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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White Chicken Enchilada Slow-Cooker Casserole

Rating: 4.07 stars
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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.

Crispy Baked Chicken Thighs

Rating: 4.8 stars
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This is a wonderfully simple and delicious recipe to use for bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs.

Spicy Thai Basil Chicken (Pad Krapow Gai)

Rating: 4.76 stars
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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.

Honey-Garlic Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs

Rating: 3.95 stars
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I have used it often. It's easy and uses pantry staples. Always a hit with adults and kids. Serve with basmati rice or quinoa and steamed or roasted vegetables.

Greek Lemon Chicken and Potatoes

Rating: 4.76 stars
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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.

Garlic-Brown Sugar Chicken Thighs

Rating: 4.59 stars
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I love the crunchy chicken skin and brown sugar pan sauce that comes out of this.

Easy Baked Chicken Thighs

Rating: 4.18 stars
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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.

Baked Teriyaki Chicken

Rating: 4.65 stars
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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
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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.

Air Fryer Chicken Thighs

Rating: 4.73 stars
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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!

Crispy Rosemary Chicken and Fries

Rating: 4.42 stars
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This is a one pan meal that's in the oven in 15 minutes. Rosemary, garlic, and oregano create a mouth watering aroma. If using dried herbs in place of fresh, use 1/3 the amount. Potatoes are crispy like french fries, just serve with ketchup. Kids just love this!

Pulled Chicken Sloppy Joes (Sloppy Chickens)

I'm showing you how to make what I like to call Sloppy Chickens, which are a cross between a pulled pork sandwich and a classic ground beef Sloppy Joe, except this chicken version is way easier than both of those. And don't let the name fool you, we're not going to need to pull any chicken, since as you'll see, it actually pulls itself. Garnish these with more green onion if desired.
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Baked Chicken Thighs with Mushrooms and Onions

Chicken thighs are so versatile and healthy. This delicious main dish can be ready in just about 35 minutes. To complete the menu, serve with roasted potatoes and green beans, or a salad.