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12 Delicious Chicken Thigh Dinners

Chicken thighs are cheaper, tastier, and much easier to cook than chicken breasts. They're extremely versatile, and are delicious in curries, stews, and sheet pan dinners. Here are 12 tasty chicken thigh recipes that make great family dinners.

1. Rusty Chicken Thighs

Rave Review: "Love this recipe! So easy and it's delicious without the hours of marinating. I'll toss this into my chicken and let it sit for 30 minutes then throw it on the BBQ, comes out great every time!" — Rhonda Jay

Rusty Chicken Thighs

Photo by KGora

2. Shoyu Chicken

Rave Review: "We love this recipe. This is one I cook often for my family. Even my picky eaters can't get enough." — happysoule

Shoyu Chicken

Photo by Allrecipes Magazine

3. Chicken, Sausage, Peppers, and Potatoes

Rave Review: "Phenomenal. My meat-and-potatoes guy was practically licking his plate. Love the char on the potatoes, tasted even better the next day. Will definitely be making this again. So easy, and only had to dirty one dish." — Danielle Davis

Chicken, Sausage, Peppers, and Potatoes

Photo by Chef John

4. Chef John's Peanut Curry Chicken

Rave Review: "Excellent as is. Smooth and creamy. Nice balance of heat and sweet." — Tim

Chef John's Peanut Curry Chicken

Photo by Chef John

5. Baked Apricot Chicken

Rave Review: "Amazing recipe! Quick, easy and tastes so good. The sauce is so good drizzled over the white rice." — Jen Gambill

Baked Apricot Chicken

Photo by Snacking in the Kitchen

6. Baked Teriyaki Chicken

Rave Review: "Made exactly like recipe states and it is excellent! Did double the sauce. Highly recommend!" — Holly

Baked Teriyaki Chicken

Photo by Allrecipes Magazine

7. Greek Lemon Chicken and Potato Bake

Rave Review: "This smelled so good while baking! You know it's good when your picky 13 yr old boy tells you it's the best chicken he's ever had!!" — WestCoastMom

Greek Lemon Chicken and Potato Bake

Photo by Molly

8. Honey-Garlic Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs

Rave Review: "Easy to make and uses pantry staples. Always a very good thing! I doubled the chicken thighs (but not the rest of the ingredients) and put half in the freezer for a quick meal when I need it." — Paula

Honey-Garlic Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs

Photo by Sherri

9. Lolah's Chicken Adobo

Rave Review: "So yummy and easy! My five year old loves it too! The only thing I did different was instead of pickling spice (did not have any) I used bay leaf, a dash of cinnamon, ginger, and black pepper." — AmberN

Lolah's Chicken Adobo

Photo by Vanessa Greaves

10. Asian Glazed Chicken Thighs

Rave Review: "This was absolutely FANTASTIC. Chicken fell apart, it was so tender, and the sauce tasted amazing." — stackedcreative

Asian Glazed Chicken Thighs

Photo by Chef V

11. Chicken Jalfrezi

Rave Review: "Very easy and family loved this. I will probably add potatoes next time and use a crockpot to stretch it." — Cooknmiller

Chicken Jalfrezi

Photo by Yroseau

12. Crispy Rosemary Chicken and Fries

Rave Review: "Very moist & flavorful, lots of flavor bang for very little prep time. Fresh herbs are the key." — Sherrie Cumming

Crispy Rosemary Chicken and Fries

Photo by Dianne


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About Vicky McDonald

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