By Vicky McDonald

Chicken thighs are cheaper, tastier, and much easier to cook than chicken breasts. They're extremely versatile, and are delicious in curries, stews, and sheet pan dinners.

Tasty chicken thigh recipes that make great family dinners

1. Rusty Chicken Thighs

Rave Review: "Love this recipe! So easy and it's delicious without the hours of marinating. I'll toss this into my chicken and let it sit for 30 minutes then throw it on the BBQ, comes out great every time!" — Rhonda Jay

Photo by KGora

2. Shoyu Chicken

Rave Review: "We love this recipe. This is one I cook often for my family. Even my picky eaters can't get enough." — happysoule

Photo by Allrecipes Magazine

3. Chicken, Sausage, Peppers, and Potatoes

Rave Review: "Phenomenal. My meat-and-potatoes guy was practically licking his plate. Love the char on the potatoes, tasted even better the next day. Will definitely be making this again. So easy, and only had to dirty one dish." — Danielle Davis

4. Chef John's Peanut Curry Chicken

Rave Review: "Excellent as is. Smooth and creamy. Nice balance of heat and sweet." — Tim

Photo by Chef John

5. Baked Apricot Chicken

Rave Review: "Amazing recipe! Quick, easy and tastes so good. The sauce is so good drizzled over the white rice." — Jen Gambill

Photo by Snacking in the Kitchen

6. Baked Teriyaki Chicken

Rave Review: "Made exactly like recipe states and it is excellent! Did double the sauce. Highly recommend!" — Holly

Photo by Allrecipes Magazine

7. Greek Lemon Chicken and Potato Bake

Rave Review: "This smelled so good while baking! You know it's good when your picky 13 yr old boy tells you it's the best chicken he's ever had!!" — WestCoastMom

8. Honey-Garlic Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs

Rave Review: "Easy to make and uses pantry staples. Always a very good thing! I doubled the chicken thighs (but not the rest of the ingredients) and put half in the freezer for a quick meal when I need it." — Paula

Photo by Sherri

9. Lolah's Chicken Adobo

Rave Review: "So yummy and easy! My five year old loves it too! The only thing I did different was instead of pickling spice (did not have any) I used bay leaf, a dash of cinnamon, ginger, and black pepper." — AmberN

Photo by Vanessa Greaves

10. Asian Glazed Chicken Thighs

Rave Review: "This was absolutely FANTASTIC. Chicken fell apart, it was so tender, and the sauce tasted amazing." — stackedcreative

Photo by Chef V

11. Chicken Jalfrezi

Rave Review: "Very easy and family loved this. I will probably add potatoes next time and use a crockpot to stretch it."— Cooknmiller

Photo by Yroseau

12. Crispy Rosemary Chicken and Fries

Rave Review: "Very moist & flavorful, lots of flavor bang for very little prep time. Fresh herbs are the key." — Sherrie Cumming

Photo by Dianne

13. Blackened Ranch Pan-Fried Chicken Thighs

"Using a cast iron skillet means these blackened ranch chicken thighs take only a few minutes to cook," says Yoly. "Great for a weeknight dinner."

Photo by Yoly

14. Baked Italian Chicken Thighs

"These juicy chicken thighs are topped with a flavorful blend of three cheeses and your favorite marinara sauce," says France C. "Serve over pasta or rice or alongside roasted potatoes for a tasty weeknight meal. I like to shred my own cheese, as I find it melts better, but feel free to use pre-shredded to save time."

Photo by France C.

15. Ranch-Baked Chicken Thighs with Bacon, Brussels Sprouts, and Potatoes

"Savory, zesty ranch-seasoned chicken thighs cook together with potatoes, Brussels sprouts, and bacon in this one-pan dinner," says fabeverydayblog. "The vegetables cook with the bacon on top of them, infusing them with bacon-y deliciousness."

Photo by fabeverydayblog

16. Sofrito Chicken

Chicken thighs are simmered with homemade sofrito and adobo seasonings until the chicken thighs are fall-apart tender. "Serve with some yellow rice and beans for a delicious Spanish-style meal," says My Hot Southern Mess.

Photo by My Hot Southern Mess

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