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.
Tasty chicken thigh recipes that make great family dinners
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
Rave Review: "We love this recipe. This is one I cook often for my family. Even my picky eaters can't get enough." — happysoule
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
Rave Review: "Excellent as is. Smooth and creamy. Nice balance of heat and sweet." — Tim
Rave Review: "Amazing recipe! Quick, easy and tastes so good. The sauce is so good drizzled over the white rice." — Jen Gambill
Rave Review: "Made exactly like recipe states and it is excellent! Did double the sauce. Highly recommend!" — Holly
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
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
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
Rave Review: "This was absolutely FANTASTIC. Chicken fell apart, it was so tender, and the sauce tasted amazing." — stackedcreative
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
Rave Review: "Very moist & flavorful, lots of flavor bang for very little prep time. Fresh herbs are the key." — Sherrie Cumming
"Using a cast iron skillet means these blackened ranch chicken thighs take only a few minutes to cook," says Yoly. "Great for a weeknight dinner."
"These juicy chicken thighs are topped with a flavorful blend of three cheeses and your favorite marinara sauce," says France C. "Serve over pasta or rice or alongside roasted potatoes for a tasty weeknight meal. I like to shred my own cheese, as I find it melts better, but feel free to use pre-shredded to save time."
"Savory, zesty ranch-seasoned chicken thighs cook together with potatoes, Brussels sprouts, and bacon in this one-pan dinner," says fabeverydayblog. "The vegetables cook with the bacon on top of them, infusing them with bacon-y deliciousness."
16. Sofrito Chicken
Chicken thighs are simmered with homemade sofrito and adobo seasonings until the chicken thighs are fall-apart tender. "Serve with some yellow rice and beans for a delicious Spanish-style meal," says My Hot Southern Mess.