10 Chicken Thigh Recipes

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.

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

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 / themom100.com

Creamed Spinach Stuffed Chicken Thighs

One favorite food stuffed into another (just yum).

Chicken Thighs with Onions and Green Olives / Sarah Crowder / Katie Workman / themom100.com

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 / themom100.com

Lemon and Scallion Chicken Stir Fry

A simple chicken stir fry for a weeknight dinner.

Rosemary and Lemon Roasted Chicken Thighs from Katie Workman / themom100.com

Rosemary and Lemon Roasted Chicken Thighs

Rosemary and lemon are excellent partners.  And thanks to a quick dredging in flour, and a searing pre-roasting the skin of these thighs bakes up extra crispy.

Fork-In-The-Road Marinated Chicken Kebabs / Katie Workman / themom100.com / Photo by Mia

Yogurt Marinated Chicken Kebabs

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

Thai Chicken Noodle Soup

Comfort food, but on the lighter side.

Grilled Lemony Chicken and Baby Artichokes / Mia / Katie Workman / themom100.com

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 / Cheyenne Cohen / Katie Workman / themom100.com

Greek Roasted Chicken Thighs

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

Slow Cooker Chicken Chili / Sarah Crowder / Katie Workman / themom100.com

Slow Cooker Chicken Chili

A slow cooker 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.


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