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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Slow Cooker Mediterranean Chicken and Vegetables

Rating: 4.14 stars
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This delicious slow cooker meal of chicken and vegetables pairs up nicely with couscous and pita bread.

General Tsao's Chicken II

Rating: 4.77 stars
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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.

Instant Pot® Bacon-Ranch Chicken Thighs

Rating: 4.73 stars
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An easy one-pot keto dinner with chicken thighs and a creamy ranch cheese sauce with bacon and spinach. Serve over cauliflower rice or mash, topped with Cheddar cheese and additional bacon if desired.

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 Mustard Chicken Thighs

Rating: 4.65 stars
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These boneless baked chicken thighs are quick, easy, and tangy-sweet.

Air Fryer Chicken Thighs

Rating: 4.72 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!

Shoyu Chicken

Rating: 4.65 stars
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Shoyu Chicken is a popular Hawaiian dish. It is often served with rice. The word shoyu is Japanese for soy sauce. Let the chicken soak in the marinade for at least an hour, the longer the better.

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.

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.

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.

Copycat Chipotle® Chicken

Rating: 4.82 stars
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Just a small amount of effort for this delicious and healthy meal. You can use this chicken for tacos, burritos, burrito bowls, or fajitas. Just add your favorite toppings such as lettuce, salsa, rice, beans, cheese, or sour cream. Enjoy!
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Vietnamese Grilled Lemongrass Chicken

Rating: 4.63 stars
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Chicken marinated with lemongrass and grilled. Garnish with rice paper, lettuce, cucumber, bean sprouts, mint, and ground peanut.