These juicy chicken thighs are topped with a flavorful blend of three cheeses and your favorite marinara sauce. 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.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
35 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Combine ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, and salt in a small bowl and set aside.

  • Season chicken thighs on both sides with garlic powder and salt.

  • Heat olive oil in an oven-proof skillet over medium-high heat. Place chicken thighs, smooth-side down in pan and brown, 3 to 4 minutes. Flip thighs over and remove skillet from heat. Top each thigh with an equal amount of ricotta cheese mixture. Spoon marinara sauce over the ricotta cheese and around the chicken thighs.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until chicken is no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 25 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Remove from the oven and leave oven on.

  • Top chicken with mozzarella cheese and return to the oven until cheese has melted, 2 to 3 minutes. Garnish with parsley and serve.

Nutrition Facts

378 calories; protein 28g; carbohydrates 14.4g; fat 22.5g; cholesterol 90.5mg; sodium 768.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (35)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/28/2019
Followed the recipe it came out great Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/29/2019
Made no changes. It was a nice change from our normal chicken thigh recipes. Read More
63 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 57
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
05/27/2019
Followed the recipe it came out great Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/06/2019
Followed the recipe as is and made for company who really enjoyed it as much as I did (took recipe home with them). Will definitely make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/28/2019
I had 6 thighs so the weight was more like a pound and a half. I used Presidents Choice Marinara sauce and used more than called for because we like lots of sauce. I didn t have Italian seasoning so used a bit of oregano thyme marjoram and basil. Proportions don t matter that much but total was about 1 1/2 tsp. Served with bow tie pasta and it was yummy. Served with red pepper flakes on the table for those who like it hot. Will make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/02/2019
Easy to follow recipe was delicious! ( I roasted potatoes and zucchini for side dishes) Will definitely make it again!?? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2020
Made this with a side of angel hair pasta (to use the rest of the marinara sauce) and it was great. Didn't feel like running out just for ricotta, so I used cottage cheese and you couldn't tell the difference. A family hit. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2021
This was dish was really great and so simple to make. Followed recipe exactly; next time might add fresh Italian parsley to ricotta mixture. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/28/2019
Recipe turned out great. I didn t have Italian spice so I used my own mixture. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2020
We made it for family night of 8, with 18 thighs due to teenage boys and their huge appetites. Used the recipe as is, just adjusted for amounts, and served with Angel hair pasta, garlic rolls, and salad. It was a big hit, 8 thumbs up! Super easy also! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/09/2019
Yummy!! So easy and delicious. Will make it routinely. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/29/2019
Made no changes. It was a nice change from our normal chicken thigh recipes. Read More