Chicken Thigh Recipes

Chicken thighs make an easy and inexpensive dinner. Find recipes for baked, grilled, or even slow cooked chicken thighs, perfect for any night of the week.

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Instant Pot® Filipino Chicken Adobo

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All the flavor you love in Filipino chicken adobo without hours of marinating thanks to the Instant Pot®. Serve over rice, if desired.

Baked Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

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Gumbo doesn't have to be hard! Instead of slowly cooking and stirring a roux for what seems like forever, try this alternative baked method. It's not a shortcut per se, but cooking it in the oven will save you from having to stand over the stove for hours. Serve hot with a spoonful of white rice.
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Rosemary-Roasted Chicken with Apples and Potatoes

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The beginning of fall comes with an abundance of apples, which means it's time to start baking! But more than pies, apples roast extremely well with chicken! This dish makes a fantastic sweater-weather meal, with beautifully roasted chicken and an apple, potato, and onion bake that takes advantage of the delicious roasted chicken drippings.

Air Fryer Sesame Chicken Thighs

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Sesame-flavored chicken thighs are crispy on the outside, yet tender and juicy on the inside.

Instant Pot® Chicken and Wild Rice Bowls

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This one-pot meal is warm and comforting with nice texture and contrast between the firm wild rice and the softer brown rice. It's savory, yet expect a little kick of sweetness to sneak in with the apples and cranberries.

Thai-Inspired Grilled Chicken Thighs

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If you're a grilled chicken thigh and Asian food fan, you're in for a treat. This marinade has the perfect combination of savory-sweet-spicy-salty, and these juicy thighs will make your entire family happy. Serving suggestions would be jasmine rice, grilled or stir-fried veggies, or a chilled cucumber salad. Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve with lime wedges on the side.

Chef John's Chicken Tinga

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When I'm at a taqueria, it's hard to decide between the chicken with green sauce or with red sauce. Here's my version of the red sauce. It's great on a crispy tortilla and topped with the usual suspects.
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Mildly Sweet Whiskey Chicken

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A quick whiskey chicken that has so many uses, whether by itself, over rice, or in pasta. A great dinner or lunch meal. Again it's best to BBQ the chicken, and you can remove the garlic cloves if desired; they are only there to infuse flavor into the sauce.

White Chicken Enchilada Slow-Cooker Casserole

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An easy, creamy chicken enchilada casserole. Slow cooking gently melds together the flavors of chicken thigh meat, cream of chicken soup, sour cream, and green chiles.

Oktoberfest Chicken and Red Cabbage

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I adore Bavarian cuisine! And since there's no good German food here (while I lived in San Francisco, my husband and I ate at wonderful German/Hungarian restaurants there), I have to make my own...This recipe is crazy simple.

Greek Lemon Chicken and Potatoes

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I don't have the energy or courage to cater for a living but, if I did, this Greek lemon chicken and potatoes would be one of my go-to entrees, and not just for big, fat weddings. It's a proven crowd-pleaser, simple to make, and easy on the wallet.
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Baked Teriyaki Chicken

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A much requested chicken recipe! Easy to double for a large group. Delicious!
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Instant Pot® Chicken and Dumplings

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I wanted the richness of long-simmered chicken stew, but without the fuss of using a whole chicken. This compromise, using boneless skinless chicken thighs with bone-in chicken breast, gave me the richness of flavor and ease of preparation I was looking for! It's basically chicken pot pie made in a pressure cooker rather than an oven.