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50 Quick and Easy Chicken Thigh Recipes to Whip Up on Weeknights

Foodie Crush

Whether you’re cooking for a crowd or pulling together a weeknight meal for yourself, chicken is always a good idea. But while all eyes are usually on the boneless chicken breast, you’re actually missing out on the most flavorful part of the bird: the thigh. Lucky for you we’ve pulled together 50 quick recipes that prove chicken thighs are where it’s at.

Damn Delicious

1.

Chicken with Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Sauce

Pair with hearty bread to sop up all that sauce.

Ambitious Kitchen

2.

One-Pan Thai Coconut Yellow Curry Chicken and Rice

Meal prepping just got a lot more interesting.

Foodie Crush

3.

Crispy Smoked Paprika Chicken

This recipe comes together in just five minutes.

Le Crème De La Crumb

4.

Creamy Parmesan Chicken and Mushrooms

Make that Parmesan cheese rain.

Crunchy Creamy Sweet

5.

French Onion Roasted Chicken

A hearty meal for those cold winter nights.

Spoon Fork Bacon

6.

Garlic Roasted Chicken Thighs with Caramelized Figs and Onions

Get figgy with it.

Healthy Seasonal Recipes

7.

Simple Maple Chipotle Barbecue Chicken

Pardon us for licking our fingers.

Little Broken

8.

20-Minute Easy Skillet Chicken Caprese

That’s amore.

Gimme Some Oven

9.

Easy Lime Chicken

Light on the calories, heavy on the flavor.

Noshing with the Nolands

10.

Roasted Sheet-Pan Chicken Thighs

See, meal prepping can be fun (and delicious).

Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

11.

Lime Chicken with Corn and Poblano Salad

Did we mention you can make it in ten minutes?

From a Chef’s Kitchen

12.

Curry Braised Chicken Thighs

Tastes even better the next day.

The Endless Meal

13.

Sweet Korean Paleo Chicken Thighs with Cauliflower Rice

This flavorful, healthy dish comes together faster than you can order takeout.

Fashionable Foods

14.

Sheet Pan Southwest Chicken Thighs and Vegetables

When you don’t want to compromise taste for calories.

Fashionable Foods

15.

Fajita-Style Chicken Thighs

The perfect excuse to whip up a batch of margaritas.

Café Delites

16.

Honey Garlic Sriracha Chicken

Sweet and spicy, just how we like it.

Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

17.

Sheet-Pan Roasted Chicken with Carrots

Dinner basically just made itself.

Jay’s Baking Me Crazy

18.

Paleo Pizza Chicken

A good-for-you version of the best comfort food on earth.

Jay’s Baking Company

19.

Chimichurri Chicken Thighs

Herbs, spices and cast-iron. Do you really need anything else?

Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

20.

Balsamic Cranberry One-Pan Chicken

A dish that tastes as festive as it looks.

Mom Foodie

21.

Grilled Boneless Chicken Thighs in Turmeric Greek Yogurt Marinade

Meet your new favorite marinade.

Diethood

22.

Lemon Paprika Chicken

Watch as dinner comes together in 30 minutes.

Damn Delicious

23.

Ranch Cheddar Chicken

Don’t skimp on the cheese.

The Live Fit Girls

24.

Spicy Honey Glazed Chicken Thighs

Serve with your favorite vegetable side.

Foodie Crush

25.

Stuffed Chicken Thighs with Spinach and Goat Cheese

Creamy and flavorful.

Half Baked Harvest

26.

Autumn Braised Chicken Escabèche with Roasted Apples and Grapes

A dish busting with fall flavors.

Kalyn’s Kitchen

27.

Baked Buffalo Chicken with Melted Blue Cheese

Green Tabasco sauce optional.

Nutritionist Meets Chef

28.

Ginger Chili Lime Chicken

Don’t forget the cilantro garnish.

Recipe Tin Eats

29.

One-Pot Greek Chicken & Lemon Rice

The rice is the real star in this dish.

Sweet and Savory Meals

30.

Cranberry Orange Chicken

Absolutely gorgeous.

Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

31.

Parmesan Ranch Chicken Thighs

Cheese as a crust? Genius.

The Defined Dish

32.

Nashville Un-Fried Hot Chicken

All that crispy goodness without the fryer.

Café Delites

33.

Easy Thai Satay Chicken

We want to put this creamy peanut sauce on everything.

Pinch of Yum

34.

Easy Honey Lemon Chicken

Quick and healthy? Sign us up.

Whole and Heavenly Oven

35.

One-Pot Italian-Braised Chicken Thighs

Never say no to Italian.

Sweet C’s Designs

36.

Bacon Balsamic Glazed Chicken Thighs

It’s like a blanket for your chicken.

Chef Savvy

37.

Chicken Puttanesca

You’re going to want a loaf of bread on hand to soak up all the sauce.

Skinny Taste

38.

Chicken Thighs with Artichoke Hearts

Broil until golden brown.

Foodie Crush

39.

Sautéed Chicken with Olives, Capers and Lemons

All that briny, lemony goodness on one plate.

Vika Linka

40.

Indonesian Coconut Chicken and Rice with Green Beans

Mmm, we can smell the spices from here.

Girl and the Kitchen

41.

Dreamy Chicken Marsala

Best served over a big bowl of pasta.

Half Baked Harvest

42.

Sweet and Sticky Apricot Chicken (with Cauliflower Rice)

This dish takes simple and mouthwatering to a whole new level.

The Chunky Chef

43.

One-Pot Chicken and Dirty Rice

Cook the chicken in the rice for maximum flavor.

Jo Cooks

44.

Spinach and Swiss Cheese Studded Chicken Thighs

You can even swap the spinach for kale.

Oh Sweet Basil

45.

Grilled Hawaiian Chicken

Transport yourself to the tropics.

Alyssa and Carla

46.

One-Sheet-Pan Balsamic Chicken with Sautéed Broccoli

For the nights when you want to keep cleanup to a minimum.

Le Crème de la Crumb

47.

Maple Mustard Glazed Chicken

Perfect for any night of the week.

Half Baked Harvest

48.

Garlic Butter Roasted Chicken Thighs with Charred Lemon Salsa Verde and Asparagus

Herb Parmesan garlic butter—need we say more?

Julia’s Album

49.

Honey Lime Chicken Thighs

Tender, refreshing and super tasty.

Damn Delicious

50.

Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken

Now this is what winning at dinner looks like.