15 Fried Chicken Thigh Recipes to Make For Dinner
Looking for an easy, satisfying, and budget-friendly dinner to make with chicken thighs? You've come to the right place. Fried chicken thighs are always a good idea. Whether you're in the mood for something deep-fried, pan-fried, air-fried, or oven-fried, you should really bookmark this collection of our best fried chicken thigh recipes — you'll come back to it again and again.
Eggnog Fried Chicken
OK, this sounds weird, but hear us out: An eggnog marinade imparts a sweet nutmeg flavor, which is perfectly balanced by spicy garlic-thyme-paprika breading.
Karaage (Japanese Fried Chicken) with Honey Mayoster Sauce
Oven-Fried Chicken Thighs
Though these budget-friendly chicken thighs aren't technically fried, they're just as good as the real thing. A breadcrumb coating crisps up in the oven, which adds a welcome crunch.
Air-Fried Maple Chicken Thighs
"Fried" chicken in the air fryer is lighter than, but just as tasty as, its deep-fried counterpart. A sweet-yet-savory buttermilk glaze, made with maple syrup and garlic, makes this recipe absolutely incredible.
Easy Skinless Fried Chicken Thighs
Italian Pan-Fried Chicken Thighs with Creamy Tomato Sauce
Chef John's Crispy Korean Fried Chicken
Heather's Fried Chicken
Looking for a classic, traditional buttermilk fried chicken recipe? Your search ends here. This crispy, tangy chicken is nothing short of amazing.
Chef John's Buffalo Chicken Nuggets
Mochiko Asian Fried Chicken
Chicken is marinated overnight with garlic, green onions, sweet rice flour, and oyster sauce, then it's deep-fried in vegetable oil.
General Tso's Chicken
What's the secret ingredient in this restaurant-worthy meal? Banana ketchup, which is available in most Asian stores. If you can't find it, you can substitute regular ol' ketchup.
Fried Chicken Thighs with Raspberry Sauce
A sweet-savory sauce made with red raspberry preserves, Worcestershire sauce, red pepper flakes, garlic powder, and onion powder makes these fried chicken thighs uniquely delicious.
Family-Style Korean Fried Chicken
This isn't a quick fried chicken recipe (you'll need to marinate anywhere from eight hours to two days), but the irresistible flavor and crispy texture is certainly worth the wait.