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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Perfect Chicken

Rating: 4.59 stars
Chicken stock, wine, onions, garlic, mushroom, cream, butter, herbs, lemon, and capers reduce to make a perfect sauce. Served alongside mushroom rice and asparagus; it is HEAVEN! Patience is key with the sauce. The flavors will come together beautifully if you allow them to reduce as directed.

Garlic-Brown Sugar Chicken Thighs

Rating: 4.58 stars
I love the crunchy chicken skin and brown sugar pan sauce that comes out of this.

Spicy Thai Basil Chicken (Pad Krapow Gai)

Rating: 4.76 stars
My version of this classic Thai dish has spectacular taste even with regular basil instead of Thai or holy basil. The sauce actually acts like a glaze as the chicken mixture cooks over high heat. The recipe works best if you chop or grind your own chicken and have all ingredients prepped before you start cooking.

General Tsao's Chicken II

Rating: 4.77 stars
A genuinely mouthwatering dish with an Asian kick that will knock your chopsticks off! Don't be fooled by other General Tsao impostors: this is simply the best Chinese chicken you will ever have. With a flair of peanut oil, a streak of sesame, a dash of orange, and a sweet spot for hot, this is sure to be a favorite. Just don't forget to deep-fry twice! Serve with steamed broccoli and white rice.

Air Fryer Chicken Thighs

Rating: 4.72 stars
Tasty, quick, chicken thighs, with juicy meat and a crispy skin; you will love this chicken that is ready for the table in less than 30 minutes!

Easy Baked Chicken Thighs

Rating: 4.18 stars
As a college student, this is an easy recipe that requires minimum preparation work! You can season it with other spices. I do mine with cayenne powder and black pepper.

Greek Lemon Chicken and Potatoes

Rating: 4.76 stars
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.

Baked Teriyaki Chicken

Rating: 4.65 stars
A much requested chicken recipe! Easy to double for a large group. Delicious!
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Crispy and Tender Baked Chicken Thighs

Rating: 4.65 stars
A simple spice blend gives tons of flavor to the crispy skin and moist, juicy thigh meat. This is in the oven in just minutes for a delicious (and budget-friendly!) main dish.

Turkish Chicken Kebabs

Rating: 4.83 stars
I'd like to think that all the chicken coming off American grills this summer will be as tasty, juicy, and tender as these Turkish chicken kebabs. By using a flavorful, yogurt-based marinade, like the one seen herein, even inexperienced grillers can produce impressive results. I'm not sure how 'Turkish' this is--it's loosely based on a lamb marinade I've used for a long time.

Kent's Chicken Bog For a Crowd

If you're looking for a crowd-pleasing chicken and rice dinner that can feed an army, your search ends here. Chicken bog, which shares a history with pilau, is a simple South Carolina staple that has stood the test of time. This big-batch chicken bog recipe comes from Kent Huggins, a Carolina native who has perfected his family's technique over decades. What sets Kent's version apart? His chicken bog (which uses a strict 3:1 stock-to-rice ratio) is cooked in the oven. This eliminates the temptation to stir the rice and ensures a perfectly boggy texture.

Chicken Tinola

Rating: 4.58 stars
This is a easy one-pot dish from the Philippines. It contains meat and vegetables all cooked together in one savory dish.

Inspiration and Ideas

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General Tso's Chicken

Rating: 4.16 stars

This is the classic that is so popular in Chinese restaurants. Banana sauce can be found in Asian stores. It is made in the Philippines. If you can't get it substitute ketchup.