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Chicken Thigh Recipes

The following 14 healthy chicken thigh recipes with bone in or boneless are simple and quick to make!

Types of Dishes

  • Crispy skin
  • Tender chicken
  • Juicy chicken
  • Bone in chicken thighs
  • Boneless chicken thighs

Popular Ingredient

  • Honey
  • Balsamic
  • Mushroom
  • Beer
  • Lime
  • Curry
  • Lemon
  • Sriracha
  • Coconut milk
  • Salt and pepper
  • Red pepper flakes

Methods For Cooking

  • BBQ
  • Baked
  • Grilled
  • Roasted
  • Braised
  • Fried
  • Air fried
  • Smoked

Dietary Type

  • Keto
  • Paleo
  • Low carb

International Cuisine

  • Chinese
  • Filipino
  • Mexican
  • Indian
  • Korean

Equipment Used

  • Stove top with skillet
  • Pressure cooker
  • Baking dish
  • Sheet pan
  • Cast iron skillet
  • Instant pot
  • Slow cooker
  • Crockpot
  • Air fryer
  • Oven

Chicken Thighs vs Chicken Breast Nutrition

3 ounce skinless chicken breast is 140 calories with 3 grams of fat. Chicken thighs at 3 ounce is 170 calories with 9 grams of fat.

Are Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs Healthy

Yes. Chicken thighs are good sources of lean protein.

What Can You Eat With Chicken Thighs

What Ingredients Can You Add To Cooked Chicken Thighs

  • Butter sauce
  • Maple syrup
  • Soy sauce
  • BBQ sauce
  • Jerk sauce
  • Garlic
  • Lemon
  • Lime
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Are Chicken Thighs The Best Part Of The Chicken

Yes. It is considered the tastiest part of the chicken.

How Long Do Chicken Thighs Take To Boil

Boneless chicken thighs – 10 minutes. Bone-in chicken thighs – 15 minutes.

How Do You Seal Chicken Thighs

Season your chicken, then spread 1 to 2 tbsp of olive oil using a basting brush to coat the chicken thoroughly. The oil will help the chicken to stay moist in the oven.

How Do You Make Chicken Thighs Less Greasy

Oven bake them rather than frying.

How Long Does It Take To Grill A Chicken Thigh

Grill while covered. Using a thermometer insert into thickest part of a chicken thigh. It should register at 165°F in about 20 to 25 minutes. Make sure you turn halfway through grilling.

Let it rest 5 to 10 minutes, after the chicken is removed from the grill, before serving.

Is It Better To Bake Chicken Thighs At 350 Or 400 Degrees

High temperatures of 400-450 F temperatures work best to seal in the juices and give it a ‘seared’, golden exterior for bone-in thighs.

If using boneless chicken thighs you will want the internal temperature of your chicken to reach at least 165° F.

How Long Does It Take To Bake Boneless Chicken Thighs At 350

Cook time is 25-35 minutes.

Can You Overcook Chicken Thighs

Yes. Chicken thighs become more tender the longer they cook.

How Do You Know When Chicken Thighs Are Done

Insert a thermometer into the thickest part of the chicken thigh. Alternatively check if the juices run clear when the meat is cut and pressed.

For bone-in chicken thighs take a paring knife and gently pry apart the meat around the bone to see if the meat is done. If you see a lot of pink, cook for an additional few minutes more.

Why Do Chicken Thighs Take So Long To Cook

Chicken thighs take longer to cook, due to a higher fat content and density.

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14 Easy Chicken Thigh Recipes

See list of quick and easy recipes below for a weeknight meal served with a side dish!

Skillet Chicken Thighs with Creamy Tomato Basil Spinach Sauce

Read full details on: Julia’s Album

Oven Baked Chicken Thighs Recipe

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Instant Pot Sticky Chicken Thighs

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Baked Chicken Thighs and Sweet Potatoes with Spinach In Creamy Parmesan Sauce

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Honey Soy Baked Chicken Thighs

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Baked Chicken Thighs

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Honey Garlic Sriracha Chicken

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Pan-Roasted Honey Lime Chicken Thighs

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Oven Baked Greek Chicken Thighs

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Crock Pot Chicken Thighs

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Creamed Spinach Chicken Thighs

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Oven Baked Greek Chicken with Veggies

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Crispy Cilantro Lime Chicken

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Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs

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