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If forced to name my favorite part of the chicken, it would have to be the thigh. I’ll happily eat a fried drumstick, a spicy sticky chicken wing, a tender breast with or with or without the skin. But thighs? Winner, winner…well, I won’t say it. Juicy, tender, moist, flavorful, hard to overcook; it’s hands down the best part of the bird. And you can cook them in so many different ways.

10 Chicken Thigh Recipes

Sautéed chicken thighs, braised chicken thighs, roasted chicken thighs, baked chicken thighs, broiled chicken thighs, grilled chicken thighs, stir fried chicken thighs, chicken thigh kebabs, crock pot or slow cooker chicken thighs, instant pot or pressure cooker chicken thighs, chicken thighs in soups, stews and chilis. There is nothing a chicken thigh can’t do.

Here are 10 different reasons to grab a package or two of chicken thighs as you pass the poultry counter at the market.

10 Chicken Thigh Recipes

Thai Chicken Thighs with Thai Cucumber Salad / Photo by Mia / Katie Workman /

Thai Chicken Thighs

Lemongrass, fish sauce, ginger, garlic, chili garlic sauce, and you’ve got flavor to spare.

Creamed Spinach Stuffed Chicken Thighs / Photo by Cheyenne Cohen / Katie Workman /

Creamed Spinach Stuffed Chicken Thighs

One favorite food stuffed into another (just yum).

Chicken Thighs with Onions and Green Olives / Sarah Crowder / Katie Workman /

Chicken Thighs with Onions and Green Olives

Tender and definitely hitting all those high notes of Mediterranean deliciousness. The thighs get a quick stovetop browning, and then go into the oven to bake with olives and lemons and onions until tender and juicy.

Lemon and Scallion Chicken Stir Fry / Mia / Katie Workman /

Lemon and Scallion Chicken Stir Fry

A simple chicken stir fry for a weeknight dinner.

Orzo and Lemon Rosemary Chicken on a plate.

Lemon Rosemary Chicken Thighs

Rosemary and lemon are excellent partners for these chicken thighs which cook up extra crispy, like a cross between fried and roasted chicken.

Fork-In-The-Road Marinated Chicken Kebabs / Katie Workman / / Photo by Mia

Yogurt Marinated Chicken Kebabs

Lemony yogurt marinated chicken kebabs are a quintessential summertime grilling dish.

Thai Chicken Noodle Soup

Thai Chicken Noodle Soup

Comfort food, but on the lighter side…This Thai soup uses rice noodles and comes together quickly!

Grilled Lemony Chicken and Baby Artichokes / Mia / Katie Workman /

Grilled Lemony Chicken and Baby Artichokes

This grilled chicken shares a super simple citrusy, tangy marinade with tender baby artichokes. 10 minutes on the grill!

Greek Roasted Chicken Thighs with sides on pink plate.

Greek Roasted Chicken Thighs

The simple flavors of lemon and oregano turn ordinary chicken thighs into a perfect weeknight dinner.

Slow Cooker Chicken Chili

Slow Cooker Chicken Chili

A crock pot turns juicy chicken thighs and pureed chipotles in adobo sauce into a very satisfying chili. Crock pot chicken thigh recipes are so easy and so forgiving.  This chili that can keep warm for hours while people trickle in for dinner during a busy evening.