeze.

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Moroccan Chicken

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This Moroccan chicken is a one-pot meal with chicken thighs, green olives, raisins, and spices simmered together until tender. It’s a unique and unexpected dinner option full of bold flavors.

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Creamy One Pan Chicken And Potatoes

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This one-pan chicken recipe is perfect for busy weeknights! Ready in under an hour with a creamy garlic parmesan sauce, potatoes, mushrooms, and fresh spinach. For more easy potato recipes,

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Smothered Chicken Thighs

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Smothered Chicken Thighs are a delicious and comforting dish. Perfectly browned chicken thighs are cooked with onion and garlic gravy, resulting in a crispy and well-seasoned chicken. This easy-to-follow recipe is perfect for family meals or casual gatherings any day of the week.

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Grilled Chicken Thigh Skewers

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Grilled chicken thigh skewers with togarashi and brown sugar soy glaze are one of the most popular dishes at AceBounce Chicago. Chef Rick Gresh brings this recipe to you.

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Chicken and Biscuits with Maple-Butter Dipping Sauce

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A classic dish with a twist. This one will wow guests and family alike. The flavors are incredible!

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Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

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Chicken cacciatore is a beloved Italian dish that is known for its combination of tender chicken, flavorful vegetables, and a rich tomato sauce. Preparing this delicious meal in a slow cooker streamlines the process and enhances the flavors as they meld together over a longer cooking period.

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Slow Cooker Creamy Basil & Tomato Chicken

Chicken breasts in a creamy tomato sauce.
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Make this classic recipe with chicken thighs for more flavor and juiciness. A simple slow cooker meal that only requires a few ingredients but delivers big flavor.

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A bowl of creamy green roasted asparagus soup topped with sour cream and fresh thyme leaves.
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Ham dinner.
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