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35 Easy Chicken Thigh Recipes for Dinners to Remember

Jazz up meal time with these delicious chicken thigh recipes.

Tender, juicy, and flavorful, chicken thighs should be an essential ingredient in any home cook’s kitchen.

Baked Chicken Thighs with Peas, Lime and Mint
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From classic fried chicken to Asian-inspired dishes and hearty chicken stew, you’re bound for something delicious here.

If you’re new to cooking with thighs, don’t worry. Each of these recipes is super simple.

And I have a post on how long to bake chicken thighs at 350 if you’re interested.

Ready? Make chicken dinner even better with these fantastic recipes!

1. Honey Mustard Chicken & Potatoes

Are you on the hunt for something to make eating at home extra special?

This honey mustard chicken and potatoes recipe is a solid choice for your next dinner.

It’s the perfect blend of crisp and juicy goodness coated with sweet, tangy honey mustard sauce.

Plus, this dish is loaded with potatoes for an extra-filling meal.

2. Karaage (Japanese Fried Chicken)

It’s almost impossible to resist fried chicken’s crisp, tender, and succulent deliciousness.

And if you want to take it up a notch, fry your chicken Japanese-style!

Karaage has the perfect crunchy exterior and juicy, tender interior.

But the flavors make it shine thanks to the rich blend of sauces and seasoning.

Serve it with lemon wedges and Japanese mayonnaise for the ultimate fried chicken treat.

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3. Crispy Braised Chicken Thighs With Cabbage and Bacon

What’s better than crispy chicken thighs? Crispy chicken thighs with bacon and cabbage!

This recipe is a fantastic way to make dinner feel like a treat.

The crisp, meaty bacon with the crisp, tender chicken and fresh cabbage is an absolute delight.

It’s braised to perfection with a sweet and sour sauce that ties all the flavors together.

4. Creamy Garlic Mushroom Chicken Thighs

Looking for a way to add some serious flavor to your chicken thighs? Creamy mushroom garlic sauce is the answer!

The chicken is dry-rubbed with herbs and spices and then fried to crisp perfection.

It’s simmered in a creamy sauce infused with mushroom, garlic, and herbs for a rich taste.

This dish is the perfect accompaniment to tender pasta for a cozy weeknight meal.

5. Chicken and Rice Soup

It’s cold, it’s rainy, and you need some serious comfort food. Enter: chicken and rice soup.

This hearty dish boasts tender chicken pieces simmered in rich broth with rice and veggies.

A big bowl of this soup will warm your hungry tummies in this chilly weather.

6. One-Pot Braised Chicken with Kale and White Beans

Everyone loves a one-pot meal. And this one-pot braised chicken is one of our go-to on busy weeknights!

The chicken is tender and flavorful thanks to the rich seasonings, aromatics, and sauces.

The dish is also packed with protein from the beans and fiber from the kale.

You can serve this over rice or quinoa for an even heartier meal.

7. Coq au Vin

This full-flavored and hearty stew is a fantastic way to start a meal on a chilly day.

The chicken is braised in red wine for a deep flavor, and it’s paired with mushrooms.

It has crisp pancetta, adding a meaty layer and delightful texture.

Pair it with mashed potatoes to soak up all the rich flavors.

8. Chicken Cacciatore

Treat yourself to an Italian classic and make this hearty chicken cacciatore tonight!

Made with tender chicken, veggies, tomatoes, and herbs, this dish is guaranteed to bring delight.

The aroma of chicken simmering in rich tomato sauce is just so enticing.

And when you take a bite, you’ll be flooded with warmth and comforting flavors.

9. Braised Chicken with Potatoes and Chive Butter Sauce

Is there anything better than chicken and potatoes? There is!

This recipe boasts butter infused with a mild, fresh taste of chives that coats the chicken.

Plus, it only takes about 30 minutes to braise.

It’s an easy weeknight dish that you can serve with a bit of rice or couscous.

10. Lemon Garlic Butter Chicken Thighs with Asparagus

The smell of garlic, butter, and asparagus can make anyone weak in the knees.

And when you add lemon to the mix? We’re talking mind-blowingly delicious!

The chicken is seared to crisp, roasted perfection and infused with the fresh flavors of the sauce.

It pairs perfectly with the roasted asparagus, adding an extra delicious layer.

And best of all? This dish is a one-pan wonder that you can make in an instant.

11. One-Pot Chicken, Quinoa, Mushrooms & Spinach

Are you on the hunt for a healthy dinner recipe? This one-pot wonder is the answer!

Packed with chicken, quinoa, mushrooms, and spinach, it has everything you need in a meal.

Plus, it’s simmered in herbs and spices for a rich, hearty taste.

It’s time to start cooking all of your meals in one pot!

12. Curry Braised Chicken Thighs

Imagine tender, fall-off-the-bone chicken thighs braised in a creamy curry sauce. Sounds super yummy, right?

This recipe is my go-to whenever I want to spice up our weeknight meals.

It’s loaded with flavors thanks to the mix of spices that makes this dish pop.

Serve over basmati rice for a complete South Asian meal!

13. Middle Eastern-Style Grilled Chicken Kabobs

If you love Middle Eastern food, it’s time to get your grill on!

These grilled chicken kabobs are marinated in rich spices and layered with red onions.

The marinated chicken is skewered and grilled to tender, smoky perfection.

The result is flavorful and juicy chicken with the right spice to make your mouth water.

14. Chicken Tikka Masala

What could be more delicious than grilled chicken kabobs? Middle Eastern-style grilled chicken kabobs, that’s what.

The chicken is marinated in yogurt, lemon, garlic, and spices.

It’s grilled to perfection, which highlights the flavors of the marinade.

It’s fresh and light but has plenty of flavors to satisfy your tastebuds.

15. Crispy Baked Chicken Thighs

Are you in the mood for a crispy, juicy chicken thigh that’s not fried? This recipe is the solution!

These chicken thighs are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.

They’re also seasoned with a simple spice blend that you can source from your pantry.

The oven will do most of the work for you, perfect for busy weeknights.

16. Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad

When you’re craving something fresh and light, there’s nothing better than this grilled chicken Caesar salad.

This delicious salad is perfect for getting greens and protein in one fell swoop.

It combines crisp greens, croutons, and cheese with tender chicken thighs.

The smoky flavors with the tangy dressing boast delicious flavors like no other!

17. Caprese Chicken

Caprese salad is a summer classic. But have you ever tried it with chicken? If not, you need to try this recipe!

Made with juicy chicken thighs baked in a sweet, tangy balsamic glaze, this dish is perfection. 

It’s paired with the classic cherry tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella cheese combo.

Meaty, flavorful, and fresh, my mouth is already watering just thinking about this dish.

18. Lemon Garlic Butter Chicken Thighs

Enjoy the taste of home in minutes with this lemon garlic butter chicken thighs.

The chicken thighs are seared until tender and simmered in buttery lemon garlic sauce.

A dash of dry white wine brings a flavor depth to tie all the flavors together.

With this recipe, there’s no need to spend hours in the kitchen.

You can have a delicious meal on the table in under 30 minutes!

19. Chicken Shawarma (Middle Eastern)

Are you looking for the perfect everything-on-it dish? Chicken shawarma is the answer!

This Middle Eastern classic is famous for its rich, smoky flavor paired with the tangy yogurt sauce.

The chicken is marinated in a unique blend of spices in this recipe.

It’s grilled, sliced into thin pieces, and served with veggies and sauce.

This full-packed dish comes wrapped up in a flatbread for a hearty meal.

20. Chicken in a Hurry

For busy weeknights, enjoy this hearty chicken-in-a-hurry recipe. It’s simple to prepare, yet flavorful and filling.

The chicken is baked in a rich broth until fall-off-the-bone tender and flavorful.

You’ll love how the succulent chicken soaks up the warm, comforting flavors of the broth.

It’s complete comfort food that will be present on your table every night!

21. Air Fryer Chicken Thighs

Do you want perfectly-crisp chicken thighs every time? Then, the air fryer is your best friend!

This easy recipe uses the magic of an air fryer to crisp up those juicy chicken thighs.

The chicken is coated with herbs and spices to a kick of flavor.

This method takes about 20 minutes of hands-off cooking time with minimal prep.

And it means you can eat fantastic chicken in no time!

22. One-Pan Fall Harvest Chicken Dinner

All fall flavors come together in one pan in this hearty chicken recipe.

Loaded with fresh seasonal produce and perfectly seasoned chicken thighs, it’s the perfect autumn treat.

It’s packed in a sheet pan and baked until soft and roasted.

This recipe is customizable, so you can toss your favorite ingredients for a loaded meal.

23. Skillet Teriyaki Chicken Thighs

Showcase a flair of Asian cuisine to your weeknight meals and make these teriyaki chicken thighs!

Made with just a handful of ingredients, you’ll be surprised how easy this dish is to make.

The teriyaki sauce seared into the meat makes for a genuinely irresistible killer flavor.

It’s sweet, tangy, and rich, so one serving won’t be enough.

Serve this over rice, quinoa, or noodles for a filling meal.

24. Keto Chicken Piccata

Eat healthy without sacrificing flavor with this keto-friendly chicken piccata!

The salty capers, zesty lemon, and rich Italian seasoning all come together in a symphony.

The chicken is infused with an incredibly light yet elegant taste.

Once you try this recipe, you’ll never want to eat chicken any other way.

25. Chicken Biryani

Refresh your mealtime routine and serve this hearty chicken biryani!

Packed with perfectly seasoned chicken and fragrant basmati rice, this one-pot meal is incredibly flavorful.

It’s seasoned with ginger and turmeric, which makes this dish pop.

With the stovetop version in your repertoire, tonight’s dinner is only a few steps away.

26. Baked Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs

There’s nothing like a succulent, tender piece of chicken.

But sometimes, you just want to get straight to the meaty goodness.

That’s where these boneless chicken thighs come in!

These meaty morsels are coated in rich spices and baked into crisp, juicy perfection.

This dish is packed with protein, cooks quickly, and is delicious!

27. Honey Soy Baked Chicken Thighs

Skip the takeout and make these honey soy chicken thighs right in your kitchen!

The combination of honey, soy sauce, and vinegar coats the chicken with sweetness and tanginess.

It’s mixed with green onions and ginger for a layer of freshness.

Serve the chicken over a bed of fluffy rice for a complete Asian-inspired meal!

28. One-Pan Balsamic Glazed Chicken Thighs

Ready to try something different tonight? Dinner abounds with these one-pan balsamic glazed chicken thighs!

The chicken thighs take on all the sauce’s flavor as it cooks. They’re delightfully sweet and tangy.

You’ll lick your fingers after every bite.

Serve the dish over rice or pasta for a meal that will leave you full but still wanting more.

29. Marry Me Chicken

Say “yes” to this creamy, cheesy, and flavorful Marry Me chicken!

This recipe is my go-to whenever I want to make weeknight meals extra special.

Made with chicken sautéed in fragrant herbs, it’s the best dish for a date at home.

It’s paired with a creamy sauce and served over pasta for the ultimate comfort food.

Trust me, it’s hard to say “no” to this dish!

30. Chicken Fricassée (Quick French Chicken Stew)

The pinnacle of comfort food has to be a rich, creamy stew with tender chicken. And this hearty chicken fricassée fits the bill!

Made with browned chicken thighs simmered in rich broth with mushrooms and onions, it’s delightfully flavorful.

This dish is simple to make, yet it boasts a sophisticated taste you’ll love.

31. Classic Chicken Provencal

There’s something so homey and notable about the classic chicken Provencal.

This dish is the one I turn to whenever I want something bright and comforting.

It features chicken braised in white wine with tomatoes, herbs, and lemon for a refreshing taste.

Serve it with a freshly baked baguette for the ultimate French-inspired meal!

32. Creamy Tuscan Chicken Thighs

This creamy Tuscan chicken thighs recipe makes for a creamy, hearty meal.

The crisp chicken thighs are cooked in a creamy sauce with sun-dried tomatoes and spinach.

This makes for a harmony of creaminess, savory goodness, and slight tartness.

Once you try this recipe, you’ll want to make it as often as I do!

33. Crockpot Chicken and Stuffing

It’s a fact: no one can resist the deliciousness of chicken and stuffing.

It’s even more true when you’ve got it all ready and waiting for you in the Crockpot!

Just toss your ingredients in, set it, and forget it. When you return, you’ll have a meal that’s sure to be flavorful.

The tender chicken and savory stuffing make for a filling treat. Your family will love this one!

34. One-Pot Paprika Chicken Thighs

Are you in the mood for a big, hearty meal? Then, you can’t go wrong with these paprika chicken thighs!

It’s a one-pot wonder loaded with rich spices and aromatic herbs that elevate the chicken.

This dish is also loaded with potatoes, carrots, and mushrooms for a healthy boost.

And best of all, you can have it ready in under an hour!

35. Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs

Transform ordinary chicken thighs into a dish your taste buds won’t believe!

The sweet honey and aromatic garlic glaze coats the chicken with savory, rich flavors.

It has a boost of spices from the red pepper flakes for a zingy bite.

As this dish cooks in the kitchen, it’ll fill your home with an enticing aroma. It’s an absolute treat for the senses!

35 Easy Chicken Thigh Recipes for Dinners to Remember

You’ll love every one of these chicken thigh recipes! From soup to fried chicken to kabobs, this flavorful meat makes for delicious meals.


  • Honey Mustard Chicken & Potatoes

  • Karaage (Japanese Fried Chicken)

  • Crispy Braised Chicken Thighs With Cabbage and Bacon

  • Creamy Garlic Mushroom Chicken Thighs

  • Chicken and Rice Soup

  • One -Pot Braised Chicken with Kale and White Beans

  • Coq au Vin

  • Chicken Cacciatore

  • Braised Chicken with Potatoes and Chive Butter Sauce

  • Lemon Garlic Butter Chicken Thighs with Asparagus

  • One -Pot Chicken, Quinoa, Mushrooms & Spinach

  • Curry Braised Chicken Thighs

  • Middle Eastern-Style Grilled Chicken Kabobs

  • Chicken Tikka Masala

  • Crispy Baked Chicken Thighs

  • Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad

  • Caprese Chicken

  • Lemon Garlic Butter Chicken Thighs

  • Chicken Shawarma (Middle Eastern)

  • Chicken in a Hurry

  • Air Fryer Chicken Thighs

  • One Pan Fall Harvest Chicken Dinner

  • Skillet Teriyaki Chicken Thighs

  • Keto Chicken Piccata

  • Chicken Biryani

  • Baked Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs

  • Honey Soy Baked Chicken Thighs

  • One -Pan Balsamic Glazed Chicken Thighs

  • Marry Me Chicken

  • Chicken Fricassée (Quick French Chicken Stew)

  • Classic Chicken Provencal

  • Creamy Tuscan Chicken Thighs

  • Crockpot Chicken and Stuffing

  • One -Pot Paprika Chicken Thighs

  • Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs


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Kim - InsanelyGood
Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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